Obama’s Housing Speech a Mixed Bag for the American Dream

Owning your own home has long been an integral part of the American Dream. Despite the recent recession and subsequent weak recovery, that dream lives on for many young adults. In the face of serious economic headwinds, especially for Millennials, nearly 7 in 10 Americans aged 18 to 29 don’t own a home, but plan…
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Obama's Small-Ball Solutions No Match for America's Big Problems

Big problems demand big solutions. And there has been no bigger problem in the last few decades than the current recession. Unemployment remains sky high. To the extent that it is falling it is largely because frustrated job-seekers are dropping out of the labor force. The problem is even more acute for young adults who…
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Obama's Real Priority is Reelection, Not America's Struggling Youth

If young adults are wondering where they fall in President Obama’s priority list, they can rest assured it isn’t first. In an exchange between CRNC Chairman Alex Schriver and the Democratic National Committee’s Patrick Gaspard it became clear that campaigning, not governing, is at the top of Obama’s agenda. “This is a bill in 2007…
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Brace Yourselves Graduates, Half of You Will Fall Victim to the Obama Economy

Today, as it rained outside my apartment I found myself reading commencement addresses. I meandered from John F. Kennedy’s speech to American University about the need for world peace to Steve Jobs’ address urging Stanford to stay hungry and stay foolish. I ambled between the words of greats like Winston Churchill and George Marshall, whose…
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Democrats Doing Their Best to Ignore Obamacare Anniversary

Today marks Obamacare’s second (and hopefully last) birthday, but don’t expect any fanfare or parties. There are no ticker tape parades planned, no balloons bought, and no cake to be handed out. In reality, President Obama is spending most of the day hoping that everyone forgets what was once supposed to be his most glorious…
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