Sandy Hook and the Wisdom of Organizing

January 15, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


A month out from the Sandy Hook shootings, grieving Newtown, Connecticut residents have begun to mobilize. So has Washington. Post fiscal cliff, the policy buzz about the beltway targets assault weapons. Late last year, the Obama administration initiated a task force headed by Vice President Biden to look at options for curtailing civilian access to assault weapons. The administration is calling... Read More

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What Sacrifice Are We Willing To Bear?

December 23, 2012 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


A week out from the fiscal cliff and a compromise seems exceedingly unlikely. The Senate is in recess until December 27. That leaves a paltry five days for the President and the Democratic-controlled Senate to come to a compromise with the Republican House before the severe spending cuts and tax increases outlined in the Budget Control Act of 2011 go into effect. This puts the so-called... Read More

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