Current Events

My Election Postmortem: A Tearful Elegy for Hillary Clinton

Author’s Note: I have attempted to write this story on multiple occasions since the election, but a combination of denial and overwhelming sadness prevented its composition. Only now – a month after the election...

A Cabinet of Critics: A Look into President-Elect Trump’s Cabinet

Late in 1960, president-elect John F. Kennedy stepped outside his stately Georgetown home aside his charismatic younger brother, Robert Kennedy, and addressed a gaggle of eager journalists. There, he announced the appointment of his...

Republicans, Save Yourselves

The satirical news source, The Onion, ran this startlingly accurate headline almost a week ago: “Nation’s Women Fantasize About Some Future Election That Isn’t Absolutely Pivotal to Their Well-Being.” Little did they know that...

The Political Pope strikes again

The separation of Church and State is an integral part of the American identity, and as a journalist, I would probably tattoo the First Amendment on my arm if I was not afraid of...

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Hail Mary

While I know little about football, I do understand the concept of a “Hail Mary” pass. In this play during the final few seconds of the game, a quarterback will attempt to throw an...

Current Events, Downsized: Why is China so mad?

On Jan. 16, Taiwan elected its first female president: Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party. With 56.1 percent of the vote, Tsai defeated the pro-China Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Eric Chu,...

The Sinaloan Shorty and his Six Month Sojourn from a Maximum Security Prison

The escape was planned / With no chance of failure / Because that’s how the big guys roll, / Like El Chapo Guzman. He spent his millions [in bribes] / And now is free...