Brian Jencunas
Brian Jencunas

Brian Jencunas is a rising senior studying political science at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. He is a proud New England Patriots fan, active in Republican politics in Massachusetts and enjoys skiing.

Nov. 12, 2013

Spoiler Alert: Wendy Davis Will Lose the Texas Governor 's Election

Democrats are making some bone-headed political decisions in Texas.

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Nov. 6, 2013

Terry McAuliffe: Virginia's Democratic Governor-Elect is Sorely Unqualified — Here's Why He Won

The current political climate allows even massively flawed Democrats like Terry McAuliffe to become victorious candidates.
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Oct. 23, 2013

New Government Shutdown Deadline: Why a Budget Deal Won't Happen

Today's polarized politics make compromise impossible, and we only have ourselves to blame.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Debt Ceiling 2013: All Your Questions About the Deadline, Answered

Confused about the debt ceiling 2013 debate? Here's a guide to what's going on with Washington's latest crisis, including a few things you never knew.
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Oct. 1, 2013

History of Government Shutdowns: Everything You Need To Know

The government has shut down 17 times before. Here's a history of previous shutdowns and their consequences.
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Sept. 27, 2013

Are Americans Scared Of a Government Shutdown? The Answer Will Surprise You

Public opinion polls show most Americans don't think the government will shut down. Here's why they're right.

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Sept. 13, 2013

Debt Ceiling 2013: Here We Go Again

Republicans are heading for certain doom on the coming fiscal fights, but they're intent on fighting a losing battle.
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Aug. 28, 2013

Striking Fast Food Workers Don't Deserve Any More, or Less

Fast food workers' calls to raise the minimum wage are shortsighted, and will ultimately harm low-wage workers more than help them.
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Aug. 19, 2013

Republicans: A Right-Leaning Presidential Debate Moderator Won't Help You

The RNC has proposed several reforms to the 2016 debate schedule, but like medieval bloodletting, the cure is worse than the disease.
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Aug. 5, 2013

Ben Bernanke is in a Battle With AIG and Taxpayers Should Be Up in Arms

Though AIG shareholders' suit against the U.S. government is the height of ingratitude, a federal judge was right to rule that Bernanke should be deposed.
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July 29, 2013

Hillary Clinton 2016? Why Media Coverage is An Absolute Joke

There's nothing to say about a campaign that's three years away, and focusing on it only takes Americans' attention away from real issues.

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July 25, 2013

One Simple Way to Revolutionize Policymaking in America

Rather than empowering local communities, participatory budgeting will further enrich established political organizations.
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July 19, 2013

The New Civil War is About Jobs — and This Time the Red States Are Winning

As Democratic and Republican states have increasingly distinct economic policies, businesses are choosing red states over blue.
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July 12, 2013

Glass-Steagall Act: Nostalgia For An Old Law Won't Help the Economy

Elizabeth Warren's newest proposal would make American banks less competitive abroad, and wouldn't solve the risk management problems it claims to address.
July 1, 2013

Wendy Davis' Filibuster Won't Make Texas a Blue State

Wendy Davis did galvanize pro-choice Texans with her filibuster, but in a majority pro-life state like Texas, that's a political blunder.
June 27, 2013

Wendy Davis Filibuster: 13-Hour SB 5 Filibuster Accomplished Nothing

Davis didn't do anything besides get on television, hurt Texas Democrats, and land herself an MSNBC gig.

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June 24, 2013

Carbon Tax: Why Republican Support For a Carbon Tax Is a Bad Idea

Republican elites have been warming to a carbon tax, but the proposal would be an economic loser for America and a political loser for the GOP.
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June 19, 2013

Massachusetts Special Election 2013: Gomez Pulls Away With a Win In the Final Debate

With his best debate performance of the campaign, Gomez illustrated clear contrasts between him and Markey.
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June 17, 2013

G8 Summit 2013: The 4 Most Critical Things to Know About About This Year's Summit

These four topics will shape the agenda as the world's leaders meet in Northern Ireland this week.
June 13, 2013

Paycheck Fairness Act: Will Mandating Equal Pay Really Lead to Equal Pay?

While women in the workplace are harmed by sexism, the Paycheck Fairness Act won't solve their problems and will instead create new obstacles.