The Electoral College: Preserving our Republic

In the past twenty years, two presidents, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, have won the presidency with much controversy. Bush’s triumph over Al Gore had to be decided in the Supreme Court, where the justices decided that Bush did in fact win. Their decision was based on the deadline that a state had to determine it’s electors six days before the electoral college met. The decision did not sit well with many Americans, even after Gore conceded. Then, in 2016, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton with 304 to 227…

Rehab vs. Control

Over 2.3 million people, adults and juveniles alike, are currently in some sort of correctional facility in the United States. Our country has the highest rate of incarceration per capita in the world, yet over the years, many have come to realize that our prison system does not work. The main source of this error is the prison system’s hyperfocus on punishment and control rather than the rehabilitation of its inmates. Prison itself should be a system of rehabilitation. Most people who go to prison do not go for life…

Biden and 2020

Despite the fact that former Vice President Joe Biden has not yet announced his candidacy for the 2020 election, he has been shown to be leading in many polls for the 2020 Democratic primaries. Despite this, Joe Biden is not what the Democratic party needs for the 2020 election. What the party needs is to focus on the fresher, more progressive faces that are rising through the ranks of the party. The Democratic party needs to be strategic in who becomes the nominee for the 2020 election. The current status…