In the halls of the Gaylord Hotel at the National Harbor just outside of Washington DC, the scene of CPAC 2013, confusion was palpable. Emotions were mixed as crowds gathered to hear speeches from the Republican Party’s motley crew of aspiring leaders. Organizers frantically tinkered with the schedule, changing times and moving speakers to accommodate [...]
Author Archive for Cameron Macgregor
Cameron Macgregor graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2007. He then served aboard the navy destroyer USS BENFOLD for just over two years, working primarily as an engineering officer. He completed one deployment to the Arabian Gulf in 2008, a tour that involved a diverse range of operations from anti-piracy to anti-drug trafficking. After leaving the navy Cameron briefly worked for Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC). Since, Cameron has been writing and teaching. Some of his work has appeared in the Washington Times. He is currently a graduate student at George Mason University.
The fiscal cliff fiasco proved once again that America is unwilling to wean itself off of the gravy train. It also proved that the election this past fall did not alter in any meaningful way Washington’s trajectory toward disaster. The once meager ranks of fiscal doomsayers inside and outside the beltway are recruiting new members [...]
2012 may be a year of decision for voters, but 2013 will be a year of crisis for lawmakers. Looking at the immediate future, Washington confronts several challenges converging on it simultaneously. The most obvious challenge is the “fiscal cliff,” an event triggered by Washington’s rapidly exploding debt burden. In the last hours of campaigning, [...]
For many of us, Wednesday night was the beginning of the presidential election. For the first time Mitt Romney emerged as a legitimate contender, successfully challenging Obama’s policies, leadership, and dictating rather than reacting to the President’s political chicanery. In a stunning reversal of the last several weeks, Romney finally exuded confidence and commanded the [...]
A series of violent shootings have dominated the headlines this summer. Tragically, another shooting occurred this week in Old Bridge, New Jersey when a disgruntled employee killed two of his coworkers in a Pathmark supermarket, where he worked. Wearing camouflage and armed with a pistol and an AK47, the ex-marine entered the supermarket after-hours, firing [...]
Mitt Romney has been around politics all of his life. His father, George Romney, was governor of Michigan and ran for president in 1968. His mother, Lenore, also ran for office, losing a tough Senate race against incumbent Senator Phil Hart (D-Michigan) in 1970. According to the Times, which headlined its June issue with a [...]
The situation in the Eurozone is fluid to put it mildly. Spain continues to struggle financially as its banks hover over the abyss of insolvency, ominously watching their short term (6 month government bonds) borrowing costs triple Tuesday.
As many as ten thousand people have been killed since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar-al Assad began roughly 14 months ago. But the newly discovered massacre in the village of Houla this past weekend could be a game changer. It unleashed some of the worst violence yet, killing over a hundred people and sparking international outrage. [...]
As conservatives rack their brains about how to take back the White House in 2012 two likely courtroom victories may eclipse the importance of a Romney win this fall. Supreme Court hearings on the Personal Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) codename Obamacare, and SB 1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration law could define the nature of [...]
The austerity express may have already left the station in Greece but the pain train bringing massive fiscal cutbacks arrived in even greater force in Spain this past week. Unsurprisingly, austerity is just about as popular in Spain as it was in Greece – inciting violence, riots and general strikes in Barcelona and other major [...]
Positive economic numbers touted this week conceal the inevitable crisis soon to strike the United States. Indicators like unemployment, job creation, and stock market valuations are showing signs of recovery, according to many experts. Official unemployment numbers are down, stocks are up, and more jobs have been created in recent months than predicted. Plus, some [...]
Four years ago, Barack Obama promised an end to red states and blue states and an end to economic decline and social injustice. America’s economy is instead not only stagnant – it is structurally unsound. American jobs are still “off-shored” with devastating consequences for America’s once robust middle class and Washington DC is committing fiscal [...]
To Rebuild America Understand its Decline By Cameron Macgregor Talk of American decline is widespread. High employment numbers, wild fluctuations in the stock market, the growing gap between rich and poor, and the S&P downgrade of US treasury bonds are all cited as evidence of our weakening power. This matched with America’s waning influence overseas [...]