Do Republicans benefit from LGBT boycotts?

If there is one thing to be said about the state of politics, it is that Republicans are building a better LGBT trap. States all across the nation are passing laws aimed at defining the use of public restrooms. Such legislation is quickly facing strict opposition from corporations to celebrities. Such legislation and the results from it bring to question if protests from the notable activists are just part of the plan? Following the recent North Carolina House Bill 2, famously known as the Bathroom Bill, a slew of protests…

And now what? Obama speech offers nothing new

Last night, President Obama addressed the nation in a historic speech from the Oval Office. In his speech Obama addressed the recent terror attack in San Bernardino, California in which radicals who applied their craft under the guise of workplace violence killed fourteen Americans. With just a few weeks until Christmas, the United States is right in the middle of the busiest shopping season of the year.  Millions of Americans have voiced concern for their safety at home.  The one thing Obama should have taken the opportunity to address is our security…

Trump fails to excite in CNBC debate

Three is a charm, and the third Republican debate on CNBC was no exception to the rule. Wednesday night, the top ten Republican contenders took center stage in what many hoped would be a break out moment for their favorite candidates.   With over two and half hours on stage, presidential hopefuls had every opportunity to present their vision for America going in the 2016 general election.  However, at a glance it may be questionable whether the debate produced the favorable outcomes Donald Trump and CNBC had hoped for. At the onset, the…

Are American voters dumb?

Throughout the ages, brilliant thinkers have depended on less educated cadres to fight their wars. Rather than battles being fought by noble men from prestigious families, wars of attrition are fought by wise men with a surplus of needy participants on the front lines.   Through selfless sacrifice of one’s own life for liberty came the entitlement to liberty and the right to have an opinion. However, is the mere sacrifice of one’s own life enough to entitle them to policy decisions and the right to contribute to who runs the…

The two roles of one pope

Pope Francis made history when he became the first pope to ever address the United States Congress. As the crowd rose to their feet, many stretched, leaned and even reached out in hopes of catching even the slightest touch. As he approached the microphone ears opened wide and mouths fell silent to hear to words that would resonate under the embossed words “IN GOD WE TRUST” in the halls of Congress. Though the moment was historical and many see the pope and an infallible messenger of Christ, his role as…

Religious positions fog politics for 2016 hopefuls

When the founding fathers began the construction of the United States they found religious freedom to be of such importance that they made it one of their first orders of business. Now, religious freedom has taken center stage in 2015 politics. While both sides have their standard platforms for how their respective parties will toe the line, Democrats and Republicans are digging in deep where the fog of this political war gets even murkier. In recent months Hillary Clinton stood up for women with a speech at the Sixth Annual Women…

Biden Time

If you look up the word controversy in the dictionary you will probably find a picture of at least one of the Clintons. After two terms in Washington Bill Clinton failed to escape to a life of solitude free from troubling headlines and reporters digging for a scoop. Such a chase for headlines is not entirely due to lingering intrigue regarding the former two-term president, but rather because of the controversies plaguing his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. With such a long line of controversial issues attached…

Donald Trump is in debt to himself, not Americans

It might have been the greatest story ever told. While addressing a swath of onlookers at a campaign stop in Iowa, Donald Trump told one great tale of his successes after another. From his refusal to accept the renewal of his television program with NBC to his refusal to accept a $5 million campaign contribution,  Trump continually demonstrated to his fans how he acts in the interest of one man and one man only. Before we talk too much about Trump, let’s have a quick refresher on politics in general.…

Rick Perry: The tortoise and Donald Trump’s hair

Following the first primary debate Rick Perry has yet to signify any substantial bump in the polls. Though he has continued to press forward on the campaign trail his funding has significantly dried up. Staying afloat required relying on the aid of Super PACs to rescue the struggling campaign. To make matters worse, Perry has resorted to the aid of a largely volunteer staff to get out his message. Some argue that the financial difficulty Perry is experiencing is the handwriting on the wall that he will likely be the first…

There’s no place for Trump in the GOP suit

Thursday night millions of potential voters tuned in for the first Republican primary debate. While viewers scrambled to their televisions with their popcorn, the top 10 candidates had all the time in the world to hone in on why they deserve to be President of the United States. It came as no surprise that the single largest ratings grabber of the night was Donald Trump; whose candidacy has brought significant controversy to the GOP nomination field. However, before the popcorn was fully popped, the pizzas were delivered, and the fizz…