The Case Against Legalizing Marijuana

A general trend within recent years has been that around this time a new poll comes out suggesting more Americans than ever to be in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. This year was no different: according to a recent CBS poll, sixty-one percent of the public now believes cannabis should be legalized, up by five percentage points from last year. In addition, nearly 9 out of 10 Americans feel medicinal marijuana should be made legal, with higher reported figures among younger generations. These changing attitudes have brought about…

Unam Sanctam Catholicam: A Call for a Renewal of Tradition in the Catholic Church

It has been over a half-century since the closure of the Second Vatican Council, which ran in multiple sessions from 1963 to 1965 under the papacies of Pope Saint John XXIII and Pope Paul VI. Vatican II, as the ecumenical council is colloquially known is considered the defining moment of the Church in the twentieth century.  The Council brought forth historic change to the Roman Catholic Church, thereby fundamentally altering the liturgy and dispensing with centuries of tradition to appease a world society that had freshly emerged from the two…

Vive la révolution: Europe’s fate in Le Pen’s hands

In one month from now, France will elect its new head of state while the rest of the world becomes nervous bystanders to what is arguably a globalists’ greatest challenge to date. France’s constitution stipulates that a presidential election is to be held every five years, allowing for the possibility of a runoff if no candidate secures a popular majority in the first round. Presently, the election appears to be a two-horse race between Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front, a Eurosceptic, anti-immigration party, and Emmanuel Macron, who’s…

The Dangers of Historical Revisionism

This past week, Yale University announced plans to rename one of its residential halls bearing the namesake of John C. Calhoun, a nineteenth century statesman and passionate defender of slavery. This decision comes in the wake of the growing controversy surrounding the administration’s initial pledge to keep the name as a biting reminder of our nation’s past transgressions to teach future students about all we’ve had to overcome. Despite its initial pledge, Yale swiftly reversed course and conceded to the demands of those who wish to see every blemish of…

What Neil Gorsuch Means for the Future of the Supreme Court

On Tuesday evening, President Trump revealed his nominee to fill the open vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away unexpectedly last February. The President’s choice, Neil Gorsuch, is considered by many to be a worthy successor to Scalia given his reputation as a dependable conservative jurist within the legal community. Judge Gorsuch boasts rock-solid credentials that should make even the most obstinate Democratic senator consider his nomination. The son of a former EPA administrator, Judge Gorsuch was originally educated at Columbia and…

What’s Left For the Democratic Party

The world’s oldest active political party now faces a historic identity crisis after Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton two weeks ago. In hindsight, this ideological void should not have been completely unexpected given Bernie Sanders’ strong challenge against Clinton for the party’s nomination during the primaries. But it was the general consensus among party leaders that any healing of wounds inflicted as a result of party infighting would be tempered by the fact that one of their own would be stewarding the ship of state while the kinks…

It’s Morning in America

Donald Trump’s shocking win last Tuesday was a seismic blow to the American political establishment of the past eight years. His victory completely gutted the mainstream polling industry, shattered the expectations of nearly every political pundit, and signified the largest juxtaposition between any two administrations in the modern era. For conservatives, Trump’s electoral landslide victory represents a chance to begin anew after enduring eight stormy years of the most liberal administration in contemporary times. A conservative administration, supplemented by Republican majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate…

Trump’s Path to 270

Over the past week, the presidential race has tightened prodigiously between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to a virtual standstill. Particularly newsworthy events over the last seven days that have contributed to the narrowing of the polls include a favorable jobs report, news about an expected hike in Obamacare premiums for the upcoming year, and perhaps most impactful, the FBI’s announcement to reopen the Clinton email investigation after finding new evidence in an unrelated probe on Anthony Weiner (on Sunday, the FBI disclosed that it would ultimately not bring charges…