“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
With all the discussion of physical infrastructure in the last six months, the possibility exist that we have forgotten about a more important type of infrastructure in society. The political institutions which comprise key aspects of a democracy arguably constitute a more important ‘political’ infrastructure in our society. In the last decade, the West Virginia … Continue reading Political ‘Infrastructure’ and the future of West Virginia Politics
Dave Chappelle is considered by many to be the funniest man alive. But a significant segment of society isn’t laughing these days. Chappelle is no stranger to controversy but he saved his strongest words for the final of a in a Netflix series, aptly named The Closer. The controversy stems from his jokes about transgender … Continue reading Dave Chappelle, the LGBT community, and comedy
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