Monthly Archives: April 2017

No, Really. We’ll Do Better Next Time

Since Donald Trump’s announcement to run for the presidency in 2015, democrats have been obsessively insistent that he will never reach “the next step” on the path to achieve his goals. He will never stay in the race for longer … Continue reading

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Another bombing

Today the U.S. dropped its’ largest non-nuclear bomb, GBU-43, in Afghanistan. During a press conference about the action Trump stated that it was “Another successful mission… we’re really proud of our military.” He didn’t specify why exactly he was proud … Continue reading

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Hockey, Patriotism, and Pride: a different kind of immigration ban

Over the past few months we’ve started an important national discussion on immigration, a discussion which has been especially robust here on this blog. But for this post I wanted to look at immigration from a different lens, stepping away … Continue reading

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War, but not.

Just a few days ago, President Trump ordered a battery of cruise missiles to be launched at an airfield in Syria, in response to the illegal chemical weaponry being employed by the Assad regime, for the stated national interest regions … Continue reading

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Transgender Rights & the 14th Amendment

If you haven’t heard about Virginia teen Gavin Grimm, it’s likely that you will soon. His struggle for rights will be before the Supreme Court in the next few years. Actually, Grimm’s case was supposed to go before the Court … Continue reading

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Fighting Violence with Programs: The Importance of Preventative Measures

(Source: Rolling Stone) As many of you may know, I am a massive true-crime fan. I listen to true-crime podcasts, record Dateline every week, and I binge watched the entire series of “The People v. OJ” in three days. Ask … Continue reading

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Will a Gorsuch Filibuster Change the Judiciary?

Democrats in the Senate are debating whether or not to attempt to block the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Such a move would force Mitch McConnell to change Senate rules to make Gorsuch a Justice by making … Continue reading

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How De-Federalizing Government Could End Partisan Gridlock and Save America from the Next Civil War

Americans live in a nation divided along party lines. Political polarization hasn’t been this extreme since the United States broke apart 150 years ago for the Civil War. This chart, drawing from a dataset of Congressional votes, tracks partisan polarization … Continue reading

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