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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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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Semper (In)Fidelis

In the two weeks since the election, we have seen protest in the streets and the theaters, and the creation of safe spaces at schools and colleges. We have also heard a lot of talk about the Electoral College. Some want to eliminate the Electoral College altogether, relying instead on…

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Nice Guys Finish Second

The most important decision a modern presidential candidate makes is the selection of the number two person on the ticket. While originally chosen as the second highest vote getter in the election, vice presidents today are picked to round out a deficiency seen in the future president. There have been…

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