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What’s Left – Pain At the Pump: It’s Not Biden’s Fault

Reed Cleland, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

Whenever things go wrong, it is human nature to find someone else to blame. When those problems are national ones, who better to blame than the American president? It is inevitable that the president receives...

Being Right – The True Culprits of Inflation: Biden, the Fed and Pandemic Relief

Patrick Taylor, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

The topic of inflation — a subject bubbling just below the surface since 2020 — finally boiled over on April 12, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the consumer price index had grown...

Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes the First African American Woman Supreme Court Justice

Danielle Silverman, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

On Thursday, April 7, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to the Supreme Court, set to take Justice Stephen Bryer’s place when he retires at the end of this session. After attending Harvard Law...

Biden’s 2023 Budget: A Budget of Values

Reed Cleland, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

Thus far in his still-young presidency, President Joe Biden has been the object of widespread blame for high gas prices, soaring inflation and supply chain bottlenecks. He may never receive the political...

President Biden’s Budget Proposal is Unserious about Deficit Reduction

Michael Hanratty, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

On March 28, President Joe Biden released his proposed federal budget for the 2023 fiscal year, kicking off months of negotiations with Congress before a finalized budget is passed in the fall. According...

What’s Happening to the Supreme Court?

Samantha Wotring, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Over a year later, the ripples of the events of Jan. 6 at the Capitol continue to affect almost every aspect of political life in America. Separate lawsuits have charged extremist groups, including The...

A Left Perspective on the Violation of Ukrainian Sovereignty

A Left Perspective on the Violation of Ukrainian Sovereignty

Reed Cleland, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

What is Russia’s assault on Ukraine other than a product of global economic inequality which has been acceptable for decades?  The promulgates of the so-called "liberal internationalist order" have...

Being Right: The U.S. Should Learn From Past Foreign Policy Blunders and Exercise Restraint in Ukraine

Patrick Taylor, Contributing Writer March 4, 2022

When it comes to foreign policy, I tend to find myself at odds with the standard “Republican” response to events abroad. While I am undoubtedly a conservative, my foreign policy philosophy has always...

Being Right: Two Problems with President Biden’s Supreme Court Nomination

Michael Hanratty, Contributing Writer February 25, 2022

On Jan. 27, the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer gave President Joe Biden a sorely needed lifeline. Floundering in the polls amid a bevy of crises and missteps, the opportunity to appoint...

Supreme Court Opening Offers Republican Elites A Chance at (Slight) Redemption

Reed Cleland, Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Supreme Court nominations are one of the president’s most integral constitutional duties, one that is to be carried out with the advice and consent of the Senate. In the era of heightened political polarization,...

Whats Left: The Hopeless Effort to Maintain a Non-Politicized Supreme Court Nomination Process

What’s Left: The Hopeless Effort to Maintain a Non-Politicized Supreme Court Nomination Process

Elli Ament, Contributing Writer February 4, 2022

Justice Stephen Breyer, the most senior justice on the liberal wing of the Supreme Court, is stepping down at the end of this term, paving the way for a Democratic nominee before Democrats run the risk...

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