Author: Alex Christy

Adulthood and the Minimum Gun Purchasing Age

The NRA is suing Florida over a recently passed law that raises the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21.  The push to raise the age to 21 has been the latest idea for those who insist on “doing something” to combat mass shootings.  Republican lawmakers seem to believe that it is not particularly controversial and have more-or-less signed onto the idea.  However, raising the age to purchase firearms to 21 raises an important societal question. In the United States, 18 is the age of adulthood.  You can vote at 18, serve in the military, purchase tobacco, among other things.  You are...

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Trump’s Terrible Tariffs

President Trump has announced a plan to slap 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminum.  The move is not surprising. One of Trump’s reasons for running for President was the premise that the country had been cheated on trade. America, he claimed, had been taken advantage of and sold down the river by politicians who agreed to various free trade deals. Trump’s plan, simply put, is bad. Trade wars are never beneficial to the economy. Further, the justification that we need a 25% tax on steel for national security reasons is an insult to our intelligence. Beyond the economic reasons, however, there...

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Profiles in Disgrace: The Case of Scott Israel

When faced with a difficult situation some rise to the challenge.  When in a position of leadership, some give credit to their subordinates when they meet a challenge successfully or personally take blame if they fail.  Then there is Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel who does none of those things. “Brave” Sheriff Israel Israel went on national television and blamed the NRA for the shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  He was an active participant in CNN’s Two Minutes of Hate.  He did so knowing that law enforcement responded to anywhere from 23-45 calls for visits to the shooter’s...

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Mitt Romney is Not the Answer

It has been over five years since Mitt Romney and Barack Obama shared a stage to debate the foreign policy questions of that day.  By now you have heard the story, Romney said that Russia was our greatest geopolitical threat and Obama and his team laughed.  Romney wanted to basically re-fight the Cold War but the 1980s called asking for their foreign policy back. Fast forward to November 2016 when Donald Trump was elected and the Democrats started seeing a Russian agent behind every street corner and a Russian bot on every disagreeable Twitter account.  Frustrated with Trump’s “bromance”...

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Winter Olympics Bring Out Hot Takes

Every time the Olympics come around, there is an effort to showcase the host country’s history and culture.  This can be innocent enough, unless you are an NBC analyst who is not up to speed on early to mid-20th century Korean history.  But, when the Olympics are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, talk of North Korea inevitably arises. In the months leading up to the Olympics, some feared North Korea would try to disrupt the games.  Eventually, North Korea stated it would not disrupt the games and would enter the opening ceremonies under a unified flag and field a joint...

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