Author: Alex Christy

Reactions to Manchester

On Monday night, 22 people were killed and over 50 more were wounded at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.  The attack was carried out by a suicide nail bomber. Evil In Manchester In the aftermath of the attack, Grande was understandably distraught over what had happened. broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words. — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017 It is heartbreaking that Grande feels the need to express that she is sorry, as if she did something wrong. She was in Manchester to perform for her British fans. She did nothing...

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What To Do About Confederate History

Every once and while, there is a controversy that arises surrounding Civil War history and Confederate symbolism. This time, it was over the city of New Orleans and their plans to remove four Confederate monuments. A Timeline of Removal The first monument that the city removed was an obelisk that commemorated the Battle of Liberty Place. The battle took place after the Civil War, when militant members of the Democratic Party battled the Reconstruction-era government of Louisiana. Demonstrations broke out last week when the city officially removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  On Wednesday, the city removed a...

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Don’t Mourn Le Pen’s Loss

For some the French election was the third battle against the forces of globalism.  After Brexit and Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen was to be the exclamation point on the nationalist resurgence across the West.  If France, of all places, can tell the European Union to go pound sand, then globalism will truly be on the defensive.  It was not meant to be, as Marine Le Pen lost and lost big.  She lost from the Channel to the Mediterranean and from the Atlantic to the old Maginot Line. The fact that some are lamenting Le Pen’s loss is not only...

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Bob Ferguson Comes to Campus

It has been a while since President Trump’s travel ban has been in the news. However, it was front and center at Western Washington University on May 2.  In a public lecture hosted by the Political Science Department, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson spoke about the state’s lawsuit that resulted in the executive order being struck down. Nearly 300 people crammed into the main lecture room and overflow room, and some had to be turned away from both locations. The speech promised to be a great opportunity to learn from and challenge a key public official. Ultimately, however, the final results were disappointing at...

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Howard Dean Screams Nonsense

Former Vermont Governor and failed 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean recently decided to jump into the UC-Berkeley controversy surrounding Ann Coulter.  He offered his thoughts on Twitter last Thursday, making the entire nation forever grateful that he was not elected President. Hate speech is not protected by the first amendment. https://t.co/DOct3xcLoY — Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) April 21, 2017 This should concern every American who claims to care about the First Amendment.  The problem with “hate speech” is not whether it is a good thing or a bad thing, but who gets to decide on the definition of “hate.”  Are we...

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