The Populist Wave in Italy

By Ryan Ricks Italy now faces a hung Parliament and large populist victories after parliamentary elections on March 12th. While 50% of voters voted for populist and other right wing parties, no parties received enough votes to rule alone. Two rival populist parties are now vying for control of the government. The 5-Star Movement, popular […]

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  • On Responses to Another Mass Shooting

    by Josh Watson For some unfortunate reason, people decide to kill other people. Through this reality, the Australian government unanimously decided to create comprehensive gun laws including criminal background checks, 28-day waiting periods, and a “justifiable” reason other than self-defense for owning a firearm. In addition, Australia enacted strict gun laws that banned semi-automatic rifles […]

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  • Oprah Winfrey and Celebrity Influence in Politics

    by Cordell Wilson At this years Golden Globes, while receiving the Cecil B. Demille award, Oprah Winfrey delivered an empowering speech that resonated with many Americans, but spoke especially to the women involved in the empowering “Me Too” movement that is sweeping the nation. Oprah said to the audience, “For too long, women have not […]

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  • The Death Of Justice Antonin Scalia

    By Jonathan Wiersema  News of the death of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia came as a shock to many this past weekend. However, he was not always known as one of the strongest, outspoken voices on the Court bench. Scalia’s first major job as a public official came during the Nixon administration when […]

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