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    School Suspensions, Innovative Solutions, and Democracy

    Over recent years, I have seen our country become increasingly guilty of a bad habit. Thanks to today’s bloated bureaucracy, which is a far cry from the lean, limited government laid out in the Constitution, We the People have begun to look to government more and more for the answers to our country’...

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    Separating fact from fiction on tax reform

    This piece originally appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer. You can read it here. I met a young man who had been released from prison and had just re-entered the workforce. “For the first time in my life,” he told me, “I’m a taxpayer.” The pride in his voice was telling of a man who had just found an...

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    To Rejoice in Your Labor

    As the nation pauses this weekend to celebrate Labor Day, along with the return of school schedules and cooler weather, I’ve been reflecting on the value of work — what it means to each of us individually and what it means to our country. Having a job is about so much more than a paycheck. Work can...

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    Picnic Food and Better News

    This piece originally appeared in the Highland County Press. In late June, President Trump canceled a picnic and reporters in Washington were captivated by the fate of the picnic foods. Who would eat the already-cooked steaks? Had the potato salad gone missing? What was the status of the coleslaw? T...

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    Opportunity is the enemy of poverty

    Back in 1931, historian James Truslow Adams endowed us with our first definition of what we call "the American dream." He wrote: “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievemen...

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    My Top 8 Tips for Students and Recent Grads

    You walked across the stage. You have years of hard work behind you, a diploma in hand, and a great big question mark ahead. Whether it is graduation from high school or college, a vocational school or four-year degree, once the celebrations die down, many students are left feeling a bit overwhelmed...

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    The Gift of Liberty

    We were standing in a room near the U.S. Capitol, after votes one night last week, listening to a U.S. servicemember speak. Standing next to him was the Afghan interpreter who had saved his life. As I listened to him share his story, I couldn’t help but think of the two Iraqi citizens who I served a...

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    The Taste of Freedom

    “Freedom has a taste to those who fight and nearly die for it, that the protected will never know.” Those words, etched into an American POW cell in Vietnam, ring true for anyone who has faced death wearing the uniform of this country. Once you have served, you can’t put your hand over your heart an...

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    A return to statesmanship

    Note: This article originally appeared in The Washington Times on May 25, 2018. America is in crisis: We hear about it daily on the news. We can see it play out in the lives of our friends, neighbors, family and colleagues. An opioid crisis. A health care crisis. An immigration crisis. These are ver...

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    A Return To Transparency

    Note: This originally appeared in the Daily Caller on April 26. 2018. The year was 1789. George Washington had been reluctantly elected as the First President of the United States of America. The entire federal government consisted of three departments: The Department of State, the Department of War...

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