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.

By: Patrick Hedger – Policy Director, American Encore The minimum wage is a matter of basic economics trapped in contentiousness by our universal sense of compassion. In this debate, there is one point, in my view, that is not subject to question. Americans are an exceedingly compassionate people...
Part 2: Energy Security By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore This past week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a series of hearings across the country in regards to the agency’s recently proposed regulation targeting national carbon emissions. However, reports have...
"This isn’t the latest glitch. This is ObamaCare finally getting out of its own way and proceeding to wreak its designed havoc on Americans’ healthcare with higher costs and diminished choice.” Last week, the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll for July found that the Affordable Care Act, better known as...
Part 1: The Economic Impact of the Clean Power Plan By: Patrick Hedger, Policy Director-American Encore This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a series of hearings across the country in regards to the agency’s recently proposed regulation targeting national carbon emissions...
Today the DC Circuit Court of Appeals struck a major blow to the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) by ruling against the Obama administration in the case Halbig v. Burwell. The crux of ObamaCare is that the government offers exceptionally lucrative subsidies to individuals that purchase heavily...
The progressive movement in the United States is known for condescendingly begging their fellow Americans and the government to be “forward-thinking.” Their cries are no louder than when they insist that the government must act immediately to curb national emissions of carbon. They have been joined...
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced legislation that would amend the Constitution to give Congress and state governments almost complete control over campaign contributions and independent political expenditures. The bill, Senate Joint Resolution 19, is sponsored by Senator Tom Udall (D-...
President Obama continues to insist that the country is better off today than when he first took office. While there are many different indicators that say otherwise, the president and his allies in Congress and elsewhere continue to point to the labor market, specifically the unemployment rate,...

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