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Student Viewpoints over Political Topics or Events

Recently, the American Health Care Act (TrumpCare) passed through the House of Representatives. In short, the bill will de-fund Planned Parenthood, remove the individual mandate, give states the choice of charging more for those with preexisting conditions, give states the ability to opt out of ObamaCare’s ban on lifetime limits, and caps out-of-pocket costs. The bill, however, trims around the...
Democracy vs. Democratic Is Iran a Democracy? It seems like a straightforward question, yes or no. A democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. Is North Korea a democracy? No, one unelected man has total power. Voters vote for who they want to lead. For...
Read Godfrey's other political commentaries here: Making America Great Again: Trump’s First State of the Union Trump’s Presidency: A Review of the First 100 Days Health Care and the Job of the State Wage Gap or Information Gap? "When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic...
At the beginning of this story, you have a choice. It is a choice that should be simple, but due to partisan machinations, has become near impossible to resolve. This choice has to deal with what the media has dubbed the “migrant caravan.” Your choice is how you react to these images of suffering. Do you accept the machinations...
The Catholic Social Teaching is an integral part of the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Encompassing issues of life, family, the environment, poverty, and human rights, the Church’s teachings, known as the seven themes of Catholic social teaching, are intrinsically political, and these teachings endorse a variety of political viewpoints across the ideological spectrum. In this series, we will...
In an age where succinct sound bites of information, snaps, and tweets eclipse studies and cross-referencing information, TL;DR (too long didn’t read) and social media has ushered us into an age dominated by headlines and articles that oversimplify complex issues. We have grown accustomed to digesting complicated information in a title and having simple conversations about complex issues. But...
On January 20th, 2017, to the horror and shock of people around the world, former reality star Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the President of the United States of America. Trump has proceeded to flail his way to the lowest approval ratings of any president in modern history, with only 40% of the country approving of his...
  As I begin writing this, on the 27th of September, the day of the testimonies of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am sitting at my bedroom after a day of catching snippets of the testimonies and hearing the whole depth and breadth of thoughts and opinions to be held. I...

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