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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Lessons from the Cold War

With the recent news of the escalation of incendiary rhetoric between the United States and North Korea, sometimes it is hard to tell the differentiate between the words of President Trump and those of Kim Jong-Un. While Defense Secretary Jim Mattis argues America’s diplomatic efforts are working, others are speculating…

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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 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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For Love of Country

It’s no secret that Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling.  His “meltdown” is TIME Magazine’s cover story this week.  You can’t turn on the news without hearing about his latest “misinterpretation” – just in the past week, it’s been “second amendment people” and “Obama founded ISIS.” And after these gaffes, Republican…

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The Notorious RBG’s Unnecessary Apology

Last week, Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview that Donald Trump “lacks consistency” and is “a faker.” I believe the uproar that ensued was to be expected. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that Justice Ginsburg’s comments were “totally inappropriate” and House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Ginsburg’s comments…

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