Kyle Henson

Class of 2015


  • Romney should tout work at Bain Capital

    As the Republican primaries intensify, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been under fire from liberals and conservatives alike for his 15 percent effective tax rate and his time at the financial services company Bain Capital.

    Forum | January 30, 2012
  • More state power solves divisive issues

    With the recent failure of the Congressional “supercommittee” tasked with making progress toward solving our deficit problem, many Americans are getting frustrated with Congress’ seeming inability to do anything productive. Republicans won’t consider tax increases of any kind on any group, especially when taxes are already legislated to rise across the board in a year, and Democrats won’t consider...

    Forum | December 5, 2011
  • American dream takes resolve to accomplish

    The American Dream is an elusive concept with many different definitions. According to James Truslow Adams, writer of The Epic of America and coiner of the term “the American Dream,” it’s the notion that “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”

    Forum | November 21, 2011
  • Flat tax is in alignment with founding fathers’ vision of United States

    While reading Matt Mastricova’s article “999 Tax Plan Does Not Solve Economic Problems,” I could not help but agree with his analysis of capitalism, which concludes that it necessarily creates income inequality. Yet the article implied something more. Mastricova states that “it should be logical that our taxation system account for [the disparity between the rich and the poor].” I disagree. The un...

    Forum | November 7, 2011
  • Changes in Republican Party's platform could win larger voter pool

    In a political discussion with a friend of mine recently, I heard this quote: “I’d honestly rather have issues like gay marriage and abortion addressed than the budget and deficit fixed.”

    I was taken aback upon hearing this as, in my opinion, social issues are clearly secondary to the current economic crisis that could drastically affect our nation’s future.

    Forum | October 31, 2011