Truth, Tolerance, and the Rise of Trump

Our land of the free, home of the brave turned 240 this past Independence Day, and our young country, though not without failure, has had much success. We have been the melting pot, the voice of democracy, and the technological trailblazer on the world’s stage. The dreams we have dreamt for equality in the workplace [Read More…]

The Benefits and Risks of a Clinton-Warren Ticket

As primary season comes to a close and the general election begins to ramp up, so too does the speculation regarding the potential Vice Presidential nominees.  The scrutiny under which potential candidates are put is enormous and given the unusual nature of this election cycle, unusual things may happen. Both campaigns may attempt to alter [Read More…]

Why Trump’s Invasive Brand Is Actually Unpatriotic

A little over a month ago, I arrived in Washington, D.C. to begin a Summer Fellowship. My mom came with me to help set up my dorm and get my bearings. On Memorial Day, we joined the throng of people pushing through the humid atmosphere to Constitution Avenue in order to watch the annual Memorial [Read More…]

The Alarming Discrepancy Between Clinton and Trump Endorsements

In light of Paul Ryan’s seemingly begrudging recent endorsement of Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee, it is interesting to compare the kinds of endorsements his campaign has accrued along the way with those of Hillary’s campaign.  Given that one of these two people will be the next President of the United States, it [Read More…]

With Dictators as Friends, A Donald Trump Presidency Would Bear Bad Fruit

Last Tuesday, Republican nominee Donald Trump received an endorsement from Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of North Korea. In DPRK Today, a North Korean periodical, the dictator praised Trump, calling him a “wise politician.” Positive feedback from the likes of Un should make us question Donald Trump’s candidacy. To the international community, Un is [Read More…]

Slamming the Door on the Syrian Stranger

(Reposted with permission from author) “The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them.” George W. Bush I understand [Read More…]

Voting Against Their Interests: Wealth Inequality

This is part of a series of articles about how Republicans convince its base to vote against their own interests. Today, we examine how some of the wealthiest Americans have taken over the Republican Party, thereby causing them to mislead most Republicans and some Independents into voting against their own interests.   Inequality of wealth is the greatest [Read More…]

Voting Against Their Interests: GOP & Climate Change

This is the first of a series of articles about how Republicans convince its base to vote against their own interests. Manmade climate change is real and 97% of all scientists accept it as fact.[1] The effect of climate change is causing severe damage to the Earth’s environment and is increasingly making it less habitable to [Read More…]

Ben Carson’s threat to Religious Liberty

In a statement on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Dr. Ben Carson, a front-runner for the GOP ticket, said that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation” after clarifying that the faith of a president only matters “if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the [Read More…]

Gun Violence and the Common Good

(Reposted with Permission from the Author) The mass shooting at Umpqua Community College has once again shed light on gun violence in America. Yet despite the focus being on mass shootings, it should be noted gun violence comes in a variety of tragic forms, such as suicides and homicides. When Pope Francis visited the United States, [Read More…]


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