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A Coming Out Day crisis? Not really.

When people come out, it’s not about politics. It’s about them and their identity. You shouldn’t take one person’s individual choice and claim it for your movement.

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Kevin O'Leary, a TV personality, might have a shot at the office of Canadian prime minister. / Photo courtesy Randstad Canada, Creative Commons
Kevin O'Leary, a TV personality, might have a shot at the office of Canadian prime minister. / Photo courtesy Randstad Canada, Creative Commons

World Scope: Kevin O’Leary and celebrity politicians—the beginning of a new norm?

Businessman, TV personality on Shark Tank and now potential future Prime Minister of Canada?

by × April 19, 2017 × 2 comments

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Legislators on Capitol Hill only have a few days in session to prevent another shutdown. / Photo courtesy Paul, Creative Commons
Legislators on Capitol Hill only have a few days in session to prevent another shutdown. / Photo courtesy Paul, Creative Commons

In the House: Another government shutdown?

April 28, 2017: A day which could live in infamy.

by × April 11, 2017 × 1 comment

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Aleksei Navalny's movement against Putin may be successful. / Photo courtesy Larry Koester, Creative Commons
Aleksei Navalny's movement against Putin may be successful. / Photo courtesy Larry Koester, Creative Commons

World Scope: Navalny’s oppositional role against Putin

With the formation of the Progress Party (formerly known as the People’s Alliance party), Navalny has decided to push an anti-corruption message instead of targeting Putin directly.

by × April 3, 2017 × 3 comments

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Democrats are weighing whether to filibuster the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch. / Photo courtesy Master Steve Rapport, Creative Commons
Democrats are weighing whether to filibuster the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch. / Photo courtesy Master Steve Rapport, Creative Commons

In the House: Filibustering Gorsuch is a mistake

Neil Gorsuch: judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court—and huge problem for Democrats.

by × April 3, 2017 × 2 comments

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Internet privacy is under threat. / Photo courtesy beachmobjellies, Creative Commons
Internet privacy is under threat. / Photo courtesy beachmobjellies, Creative Commons

Technobabble: Your Internet history for sale

By Joshua Stair, political columnist I try to avoid singling out a single political party for criticism, but last Thursday, Republicans in the Senate made it very difficult not to do so. The Senate voted to repeal Internet privacy rules which would have prevented Internet service providers (ISPs), from sharing […]

by × March 28, 2017 × 2 comments

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Technobabble: Wikileaks Vault 7 Leaks: How worried should you be?

By Joshua Stair, political columnist Wikileaks is at it again. The infamous website has released a new, sprawling set of government documents detailing surveillance technology used by the Central Intelligence Agency. Because Wikileaks does not lack a sense of theatricality, these leaks have been dubbed Year Zero and are the […]

by × March 27, 2017 × 0 comments

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. / Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. / Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons

In the House: Assessing the DeVos-tation

Let’s take a look at what DeVos has managed to accomplish so far with her illustrious tenure.

by × March 27, 2017 × 1 comment

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Dunnotar castle situated in the Aberdeenshire area of Scotland. / Photo courtesy Moyan Brenn, Creative Commons
Dunnotar castle situated in the Aberdeenshire area of Scotland. / Photo courtesy Moyan Brenn, Creative Commons

World Scope: Second Scottish independence referendum smart or poorly-fated?

Some events hint at a hesitance in the U.K. wanting Scotland to gain independence.

by × March 25, 2017 × 4 comments

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Milo Yiannopoulos speaks at a conference in 2013. / Photo courtesy OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS, Creative Commons
Milo Yiannopoulos speaks at a conference in 2013. / Photo courtesy OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS, Creative Commons

Hindsights in History: Free speech was a mistake

To take on a Voltaire approach means to take on a passive defense of free speech.

by × March 24, 2017 × 2 comments