Author: Adam Ondo

It’s Time to Man Up: Ending the “War on Women”

One of the things that killed Romney’s chances in this year’s election was his lack of support from women – specifically single women. Obama had a 12-point lead among women this election, which is four points more than last election. Furthermore, 68 percent of single women voted for Obama; 23 percent of voters were single women. In other words, Obama’s “Romney-Ryan: Wrong for Women” campaign worked. Now, I’m not saying that the Democrats are right when they say the GOP is perpetuating a “War on Women,” but I will say that the Republican Party really needs to reconsider how...

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Students’ Religious Expression Challenged in Court

On October 18th, a Texas district court judge issued a temporary restraining order allowing cheerleaders at Kountze High School to display banners quoting 1 Cor. 15:57 and John 3:16. The ban had been imposed on the cheerleaders by Kountze Independent School District (ISD) superintendent Kevin Weldon after the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation sent him a letter explaining that the practice was unconstitutional. The Texas-based Liberty Institute soon responded by filing a motion for a permanent injunction against the ban. The main question in this case is whether or not the banners violated the separation of church and state....

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Why We Shouldn’t Limit Protest Arrests

Judge Richard J. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently declared the NYPD’s mass arrest of disorderly protesters during the 2004 Republican National Convention unconstitutional. Sullivan wrote that “an arresting officer must believe that every individual arrested [in a law-breaking group] personally violated the law.” This is a ridiculous burden to impose on cops dealing with a mob containing criminal elements. Furthermore, the people in the mob, even if they weren’t engaging in criminal activity before the arrival of the police, broke the law by not dispersing, and thus failing to...

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Teachers Unions Need To Be Taught A Lesson

Last week, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) went on strike. The union leaders are upset with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), which is facing a $600 million deficit, because they were not given the raise they wanted and because money was being funneled into charter schools. Issues such as the evaluation of teachers are also on the table. With these grievances in mind, some 29,000 teachers have refused to do their job by teaching the children of Chicago. The union has tried to play this off as a struggle to improve the quality of schools and to make it fairer...

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Iraq In Our Own Backyard: Time To Pull The Trigger

Since 2006, approximately 47,515 Mexicans have been killed by the cartels that control large swathes of the country. The four major cartels are the Federation, Gulf, Juarez, and Tijuana, but the Zetas are probably more recognizable due to their propensity for horrific attacks. In their more gruesome attacks, cartels have been known to display severed heads on pikes and even roll them onto the dance floors of nightclubs. Authorities are largely incapable of preventing this violence, falling victim to it when they try to intervene. It is estimated that over four thousand police officers have been killed since 2007. Soldiers...

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