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Primarily featuring posts written by students and faculty in our network, our blog is a forum for writing on issues of faith, politics, economics, and society. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors alone.
The Politics We Wear

The Politics We Wear

The release of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s new clothing line has of course sparked plenty of social media controversy. Yet, politically affiliated clothing is hardly novel. The political nature of AOC’s apparel is little different than President Trump’s MAGA hats.

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Finding the Motivation to Learn

Finding the Motivation to Learn

Although remote learning caused by COVID-19 has been lauded as more efficient and affordable than previous modes of instruction, and has potential to alleviate student debt in the future, one of the most common obstacles to success posed by online school is a lack of...

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The Lockdown Paradox

The Lockdown Paradox

The pandemic is now well into its third wave, with new cases topping 200,000 per day and deaths at an all-time high. FDA approval of two vaccines promises an eventual solution, but for the moment, many governors have resorted to tightening restrictions. At the same time, the mind can only maintain crisis mode for so long before defaulting to normal, and Americans have developed intense lockdown fatigue.

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Mercenaries: A Brief History and Current Debates

Mercenaries: A Brief History and Current Debates

The First American Volunteer Group (AVG), also known as the Flying Tigers, fought in the Pacific theater of World War II prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They were hired by the Chinese central government (and indirectly supported by the Roosevelt administration) to wage war against the Japanese without the official involvement of the United States military.

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Obstacles to Justice in the Ethio-Egyptian Nile Dispute

Obstacles to Justice in the Ethio-Egyptian Nile Dispute

The recent construction and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile has erupted in disputes between Ethiopia and its downstream neighbor—Egypt. These dispute have led to everything from Tik Tok battles and malicious hacking to failed diplomatic talks, bomb threats, and the mysterious murder of the GERD’s chief engineer. However, a cursory review of the dam’s limited impact reveals that the conflict has little to do with water. What, then, can explain the atmosphere of vitriol in this African affair?

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Picking a Path Towards Progress

Picking a Path Towards Progress

Obviously, no one is wholly satisfied with our present situation, and whatever our differences, everyone wants the best for the nation. However, while most everyone would agree that it is time for America to turn over a new leaf, our visions for the country are intractably distinct, and before we can proceed, we need to have a really real discussion about what progress actually means.

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Does the United States Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Taiwan?

Does the United States Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Taiwan?

For years, political forecasters have warned us that China is ready to strike at peace and freedom in Asia; we just hadn’t seen it yet. I believed them, and I agreed it was coming, but this fast? Over the last year we have witnessed a city internationally recognized for freedom and prosperity fall into the greedy and despotic hand of the CCP. This event has raised countless questions among those interested in the region; for me, the most pressing one is, “What should we do if they try to take Taiwan?”

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