U.S. fails in Afghanistan

Recently the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan came to an end. The longest war in the history of the U.S. ended with a no-frills ceremony. The NATO mission’s flag was taken down, and, just like that, the war ended. Of course, upon closer inspection, this is not at all the case. The Afghanistan that we leave behind is more fractured than ever. Not to mention that 10,000 U.S. troops will remain in the country for at least the next two years in “non-combat roles.” As U.S. citizens, I think we are obligated to admit our culpability in the creation of … Continue reading U.S. fails in Afghanistan

America sees red: Republicans take Senate, retain House in midterms

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ The Republicans picked up six Senate seats to gain majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives for the first time since 2006. While Democrats have had a majority in the Senate since the 2008 elections, Republicans were able to wrest control of the Senate by winning seven seats in Arkansas, West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina. The GOP maintains its majority in the House, which it has held since the 2010 midterm elections. In local races, incumbent Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), who represented Ohio’s 1st District from 1994 to … Continue reading America sees red: Republicans take Senate, retain House in midterms

Value your vote: Midterm elections matter

If it’s an even-numbered year, that means it is election time. The midterm elections have candidates for local and federal offices criss-crossing respective districts in hope of winning our vote this November. Before you think of voting or politics and begin to get cynical, let me offer some advice. America is a representative democracy. Citizens forget that, in order for our union to remain strong and meet its challenges effectively, citizens need to vote. Outside of presidential election years, people rarely see the importance of voting for local representatives or federal officials because the electoral process lacks the enthusiasm and … Continue reading Value your vote: Midterm elections matter