Elections in the United States involve selecting the men and women who create and execute the laws and policies of the land. However, we sometimes forget that state legislatures will sometimes refer an issue directly to the people for their approval or disapproval. In West Virginia, citizens must ratify any changes to the state’s constitution. … Continue reading West Virginia’s Four Ballot Measures
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) continues to demonstrate he is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. From the beginning of President Joe Biden’s administration, Manchin has acted as a gatekeeper of sorts for any policy. Too frequently, he has denied his party’s ambitions for spending packages which might be transformative for the country … Continue reading Manchin throws a lifeline …
“The pendulum goes too far to the right, it’s going to swing back. The same thing too far to the left.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg The Supreme Court just finished a wild term, capping it with the announcement that it would overturn Roe v. Wade. This touched off protests, rallies, and a social media dumpster … Continue reading America’s right turn
Americans love the movie-going experience. Since the invention of the motion picture, we flock to the theaters to see and experience the best stories come to life on the big screen. And summertime brings out the best Hollywood has to offer. This past weekend, Top Gun: Maverick premiered to an astounding $250 million payday globally, … Continue reading The Allure of Top Gun: Maverick
Last week, Politico broke a story about a leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s official opinion pertaining to the latest legal battle over abortion. In the draft, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Liberals lost their collective minds at the potential policy change … Continue reading Abortion and the Politics of Fear
While the world is consumed with more serious matters of war and international politics, football fans have still been paying attention to the NFL offseason, where their favorite teams try to bolster their rosters in preparation for next year. The offseason is always fun for a football fan, even the casual fan. Players whose production … Continue reading The Browns and the Obsession with Winning
The world expressed shock when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of neighboring Ukraine on February 24th, less than two days after sending a ‘peace-keeping’ force into regions of that nation which attempted to claim independence. It appears that Putin has terribly miscalculated a significant number of issues related to his invasion: the defiance … Continue reading Russo-Ukrainian War: where it was, is, and is going
One of the great features of the United States is our desire to provide a free education to every child. And really, when I started my teaching career, I never thought it would be political. Just a building where teachers did their job and children attempted to weasel out of doing their work. The typical … Continue reading Cameras in class, banned books, and CRT
In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that women held a right to an abortion through the first two trimesters of a pregnancy with virtually no interference from the state. They added that in the third trimester, a state did have a compelling interest in preventing abortions due to the … Continue reading Roe v. Wade and the future of abortions
If you’ve been living under a rock, a jury of 12 men and women returned a non guilty verdict for Kyle Rittenhouse on multiple felony charges, including reckless homicide. Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two in the process. Rittenhouse, an 18 year old from Antioch, Illinois, traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin with an AR-15 rifle because … Continue reading Post Rittenhouse Observations
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