On any given night, there are over 550,000 homeless Americans. Despite efforts by local governments to address the problem, the homeless population across America is actually increasing for the first time since the Great Recession. Local governments across the US are failing their citizens, by making the homeless epidemic even worse. It’s time for the United States to approach the homeless problem differently.
Incumbent Leonard Lance and former Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski are in an extremely tight Congressional race in New Jersey’s 7th District. Recent polling by the NY Times has Lance with just a 1% lead over Malinowski, with a 9% margin of error.
NJ-7, a centrist district in the suburbs of New Jersey, tends to lean Republican but has voted Democrat in the past. In 2016, for example, Hillary Clinton won the district by 1.5%. Since 2008, Republican Leonard Lance has represented the district; however, the incumbent has faced a tightly contested re-election campaign due to the district’s distaste in President Trump and shifting demographics.
In the upcoming house election between Lance and Malinowski, moderation has become the biggest issue concerning the ace. Voters have made it clear they want a representative who puts the district views first even if it means crossing party lines. They have made it clear they want a representative who is willing to stand up to both the President and the far-left. With these factors in mind, NJ-7 voters should re-elect Leonard Lance due to his proven track record of putting NJ-7 views over party politics and reject Tom Malinowski, whose views suggest he will do the opposite. Continue reading NJ-7 The Case for Leonard Lance
Abortion will always be a controversial subject. The defunding of Planned Parenthood should not be. Any organization accepting federal funding should be staying out of politics, as by receiving federal funding, an organization is no longer representing its employees, shareholders, etc., but representing all of the United States. Planned Parenthood is doing just the opposite.
It’s the harsh reality of the situation.
Despite being one of the few bipartisan issues in politics today (Over 82% of Americans support term limits), congressional term limits have a very limited chance of being considered given current circumstances. Americans would be better off debating issues that have the possibility of reformed. Calls for term limits have been re-ignited recently due to the upcoming midterm elections. These include multiple older senators, such as Diane Feinstein and Bill Nelson up for re-election. Many politicians have been in Washington too long, but it may be unproductive to argue for term limits, given the requirements to implement such measures.
In late June, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his decision to step down from the United States highest court. His decision opened up a seat on the Supreme Court, granting President Trump the opportunity to appoint his second Supreme Court Justice. On July 10, the President announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for next justice of the Supreme Court. If Kavanaugh becomes the next Supreme Court Justice, the United States will have a reliably conservative Supreme Court since arguably the 1930s. The court may continue to be conservative for decades to come.