The Political Responsibility of SNL

The Political Responsibility of SNL

While comedians regularly poke fun at President Trump and his administration, it seems that political satire has lost its truthful voice. Political satire is meant to reveal truths and transcend the barriers of political jargon. However, this effect has been lost in the battle between Trump and the media. As the President continues to preach the the deceit of the press and media, satire of Trump has become entertainment for liberal America, rather than a nonpartisan interpretation of political events.  

A More Realist U.S. Foreign Policy?

A More Realist U.S. Foreign Policy?

President Trump’s dysfunctional interactions with foreign leaders make for interesting headlines, though more tectonic is the present administration’s shifting expression of American exceptionalism, shaky commitment to liberal internationalism, and turn toward a harsh zero-sum logic of foreign relations. But while “America First” may not be here to stay, pressures on the U.S. to move toward a more realist mindset predate and will endure beyond the Trump presidency.

The Evolution of Campaigns

The Evolution of Campaigns

The 2016 election cycle was an anomaly among all the rest. After witnessing the revolutionary strategies of the candidates, I had a desire to explore the events the changed the art of campaigning for the rest of American History. The inception of radio, television, and the Internet changed how candidates related to the public and how the public responded. Although these innovations have brought a great deal of convenience to Americans during elections, it does not reflect in greater voter awareness. So, have campaigns truly evolved for the good for America?

A Red Virginia to Halt Red Tape

A Red Virginia to Halt Red Tape

Virginia has an unsavory record on business regulations and limitations to economic freedom. As the Commonwealth looks to become a national powerhouse for development in the 21st century, it will accordingly need less stringent economic policies to encourage this growth. As the most electable alternative to flopping Democratic policies, Ed Gillespie’s Republican campaign is the key to unlocking this potential.

Trans Fats as a Case Study for the Government Regulation of Food

Trans Fats as a Case Study for the Government Regulation of Food

The reputation of trans fats has run the health gamut from nutritionally exceptional to borderline lethal. It took over two decades of research to accumulate enough evidence to finally ban partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in the United States, and this significant time lapse is not without criticism. However, the twenty-four year period of of true scientific inquiry prevented shortsighted and unsound policies and had the ultimate effect of contributing to the overall health of the American public.

A First-Year’s Take on August 12 and a Review of CJR’s Race, Racism and the News Panel

A First-Year’s Take on August 12 and a Review of CJR’s Race, Racism and the News Panel

On September 18, concerned Charlottesville-ians gathered to expose the deeply rooted issues behind the white supremacist siege on August 12. The Columbia Journalism Review’s Race, Racism and the News panel allowed the community an opportunity to acknowledge, discuss, and heal from rising racial tensions in Charlottesville and across the nation.  

US Democratic Hypocrisy and Economic Exploitation in Guatemala

US Democratic Hypocrisy and Economic Exploitation in Guatemala

United States vindicationist promotion of democracy throughout the world is much more convoluted and multifaceted than what meets the eye, and while it is said to be done in the name of goodwill to other nations, self-interested ulterior motives lie at the heart of it. All anyone need do to see proof of this is take a look at the history of US exploitative relations with the developing country of Guatemala.

Watergate to "The Wall": How Richard Nixon Broke the Presidency

Watergate to "The Wall": How Richard Nixon Broke the Presidency

The 2016 US Presidential Election bucked years of politics-as-usual and marked a revolutionary shift in how Americans decide who is best fit to be the nation’s leader. Or did it? An inspection of the last forty years of American elections appears to uncover a far longer trend at work, one that can be traced from the modern day all the way back to the greatest political scandal in American history.