The Heroes of Sutherland Springs

There was a gentle November breeze that Sunday morning. The autumn clouds were scattered throughout the sapphire Texas sky, and residents of the small town of Sutherland Springs gathered together for church, like so many other devout men and women across the nation. Some worshiped and prayed; others prepped for…

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Enough to Go Around?

“I think there’s blame on both sides.” said President Donald Trump, regarding the chaos that broke out between the “Alt–Right” and “Antifa” in Charlottesville, Virginia. “You had a group on one side that was bad. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants…

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Finding a Better Way to Draw the Lines

James Madison said in Federalist No. 52, “where annual elections end, tyranny begins;” which prompts the question: ‘how close to tyranny do we come, when those annual elections are shaped to all but ensure a nominee’s victory?’ This is precisely the question the Supreme Court will have to ask in what…

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Are We Headed for WWIII?

On April 7, President Donald Trump ordered a cruise-missile strike against a Syrian airbase, in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected, deadly use of chemical weapons on Syrian rebels and civilians. The following day, Russia deployed their “most advanced Black Sea frigate” to the area of the U.S. destroyers that launched…

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The GOP Goes Nuclear

On April 3rd, the same day Supreme Court Justice appointee Neil Gorsuch was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee (strictly upon partisan lines), four Senators announced that they would be opposing Judge Gorsuch, “bringing the Democrat caucus to the 41 votes needed to sustain a filibuster.” It would be the first…

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Undemocratic by Design

With the Electoral College vote on the horizon, it might be helpful to look at a history of the institution. In 1824, America hosted an election for the 6th President of the United States. Of the four candidates running (Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, William H. Crawford & Henry Clay),…

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