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Opinion: Republicans continue to shoot themselves in the foot with foreign policy

Opinion: Republicans continue to shoot themselves in the foot with foreign policy

Opinions, Politics and Opinions April 6, 2015 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

It has become clear: Republicans are not content with being “the party of no” only on domestic policy measures. They are also determined to obstruct President Obama’s foreign policy initiatives at any cost, even if that means embarrassing the United States. Instead of constructively participating in negotiations with Iran regardingRead More

Opinion: are constitutional conventions sacred?

Opinion: are constitutional conventions sacred?

Opinions, Politics and Opinions March 3, 2015 at 9:04 pm 0 comments

Earlier this month, the Virginia General Assembly tried to invoke a sacred part of the Constitution. So sacred, in fact, that it has never been successfully employed in the going on 228 years since the U.S. Constitution was written. Sponsors Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter and Ryan T. McDougle tried unsuccessfullyRead More

Opinion: R-MC perfect setting for VA-07 race

Opinions, Politics and Opinions November 26, 2014 at 12:25 am 0 comments

It had been months since Dr. David Brat’s historic defeat against Majority Leader Eric Cantor and months since Dr. Jack’s Trammell announcement of his candidacy. Randolph-Macon College and the small town of Ashland, VA had been the center of the political universe for long enough and it was time forRead More

Opinion: Ebola far from significant threat to U.S.

Opinion: Ebola far from significant threat to U.S.

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:29 pm 0 comments

There is a new rumor about Ebola every time I look up. I walk through campus and there are Ebola jokes and t-shirts. I get it; the jokes will not stop and they are okay as long as they stay at a certain level of distaste, but the media continuesRead More

Opinion: VA-7 ads take different approaches

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:24 pm 0 comments

Both Dave Brat and Jack Trammell have released new advertisements in the final push to the Nov. 4 election. I decided to conduct a brief analysis of their approaches to advertising to see if I could determine any differences in campaign strategy between the two candidates. I have tried toRead More

Opinion: Choose Brat in November for VA-7

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:19 pm 0 comments

“I am an economist,” proclaimed Professor Dave Brat at numerous points during the debate on Tuesday night. While many students poked fun at this frequently stated phrase on Twitter, it holds great meaning at a time where the national debt is around $17 trillion and the economy continues to struggle.Read More

Opinion: Trammell for Virginia’s 7th district

Opinions, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:18 pm 0 comments

Virginia’s 7th District is currently facing a choice: vote for moderation and well founded ideas, or accept the ideological extremism that has brought activity in our current Congress to a standstill. While Jack Trammell has presented ideas that are both popular and well-founded, his opponent, Dave Brat, has continued toRead More

Opinion: On the death of Michael Brown

Opinion: On the death of Michael Brown

Opinions, Politics and Opinions September 11, 2014 at 7:05 pm 0 comments

In the case of Michael Brown, as well as the cases of countless other innocent black men and women in America, there is the question of what to do after the initial backlash in Ferguson, Missouri. Initially, I was saddened and angered by Brown’s murder; I could not talk toRead More

Opinion: Georgia’s “guns everywhere” bill is insane, reflects the influence of gun lobby

Opinion: Georgia’s “guns everywhere” bill is insane, reflects the influence of gun lobby

Opinions, Politics and Opinions August 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

Few would question that an overwhelming number of people in the American South love their guns. Conservative districts in the South can often turn into shouting matches for politicians to see which one can proclaim a greater love for the second amendment. A law recently passed in Georgia, however, stepsRead More

Opinion: Democracy to the highest bidder

Opinions, Politics and Opinions May 26, 2014 at 2:52 am 0 comments

Have you ever gotten an expensive gift from someone that you didn’t know very well? Maybe you loved it, but getting a lavish gift may have also made you at least a little nervous. Why did the giver feel that they needed to get you item X, and what areRead More