Sean Noble is president and founder of American Encore, an organization dedicated to furthering the ideas of American exceptionalism, free speech, fiscal responsibility, and a return to American greatness. He is also is a founding partner of DC London, Inc., an award-winning consulting firm that provides political, public relations, and public affairs consulting services to a variety of high-profile clients and campaigns.
Noble is also known for his lengthy run with Congressman John Shadegg, ten years of which were spent as Chief of Staff to the Arizona Republican. Additionally, he has managed campaigns for Congress, U.S. Senate, Governor, State Legislature, and ballot initiatives. He was instrumental in turning around Tom Coburn’s first U.S. Senate race, guiding Coburn from an 11-point deficit to a 12-point win in the last seven weeks of the campaign in 2004.
In his spare time, when he can find any, Noble enjoys reading, movies, baseball, and, most of all, spending time with his five children.
The biggest takeaways from the State of the Union were that about anyone could probably take some money from Paul Ryan in a poker game and that after seven years in office Barack Obama has become adept at expressing rancor with lofty prose, hasnt learned much, and is resentful that hes failed (and its everyone elses fault)].
Dina Galassini is an unexpected champion of the First Amendment.
Democrats on the Federal Elections Commission have begun the process of monitoring speech and press on the internet in order to supposedly tackle the issue of too much money in politics.
As the new Congress, now controlled by Republicans in both houses, settles in for work in Washington D.C., there will be huge expectations from those on the Right. It will be important for Republicans to balance the do-something chorus and President Obama, who believes he can rule by veto-threat.
The great Library of Alexandria stored untold amounts of knowledge from the ancient world. It was not only an impressive monument to the achievements of ancient mankind but also a place where the knowledge behind these achievements could be viewed and shared for the betterment of man at least until it burned to the ground.
?Remembering back to any high school US history class, we can all recall hearing about the doctrines of various presidents. A doctrine would be the pattern of actions that came to define a given administration. The history of doctrines tends to remember presidents by their aggressive foreign policy stances, such as the Monroe Doctrine towards European colonization efforts in the Americas or the Reagan Doctrine of pushing back Soviet influence around the world.
?This week the Associated Press reported that an audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs showed that more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial appointments more than 90 days after requesting them. An additional 64,000 are enrolled, but have never seen a doctor. The audit also found that 13 percent of VA schedulers said their supervisors told them to lie about wait times so they seemed shorter.