Colleges must promote discomfort, not crush it

Sam Stroud Staff Writer College campuses used to be bastions of free expression and thinking, but over the years, far leftism has corrupted many universities to their core. Places once full of intellectual diversity have become bubbles and echo chambers where only one side is promoted and the other discouraged.  It is against this backdrop that we see colleges catering to people who see anything threatening their bubble. Over the summer, the University of Mississippi acquired a landshark as its new mascot. Why did the university abandon the Rebel, its…

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Republicans need a reality check

Sam Stroud Staff Writer In 2016, the Republican Party was victorious, holding on to both chambers of Congress and winning the White House.  However, in the aftermath of that election cycle, Republicans seem to have delusions about winning elections.  They now believe in the Trump formula: ignoring polls, disregarding red flags and moving farther away from the center. If they don’t remedy their errors soon, they will be in drowning in a blue wave come November.  The biggest fallacy Republicans are making is ignoring the polls.  In 2016, the polls…

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Controversial Nike advertisment driven purely by business considerations

Sam Stroud Staff Writer Nike recently released a new advertisement featuring controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The advertisement features a full image of Kaepernick’s face with the quote, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything,” in front of the image.   Unsurprisingly, the ad has generated plenty of controversy, with some people vowing never to buy Nike products again. Others are immediately going out and buying more.  The ad itself is over the top, but that’s by design. The ad, it seems, was intentionally designed to garner…

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Brett Kavanaugh Hearings 2018: Trump nominee the right choice for SCOTUS

Sam Stroud Staff Writer The battle to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy began on Tuesday as the Senate kicked off the confirmation hearing for president Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.  In the months after Kennedy announced his time on the Supreme Court would be ending prematurely, Democrats have acted like petulant children who dropped their ice cream on the sidewalk and are making any arguments they can to block Kavanaugh.  The problem is that they have no logical argument to stop his confirmation.  Politically, Kavanaugh is as experienced as…

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Democrats finally make the right call by eliminating superdelegate voting in presidential primary

Sam Stroud Staff Writer Last week the Democratic National Committee (DNC) declared that superdelegates will no longer be able to vote in the party’s presidential nomination cycle. The nomination process includes candidates within each party competing against each other to get the most delegates from each state in primaries or caucuses. At the end of the nomination season, the candidate with the most delegates supporting him or her at the party convention wins. If you are Republican, the only way to win the nomination is to gain the support of…

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