The state of the union is poor How the use of the‘I Complex’ ruined politics

By: Jonathan S. Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ On January 12, 2016, President Obama will address Congress and discuss the state of our union. People can expect the president to go through the normal political theatrics, but individuals who carefully watch the news and listen to our national discourse will notice that our union is in trouble. From coast to coast there is a lack of trust in government. Last year, National Public Radio conducted a survey to gauge how large the trust deficit in American politics is. The results showed only 19 percent trust government and 74 percent said … Continue reading The state of the union is poor How the use of the‘I Complex’ ruined politics

Our problems are just that: our problems A perspective on how individuals view U.S. foreign policy

By: Jonathan S. Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ It is true, the world is a dangerous place. People should not be surprised when they hear political leaders stress this fact during highprofile speeches. With recent attacks in Paris, Beirut and Syria, it is hard to watch the news and not feel sad about the state of our world. Unfortunately, we created many of these problems, but there is hope because we can also solve them if we work now. Groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda were not created solely to rebuke the United States. These terror groups were created partly … Continue reading Our problems are just that: our problems A perspective on how individuals view U.S. foreign policy

S.O.S. to the GOP

By: Jonathan S. Hogue ~Opinions & Editorial Editor~ What the hell is wrong with the GOP? After the 2012 loss to President Obama, Republican leaders convened to discuss ways the party could modernize its message in the next battle for the White House. Leaders agreed that the party would need to reform taxation and improve its outreach with minorities. President Obama won in large part due to his campaign’s outreach to minorities. Romney and the Republicans believed in a Reagan version of America: more white, more conservative and more Christian. What Republicans in 2012 and today still do not get … Continue reading S.O.S. to the GOP