Drew Finley
Staff Columnist
First Amendment will change under Gorsuch
Opinion · By

Now that Neil Gorsuch is officially a Justice of the Supreme Court, it’s worth considering in a concrete way what his presence might mean for the future of American law.

April 20, 2017
NC K-3 classroom mandate poses problems
Opinion · By

Public education in North Carolina is at a crossroads.

April 13, 2017
SCOTUS ruling on intellectual disability is monumental
Opinion · By

Many groups are overlooked in the American political context and the intellectually disabled are certainly no exception.

April 7, 2017
Privacy must be upheld over business interests
Opinion · By

While most of the action in American politics this past week had to do with either Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing or the debacle in Congress concerning healthcare, one piece of legislation that failed to attract major attention was a resolution to repeal an Obama-era law that provides internet privacy protections for consumers.

March 30, 2017
Trump’s proposed budget is irresponsible
Opinion · By

A president proposing a budget which has virtually no hope of passing in Congress has been a defining feature of American politics since the Reagan era.

March 23, 2017
Action needs to be taken on gerrymandering
Opinion · By

As a political issue, gerrymandering is the equivalent of your Uncle Rick wearing a bathrobe in a roomful of Brooks Brothers suits.

March 16, 2017
Pruitt will likely roll back the EPA agenda
Opinion · By

This past Friday, Feb. 17, former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.

February 24, 2017
Raid in Yemen raises many troubling questions
Opinion · By

Amid the confusion and frenzy of President Trump’s recent executive order, which barred U.S. entrance to scores of immigrants and refugees alike, one recent event in American politics that failed to attract any sustained attention was the American raid in Yemen.

February 16, 2017
Students voice opinions on SCOTUS nominee
Opinion · By

Judge Neil Gorsuch is one of the most accomplished and respected legal minds on the federal bench.

February 10, 2017
Public education needs support for success
Opinion · By

In recent weeks, the nomination of Betsy DeVos for the position of Secretary of Education has received considerable attention from news media, politicians and ordinary American citizens.

February 3, 2017