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A Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Must Work for the American People, not Big Business

Jackson Coleman, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2020

Urgent, decisive, and meaningful action is necessary to deal with what may be the largest and deadliest crisis of the 21st century, the COVID-19 outbreak. The trillion-dollar stimulus bill that was blocked by Senate Democrats on Sunday evening certainly was urgent and decisive, but unfortunately will n...

Being Right: Another Democrat Doomed to Fail

Marc Moreira, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

It comes from a conservative mindset that each individual should be entitled to do what they want with their own money they have earned and that one shouldn’t judge what others do with their money. But, with Michael Bloomberg, a paradox has emerged. Is it fair to say that Bloomberg earned all his bi...

Being Right Ambition, Politics, and the New Hampshire Primary

Anthony Palazzola, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

In Federalist Paper No. 51, James Madison declared that “ambition must be made to counteract ambition.” Clearly, Madison warned that ambition can be a threat to America’s political system. But ambition can also be a threat to the politician obsessed with it. That is, a politician's ambition may...

Being Right: President Trump’s Tribute to American Greatness

Patrick Taylor, Maroon-News Staff

February 13, 2020

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was a smart and dynamic speech in many ways. Not only did the president highlight the economic and political achievements of his administration, but he delivered a patriotic message that only made his opposition’s response seem all the more divi...

Being Right: Drastic Measures Are Neither Wise Nor Necessary

Marc Moreira, Maroon-News Staff

February 6, 2020

The role of the government should be minimal in the lives of the citizens of a society. The government should not have a significant role in regulating business nor in managing the economy. However, the government should maintain a role in protecting its citizens and, if there is an event that threat...

Being Right: The Witness Debacle: Another Game of Political Charades

Ryan Zoellner, Maroon-News Staff

January 30, 2020

Another week passes, another chapter goes by in the impeachment melodrama that, at this point, is only being read with any interest by its own participants looking for press about themselves.Today’s question: should the Senate vote to hear witnesses omitted from the House inquiry last month? That being the mo...

Being Right: Last Debate Shows Rot Within Democratic Party

Patrick Taylor, Maroon-News Staff

December 15, 2019

As both a Republican and an American, I had mixed feelings about the latest Democratic primary debate. On the one hand, the more I listened to the current batch of candidates, the more optimistic I began to feel about President Donald Trump’s reelection chances. On the other hand, though, the reality ...

Being Right: Regulation Should Be Up to Congress, Not the Courts

Marc Moreira, Maroon-News Staff

November 22, 2019

The 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was nothing short of a tragedy. Adam Lanza, the shooter, shot his mother, 20 children, and seven school officials before taking his own life. In response to the tragedy, the families of the victims have filed a lawsuit against Remington Arms, arguing ...

Being Right: The Decline of Warren Begins

Connor Madalo, Maroon-News Staff

November 14, 2019

Coming out of the October Democratic debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren was looking like the new Democratic frontrunner. Virtually every candidate on stage, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, took a shot at her. And while many of her defenses felt rehearsed, she emerged as the candidate everyone was talk...

A Conversation: Another Chaotic Week in DC [Being Right + What’s Left]

Eli Cousin and Ryan Zoellner, Maroon-News Staff

November 7, 2019

Eli: For those of you brave Maroon-News readers out there, Ryan and I have decided to add a little flair to the weekly left-right column for this edition. Ryan: Spice, some might say. Eli: If you are familiar with the weekly New York Times column written by Gail Collins and Bret Stephens—a liberal ...

Being Right: Taxpayers Should Not Have to Subsidize Fake News

Patrick Taylor, Maroon-News Staff

October 31, 2019

The White House announced on Thursday October 24 that it would be discontinuing government agencies’ subscriptions to two newspapers: The Washington Post and The New York Times, both publications which are said to be famous for virulently anti-Trump and left-leaning coverage.This brings to mind a very i...

What’s Left: The Rise of a New American Socialism

Reed Cleland, Maroon-News Staff

October 22, 2019

Historically, the word “socialism” has been tantamount to political profanity within the United States. It conjures images of bread lines, wealth redistribution and revolutions in the market square.So, how are self-proclaimed democratic socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representat...

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