A Catholic’s defense of the pro-choice position

I feel like I am constantly defending my position of pro-choice because the Catholic Church vehemently opposes this stance and many believe it is immoral. Being pro-choice is not a disregard for human rights and dignity, but rather a realization of human privacy, free will, accidents, and forgiveness. It is most certainly not a pro-abortion…

Spreading the wealth by taxing the “rich”

A lot of political hay has been made out of an anecdote presented in the final debate. Senator John McCain cited a conversation that Senator Barack Obama had with a man in his driveway. You know this man as Joe the Plumber, and he asked if Obama’s tax plan would benefit him as a man…

Why Sarah Palin is not a feminist

When it comes to Sarah Palin, the media is wrought with misinformation. The LA Times says, “Sarah Palin’s ‘new feminism’ is hailed”, “A Feminist Dream at the GOP” reads The New York Post, and National Public Radio (NPR) asks, “Sarah Palin: New Face of Feminism?” The answer, NPR, is: absolutely not. They say she’s broken…

What would a maverick do?

On October 20 students and professors from both sides of the political spectrum came together to share their ideas on the election and make their case to students about the presidential candidates they support. What started out as a policy debate soon deteriorated into a boxing match over Governor Sarah Palin. With the hostile room…

Since when was this attractive to Republicans?

I am very conservative. I am a strict Constitutionalist. I believe in small government; I am against tax raises to any class. I am in favor of FairTax and against socialized, universal health-care. I believe that the United States has become a welfare state that needs significant downsizing. So, then, why am I voting Democrat…

John McCain’s economic solutions

Throughout the current election season, there are certain terms that have been haphazardly tossed around for the American voters to try and decipher and decode. Words like “change”, “hope”, and “maverick” have all been staples on the 2008 campaign trail. I’ve got news for all of you, Republican, Democrat, or Independent: those words are all…

U.S. foreign policy and the blowback principle

What is blowback? We occasionally hear the term brought up in political discussions, but in my opinion not nearly often enough, and many Americans have no idea what it actually means. Blowback is a metaphor for the unintended consequences of the United States government’s international espionage activities. It’s covertly acting, and years or perhaps even…