Opinion

Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail in 2015. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Michael Vadon. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Zelin: Medicare for All: An Argument for Implementation

October 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

Our health care system is broken. The United States of America pays more money on health care than any other industrialized country in the world, more than $3.4 trillion per year to be exact, yet our life expectancy ranks 26th out of 36 member nations in the Organization for EconomicRead More

John Kasich speaking at the First- in-the-Nation Presidential Town Hall in 2016.
(Unmodified photo by Michael Vadon used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1xMszCg)

Opinion: Is Kasich Preparing to Run Again?

September 12, 2017 at 12:11 am 0 comments

John Kasich has been working with fellow Governor John Hickenlooper and a coalition of other governors to stabilize health insurance markets in their states. This coalition has garnered major attention for bridging party lines because its members, Kasich and Hickenlooper included, come from both parties. In the Republican Party, thisRead More

Protests outside San Francisco City Hall on Inauguration Day. (Unmodified photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1iowB8m)

Zelin: The Epidemic of Outrage

September 3, 2017 at 12:21 am 0 comments

If you were to flip on cable news, log on to Twitter, or browse the web for more than a few minutes, it would be very difficult not to feel as if the world was going straight to hell in a handbasket. An endless barrage of catastrophic news stories isRead More

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Constantindis in Spera, Afghanistan in 2009. (Public domain photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero.)

Opinion: The Trump Doctrine: Endless War

September 2, 2017 at 12:17 am 0 comments

Last week, President Donald Trump (that’s never going to roll off the tongue, is it?) announced his new Afghanistan strategy, which is really just Obama’s old Afghanistan strategy adjusted for idiocy. Though Trump predictably left out specifics, the central tenets of his policy appear to be this: There will beRead More

The impromptu memorial to Heather Heyer at the location of the 8/12 domestic terror attack.
 (Unmodified photo by Bob Mical used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/RT9dL0)

Opinion: As We Mourn, We Must Continue Forward

August 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

We as a nation hold dearest our principles and the unity that has bound peoples of diverging races, religions, and creeds. We exult in our Four Freedoms: Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. However, yet another cowardly act of violence threatens to dislodgeRead More

Housing in Uptown Chicago, Illinois, pictured in 1942. (Public domain image courtesy U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

Opinion: Dangerous Trends: The Connection Between Democrats and Big City Failures

August 13, 2017 at 12:36 am 0 comments

As fans of the popular CBS show “NCIS” might recall, one of the main characters, Agent Gibbs, lives by a set of “rules” which he has come to develop throughout his life. While he often references many of these “rules,” the one most often repeated—his golden rule of sorts—is thatRead More

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at CPAC 2011. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Opinion: Repeal Process Reveals GOP Moral Bankruptcy

July 29, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

At one o’clock Friday morning, it looked as though the Republican Senate might actually vote to repeal Obamacare. It had been a crazy few days. After successfully passing a motion to proceed on amendments and debate Tuesday afternoon, it finally looked as though the wheels might be turning on theRead More

Man waving LGBT flag on the steps of the Supreme Court 2015. Unmodified photo by Ted Eytan used under a Creative Commons license. (http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Opinion: A Step Backwards for the LGBTQ Community

July 28, 2017 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Early Wednesday morning President Trump took to Twitter to advise Americans that transgender soldiers are no longer allowed to serve the U.S. military “in any capacity”. When reached for comment, the Pentagon deferred to the White House, showing how few were expecting these tweets from Trump. Trump’s reasoning for theRead More

The Statue of Liberty in 2008. (Unmodified photo by Radhika Bhagwat used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Burnette: This Fourth of July, Remember Our American Values

July 4, 2017 at 12:51 am 0 comments

Fourth of July, Independence Day, a day of great barbecues and fireworks; it’s when we celebrate the ratifying of the Declaration of Independence and becoming our own nation, separated from the crown of Great Britain. The government of the United States is founded on principles of freedom for people toRead More

Opinion: Trumpcare and Why Your Voice Is Important

Opinion: Trumpcare and Why Your Voice Is Important

June 30, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday that the vote for the Senate’s new health care bill is to be postponed until after July 4th. With the bill being kept behind closed doors, conjuring up enough support for the bill, from both the public and senators, has been noRead More