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Latino Vets Hit the Hardest, Often the Easiest Prey

 “Hang in there baby!  You’re almost done.”  That was the best I could offer in my panicked, generally unintelligible speech of encouragement during my wife’s labor . . .at least the best I could offer from the heart...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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2013: The Apocalypse of the Financial Markets

With multi-month highs, and in some cases multi-year highs, hitting stock markets around the world, it’s hard to believe that some of the Earth’s savviest investors are calling stocks and bonds what the Rolling Stones have ...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Happy New Year! (Now Enjoy Your New Taxes)

As most of us are thrilled to be receiving our new free healthcare plans (wait, do you have free healthcare yet?), few of us have realized the economic effects that have resulted. That’s because, for the most part, we have ye...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Commies Prove Capitalist Pigs Wrong…by Doubling the Private Sector?

If you’re an entrepreneur, grandiloquent anti-Capitalism speeches by unkempt Occupiers and other avowed socialists, who’ve all benefited from the success of the American economic system (see Michael Moore), really annoy you...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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If Legislators Don’t Push Us Off the Cliff, Will Our Credit Rating?

If you haven’t already shifted your portfolio from riskier equities to commodities, you might be behind the curve.  However, there is a new commodity that lacks the volatility of Gold, has been used across the free world for...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Tax Dividends to Get the Rich? Dumbest Thing I Ever Heard

Listen to politicians’ advice on how to fix the economy (first of all, why are you still doing this?) and you will hear two senseless talking points:  1) the path to prosperity starts with increasing taxes on the rich, and 2...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Goldilocks and the Three Economic Outlooks

Depending on whom you ask, our economy is either on the right track or about to fall into a black hole. CNBC, WSJ, Bloomberg, IBD, etc., etc. all have their opinions on the current state of the economy, our financial markets, a...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Biden Admits He Wants to Increase Taxes on Poor

Two debates down.  Two more examples of how clueless politicians can be on basic economics. It’s understandably tough to debate economic policy in two-minute blurbs and equally limiting retorts.  After all, even adult-aged ...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Afghanistan Not Ready: 37 U.S. Troops Killed by Afghan Forces in 2012

After spending a few months here in Afghanistan, I’ve learned a few truths about this war:  As much as others may try to deny it, we are fighting terror, and doing it well, every single day; some of the greatest and most ded...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Will Paul Ryan Push America off a Cliff?

He may enjoy pushing old ladies off of cliffs, but few can argue that Paul Ryan is one of the hardest working proponents for economic reform in Congress.  Considering that the last time Democrats passed a budget there was no ...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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July 4: Not Just An American Holiday

Two hundred and thirty six years ago we began the fight for the independence that we celebrate today, freeing ourselves from the tyranny of a monarchy that treated “Americans” as second-class British citizens. Although we e...
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Marilinda Could Teach the Grand Old Party a Thing or Two

Politic365's exclusive with the rising star Latino legislator out of the Granite State
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Three Reasons The Fray of Primaries Matter

There are a few, but very critical reasons why you need to watch those primary colors - and vote for them, as well.
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Is Nuclear the Answer to Gas and Jobs Problems?

Nuclear jobs can’t be outsourced, so what's the hold up?
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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Barbara Carrasco’s How to Win Over Latino Voters 101

The El Paso Republican talks about the challenges of running in a sea of Democrats
by Justin Velez-Hagan
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