Monday, October 23, 2017

Category Archives: OPINIONS

Finding Out the Importance of Open Dialogue

EVAN SCOLLARD ’17 SENIOR EDITOR I’ve often worried that I stand in the way of my own philosophical beliefs.  I’ve spent my educational career building a bedrock of intellectual convictions, only to defy them. Over the weekend, I took the usual walk from my off-campus house to my fraternity; on the way, I passed a… Continue Reading

The Laptop Ban is Unnecessary and Discriminatory

HUNTER SAVERY ’20 STAFF WRITER The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced new restrictions on travel from ten airports in eight Muslim countries. The restrictions will mean that passengers on flights departing from those locations for the United States must check all electronic devices larger than a smartphone in their luggage. According to… Continue Reading

Republicans Need to Rethink Healthcare Approach

JAMES CALEBRESI ’20 STAFF  WRITER Last Thursday on the anniversary of Obamacare’s passing, President Trump and the Republicans were forced to announce that its replacement, the American Health Care Act, would not be called to a vote due to its lack of Republican support. In a time when the Republican party is in  almost perfect… Continue Reading

TrumpCare Will Not Benefit Majority of Americans

HUNTER SAVERY ’20 STAFF WRITER After much anticipation, congressional Republicans released the conservative answer to Obamacare, the American Healthcare Act, or Trumpcare on  March 6th. Unfortunately, the plan that promised to offer consumers more choices, lower costs, and greater fiscal sustainability offers none of the above. Trumpcare is a great plan, if the goal were… Continue Reading

World Leaders Must Act On Humanitarian Crisis

JAMES CALEBRESI ’20 STAFF  WRITER As the world continues to reel from the election of Donald Trump, with the media wracking its collective brains on euphemistic backflips and mental locutions, an increasingly dreadful, and horrifyingly real situation continues to evolve in four African countries. According to Stephen O’Brien of the United Nations’ Office for the… Continue Reading

Trump’s Conspiracy Theories a Danger to Democracy

MATT EPSTEIN  ’19 OPINION EDITOR Dating back to our government’s beginnings, conspiracy theories and American politics have frequently gone hand in hand. Whether they were writers at small media outlets, or bloggers in the deepest corners of the internet, conspiracy theorists have always questioned the “official” stories on government happenings. Was 9/11 an inside job?… Continue Reading

Democrats Must Embrace the Younger Generation

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 STAFF WRITER Last Tuesday night, after the world had collectively stopped spinning with the Oscar envelope-gate fiasco and then re-started again at the raucous festivities of Mardi Gras, President Trump gave a joint address to members of Congress and to the world. While the address itself was praised by many, kudos to… Continue Reading