Tag Archives: Insights

Rent-to-Own Contracts – Enabling the American Dream of Homeownership, or Exploiting the Working Class?

LAUREN SABELLA—Homeownership has long been a part of the idea of the “American Dream” and is associated with upward mobility and entering the middle class. However, after the housing bust and the financial crisis, that dream has become unattainable for millions of Americans. Since peaking in 2005, the national homeownership rate has dropped 5%, a […]

The Rise of the Right to Be Forgotten

JUAN OLANO—“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.” – Ayn Rand While that may have been the case when it was written in the 1960s, the opposite seems true today, […]

Charting a Course for School Choice Under a Trump Administration

IAN CAMPA—On February 7, 2017, Betsy DeVos was sworn in as the eleventh United States Secretary of Education following a historic confirmation vote in the Senate. Although it was perplexing to some that President Trump would nominate someone without any experience in public education to head the federal department charged with overseeing the nation’s educational […]

“See You In Court!”: An Exploration of President Trump’s Executive Immigration Order

ELIZABETH MCINTOSH—Meet Hameed Khalid Darweesh, one of the many people affected by President Trump’s Executive Order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States issued on January 27, 2017. Darweesh, a husband and a father, risked his life as a U.S. Army translator in his home country of Iraq. He and […]

Building a Wall Around the Internet

JAVIER ROLDAN CORA—Donald J. Trump officially took office on January 20, and the new executive has already been hard at work taking steps to fulfill the many promises made during his campaign. Seven days into his presidency, Mr. Trump had already signed more than a dozen executive orders. From “minimizing the burden” of the Affordable […]