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 last several years in Washington have been defined by the lack of compromise. No where is this polarization between liberals and conservatives more apparent than in the debate over the roll of environment regulation. Since the Obama...
By: Patrick Hedger -Policy Director, American Encore 11/18/2014 **(UPDATE 11/19/2014): The measure failed to clear a cloture vote in the Senate by one vote, 59-41 with a 60 vote threshold. Cloture allows for debate to end and for a bill to proceed to a simple majority vote. In effect, Democrats...
*American Encore President Sean Noble says that the Democrats’ “Orwellian” proposal “is exactly the kind of egregious power grab that the founding fathers wrote the First Amendment to serve as a protection against.”* Today, we all paused to reflect and remember the tragic events of September 11 th...
Congress has heard the growing discontent of the American people with their job performance, manifesting itself in what is shaping up to be a dismal year for Senate Democratic incumbents. Yet, Senate leadership, instead of listening to the people and doing a better job, has decided to focus their...
By: Patrick Hedger - Policy Director, American Encore When the government’s IT infrastructure for the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, went into a nearly instantaneous melt-down upon launch, there were countless glaring issues pointed out by experts with what the government had...
By: Patrick Hedger - Policy Director, American Encore Most of us are familiar with some variation of the phrase, “There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes.” (Some have comically pointed out that such a grouping is an insult to death.) However most Americans are probably not aware...
By: Patrick Hedger - Policy Director, American Encore If you ask the average American today what country is largest producer of oil, most would probably name a Middle Eastern country like Saudi Arabia or some might even say Russia. If you asked them this question just a couple of months ago they...
By: Patrick Hedger - Policy Director, American Encore Washington Post opinion columnist Dana Milbank wrote a piece in response to the findings of a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll which attempts to rationalize the poll’s starkly depressing results. What the poll found is that American...
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...

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