Should Puerto Rico Choose Independence?

The idea of the “enhanced commonwealth” is not a valid option for Puerto Rico’s status. The U.S. government has said so repeatedly. However, Puerto Rico could choose independence. Would independence… Read more »

Becoming a State: The First 13

In 1763, the King of England reclaimed unsettled Western lands previously granted to the 13 American colonies, then imposed new taxes and laws limiting the personal and political freedom of… Read more »

Statehood for Vermont

Less than three years after the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788, Congress for the first time exercised its power under Article IV, Section 3 to admit a new state… Read more »

Honoring the Borinqueneers

On Tuesday, Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio honored members of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the “Borinqueneers,” for their bravery and service at a Borinqueneers Florida Honor Ceremony in Orlando…. Read more »