Neutrality in Name Only

In a letter sent to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington), Education Secretary Betsy DeVos roughly outlined her goals for the Department’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). According to DeVos, the OCR will return to being a “neutral” body in its handling of Civil Rights violations. DeVos was careful enough to qualify…

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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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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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