CPAC 2015: Looking to the 2016 Election

The excitement in the Potomac Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center was palpable. Candidates and voters alike were in attendance at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference held this past week in Maryland, in high anticipation of what the 2016 election will bring. Speaker after speaker presented in front of eager and, for the most part, receptive audience. While some speakers could be considered outliers among the group, such as Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson who spent most of his time quoting from the Bible and appealing to…

The Continued Battle With Ebola

The media seems to have forgotten one of its favorite words of last year – Ebola – as stories from ISIS threats to Brian Williams’s memory have overtaken the news cycle. The reality is that the disease is still very much real and very much a threat to nations outside of the United States. The approximate number of twenty-four Ebola cases that have been treated in Europe and the United States pales in comparison to the number of infected patients in the African countries from which the disease originated. Of…

The War on American Sniper

American Sniper strives to give justice to the life of one of the most lethal snipers in American history, Chris Kyle. In so doing, the film reveals some of the most distasteful and violent aspects of a war that a good percentage of the American public has voiced concern over. However admirable Kyle is portrayed in the film, his position as a sniper calls into question just how commendable a man can be within a war that much of the public looks upon without admiration. In one of the more…