POLITICO: CONGRESS HURTLES TOWARDS SHUTDOWN

Politico: Congress is careening toward the first shutdown in more than four years, with Republicans and Democrats at a seemingly intractable impasse over government funding and the fates of young immigrants facing deportation. Though House Republicans voted Thursday night to keep the government open, the real drama is in the closely divided Senate, where it’s unclear what, if anything, can clear the chamber’s supermajority threshold. … Continue reading POLITICO: CONGRESS HURTLES TOWARDS SHUTDOWN

A NOTE ON MEMORIAL DAY

Today is Memorial Day, a day on which we honor our soldiers who died defending the United States of America. The U.S. has faced multiple wars during its nearly 241 years of existence, during which a total of more than 1.1 million American soldiers were killed. However, we as civilians usually take for granted the service of our fighting countrymen. Most of us spend much … Continue reading A NOTE ON MEMORIAL DAY

SERIOUSLY?! MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE PROF APOLOGIZES FOR INVITING CHARLES MURRAY

Bert Johnson, chair of the political science department at Middlebury College in Vermont, apologized for inviting to speak on campus Charles Murray, the author of the controversial book The Bell Curve –¬†which explores the inherited and environmental factors of human intelligence – weeks¬†after student protesters assaulted Murray and left one Middlebury faculty member injured after the speaking event. Prof. Johnson’s apology was published in the … Continue reading SERIOUSLY?! MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE PROF APOLOGIZES FOR INVITING CHARLES MURRAY