Author: Gabrielle Temaat

Feelings v. Policy: Tomi Lahren and Chelsea Handler Debate

Tomi Lahren and Chelsea Handler engaged in a heated debate at Politicon on Saturday. The two discussed several topics ranging from healthcare to transgenders in the military. The debate was highly anticipated, as both speakers are incredibly influential and outspoken regarding political issues, but represent opposing ideologies. Tomi’s arguments were logically driven, while Chelsea offered many emotionally charged statements often beginning with, “I feel like…”. Chelsea did provide some facts, but she often used feelings to support her argument. In the context of a policy debate, subjective feelings cannot play a role. She failed to refute Tomi’s logic and...

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Why Generation Z Leans to the Right

Recent studies have shown that generation Z, the age demographic following Millennials, may be far more conservative than expected. Older members of generation Z are graduating high school, meaning 2016 was the first time many of them were able to vote. Eric Metaxas, writing for CNS news, claims that ,”according to a growing body of research, they may be, by certain measures, the most conservative generation since World War II—more than Millennials, Generation Xers and even the Baby-Boomers.” The question, of course, is why is this the case? One might assume younger generations are becoming increasingly liberal, as millennials are...

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Oregon’s New Bill Mandates Free Abortion

Oregon’s state legislature recently voted on a bill (HB3391) mandating that insurance companies completely cover the cost of an abortion. Regardless of the reason that the mother gives, she can decide to abort her child at no cost. Governor Kate Brown has not yet signed the bill into law, but according to her recent tweet on the matter, she is in favor of it. There is little question as to whether or not the bill will be passed. Astoundingly, the bill even states that, “This 2017 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and...

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Austin Petersen: The Bridge Between Republicans and Libertarians

It’s no secret that Republicans and Libertarians are not happy with politicians in Washington who are not fulfilling their promises. Namely, the repeal of Obamacare. The ideologies of the Republican and Libertarian parties share a common foundation. They can both be simplified to the desire for smaller government and more personal freedoms. In the coming years, it would be smart for Republicans and Libertarians to join forces against the Democratic Party. A Missouri Candidate Can Bridge the Gap Austin Petersen is an excellent example of a person with ideological beliefs that represent both parties and can potentially establish a middle...

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Why Healthcare is Not a Right

As the battle over healthcare continues in the Senate, Democrats argue against the repeal of Obamacare by insisting that “healthcare is a right.” Many believe healthcare to be a right that the government should provide for free, paid for by tax payer money, to those who cannot afford it. However, there are several flaws with this argument. To make the claim that healthcare is a right is to ignore the definition of a human right and neglect to consider everything this statement implies. Senator Rand Paul gives the perfect response Recently, Senator Rand Paul gave the following statement in response...

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