Author: Cody Hawkins

Students Lead Pro-Life Walkout, Media Falls Silent

Do you remember the March for our Lives a few weeks ago? Of course you do. It was all over social media. But more importantly, news outlets covered it essentially non-stop. But did you see the recent Pro-Life Walkout? Probably not, and the media is largely to blame for that, as well. On April 11th at 10:00 am, students united in a walkout to protest abortion and Planned Parenthood. Event planners designed the protest to parallel the anti-gun walkout that occurred on March 14th. More than 191 high schools, and 81 colleges participated in this national walkout. The official description on their...

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Omnibus Spending Bill Signed into Law, Fiscal Conservatism Goes Extinct

Friday afternoon, President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress early Friday morning. This 2,232 page omnibus bill continues to fund Planned Parenthood, sneaks in gun control, fails to get rid of burdensome Obamacare regulations, and was written behind closed doors without sufficient time to read the bill prior to an official vote in the Senate. You can read the entirety of the reckless, monstrous bill here. Trump took to Twitter this morning to voice his concerns with the bill. Some of these concerns were: insufficient funding for his border wall, and the lack of action by Democrats on behalf...

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Oakland Coffee Shop Refuses Service to Police Officers

Oakland, California seems to be all over news outlets lately. One of the most recent controversies? A coffee shop that refuses service to any uniformed police officer. What Happened? Hasta Muerte Coffee has an unwritten policy that they will not serve any uniformed police officer. The coffee shop has not formally responded to a letter mailed by the police union asking for clarification. However, a statement released on the company Instagram said “police presence compromises our feeling of physical and emotional safety.” Feelings on this matter seem to be mixed. Some people are taking to social media, and to Yelp,...

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Tragedy Sparks Gun Debate Yet Again

The American people are faced yet again with tragedy. As we know, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was the scene of a mass shooting this week. This is truly a national tragedy, and our hearts all break for the students and their families. Now is the time to come together in solidarity, comfort those in pain, and show that no act of terror or any evil will shake the spirit of our great nation. Some people immediately jumped at the opportunity to politicize this horrific event before all of the facts were even known. Twitter was filled with...

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Ohio State USG Targets Companies For Human Rights Violations

The Undergraduate Student Government at The Ohio State University introduced a resolution that targets several businesses for human rights violations. The resolution, which passed a little after 12am Thursday morning, establishes an ad hoc committee with the purpose of financial and investment oversight. The committee will likely be comprised of faculty, students, and staff within the University Senate, to “investigate the ethical and moral implications of investments in aforementioned companies which are involved in human rights violations both within the U.S. and abroad.” Among the targeted companies are: the GEO group, CCA/CoreCivic, Wendy’s, and HP Enterprise. They are targeted for what...

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