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New Rules for the Old College Try? COVID-19 and The Crisis of Higher Education

Higher education in the United States has long been a warped part of the American Dream. Our culture has reinforced the preposterous idea that spending four years of life to obtain a piece of paper can not only guarantee a prosperous future but also is an essential rite of passage before entering the “real world.” … Continue reading New Rules for the Old College Try? COVID-19 and The Crisis of Higher Education

COVID-19 and Central Planning: A Failure of Epidemic Proportions

In the wake of COVID-19, political and bureaucratic leaders at all levels of government are struggling to enforce health and safety protocols. Understanding the disease process of the novel coronavirus and the corresponding measures that would be effective to mitigate its widespread effects is difficult in and of itself; however, the challenge of public policy … Continue reading COVID-19 and Central Planning: A Failure of Epidemic Proportions

The Meaning of Suffering: Finding Peace in A Chaotic World

As we struggle to make sense of the calamitous, chaotic global crisis caused by COVID-19, there seems to be very little about which to rejoice this Holy Week: as of Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the globe has endured approximately 1.3 million cases of the novel coronavirus with over 72,000 dead worldwide—including 12,064 Americans. On top … Continue reading The Meaning of Suffering: Finding Peace in A Chaotic World

#LetTulsiDebate: Tulsi Gabbard’s Fight for Relevancy

With the Democratic primary dramatically narrowing since the beginning of March, Democratic voters are now being offered a binary choice at the polls: Former Vice President Joe Biden or Senator Bernie Sanders. Despite their policy and personality differences, neither candidate inspires tremendous confidence securing a victory in November’s general election against President Donald Trump. Although … Continue reading #LetTulsiDebate: Tulsi Gabbard’s Fight for Relevancy

Abortion: Conscience v. Party Politics

Abortion is a difficult subject to discuss with an open mind because arguments on both sides of the debate penetrate the deepest of moral convictions. Attempts to rationally discuss the issue with those of opposing opinions frequently devolve into unproductive or hurtful opining. However, the uncomfortable nature of the abortion debate is precisely why all … Continue reading Abortion: Conscience v. Party Politics

Gun Violence Isn’t the Disease and Legislation Isn’t the Antidote

The Second Amendment has come under heavy fire in recent days not only from anti-gun advocates but also from responsible gun owners. The main appeal of “Gun Sense” restrictions on the ownership of firearms is the protection of innocent lives by combating the “culture of gun violence” in the United States. Looking at the statistics, … Continue reading Gun Violence Isn’t the Disease and Legislation Isn’t the Antidote

Virginia Gun Legislation: The Facts and Why They Matter

After a peaceful demonstration in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday, January 20, the news cycle is likely to abandon the gun rights battle occurring in the home state of the NRA. Although the annual Lobby Day demonstrations—where Virginians regularly exercise their rights to petition their state government—are over, the outstanding question of gun ownership restrictions in … Continue reading Virginia Gun Legislation: The Facts and Why They Matter

A Missed Opportunity: January 2020 Debate Analysis

A missed opportunity for all involved, the last Democratic Primary debate before the Iowa Caucus on February 3 could have been a game-changing event for any of the candidates; however, all six individuals on the debate stage failed to maximize their chance to make a meaningful impression on not only the Caucus goers in Iowa … Continue reading A Missed Opportunity: January 2020 Debate Analysis

Presidential Primary Update: Iowa and New Hampshire Polling Data

With the first Democratic Primary debate of 2020 taking place tonight, the candidates are barreling closer to the official starting line: the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary. Slightly one month away, the first two official popular contributions to the selection of an official candidate is a critical moment in any presidential election cycle. … Continue reading Presidential Primary Update: Iowa and New Hampshire Polling Data

The Bigger Problem with Iran: Prudence in Foreign Policy

Listen to the Podcast!Westchester On the Level with Hezi Aris As the situation continues to unfold, every American should be concerned about his country’s position in the Middle East. Regardless of where you stand on the immediate issues, the recently increasing tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran should be profoundly … Continue reading The Bigger Problem with Iran: Prudence in Foreign Policy