Preventing Shutdowns: The Canadian vs. The Chilean Models

During¬†the government shutdown, two articles, both written by Ian Millhiser, appeared on the website ThinkProgress. These articles offered two different suggestions for preventing future government shutdowns. One suggestion comes from Canada’s system of government, the other from Chile’s system of government. The Canadian Model As I stated in a previous post, Canada has special elections…

Obama Needs To Hire A Hostage Negotiator

The government shut down has often been spoken of as a “hostage situation” and an “act of terrorism”, and rightfully so, in my opinion.¬† With the shutdown and the looming debt ceiling, the GOP tactics could be summed up as “Give us what we want or the U.S. economy gets it!” What should President Obama…