Politics and Opinions

On the campaign trail: Leading into March

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm 0 comments

When The Yellow Jacket last reported on the campaign trail it was in anticipation of “Super Tuesday,” the largest primary voting day in the election cycle. Since then, a lot has happened that has changed the outlook of the entire race. On Super Tuesday, Republican front runner Donald Trump pavedRead More

Nancy Reagan passes away at 94 years old

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm 0 comments

Nancy Reagan is quoted as having once said, “My life began when I met my husband.” Throughout Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan’s time as President and First Lady, it became clear that the two constituted a collective that was as emotionally and spiritually powerful as it was politically moving. AsRead More

OpEd: Bailing out John McGraw?

Opinions, Politics and Opinions April 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm 0 comments

Angry protesters, and consequently, occasional interruptions and disruptions, are faced by virtually every presidential candidate in some measure or another, simply due to the fact that, as the old adage goes, “you can’t please everyone.” Whereas most presidential candidates in the 2016 election have taken such instances in stride, itRead More

North Korea threatens nuclear strikes

Politics, Politics and Opinions April 21, 2016 at 10:21 pm 0 comments

North Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong Un asserted that North Korea has completed the construction of a nuclear war head that could be miniaturized in an intercontinental ballistic missile. He also claimed that if tested on Manhattan, New York City it would be able to annihilate the entire city andRead More

On the campaign trail: Super Tuesday

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 9:25 pm 0 comments

As the name certainly suggests, Super Tuesday is a big day in the American political system, and the results of Tuesday’s primaries are certain to affect the terrain on the 2016 campaign trail. On the first of March, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia allRead More

Georgia state senate passes house bill 757

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 9:23 pm 0 comments

The state of Georgia recently became the latest addition in a trend that has come to characterize the frantic efforts of many state legislatures following The Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling on June 26, 2015. Georgia’s House Bill 757, which passed after extensive debate in the Senate by a marginRead More

U.S. and Russia agree on ceasefire in Syria

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

Just days ago, members of negotiating parties in Washington and Moscow came to an agreement of a cease fire in parts of Syria. United States Secretary of State John Kerry made the announcement following days of lethal violence across Northern Syria. The cease fire brought forth a relative calm toRead More

Trump endorsed by former KKK leader

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 9:18 pm 0 comments

The always unpredictable real estate mogul and presidential hopeful Donald Trump managed to find his way onto the front page again recently. Trump received an endorsement this past week from former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, a white supremacist from Louisiana that claimed it would be an act of “treasonRead More

OpEd: Be the change you want to see

Opinions, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

There is a possible political revolution brewing. This revolution will not be led by a man wearing a white wig. Although these candidates also have questionable hair styles, this revolution may be led by a 74 year old Jewish, Democratic socialist senator from Brooklyn named Bernie Sanders. Or, quite possibly,Read More

GOP candidates clash in Feb. 13 debate

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 8:57 pm 0 comments

Taking place only hours after news had broken of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, it was not surprising that the matter of his replacement began the most recent GOP debate in South Carolina. Given that the Republican Debate began with this matter, it was also not surprising that theRead More