5 Facts about the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

On Monday the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the projected effects of the House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five facts you should know about the federal agency that “scores” legislation: Congressional Budget Office / Public Domain 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Washington’s Birthday

Today is the U.S. federal holiday known as Washington’s Birthday (not “Presidents Day—see item #1). In honor of George Washington’s birthday, here are 5 things you should know about the day set aside for our America’s premier founding father. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Michael Novak

The theologian, scholar, and writer Michael Novak died yesterday at the age of 83. Novak was one of the most influential Catholic thinkers of his generation, and an indefatigable champion of free enterprise, democracy, and liberty. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Frederick Douglass

February 14 is the chosen birthday of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), one of America’s greatest champions of individual liberty. Here are five facts you should know about this writer, orator, statesman, and abolitionist: Portrait of Frederick Douglass / Public domain 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about African American History Month

Every February Americans observe National African American History Month, a time set aside to celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made to American history. Here are five facts you need to know about the history of the observance: Virginia Civil Rights Memorial / Flickr (CC BY 2.0) 1. Continue Reading...

5 facts about human trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time when “we resolve to shine a light on every dark corner where human trafficking still threatens the basic rights and freedoms of others.” Here are five facts you should know about modern-day slavery: FBI.gov (Public Domain) 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Inauguration Day

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day, a day of ceremonies to mark the peaceful transition of federal executive power within the United States government. Here are five facts should know about the most important date (after Election Day) on the political calendar: 1. Continue Reading...

5 facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today Americans observe a U.S. federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. Continue Reading...