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Playwright Describes Life As An Artist

Playwright Describes Life As An Artist
March 21, 2019

On Feb. 25, the playwright Christopher Demos-Brown spoke in the Ring Theater about the theater artist’s role in society. He also discussed his new play, American Son, that debuted to critical acclaim...

Kavanaugh Hearings Are Raising Tensions

Kavanaugh Hearings Are Raising Tensions
September 13, 2018

After four long days, the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded the confirmation hearing process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh this past Friday. Partisan bickering and folderol abounded, as Democratic and Republican...

McCain Leaves Behind A Legacy of Honor

McCain Leaves Behind A Legacy of Honor
September 6, 2018

he bus that carried John McCain and his team along the campaign trail when he ran against Barack Obama in 2008 was known as the Straight Talk Express. There are many ways to pay tribute to the former Arizona...

Recent White House Revelations may Oust the President

Recent White House Revelations may Oust the President
February 2, 2018

Trump’s attempt to fire Mueller confirms his lack of character. Until recently, exhortations for President Trump’s impeachment were not easily defensible. Some aggrieved voters hastily demanded that...

The American Union is in a Diminished State

The American Union is in a Diminished State
January 25, 2018

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the U.S. has played an essential role in international affairs. Teddy Roosevelt articulated this vision of diplomacy in a 1901 speech when he famously declared...

First Amendment will change under Gorsuch

First Amendment will change under Gorsuch
April 20, 2017

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. While his opinions will certainly...

NC K-3 classroom mandate poses problems

NC K-3 classroom mandate poses problems
April 13, 2017

Public education in North Carolina is at a crossroads. While it has become fashionable to always paint a negative picture of the public school system’s hopes in this state, now seems like an especially...

SCOTUS ruling on intellectual disability is monumental

SCOTUS ruling on intellectual disability is monumental
April 6, 2017

Many groups are overlooked in the American political context and the intellectually disabled are certainly no exception. In the aftermath of the election, there was much talk on the left and the right...

Privacy must be upheld over business interests

Privacy must be upheld over business interests
March 30, 2017

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...

Trump’s proposed budget is irresponsible

Trump’s proposed budget is irresponsible
March 23, 2017

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. When the president reveals his proposed budget to...

Action needs to be taken on gerrymandering

Action needs to be taken on gerrymandering
March 16, 2017

As a political issue, gerrymandering is the equivalent of your Uncle Rick wearing a bathrobe in a roomful of Brooks Brothers suits. Or at least that’s how Scott Sexton of the Winston-Salem Journal characterized...

Pruitt will likely roll back the EPA agenda

Pruitt will likely roll back the EPA agenda
February 24, 2017

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. Intense opposition...

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