Storming the Bastille

A political neophyte takes controls of the reins of power. His foreign-born wife seems more concerned with fashion and wealth than the needs of the people, many of whom are struggling. One reckless decision after another leave average citizens afraid for their well-being and hoping for radical change. A group…

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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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The Wolves Are Circling

In recent weeks, calls to remove President Donald Trump have grown more and more incessant. Not surprisingly, much of this is coming from Democrats, but even Republican stalwarts like Sen. John McCain and former Sen Rick Santorum are voicing their concerns. Speaker Paul Ryan may have given Trump his support,…

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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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Meet and Greet

While I love teaching students about politics, there is nothing more exhilarating than actually working on a political campaign. I have worked four local races and have discovered this is where the action is. People really care about who will represent them at city hall and in the state capital.…

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Consequences of Accepting a False Dilemma

As I am composing this post, I am listening to a great debate by two top-tier American politicians who are passionate and well-versed in their beliefs and while they may be taking jabs at each other’s party and stances, but are not belittling each other. Audience members are asking tough…

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Introducing Mr. Pence from Indiana

Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore

As President Barack Obama gets ready to leave the White House and enjoy some well-earned rest, the controversies swirling around President-elect Donald Trump continue. In addition to his fiery press conference, Trump has engaged in verbal scuffle with Democratic Rep. John Lewis (D) and cabinet picks Jeff Sessions and Rex…

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