Category Archives: Politics

To Trump or Not to Trump?

Why Trump’s Policies May Help Him in the Polls, but Hurt Him in the Pockets As a liberal-leaning democrat and daughter of an immigrant father, I should be the last to say that I think Donald Trump is an effective politician. But as much...


Cruz Control: Breaking Down the 2016 Nominees

The general election here in the United States is over a year away, but that hasn’t stopped candidates from gearing up their campaigns. Already, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Hillary Clinton, in that order, have announced their official bids for the White House, and...


My Truth Beats Yours

From a purely human perspective, remaining totally impartial in a situation remains an impossible task; intrinsically, the brain plays favorites for one reason or another. That conscious or unconscious ability, depending on the situation, proves vital in instances of decision making, a process by...


Political Trash Talk as a Campaigning Strategy

I live in Wisconsin – a swing state with a predominantly conservative local government: a government scarred by Walker’s reputation and the state’s agonistic nature. It’s no surprise that the harmful practice of negative campaigning has become an especially prevalent phenomenon here. In fact,...


ISIS Is 10 Times More Complicated Than You Think

The terrifying advance of the Islamic State (IS) in recent months has garnered a lot of attention and confusion, not only in the battlegrounds of Syria and Iraq, but also on a global scale. Although many of us are under the pretense that IS is...


What Feminism Really Needs Right Now

Do you consider yourself a feminist? That a young aspiring woman like myself has been asked this question (repeatedly) is ludicrous. Of course I’m a feminist. I want the opportunities I have worked for to be as available to me as to my peers...


In Defense of Pell Grants for Convicts

In the 1994 State of the Union address, Clinton hoped for the passage of “the toughest crime bill in history” (Clinton 1994). In that same year, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act was signed into law by Clinton, and the Department of...