President Donald Trump walks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during his five-country trip through Asia in November 2017. (Public domain photo by Official White House Photographer Andrea Hanks.)

Opinion: Why We Should Welcome Trump’s North Korea Diplomacy Gamble

March 31, 2018 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

Much noise has been made about the dangers of President Trump’s agreement to meet North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un. While there are plenty of valid concerns that need to be quickly addressed prior to a May summit, I want to offer a different perspective on the matter. To achieveRead More

Author of “Fire and Fury” Michael Wolff in 2013. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Eirik Solheim. bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Choudhry: Fired up and Furious Over Trump Presidency Expose

January 22, 2018 at 12:42 am 0 comments

At midnight of January 5, there was a line outside of Kramerbooks, based in Washington, D.C., for a nonfiction book about the first year of President Trump’s term in office. The book was sold out in less than 20 minutes. As of this writing, it’s the number one bestseller onRead More

President Donald Trump receives a NASA flight jacket after signing the NASA Transition Authorization Act in March 2017. (Official White House photo by Paul Williams.)

Perego: In Search of the Missing Space Link

January 18, 2018 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

For decades the United States has enjoyed boasting its status as the “leader of the free world.” Although we do in fact have one of the largest militaries, and an exceptionally high GDP per capita, the United States ranks amongst the lowest countries in terms of scientific literacy. We haveRead More

Choudhry: From Keurigs to Congress: Inside the Sean Hannity Sideshow

Choudhry: From Keurigs to Congress: Inside the Sean Hannity Sideshow

December 6, 2017 at 11:13 am 0 comments

Earlier this month, you may not have heard much about the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. You probably had little to no idea who the candidates were until reports from the Washington Post emerged that the Republican candidate was allegedly a pedophile. And then you probably heard that people wereRead More

Speaker of the House and former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Paul Ryan in 2014. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore. bit.ly/1p2b8Ke)

Opinion: Republican Tax Reform Is Fiscally Irresponsible

November 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

If you had listened to Republican lawmakers at all between the years 2009 and 2016, you probably would have thought fiscal responsibility was a central tenet of their belief system. You probably would have thought their disdain for budget deficits was earnest, and not at all politically contrived. You probablyRead More

Senators Flake and McCain at a 2016 Summit in Arizona [Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore. (http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)]

Opinion: Fight From Within: The Senate Republicans Battling Trump

November 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

It is a fact that some Senate Republicans have feuded with President Trump over some of his policy points recently. Some examples that come to mind are Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., and Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Ala., who both voted no on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill which President Trump was lookingRead More

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement gather at Zuccotti Park in New York on September 30, 2011.
(Unmodified photo by David Shankbone used under a Creative Commons license. bit.ly/1E6HPMf )

Zelin: By the Numbers: How Gaping Disparities in Wealth Fuel a Generational Cycle of Inequality

October 31, 2017 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

We have all heard a great deal about the growing levels of income inequality in the United States. The top one percent of all earners in the U.S. rake in 40 times more than the bottom 90 percent, and the top one-tenth of the one percent has seen rapid levelsRead More

Hillary Clinton speaking at AIPAC Policy Conference in 2016. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Lorie Shaull.bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Choudhry: The Polarization of Partisan Media

October 12, 2017 at 12:03 am 0 comments

In early September, Hillary Clinton tweeted out an endorsement of a website called Verrit. Created by Peter Daou, a former strategist for Clinton’s campaign, the website calls itself the “media for the 65.8 million.” There’s a good chance you don’t know how Verrit works (authentication codes? pictures of facts fromRead More

Opinion: A Republican and a Democrat Talk About Guns

Opinion: A Republican and a Democrat Talk About Guns

October 12, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Late last Sunday, 58 people were shot and killed while enjoying a country music performance in Las Vegas. Friday afternoon, I sat down with one of my best friends – a Republican – and we talked about gun violence. Mike Cocomazze and I aren’t two people whose friendship makes aRead More

Donald Trump at CPAC in 2011. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Opinion: Debased: Trump Risks Losing His Core Supporters Due to Recent Controversies

October 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

Donald Trump cannot afford to lose his base of support, yet he has risked losing it twice in the past weeks. He almost compromised with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on DACA (Differed Action for Childhood Applicants) and “the Wall”. This alone caused a firestorm over President Trump’s preferred platform,Read More