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Freyre: Odds & Ends, Mid Summer Edition

Welcome to this month’s column of odds and ends. To say that the political landscape has been hot, very hot would be too much of a cliché. But with the upcoming Presidential elections and with the recent US Supreme Court rulings, the Spanish word ‘caliente‘ (or hot) would be an understatement. With the Iowa caucuses and …

The Deeper Issue

There has been for some time now, a calling for a new constitution convention through the states. The procedure is set forth under Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution. The reasoning behind the call is to combat the federal government’s overreach from all three branches. Mark Levin’s book, The Liberty Amendments, initiated this call for …

Increasing The Gas Tax…Seriously?

The new Congress was convened this past week. It was a week to see new members get sworn in and people starting complaining after the first vote. One of the more interesting topics that floated around DC is the idea of increasing the gas tax. With the price of oil and gasoline falling, there has …

If Jeb Bush Runs, Will The Republic Implode?

Recently, former Florida governor, Jeb Bush announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to determine if he will run for president. The moment he announced his committee, conservative pundits and columnists wrote articles and complained as if the U.S. was going to implode because Jeb Bush was thinking about running for President, not running …

Odds & Ends: Cuba

Before I go into my thoughts about the President’s announcement, I want to disclose some information about myself. My mom came to this country on one of the last flights that were allowed from Cuba to the United States before the embargo. My dad came to this country before the Castro revolution even started. One …

Lessons for the GOP Congress

The 2014 election cycle is now in the books, except in Louisiana. The GOP had one of their most successful years in electoral history, even more historic than the 1992 mid terms when the GOP took over the House and Senate. While the Democrats are trying to figure out what happens and the Republicans are …