Is Student Loan Forgiveness Encouraging Educated Deadbeats?

Catch up online if you missed this spot on Fox & Friends earlier this week. Forgiving Graduate student debt is encouraging highly educated deadbeats. Student debt forgiveness is among the fastest growing entitlements in play right now. Income based repayments program has doubled under president Obama in the past 2 years. Student Loan debt forgiveness happens […]

 

Top 10 Most Unfortunate Named Candidates

In recognition of the 15-year-old North Carolina sophomore “Deez Nuts” the teen presidential candidate, we decided to step away from research to take a look back at other political candidate names that inspired a chuckle.   1) Young Boozer  |  The 39th State Treasurer of Alabama.   2) Janelle A. Lawless  |  Former chief judge of […]

 

Deez Nuts- a Methodological Artifact

This is an excerpt from the Bend Bulletin Article published August 23rd by Ben Brody.  Click here read the complete article. Historically, a handful of people have also embraced joke and protest candidates even at the moment that they went into the ballot box, said Bryon Allen, a partner in WPA Opinion Research, a political data company. […]

 

Are Minimum Wage Hikes Backfiring?

Check out Lisa Marie Boothe on Team Cavuto, Fox News on August 17th. “Liberals are putting low skilled workers in a dangerous position with these Fight for 15 campaigns. The reality is – when cash goes into one pocket, it comes out of another.  So what you’re doing is forcing these businesses to either pass the […]

 

Guns: The Liberal Soapbox vs. Reality

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. suffered an unimaginable tragedy on Wednesday, June 17th. According to police shots were fired during a Bible study meeting by 21-year-old suspect Dylann Roof, killing nine people. America is mourning for the innocent lives lost, their families, and friends. It is a time for everyone to reflect. […]

 

Monday Morning Polls

It’s always fun to wake up on a Monday morning to new polling data.  It’s less fun to wake up to data that purports to be objective polling and yet misses that mark by a good bit. This morning ABC News/Washington Post reported a new poll on King v. Burwell under the screaming headline, “Public […]

 

Obama redefining the electorate

As we’ve been saying since 2008, President Obama is reediting the electorate in a myriad of ways. As this recent data from Gallup shows, clear movement can be seen with Jewish Americans. The outright hostility of Obama foreign policy toward Israel is having a distinct impact as Democrat affiliation among American jews is down ten […]

 

2014 Election Interview

WPA CEO Chris Wilson sat down with Michael Carnuccio of Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs for his Sunday TV show.  Following are the notes from their conversation: Polls showed voters favored Republican control of Congress by a single percentage point. How did this actually play out on Tuesday?   Obviously it played out a lot better […]

 

WPA Political Brief: 5 Days to E Day

Today’s surf report… We’re less than a week from Election Day and things are looking really good for the Grand Old Party.  So now the conversation is shifting to what the definition of a “wave” is. The Left wants to set the bar high, so that a pick-up of a handful of House seats and […]

 

Obama by the Numbers

Courtesy of the RNC: A Look At The Numbers Behind Obama’s Sputtering Economy And The ObamaCare Debacle ​ $27.2 Trillion: Total Amount Of Debt Projected By The End Of 2024. (“The Budget And Economic Outlook: 2014 To 2024,” The Congressional Budget Office, 2/4/14) $17.3 Trillion: The Total National Debt After Five Years Of Promises To […]

 

About last night (in Virginia and New Jersey)…

So this is an election post mortem. It’s one of many. But hopefully it’s interesting and insightful.  If not, you get a full refund of what you’re paying for it. Some people (and I’m going to single out Dan Balz at the Washington Post here because his piece is the most recent thing I read, […]

 

Is the UN Effective?

It’s a pretty simple question, really. Is the United Nations effective in the modern world? At the time of its inception, the UN was deemed as an absolutely necessary piece of maintaining world peace, and for the most part, you could argue that its existence was a pivotal piece of keeping the Cold War cold. But in […]

 

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