Pennsylvania Gears Up for 2018 Election

As the nation is still adjusting to the starkly different policies of the Trump administration compared to the Obama White House, aspiring politicians across the nation are looking ahead to the next major election in 2018. For Pennsylvania, that means two critical elections - for our Governor and for one of our U.S. Senators. After … Continue reading Pennsylvania Gears Up for 2018 Election

The Liberal Case for Capitalism

Usually, political debate with my peers ends in impasse, but I still do it, because an unquestioned viewpoint is never valid. As someone whose broader ideology began in fiscal conservatism, I have always asked with genuine curiosity why my liberal peers believe in their economic platform. And although I have yet to be persuaded leftward, … Continue reading The Liberal Case for Capitalism

Film Review: “An Inconvenient Sequel”

Self-proclaimed "man who used to be the next president" Al Gore is releasing an "Inconvenient Sequel" to his award-winning 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." The trailer was recently released, and the film itself will be released later this year. Gore and his original film have been overwhelmingly lauded for his predictions that the North Pole … Continue reading Film Review: “An Inconvenient Sequel”

Solid Walls vs. Flimsy Rhetoric

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) recently posted a message on Locust Walk comparing Israel’s border security operations to Donald Trump’s controversial political statements in an effort to convince people who dislike Trump to side against Israel and its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Unsurprisingly, SJP neglects to mention the persistent threat of terrorism against the … Continue reading Solid Walls vs. Flimsy Rhetoric

Obamacare 2.0: TrumpCare

The state of nationalized healthcare has been subject to debate within the United States most notably in the past decade. In the beginning, ideas that were flung “across the aisle” contended that either America needed a national healthcare initiative or that the sector should stay privatized. Now, the debate centers around what style of national … Continue reading Obamacare 2.0: TrumpCare