Open Letter to President Trump regarding trade policies

Originally posted on Mike Brodo:
Dear Mr. President Donald J. Trump, Globalization. Are you familiar with this concept that has made the American economy so strong, the American consumer so wealthy, and the American corporation so exceptional? It seems as though you may need some brushing up. Your proposed plan to impose tariffs and enact a protectionist national trade policy is alarming, pre-20th century in… Continue reading Open Letter to President Trump regarding trade policies

Trump is Wrong to End Michelle Obama’s Girls’ Education Program

In 2015, Michelle Obama led the “Let Girls Learn” United States initiative to promote girls’ access to education in impoverished countries.  Today, Trump ended that program, effective immediately. This cut is not only disheartening, but this is a grave mistake that will impact the millions of children whose lives were enriched by this program.  Investing in girls’ education not only grows economies, but it also prevents … Continue reading Trump is Wrong to End Michelle Obama’s Girls’ Education Program

How Social Media Has Hurt the Political Climate.

Social media, though it has greatly advanced the mass communication of news, data, and other information, has contributed to the growingly hostile political culture that has emerged in recent years.  With social networks allowing us the ability to strictly control which opinions we hear, and allowing us to subconsciously censor differing viewpoints, many users surround themselves only with information that reinforces what they already know … Continue reading How Social Media Has Hurt the Political Climate.

Where Libertarians Go Wrong: Abortion

A common misconception that many Americans have regarding libertarianism is that it is an inherently pro-choice movement—pro-choice on economic, foreign, domestic, and social affairs.  Though the divisive issue of abortion is often disputed among Libertarian Party members, it is in no way hypocritical to be a pro-life libertarian, as some suggest.  However, it is hypocritical for a libertarian to profess liberty-oriented ideals while simultaneously denying … Continue reading Where Libertarians Go Wrong: Abortion