Many Christians have been up in arms about President Obama’s comments towards Christians following the National Prayer Breakfast, but is he really ignoring a silent genocide? In February, the president was criticized for his comments about Christians and Islamic Extremism. At the breakfast he said “Lest we get on our high horse an think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” Many Americans criticized his...Read More
Former First Lady, Senator Secretary of State, and presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton sounds like a feminist’s dream come true. Right? Think again: during the 2008 election, feminist author, critic, Salon columnist, and author Camille Paglia attacked Hillary Clinton for her lack of feminist ideals and announced her support of Barack Obama. Following her lead, other feminists stepped forward to criticize Hillary on her popularity being “not because of her individual achievements but because of the person she is married to,” reinforcing ideals that leaders must be “ruthless and macho,” and even on her handling of Benghazi. Given such heavy resistance by...Read More
Every Lenten season everyone’s Twitter and Facebook feeds are filled with friends and relatives proclaiming their decision to give up social media for forty days. But are they really onto something the rest of us should jump on? For roughly three months I personally quit Twitter, not only did my phone battery thank me, but I also felt overall less stressed and agitated. This experience inspired my interest in the lesser-discussed drawbacks of our increasingly interconnected world. Everyone is well aware of the great benefits social networking sites bring to modern life. From quicker and easier national and international...Read More
Once again, my home state and college town has made national headlines for another union battle. A little over four years after Governor Scott Walker began his battle with unions over collective bargaining rights in the state of Wisconsin, he signed a law prohibiting the requirement of workers to pay union dues. Effective immediately, Wisconsin has become the 25th Right-to-Work state in the United States and the first since 2012. Passing this Right-to-Work law received criticism from President Barack Obama, 400 business in Wisconsin, and 3,000 angry union protesters at the Capitol. Supporters and non-supporters alike have highly emotionally...Read More
Frequently, the freedom and security that we enjoy as Americans can blind us to the issues faced by many other people in the world. We either don’t know that they are a problem, or underplay the severity of those issues because they don’t line up with our own experiences. However, simply because we don’t see those problems doesn’t mean they aren’t there, and it doesn’t mean they aren’t serious. One such problem has started to creep back onto some Americans’ radar because of the atrocities committed by ISIS: religious persecution, in particular the persecution of Christians. Religious persecution was...Read More
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