Editorials

Why Net Neutrality Needs to be Saved

On Nov. 21, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai revealed plans to repeal net neutrality in the United States, causing much outrage and political backlash. The FCC is expected to vote on the repeal Dec. 14, with an anticipated 3-2 vote in favor of the repeal. However, while this story has dominated headlines… Continue reading Why Net Neutrality Needs to be Saved

Editorials

The Faults of the Two-Party System

America is More Colorful Than Red and Blue Observing how your parents vote and speak about candidates is very influential. As an adult, it is easy to find yourself affiliated with the same party as your parents. Becoming more interested in politics and social issues is a common part of growing up, and with that… Continue reading The Faults of the Two-Party System

National News

Crisis in Venezuela

For more than four years, the oil-rich Latin American country of Venezuela has experienced a significant turn for the worse both politically and economically, sending millions of native Venezuelans into poverty and sparking outrage and protest across the country. Thousands now flee the country to seek a better life for themselves elsewhere, while others cross… Continue reading Crisis in Venezuela

Campus News

We the People

You would not expect it, but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were recently on campus. Their cardboard likenesses were propped up in Kirk Hall on Sept. 14. With the upcoming US Presidential elections in Nov., the Constitution Day was a perfect occasion to soak students in the atmosphere of politics so that they could voice… Continue reading We the People

National News

Unaware and Unprepared: The Danger of Donald Trump’s Ignorance

In wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Brussels, and Pakistan, now more than ever Americans are looking to their political leadership for reassurance that our country has plans for strong national security. American voters are keenly watching the remaining presidential candidates running, as the person elected will immediately take on the responsibility of… Continue reading Unaware and Unprepared: The Danger of Donald Trump’s Ignorance

Campus News

The International Business of Politics

President Dr. Arthur Kirk walked up to the podium to introduce the high-profile keynote speaker. Overwhelmingly loud applause from the audience rang through the room as his first sentence barely escaped his lips. “That’s the best response I’ve had for the shortest speech I’ve given,” Dr. Kirk joked as he proceeded to introduce the guest… Continue reading The International Business of Politics

Campus News

Press and Preparation for – Mock — Presidential Hopefuls

A group of administrators, professors, and students involved with the A.R.L.E. stopped by the studio of Faith Talk 570 AM, a faith-based radio station with a show hosted by Bill Bunkley. The idea of the Alternate Reality Learning Experience fascinated him, and he addressed Frank Orlando, the Political Science professor, in the middle of the… Continue reading Press and Preparation for – Mock — Presidential Hopefuls

National News

Antonin Scalia’s Replacement on the SCOTUS: Politics or a Chess Game?

On Feb. 13, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. It was originally believed that the cause of death was natural causes; however, it was eventually reported that the justice had suffered from heart problems and high blood pressure. Scalia had served on the Court since 1986. The death of any Supreme Court Justice calls… Continue reading Antonin Scalia’s Replacement on the SCOTUS: Politics or a Chess Game?

National News

Sanders vs. Clinton: The First Democratic Debate

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the five hopefuls for the democratic nomination debated one another for the very first time in the 2016 presidential race. The candidates, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee took to the stage at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The debate was moderated by CNN’s… Continue reading Sanders vs. Clinton: The First Democratic Debate

National News

Top Republican Candidates Spar at Second Debate

On Sept. 16, the top eleven Republican presidential candidates took to the stage to debate against one another for only the second time in the 2016 race. The debate was held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and was moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dana Bash, and Salem Radio Network radio… Continue reading Top Republican Candidates Spar at Second Debate