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Trump is spiraling and America is being taken down with him

Patrick Holmes
June 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

America is not great. The United States has lost its morality, sensibility and kindness. We are no longer the leaders of the free world and our actions speak volumes. The rest of the world has their eyes on us and their judgmental whispers send the message. We are losing our core values. At this point,...

The Trump-Putin connection: Collusion is not the core of the problem

Chaim Wigder
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

The Trump administration hasn’t been able to escape from the controversy surrounding Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election. The House and Senate intelligence committees, as well as the FBI, are investigating Russian attempts to influence the election and its possible ties...

Angela Merkel: How a woman defines a country

Kaitlin Hahn
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

Arguably the new Leader of the Free World, the first female chancellor of Germany and the De Facto Leader of the European Union, Angela Merkel holds all of these titles in her third term. It seems that this once soft-spoken leader has persisted through with strong leadership to please both liberals and ...

Another perspective: Who are you calling a snowflake?

Katie Dugan
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

Millennials have a lot of negative stereotypes about them. We’re entitled, lazy, we’re numb to acts of violence and we’re obsessed with social media and technology. But probably the oddest stereotype about us is that we are too sensitive and get offended easily. Truthfully, we do tend to come off as a del...

Lack of diversity in politics leads to strife

Lack of diversity in politics leads to strife

Patrick Holmes
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, The Liberal Think Tank

It is tiring to watch old white men continue to lead this country into the dark ages. They are a misrepresentation of the United States and everything that we stand for, especially the ones who identify with the beliefs of President Donald Trump. With a predominantly white, male cabinet, Trump does...

Businessman to president: Treating a country like a company

Patrick Holmes
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

Donald Trump has signed many controversial executive orders just a few weeks into his presidency. These decisions have seemed to benefit money, power and selfishness rather than unity, love and acceptance. Possibly a plethora of Americans agree with the following sentiment due to the many protests that h...

EPA censorship threatens environment further

Katie Dugan
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, The Liberal Think Tank

In a decision that will have a chilling effect on a major government agency’s ability to disseminate information, President Donald Trump instituted “a temporary suspension of all new business activities” on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jan. 24, according to CBS News. This means that the ...

America, your privilege is showing

Patrick Holmes, Opinion Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

During Donald Trump’s campaign, my eleven-year-old sister asked my parents, “Why does he hate my people?” She was referring to Asians as ‘her people’ since she is adopted from China. With this newfound insight into how this man affected my young sister, my heart could not break more for what h...

We must keep the arts alive, despite Trump threats

February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank, Uncategorized

We cannot afford to live in a black and white world, when up until now we’ve been living in a world of vibrant colors. We cannot afford to let theaters, universities and museums across the country suffer by stripping them of their federal aid. We cannot afford to take away some of the nation’s gr...

Division: Half the country kept quiet

Division: Half the country kept quiet

Patrick Holmes
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

  The winner of the 2016 Presidential Election was announced in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 9 and since then, it feels as though the world has been turned upside down. The Electoral College’s legitimacy has been both praised and denied due to the difference between it and the Popular V...

An American abroad: Observing the new presidency while overseas

Katie Cusick
November 16, 2016
Filed under International Commentary, The Liberal Think Tank, World

“I’m sorry. I am so sorry for your loss.” My friends from Norway, the United Kingdom and France said to me as I assume my seat in class. Here in Paris, France where I am currently an exchange student, it’s rainy and gray once again, but today the feeling of somber fits the tone of the day too we...

Vote “no” on question two for all students

Ian Kea
November 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Liberal Think Tank

In the recent history of American education, charter schools have arose as an ‘alternative ‘option for parents whom live in failing public school. A "no" vote on question two would not raise the cap on charter school funding and therefore protect public school funds already in place. Charter schoo...

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