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Politics

Student Viewpoints over Political Topics or Events

Should and can the government provide healthcare for all of its citizens? That is the question that has been at the center of the healthcare debate since it began. The modern GOP says that the less federal government interference in healthcare the better, the greater access consumers have to a wide market the better the coverage overall will be and...
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...
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...
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...
  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...
"All I'm going to say is, let's pray for God's intercession on this election." While this quote echoes the thoughts of the majority of voters in America, it also holds a certain amount of relevance to it. This election is one of the most important elections in our lifetimes. We are not just voting for the next President of the...
Integral to every democracy is objective truth. Lies and obfuscation corrupt the political process and allow the unworthy to assume positions of power. With such importance in factual truth, why is it not present in this political race? Unfortunately for facts, they are not wanted. The truth is often inconvenient for political candidates; it weakens their narratives and destroys their...

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