• PETA Is a Morally Incoherent Organization

    PETA Is a Morally Incoherent Organization

    Sarah Palin recently engaged in a battle of wits with an organization possibly more inscrutable than even herself: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She drew the organization’s fire when she posted a picture of […]

  • Charlie Hebdo and Free Expression

    Charlie Hebdo and Free Expression

    Worldwide responses to the January 7 massacre at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have raised some important questions about the nature and limits of free expression. People seem to fall into three main camps […]

  • The United States and Cuba: A “New” Relationship?

    The United States and Cuba: A “New” Relationship?

    As a result of the United States’ announcement that diplomatic relations with Cuba will be restored, relations between the two countries are the strongest that they have been in decades. With the United States’ announcement comes a […]

  • American Sniper, the State of the Union, and the Dueling Narratives of Crisis in the United States

    American Sniper, the State of the Union, and the Dueling Narratives of Crisis in the United States

    “The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.” Barack Obama tonight officially closed the book on the year 2014 and welcomed Americans into a new period of the 21st century. The […]

  • An Open Letter to Professor Swain

    An Open Letter to Professor Swain

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –Martin Luther King Jr. A little over a year ago I took to this very forum to criticize the American Studies Association’s decision […]

  • The Next Generation of Warfare 

    The Next Generation of Warfare 

    For the past few years, experts have been warning governments of the shifting paradigm in warfare – from physical military theaters  to cyberspace. Congress has repeatedly rejected cyber security legislation on the premise that these laws would […]

  • The US in 2014, A Review

    The US in 2014, A Review

    “I will honor the faith and trust you have placed in me. And we will give life to the hope of so many in our city. We will succeed as one city. We know this won’t be […]

  • In Defense of the Firing Squad: An Anti-Death-Penalty Look at Proposed Legislation in Utah and Ohio

    In Defense of the Firing Squad: An Anti-Death-Penalty Look at Proposed Legislation in Utah and Ohio

    Last month, a panel of Utah lawmakers voted nine to two to approve a measure that would allow the use of a firing squad to execute death row inmates. Under the proposed legislation, if the state could […]

  • Love in Saint Louis: The Unseen Side of the Ferguson Protests

    Love in Saint Louis: The Unseen Side of the Ferguson Protests

    Hockey games in Saint Louis, where fans can cheer on the Saint Louis Blues, are always a popular event. They’re usually filled with vibrant fans clad in blue and gold in the streets shouting “Let’s Go Blues!” […]

  • Oh no. Another Stupid, Unoriginal Opinion on Ferguson.

    Oh no. Another Stupid, Unoriginal Opinion on Ferguson.

    I know what you’re thinking: “oh great, another uninformed college student’s opinion on Ferguson. I mean, what right does he have to talk about this issue?”  I know, I know, but I’m writing this anyway.  After all, isn’t […]

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by / on January 29, 2015 at 8:46 pm / in Domestic Politics

PETA Is a Morally Incoherent Organization

Sarah Palin recently engaged in a battle of wits with an organization possibly more inscrutable than even herself: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She drew the organization’s fire when she posted a picture of […]

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by / on January 25, 2015 at 9:47 pm / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

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Worldwide responses to the January 7 massacre at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have raised some important questions about the nature and limits of free expression. People seem to fall into three main camps […]

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by / on January 21, 2015 at 5:26 am / in International Politics, The Americas

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As a result of the United States’ announcement that diplomatic relations with Cuba will be restored, relations between the two countries are the strongest that they have been in decades. With the United States’ announcement comes a […]

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by / on January 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm / in Campus, Columns, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics, Local Politics, The Easy E's of Politics, Uncategorized

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –Martin Luther King Jr. A little over a year ago I took to this very forum to criticize the American Studies Association’s decision […]

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by / on January 1, 2015 at 11:56 pm / in Asia-Pacific, Domestic Politics, International Politics, The Americas

The Next Generation of Warfare 

For the past few years, experts have been warning governments of the shifting paradigm in warfare – from physical military theaters  to cyberspace. Congress has repeatedly rejected cyber security legislation on the premise that these laws would […]

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by / on December 31, 2014 at 4:03 pm / in Domestic Politics

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“I will honor the faith and trust you have placed in me. And we will give life to the hope of so many in our city. We will succeed as one city. We know this won’t be […]

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by / on December 2, 2014 at 2:47 am / in Domestic Politics

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by / on November 30, 2014 at 10:27 am / in Domestic Politics

Love in Saint Louis: The Unseen Side of the Ferguson Protests

Hockey games in Saint Louis, where fans can cheer on the Saint Louis Blues, are always a popular event. They’re usually filled with vibrant fans clad in blue and gold in the streets shouting “Let’s Go Blues!” […]

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by / on November 30, 2014 at 1:39 am / in Domestic Politics

Oh no. Another Stupid, Unoriginal Opinion on Ferguson.

I know what you’re thinking: “oh great, another uninformed college student’s opinion on Ferguson. I mean, what right does he have to talk about this issue?”  I know, I know, but I’m writing this anyway.  After all, isn’t […]

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