War hero and U.S. Senator John McCain passed away Saturday at the age of 81. The news was met with sadness as many people spoke out. John McCain was much more than a politician. He devoted every day of his life, until the end, to the United States. Military Career McCain, from birth, seemed destined to serve in the military. His father and grandfather were both admirals in the United States Navy. The man himself grew up on military bases in America and abroad. Following in his father’s footsteps and devoting himself to his country, McCain enrolled in the United States...Read More
Author: Bobby Fox
For the most part, ESPN avoided broadcasting the National Anthem last year when it broadcast National Football League games. They made exceptions on the anniversary of 9/11, after the Las Vegas tragedy, and following President Trump’s critical comments. However, ESPN has actively decided to not air the National Anthem during NFL games this season. As ESPN President James Pitaro commented last week during media day: “We generally have not broadcasted the anthem, and I don’t think that will change this year. Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem,” Pitaro and ESPN are attempting to help...Read More
The gun control debate will never go away. It is a highly divisive issue and we often times only hear one side being pushed on us by the media. Unfortunately for them, there are numerous reasons why guns aren’t as bad as they think. 1. As guns have increased, crime has decreased If more guns contributed to more crime, then we’d expect to see this played out in the numbers. Since 1993 the numbers of guns in America has risen significantly; this follows a significant decrease in crime during the same time period. Having more guns doesn’t cause murders...Read More
Democratic socialist politicians are on the rise. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and others have risen to prominence within the Democratic Party. However, even though they call themselves “Democratic Socialists,” they are still socialists. Socialism can sound appealing at first. Free stuff is always attractive and can be enticing. The problem with socialism is that the stuff isn’t free at all. Once the cost of the programs are looked at, it is evident that socialism is too expensive, causes the destruction of jobs, and is impossible to maintain. Free College Cost: $75,000,000,000 Per Year College costs have undoubtedly gotten out of hand. This is...Read More
Protests over the national anthem plagued the NFL last season, and it appears the issue won’t disappear anytime soon. After Colin Kaepernick started the movement in 2016 to protest police brutality, other players began to follow suit. Even more players joined in after President Trump spoke out against the kneeling. However, more recently, the protests are losing their meaning, and most people don’t remember what they are about. Despite confusion around the protests, people still feel strongly about the issue. Americans feel kneeling during the anthem disrespects the flag and want the players to stop. The NFL knows it has an...Read More
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