The Case for Swapping Illinois for Puerto Rico

Written by Keith Hanson This week two seemingly-unrelated examples of the failure of government to act honestly and responsibly will be on display in two cities divided by climate and legal status but united in profligacy, skullduggery and political corruption: Springfield, Illinois, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Illinois and Puerto Rico have much in common:

Puerto Rico’s Halfhearted Statehood Bid and What Happens Next

Last weekend, on the 100th anniversary of Puerto Rican citizenship, a referendum for statehood was held in the manner typical of U.S. territorial transition to statehood. Less than a quarter of the population voted, but those that did did so overwhelmingly for citizenship. In 2012 a similar referendum was posed but, of the nearly two