December 12, 2017 Kevin Fairchild

President Trump continues his success in foreign policy. On December 6th, 2017, President Donald Trump took an unprecedented stance on the Middle Eastern conflict that is Israeli/Palestinian land dispute. For the first time, the President of the United States has formally recognized the city of Jerusalem as the capital of…

December 6, 2017 Mollie Finnegan 1Comment

Being for something is far more persuasive than being solely against.  Today, while engaging in one of my favorite millennial activities, browsing social media, I came across one of my “friends” who had some strong words to share. She decided to point out how our government is essentially running our…

December 5, 2017 Brad Johnson 1Comment

Hyperbole is now a strategy. In reflection upon the constitutional republican system they had just established, Benjamin Franklin once said, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This is…

December 4, 2017 Charles Heintel

Australian Parliament is set to take up the issue of same-sex marriage. Nearly 80% of Australians voted in a postal survey (plebiscite vote) from September 12th through November 7th on whether the Australian government should legally recognize same sex unions as marriages. The Marriage Act of 1961 defines marriage as…

November 29, 2017 Brad Johnson

The system under which we live is the greatest luxury a people has ever been afforded in all of recorded history. Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday — in my opinion, the best — because it oftentimes brings together families who do not get to frequently see each other, and it…

November 22, 2017 Cody Rizzuto 1Comment

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” – Nigel Hamilton As we all sit in preparation of Thanksgiving, we are likely inundated with visions of turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and the consumption of perhaps a little too much alcohol. Maybe we sit anxiously preparing a Tweet for “what…

November 22, 2017 Mollie Finnegan 1Comment

Children are not sexual objects. As a nation handling the ongoing fight against sexual assault and misconduct that our favorite actors and “well-respected” politicians have apparently been engaging in for decades, it is time we start to address another side of the issue. While interns and young actors and actresses…

November 20, 2017 Kevin Fairchild 33Comment

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is by far one of the most controversial topics in contemporary politics. Unfortunately, due to…

November 17, 2017 Mollie Finnegan 1Comment

Competition in education is a good thing. The most fundamental aspect of a free market is competition. It drives innovation while keeping prices lower for consumers. When a monopoly takes hold on an industry, it often becomes stagnant and inefficient because there is no need to evolve and compete as…

November 15, 2017 Cody Rizzuto 2Comment

Factions are impossible to prevent, but their effects can be limited. The Federalist Papers seemed to have lost its place as a staple piece of reading for Americans, young and old. It in many ways embodies American civics and should be revisited time and again, for it serves as an…