Return America to Greatness

America's destiny depends on the advocacy of its citizenry to defend and promote the ideals that made America the greatest nation in history. American Encore is dedicated to helping our nation and its leaders rise to the test and to confront these challenges. We will defend freedom; promote free markets; work to expand economic opportunity and make the case for the American ideals of liberty and democracy, both at home and abroad.

*We posted this last August, the last time severe stock market turmoil struck. In light of the tumultous beginning to 2016 in global stock markets, including in the US, we are republishing this article. All of the same factors creating trouble for American investors are still at play.* By: Patrick...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore As part of a new major spending agreement, referred to as the Omnibus, Congress has agreed to lift the 40-year-old ban on exports of crude oil by American producers. While it is unfortunate that the associated tax extenders package of this...
Today, after seven long years of poorly veiled partisan obstruction, the Obama administration rejected the application from the TransCanada Corporation to continue the Keystone XL oil pipeline project. American Encore Policy Director Patrick Hedger offered the following statement: “There is an...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director In a party-line 244-185 vote , the House of Representatives approved a bill which would remove the four decade-old ban on US crude oil exports. The legislation must now pass the Senate and be signed in to law by President Obama, who has unfortunately threatened...
Yesterday, at almost the exact same time Pope Francis's plane touched down at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland to begin his historic trip to the United States, former Secretary of State and leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced her position on the Keystone XL...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore Have you ever hear the expression “time is money”? It happens to explain a lot of the economics behind socialized medicine. A recent report has found that over 300,000 veterans died on Veterans Affairs (VA) waiting lists for medical care. It’s...
By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore The recent panic on Wall Street undoubtedly has many Americans quite nervous about the state of our economy. This issue can be pretty confusing for those not intimately involved with the stock market or following it, so here is a little background...

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