Young Democrats Favor Statehood

  The Young Democrats of America have added a plank to their platform: Recognizing the will of the people of Puerto Rico, as expressed in official referenda, to reject the… Read more »

Is Puerto Rico a Colony?

Puerto Rico is neither a State nor a country, but a territory of the United States. Some people might say that it is in fact a colony of the United… Read more »

What About that Two Way Pact?

In recent discussions about Puerto Rico’s status, the “commonwealth” party has been talking about the need for Puerto Rico’s government to sit down with the U.S. Congress and work out… Read more »

Will a Referendum Delay Change the Outcome?

During the last Senate subcommittee hearing, the leader of Puerto Rico’s Independence Party said that he thought doing nothing about Puerto Rico’s status would increase the desire for statehood. As… Read more »

Missouri’s Path to Statehood

The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 was the largest territorial annexation in U.S. history. Congress was more than a little overwhelmed by the challenge of governing a territory of such enormous… Read more »