Politics and Opinions

Meet the candidate: Jeb Bush

Meet the candidate: Jeb Bush

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 21, 2015 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

What’s the Republican Presidential Nomination without another Bush running for a presidential bid? Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is determined to set himself apart from his brother’s and father’s legacies by highlighting his own achievements and goals for the White House.   Bush attended the University of Texas at Austin andRead More

John Boehner to resign as house speaker

John Boehner to resign as house speaker

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 21, 2015 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

House Speaker and Leader of the GOP, John Boehner, resigned on Friday. Adding to what was already a historic day following the Pope’s address to Congress, Boehner announced in a press conference that he would be stepping down from his seat as Speaker of the House. Boehner had held theRead More

OpEd: Have we forgotten?

OpEd: Have we forgotten?

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

“Never forget.” Every year we rally around these simple words to show our support for the thousands of innocent civilians, first responders, and military personnel who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We all remember where we were when we first heard the news. I remember watching the TVRead More

Pope Francis addresses a joint congress

Pope Francis addresses a joint congress

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 21, 2015 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Many people made more of a fuss, perhaps, over the Pope’s polite refusal of lunch with the United States’ foremost political figures than they did over the content of his address to Congress. Others, however, accurately noted that his prior obligation to lunch with the homeless instead of politicians wasRead More

Meet the candidate: Scott Walker

Meet the candidate: Scott Walker

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 5, 2015 at 7:14 pm 0 comments

Aside from his participation in the most recent Republican debate, one of Scott Walker’s biggest claims to recent fame are his thoughts on the status of the American labor force. Indeed, his curious plans for American labor reform, including his most important goal to eliminate the National Labor Relations Board,Read More

EU searching for answers as crisis escalates

EU searching for answers as crisis escalates

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 5, 2015 at 7:12 pm 0 comments

The European Union faces the increasingly difficult task of accepting more than 11 million Syrian people into their member countries during what Mercy Corps calls “the worst humanitarian disaster of our time.” The Syrian refugee crisis has not come without warning. The Syrian Civil War has been brewing for years.Read More

OpEd: Kim Davis on marriage

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm 0 comments

Wrong – Jordon Lee ’16, Junior Politics/Opinions Editor Kim Davis was publicly elected as a county clerk in Kentucky to fulfill many duties, including issuing marriage licenses. The Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) that it is the fundamental right for same-sex couples to be married under theRead More

Fiorina takes the second debate

Fiorina takes the second debate

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 5, 2015 at 7:08 pm 0 comments

The stage was set in Simi Valley, California at the Ronald Reagan Library when the top 11 Republican nominees took the stage. All eyes were on Donald Trump as many were expecting him to make blunt comments on a variety of issues, such as immigration or the passing of theRead More

Meet the candidate: Martin O’Malley

Meet the candidate: Martin O’Malley

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 23, 2015 at 7:27 pm 0 comments

In last week’s “Meet the Candidate” section, The Yellow Jacket focused in on Louisiana Governor and stout Republican, Bobby Jindal. Now, we will take a look at former Maryland Governor and passionate Democrat, Martin O’Malley. O’Malley has been a loyalist for the Democratic Party, whose ideals align almost perfectly withRead More

Hungary turns away Syrian refugees

Hungary turns away Syrian refugees

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Recently, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have traveled to Europe to escape the long and deadly civil war in Syria. The civil war in Syria has lasted since 2011’s Arab Spring protests where thousands demonstrated against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime resulting in a violent response. The violent response eventuallyRead More