Policy Issues

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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Five Things We Can Do To Stop School Shootings

Five Things We Can Do To Stop School Shootings by Steve Summers The effects of the Parkland shooting have been immense. It was horrifying. There are now 17 empty chairs around tables, and 17 families that must come to terms with their child being gone. We are hurting as a nation. And we are divided. […]

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Terrorism Hits Wisconsin

Terrorism Hits Wisconsin For many Wisconsin residents or residents of the American Midwest in general, radical Islam can seem like an issue which has no real effect over their way of life at home. Those who have felt the consequences of radicalization and the War on Terror get their share of reality when a friend […]

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Is Suicide Painless

Is Suicide Painless By G To borrow a well-known literary phrase, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This week, in particular, we have experienced the worst of times. Death is a part of the normal life cycle. However, unexpected, unplanned death is shocking. Death self-inflicted is tragic. Our society […]

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Campaign Finance Reform and The Demise of Public Financing

Campaign Finance Reform and The Demise of Public Financing Christopher J. Schaefer, MA 10 June 2018 The Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971, the 1974 amendments to the Federal Elections Campaign Act, and the landmark 1976 Supreme Court case Buckley v. Valeo profoundly impacted the conduct of American public policy and political campaigns. This paper […]

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