Russian relations

President hesitant to criticize Russian leader Scrutiny is rightfully due for any and every president. That said, we’ve seen this public sense of accountability monumentally heightened for President Donald Trump every day since the conclusion of 2016’s pivotal election. Every day, Trump seems to be making or breaking history, according to the columnists, the self-appointed watchdogs or sundry, other critics […]

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That’s What Sarah Said

That’s What Sarah Said On Friday night I sat in the Liberty University Tower Theater to watch the theater department’s performance of “Seussical.” The show was executed so well, bringing a smile to the face of all in the audience. Watching the childhood stories I loved come to life reminded me of the child-like wonder and excitement so often lost […]

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The ‘nuclear arsenal’

Republicans will likely face opposition with SCOTUS nominee   The strength of nuclear weapons is said to be in the power of deterrence rather than the actual use of the weapons. However, when it comes to the U.S. Senate’s so called “nuclear option,” it is less about deterrence and more about steamrolling the other side. When the Founding Fathers established […]

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Will you accept this rose?

Popular reality dating show goes against Christian values   “The Bachelor” is a show that absolutely degrades everything love should be, yet it’s the show that women (and some men) around the country have on in their living rooms every Monday night at 8 p.m. I hate to say that sometimes I myself make up part of that viewership. The […]

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That’s What Sarah Said

That’s What Sarah Said Sunday, February 12 marked the return of “The Walking Dead” (TWD) season 7, and despite lower ratings for the season in general, the country is still obsessed with zombies. I’m not a fan of creepy things, but “TWD” has me hooked. “TWD” follows the journey of a core group of survivors who have made it out […]

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Debate and division

Evangelical community continues complicated relationship with Trump   President Donald Trump finds himself at odds with many in the voting bloc that carried him to the White House after placing a now-contested ban on refugees from seven nations, indicating that his complicated relationship with Evangelicals is set to continue. Trump’s dealings with Evangelicals have long been troubled, as respected leaders […]

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Berkeley protest

Far-right editor’s appearance causes backlash   Does everyone have the right to say what he or she wishes and defend it by invoking freedom of speech? What if that person is known for his rude, provocative and inappropriate statements? Students and the administration of UC Berkeley grappled with these and similar questions when the Berkeley College Republicans invited Milo Yiannopoulos, […]

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Moving the embassy

The U.S. stands up for Israel by relocating to nation’s capital   Imagine you’re at a playground and you notice a group of older, bigger children ganging up and picking on your little brother. Would you go over and stand up to the bullies because you’re bigger and stronger than them, or would you walk away and do nothing? This […]

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Investigating voter fraud

President Trump voices concern that millions of ballots cast illegally in 2016 election   In between signing executive orders and tweeting from both his personal Twitter account and that of the president of the United States, President Donald Trump desires to launch an investigation into voter fraud from the election. Throughout what was possibly the most controversial election in American […]

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Social media silence

President Trump freezes accounts of national parks   The Trump administration temporarily suspended social media, contracts and grants for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services during his first week in office. According to Reuters, each of these agency’s core responsibilities is to protect humans, animals and the […]

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That’s What Sarah Said

Through nine seasons, “The Office” brought laughs and tears to viewers who watched it on NBC, but with Netflix, anyone can watch some of the best 20-minute episodes of all time. If you’ve never watched “The Office” before, let the rest of my column serve as inspiration to you — those “Office” jokes will finally make sense. “The Office” is […]

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Trump’s cabinet picks – PROS

  It is safe to say that President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations have turned some heads and raised a number of concerns. However, this is hardly unexpected from the most controversial and unorthodox presidential candidate in history. Trump ran his campaign on the promise to end the overreach of federal bureaucracy and to “drain the swamp.” By appointing many candidates […]

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Trump’s cabinet picks – CONS

As if we didn’t already spend this entire election season questioning our sanity as a nation, it seems to be a common occurrence for controversy and Donald Trump to go hand-in-hand. Disregarding the past negative backlash about shady business deals and off-color remarks, now there are cabinet appointees to consider, question and critique. A few of Trump’s recent selections have […]

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Virginia’s new bill

Pro-life advocates support proposed legislation   More than 56 million babies have been murdered in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade took effect in 1973, according to LifeNews.com. To put that in perspective, the amount of babies whose lives have been terminated due to abortion is about the same number of U.S. soldiers that have died in all of the […]

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