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

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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

Trudeau’s Canada: A Bleak Economic Horizon

Below the 49th Parallel, the doctrine of “America First” has been made clear. It is a heavy statement. It means more than just prioritizing domestic products; it means a shift in economic regime. And above all, it means a shift that will be felt around the world — perhaps in no place more than Justin … Continue reading Trudeau’s Canada: A Bleak Economic Horizon

Why the Leftward Shift of the Democratic Party is Concerning

January 20, 2017 marked the day Republican President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office. While it’s true that many never fully envisioned this day coming, as could be seen in the shock that swept college campuses across the nation, Democrats and Republicans alike must now work together toward serious policy changes involving healthcare, the … Continue reading Why the Leftward Shift of the Democratic Party is Concerning

Debunking Planned Parenthood

“Planned Parenthood is so much more than just abortions, and Republicans hate women because they want to defund it.” - Every college student on my Facebook newsfeed I have noticed three ways that people try to justify the above statement, so let’s evaluate each of them. Only “three percent of Planned Parenthood’s health services are … Continue reading Debunking Planned Parenthood

Branching Out of the Penn Bubble: Understanding Flyover America

After last November’s elections, many on Penn’s campus had a pervasive feeling of shock and disbelief. Students simply couldn’t stomach the fact that Trump would soon be President; professors and administrators, eager to assuage the feelings of the strongly left-leaning student population, offered canceled classes and coloring books. Admittedly, I was surprised that Trump won, … Continue reading Branching Out of the Penn Bubble: Understanding Flyover America

When Political Preferences Trump Moral Decency

A recent Variety interview with actress and comedian Chelsea Handler points to some of the larger problems with mainstream leftism. While the short interview was laced with rude and crude remarks about President Trump, the one that has generated the most buzz is Handler’s comment about First Lady Melania Trump’s accent. Asked if she would … Continue reading When Political Preferences Trump Moral Decency