Thanksgiving is a Day for Thanking and Praising God, via Free Republic

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 we are thankful for” that will receive the maximum number of retweets. There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of this, but like so many other holidays the true and original meaning has been lost to commercialization. We are all guilty of this in some way, shape, or form to…

The cast of Stranger Things (Netflix)

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 are being taken advantage of by repulsive individuals in roles of authority and power, children in Hollywood are being dragged into the hyper-sexualized spotlight as well. This is not about teens having crushes on other teens from their favorite shows, but rather fully grown adults being attracted to children. Kids…

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November 20, 2017 Kevin Fairchild 34Comment

“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 the tragic events in Las Vegas and Texas, the debate has heated up in recent months as the left’s assault on gun rights has been given new life. The biggest roadblock for the left however, is their unwavering ignorance when it comes to firearms. It is difficult to legislate against…

November 18, 2017 Brad Johnson

Playing down to your opponent’s level does nothing to prove your veracity. There’s an old saying that parents often cite when their children, in fits of rage, lean towards erratic action. It goes, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” Nowadays, it unfortunately seems large portions of the population are determined to live in darkness. In case you have not heard, Alabama has a contentious Senate election coming up on December 12th. It pits Democrat Doug Jones against Bannonite Republican, Roy Moore. The entire race has caught a ton of interest because of how slim the GOP’s…

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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 there are no other options for consumers to choose from. This idea also can apply to a another essential part of our society: education. Expanding school choice, by way of vouchers, is one possible solution to the problems affecting the traditional public school system. It is currently failing to provide…

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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 endless well of wisdom for our nation. You cannot truly claim to understand the Constitution if you do not read the explanation of it, from the men who created our founding document. Over the next few months we will be exploring some of the most consequential pieces written by James…

Roy Moore’s Supporters Stand By Their Candidate, Despite Sexual-Assault Allegations, via The New Yorker

November 13, 2017 Cody Rizzuto

Abandoning Roy Moore is the only option for the GOP. The level of hypocrisy coming from so-called conservatives over the last few months is appalling. But the continued defense of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has proven that many in the Republican Party stand on the brink of moral bankruptcy — and they stand on the brink of no return. In a detailed report from the Washington Post, including open testimony from multiple women, it is evident that Roy Moore has a history of inappropriate sexual relationships with young teenage girls. Had this been a scenario devoid of political consequence, those…

November 11, 2017 Brad Johnson

Progressives in Cincinnati lost a lot on Election Day 2017. The stage had been set. The votes had been cast. And the city with the 28th largest economy in the nation — and largest in Ohio — anxiously awaited to see the direction it’s voters decided to take. One option stood as a leftward lurch towards a progressive frenzy. The other, to remain on the successful, and largely moderate (as far as large cities go, anyways) path it has been on for four years. While there were dozens of candidates on the ballot, all of them reflected either one path or…

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November 9, 2017 Kevin Fairchild 1Comment

Speaker of the House is a thankless job. Since the election of Donald Trump in November of 2016, there has been no shortage of hate volleyed at GOP politicians at the federal, state, and even local level. A large portion of it is usually directed at President Trump himself due to his Tweeting and endless supply of controversial soundbites from rallies or press conferences. However, another sizable portion of this public odium is directed at a different top ranking Republican — Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. The interesting part about the malice towards Paul Ryan is that it comes…

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November 6, 2017 Logan Kolas 1Comment

Think, then choose. Earlier this week the Cincinnati Republic denounced Ohio Issue 2 as an inadequate supposed solution for rising pharmaceutical prices. The proposed legislation is clearly well-intentioned, but the issue’s supporters and skeptics have spent the lion’s share of their time screaming solutions without diagnosing the precursors that have placed Ohioans in a seemingly inescapable box. Healthcare is complicated and pharmaceutical prices are no exception to the rule. Before going to the polls, let the drivers of higher drug costs influence your final decision on the merits and drawbacks of Ohio Issue 2. The Role of Competition Government programs…