After the first presidential debate last night, a Facebook friend of mine took the liberty to post the following status: “Alright I’ve officially decided that if you’re voting for Donald Trump you should just unfriend me right now. I don’t understand how anyone could listen to him and say “yes, that is a sound, rational statement/idea that was relevant to the question.” This is absolutely ridiculous.” Well, I now have one fewer Facebook friend. I’m sorry, but are you serious? First of all, welcome to the world of the young conservative. Liberal ideology crowds most of my Facebook newsfeed. I read it, think it’s insane, and then scroll...Read More
A majority of Americans have heard about Hillary Clinton’s classified emails, yet most don’t know why it’s such a big deal. Before any American can even think about casting a vote for Hillary, they must first understand why this scandal matters. A (very brief) background The State Department states that the “normal day-day operations” of those in office should be conducted with the state.gov email address. Hillary used a private family server for official communications instead of her issued state.gov email address during her time as secretary of state. She claims she did this so as to not carry around two devices for “convenience.” In September 2013, four...Read More
The Boston Globe recently published a mock front page, dated April 9, 2017, with the headline “Deportations to Begin” above a photo of Trump. The stories included the mass deportation of illegal immigrants, U.S. soldiers refusing orders to murder the families of ISIS members, and a dwindling economic market. According to the editor’s note, The Boston Globe claims that this is a representation of “Donald Trump’s America,” an America that the “Globe’s editorial board finds…deeply troubling.” It will be interesting to see if the Globe plans to publish mock front pages for the other candidates, particularly the Democratic front runner, Hillary...Read More
On Monday morning, the Supreme Court Justices unanimously ruled in Evenwel v. Abbott to uphold the “One Person, One Vote” principle by allowing states to count all residents–regardless of voting eligibility–in “drawing election districts.” But is “one person, one vote” really the neutral standard that everyone thinks it is? As New York Times writer Adam Liptak stated, “the decision was more notable for what it did not do than for what it did.” Liptak went on to explain that the opposite decision would have “shifted political power from cities to rural areas… benefit(ing) Republicans.” Liptak is correct: this ruling does not drastically change...Read More
A recent New York Times article discussed the 100-day strategy that various Republican leaders have devised in efforts to keep 2016 Presidential candidate Donald Trump away from receiving the GOP nomination. These leaders have also relayed that should Mr. Trump receive the nomination, they plan to “field an independent candidate in the general election.” What the GOP fails to realize, however, is that the more they try to deter Conservatives from voting for Trump, the more appealing they make Trump look. One of Trump’s greatest strengths in this election is that he is not a politician. His supporters view him as is a...Read More
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