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Processing Tragedies Requires Reflection

Processing Tragedies Requires Reflection
December 6, 2018

After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school last February, I spent hours scrolling through stories about the victims. I learned about their passions, their families and even found social...

Nancy Pelosi Has Shown Us Why She’s The Democratic Leader

Nancy Pelosi Has Shown Us Why She's The Democratic Leader
November 29, 2018

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the current Democratic minority leader in the House of Representatives, is about to face her first test in her bid to be elected the next Speaker of the House as lawmakers return...

This Thanksgiving, I Was Thankful For My Present And Future

This Thanksgiving, I Was Thankful For My Present And Future
November 29, 2018

Everything about Thanksgiving excites me. Mashed potatoes? Yes, please. Pecan pie? Pass it over. Seeing all the people that mentally never left high school? I could do without. Before college began, that...

We Ought To Embrace The National Anthem

We Ought To Embrace The National Anthem
November 29, 2018

July 4, 1776 was the beginning of the rest of the world for many. And the end for others. If you don’t know what day this is, you should. This, in my opinion, is one of the top five most important events...

It Is Important To Seek Kierkegaardian Concern

It Is Important To Seek Kierkegaardian Concern
November 29, 2018

For Søren Kierkegaard, there is an ever-present anguish in us, a craving for individual meaning and purpose underneath both our survivalist dogmas and our more idiosyncratic disappointments. It is a deep...

Misogynist Speech Can Affect Actions

Misogynist Speech Can Affect Actions
November 29, 2018

Two years ago: I am sitting in the back of the bus heading back to campus from a Wake Forest basketball game. Darkness is punctuated by street lights and the Wake Mart’s lights, but I cannot doze off...

Democrats Must Leverage Majority Power Carefully

Democrats Must Leverage Majority Power Carefully
November 15, 2018

Now that the midterm elections have concluded, the Congress will enter its lame-duck session for the remainder of 2018, during which the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives will consider...

Handling Visitors Abroad Is Not Easy

Handling Visitors Abroad Is Not Easy
November 15, 2018

I realize it comes across as silly and self-involved and absurdly indulgent to write about the concerns that come with my parents flying across the world to visit me in Denmark. What concerns? There should...

It Is Important To Remember Gettysburg

It Is Important To Remember Gettysburg
November 15, 2018

Most college age students of 18 years or older are perplexed with the Civil War, so for the majority, I write. However, despite my sarcasm, this is important. One of the greatest events in history is the...

Freedom Of Speech Is A Multifaceted Issue

Freedom Of Speech Is A Multifaceted Issue
November 15, 2018

One of my high school friends died in a car accident. The news came in with a sudden strike in the middle of a school week. However, instead of hearing it from any form of media, I heard it from my teacher....

We Need A President Whose Rhetoric Isn’t Like Trump’s

We Need A President Whose Rhetoric Isn't Like Trump's
November 15, 2018

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing...

Democrats Can Refuel, But Not Rest

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November 8, 2018

On Tuesday night, I badly wanted a sweeping disavowal of President Donald Trump’s duplicitous, hateful politics and sometimes lawless tenure. My fellow Democrats and I got a critical safeguard against...

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