The threat of international terrorism has grown substantially the past year. No matter if the ideology is rested upon extreme religious belief or perverted political extremism, terrorism is a contemporary threat to the national security of the United States. As we have seen in the recent devastating Brussels bombings, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (a.k.a. ISIS, IS) casted a plague of fear across the world. It is evident that no where is safe or protected, fully, from the threat of an extremist or a terrorist. The Fear Component The Brussels bombings yielded 31 deaths with hundreds more injured....Read More
Author: Michael McGrady
President Obama recently made history by being the first U.S. President to step foot on Cuban soil in decades. In fact, President Calvin Coolidge was the last and only other American president to embark to the Caribbean island, when he attended a meeting of American and Caribbean states in Havana in 1928. Reluctantly, the world has changed drastically in the last eighty-some years. In between a few global wars, a crazy German dictator, and nearly nuking the whole first and second worlds into oblivion, Cuba stood idly by as the little minnow of communist power in the west (except...Read More
Happy Super Tuesday! March 1 marks the day when the Republican nominee for President of the United States will all but be determined. Though Cleveland and the RNC are still a ways off, Super Tuesday is of vital importance for any would-be nominees. Currently, aggregate poll data shows real estate magnate and toupee enthusiast Donald Trump will be the overall winner for today. Other contenders for the nominee, like crybaby Marco Rubio and know-it-all Ted Cruz, have tight races ahead of them. Buckeye John Kasich is holding on by a lynch pin, while Ben “Tyrannosaurs Hands” Carson seems to be sleeping on the job,...Read More
There’s been a lot of activity on the campaign trail in the last few weeks. These, in my view, were two of the biggest shake-ups in the election during that time: 1) South Carolina and Nevada As I watched the results come in from South Carolina and Nevada, I couldn’t help but think that this would be the tide changer in the races. If you followed both primaries, you would know that the Nevada Democratic caucus was met with a legitimate dog fight between Madam Clinton and Comrade Sanders. With all precincts reporting in, Clinton edged the Gandalf-looking Senator from...Read More
Justice Scalia is dead Every week, The College Conservative gives me the opportunity to provide thoughtful insight and reporting on the ensuing political battles of the 2016 presidential cycle. Today, I am heavy hearted to report that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes in Texas. In a statement, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John G. Roberts, Jr. affirmed the death of Justice Scalia, of which was Saturday, February 13, 2016. “On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away. He was an extraordinary individual...Read More
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