Midwestern Conservative Thought for the 21st Century

Policy Issues

A Manufacturing Powerhouse: Wisconsin and Trade

A Manufacturing Powerhouse: Wisconsin and Trade A special report by the Pax Americana Institute Staff Milk, cheese and beer — when people think Wisconsin and its trade, these are often what come to mind. Although Americans might come in contact with these products from Wisconsin quite often, none are listed in Wisconsin’s top ten exports. […]

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North Korea’s Cyber Program Undermines International Sanctions

Special Report: North Korea’s Cyber Program Undermining International Sanctions After negotiations broke down during the Hanoi Summit last week, the Trump Administration should add new considerations to the table. During President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jung Un last week, the topic of discussion at the summit was abundantly clear – denuclearization. Since the Singapore Summit, […]

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Policy Issues: Reasons Against a Gas Tax

The Impacts of a Gas Tax in the Midwest A gas tax has been one of the most unpopular means of taxing the individual since Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1932 allowing for the collection of a tax per gallon of fuel purchased. The concept of a gas tax has made news headlines in […]

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The Most Qualified President in the History of the United States

Op-Ed – The Most Qualified President in the History of the United States Imagine the experience of Mike Gallagher, Nikki Haley, Bob Dole, James Woolsey, Reince Priebus, and Dick Cheney encompassed into one individual. That individual would be George H.W. Bush, the most qualified individual to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Most people only know […]

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Election Fallout from 2018

2018 Wisconsin Election Fallout by Pax Americana Staff Another general election has come and gone. For now, nasty attack ads, candidate debates, and politicians asking for your vote will cease. As we enter the post-election cycle before the new legislative session, conservatives in Wisconsin face an unfamiliar situation: come January 7th, there will not be […]

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Policy Issues: 2018 Midterm Predictions and Future

2018 Midterm Predictions and Future Pax Americana Institute staff 10 October, 2018 The 2018 midterm elections are crucial for Republicans and may be as important as the 2016 presidential election. Midterm elections, especially in recent history, have been disappointing for the party controlling the White House. With the prediction by many of a blue wave […]

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Honoring the life of an American hero and political maverick: a tribute to John McCain

Honoring the life of an American hero and political maverick: a tribute to John McCain Christopher J. Schaefer, MA August 29th 2018 “I have often observed that I am the luckiest person on Earth. I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life. I have loved my life, all […]

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Analysis of Husted v. Phillip Randolph Institute (2018)

Analysis of Husted v. Phillip Randolph Institute (2018) Christopher J. Schaefer, MA 9 July 2018 States are legally permitted to remove infrequent voters from its databases, according to the United States Supreme Court. A five-justice majority, led by Samuel Alito, upheld Ohio’s practice of purging irregular voters—a practice employed by nineteen other states, including Wisconsin—was […]

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Analysis of Gill v. Whitford (2018)

Analysis of Gill v. Whitford (2018) Christopher J. Schaefer, MA 9 July 2018 The United States Supreme Court, in Gill v. Whitford, one of the 2017-18 session’s most highly anticipated and potentially transformational cases, ruled that Wisconsin’s legislative maps were constitutional and did not need to be redrawn. Plaintiffs argued that Wisconsin’s legislative districts—redrawn by […]

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Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission: The Remaking of American Campaign Finance Reform

Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission: The Remaking of American Campaign Finance Reform Christopher J. Schaefer, MA 9 July 2018 Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission (2009) was a landmark case, yet still controversial. It was a United States Supreme Court case in which the court upheld the District of Columbia Court of Appeals’ ruling […]

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