Opinion

President Trump signing an executive order fast tracking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. (Public domain photo by the Office of the President of the United States)

Opinion: Trump Succeeded in Joint Address to Congress

March 5, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump spoke to Congress. For Trump, this speech provided a transformation from the cartoonish character the mainstream media depicted him to be into the new statesman. Trump appeared to have learned a lesson of tact during the speech to the joint session, even refraining from his trademark idiosyncrasiesRead More

Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a 2016 campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona. (Unmodified by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license.http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Opinion: Trump and Putin’s Dangerous Relationship

March 4, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

President Trump is a man of many obscure and questionable things, but announcing that he hasn’t spoken to Russia in ten years is the most questionable of all. Recently, Trump stated that he “hasn’t called Russia in ten years”, in regards to an FBI investigation being launched to investigate Trump’sRead More

Opinion: In Riveting Response to Trump, Beshear Delivers Where Clinton Failed

Opinion: In Riveting Response to Trump, Beshear Delivers Where Clinton Failed

March 4, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

With a backdrop of a Lexington cafe, and flanked by the diverse patrons it serves, former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivered the Democratic response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Dressed in merely a button-up shirt and khaki pants, Beshear did what HillaryRead More

Leonardo DiCaprio giving his speech on climate change at the 2016 Academy Awards (Unmodified photo by ABC Television used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Opinion: The Two Things You Shouldn’t Discuss at Work: Politics and Celebrities

March 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

This past Sunday night, Hollywood’s best gathered for the 89th Academy Awards, with many Americans tuning in to find out the winners, hear the speeches, and, of course, admire the fashion worn by celebrities on the red carpet. Recently, alongside pre-show discussion about who will win the coveted awards is political talk.Read More

President Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Vice President Mike Pence were all center stage Tuesday night. (Public domain photo by Caleb Smith)

Opinion: “Wrong!”: Where Trump’s Address Missed the Mark

March 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

On Tuesday night, President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress. This address was essentially a State of the Union in substance and style—pauses for applause—the President’s legislative agenda laid out for the legislative branch, and honored guests recognized in the First Lady’s box.Read More

The University of Florida could see an influx of students with this proposal. (Unmodified photo by Ebyabe used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1p2b8Ke)

Opinion: Higher Education Reform Will Hurt Those Already Hurting

February 28, 2017 at 12:07 am 0 comments

Higher education reform is coming up in the Florida legislature and there are some controversial portions of the bills that need to be addressed. For starters, one of the senate bills introduced by the chair of the education committee has a provision that limits the number of bachelor degree seekingRead More

Tom Perez in 2013. (Public domain photo by DOJ photographer Lonnie D Tague)

Opinion: As Perez Claims Victory, Far Left Throws Tantrum

February 26, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

We are just over a month into the Trump presidency, and it is already a nightmare for progressives. Here are a few reasons why: The Republican-controlled Congress is moving forward on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act Civil rights protections for transgender students have been rescinded Refugee resettlement seemsRead More

Donald Trump during an interview in 2015. (Unmodified by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Opinion: Trump Banning Some Outlets From Briefing Is Un-American

February 25, 2017 at 1:38 am 0 comments

How long will it take President Donald Trump to start acting like a holder of his office? His administration is launching an all-out assault on the American press for unfavorable coverage and it has got to stop. He can justifiably attack a story, maybe even the overall coverage of aRead More

Keith Ellison campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016. (Unmodified photo by Lorie Shuall used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1xMszCg)

Opinion: Snake Eating Its Own Tail: Civil War Between DNC’s Four Factions

February 24, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Part I: The Factions and Their Representative Candidates This article is meant to present the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairperson candidates as representatives of four factions, as I define, wrestling for the control and direction of the party. The factions will be defined as such: The Trade Unionists/Classical Liberals and “JusticeRead More

Stephen Miller on the campaign trail in June 2016. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1xMszCg)

Opinion: Stephen Miller and a Lesson in Transparency

February 22, 2017 at 1:08 am 0 comments

Last Sunday, senior White House policy advisor Stephen Miller made the rounds on cable news to discuss the judicial intervention which halted President Trump’s so-called “Muslim Ban.” In doing so, Miller not only questioned the powers of the Judicial branch, he took things a step further on CBS’s Face theRead More