Neil Gorsuch Officially Sworn into the United States Supreme Court

Earlier today, Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick for the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat, was officially sworn in as the high court’s 113th justice. Gorsuch’s accession to the court came after one of the most controversial Senate procedural maneuvers in U.S. history. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) employed the “nuclear option” to move…

OPINION: Nikki Haley at AIPAC 2017: “the days of Israel-bashing are over”

“There’s a new sheriff in town.” Nikki Haley, one-time governor of South Carolina and now U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, received standing ovation after standing ovation at the 2017 AIPAC policy conference. Every year, the pro-Israel lobby convenes an annual gathering of supporters, boasting an astonishing number of high profile policy makers from both…

Sexual Orientation to be Omitted from 2020 Census

Earlier this week, the U.S. government announced that questions about sexual orientation and gender identity will not be included on the 2020 U.S. Census or the American Community Survey. As required by Title 13 of the U.S. Code, the Census Bureau submitted a summary of the census to Congress on March 28.  Called “Subjects Planned…

Bubble Burst: This College Student Followed National Review to See Wrong Headlines, too (Humor)

We live in an intensely politically polarized society. Everyone inhabits their own echo chambers, only ever encountering viewpoints they agree with. Democrats watch MSNBC, Republicans watch Fox News. There’s no room for civil debate, which creates the kind of hyperpartisan atmosphere that leads to the election of someone like Donald Trump. Well, not anymore. Daniel…

Westminster: 48 Hours Later

As PM Theresa May delivered her statement on the Westminster attack Wednesday night, it was clear she had chosen her words carefully. “The United Kingdom’s threat level has been set at severe for some time, and this will not change,” May said in the statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have…

Attacks in Westminster: What We Know

An attack Wednesday afternoon at several locations around London’s Houses of Parliament left several critically wounded.  Latest reports list the number killed as four, including the suspected attacker, though information is as yet unclear. Videos of the attack show pedestrians running, being ordered by police to get to cover and clear the area. A car,…

OPINION: The Deadly Incoherence of the Modern Republican Party

For years, before and after the Affordable Care Act, also infamously known as “Obamacare” passed, Congressional Republicans used the piece of legislation to delegitimize the Obama administration and the Democratic party as a whole. They claimed that the bill was fundamentally unconstitutional and would lead to a massive rise in federal debt and amass severe…