The Refugee Crisis

True to our fears, the Trump administration is already inflicting whiplash on everyday Americans, as many of us flit from report to report in an effort to ascertain exactly what the new President is doing. Perhaps the most glaring example of this from the first several weeks of the new administration has been the travel [Read More…]

A Democratic Revival

Like many Democrats of faith, I’m still reeling—or doing something close to it—from the outcome of the 2016 election. Though there are those of us who feel a newfound call to engage in American civic life, there’s a palpable sense that our passion lacks a unified direction at which to point it. While everyone from [Read More…]

Is Donald Trump the Antichrist?

While Democrats and progressive Christians alike argue that President Trump is the embodiment of evil, others are drawing eerie connections between POTUS and the Antichrist.  Sure, this is nothing new.  Many people believed the same thing about President Obama and have believed – and will continue to believe — that about many U.S. Presidents. But, [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

White House guests Deepen, not Divide, Pope Francis’ Welcome

You better watch out, you better not cry—you better not pout, I’m telling you why: Pope Francis is coming to town. For Catholics across the U.S., Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to this great nation is spiritually meaningful and historically significant. The Pope’s agenda in D.C. is packed: a papal parade at 11 a.m., noon prayers [Read More…]