The Politics of Race

The Politics of Race

By Joe Baka The Democratic Party positions itself as the party of racial progressivism. They argue that their policies are in the best interest of America’s disadvantaged minorities, and that by opposing these policies, Republican voters and lawmakers are racist. The Democrats’ ideology is not the best for the long-term good of America’s minority communities, […]

The renewal of opportunity

The renewal of opportunity

By Dane Stier   On May 24, 1607, England established its first permanent settlement in the New World–Jamestown. Though many years passed before its realization, that moment is arguably the singular most substantial gamechanger of the last 1000 years.

Whose morality?

Whose morality?

By Alex Entz   Let us quickly entertain an exercise in changing perspectives. This past month saw talking heads, activists, and politicians alike all hammering Arizona over the “anti-gay” bill that landed on Governor Jan Brewer’s desk. The bill, though it never explicitly referenced gays, would have extended legal protection to individuals and private entities […]

The quarterbacks, united, will never be defeated?

The quarterbacks, united, will never be defeated?

By Alex Entz It’s good to see Northwestern football on the front page of ESPN.com again. When it last happened, in October, it was because our ‘Cats were ranked 16th headed into a Homecoming match against an unbeaten, top-five-ranked Ohio State team. The second front-page appearance was, of course, due to their recent efforts to […]

On the source of judgment in political representation

By Dane Stier The term “statesman” today tends to invoke little more than weak sympathetic sentiment for fantasized leaders of times long since passed. The current quality of political rhetoric in legislative debate fails to justify to expectant Americans centuries of blood spilt in the defense of freedom and Democratic representation. For many, the sad […]

Step One in Rebranding the Republican Party: Getting Over the Gipper

Ever since Barack Obama’s victory in 2008, the Republican Party has encountered widespread public discontent. Republicans have a steep hill to climb to gain – let alone maintain – ground in the 2014 election. The government shutdown and undue blame has all but obliterated conservative support across the nation. But now that the Left is […]

The many reasons attacking Syria is a terrible idea

As the US continues to prepare for military action against Syria, many are questioning whether missile strikes are the correct response to the supposed chemical attacks used by the Syrian government against rebel forces. Although chemical weapons use is a violation of international law, it’s not enough reason to use military action against any of […]

Image Matters

Like many of my fellow collegiate peers, I am spending my summer working for a large corporation in the hopes of getting a job with them once I graduate. Internships are a great opportunity to learn the inner-workings of a company, to make important connections with potential employers, and to get a foot in the […]

Hey Republicans: lose the base, win the presidency

NJ governor Chris Christie is a strong conservative candidate- but the GOP base doesn’t like him. This opinion article is part of The Chron’s summer blog, “in the summertime.” Stay tuned for more opinion, feature, and entertainment articles this summer. The announcement by Rick Perry to not run for re-election for governor of Texas has […]