Opinion: The Problems with Environmental Progressivism
Oct10

Opinion: The Problems with Environmental Progressivism

By Wellington Baumann, Columnist Take a stroll through your average middle to upper class suburban neighborhood, and you’ll see the wave of environmental progressivism that has washed over our country.  Old roof shingles have been replaced with glistening solar panels, gas guzzling SUVs have been swapped out for dependable Priuses, and that $10 green drink now sports a paper straw.  Moreover, brave and stunning individuals are finally...

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Opinion: Golan Heights Should Remain Part of Israel
Apr04

Opinion: Golan Heights Should Remain Part of Israel

By Wellington Baumann, Columnist President Trump recently announced that he intends to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.  This announcement falls in line with President Trump’s established pro-Israel foreign policy.  Yet, just like when President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2017, various media outlets and politicians were quick to denounce Trump’s actions as a diplomatic blunder.  Why is...

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Opinion: Shutdown without Winners
Feb05

Opinion: Shutdown without Winners

By Wellington Baumann, Columnist Thanks to a scuffle surrounding 0.1% of the proposed budget, parts of the Federal government went unfunded for 35 days. President Trump asked Congress to appropriate $5.7 billion towards a wall along the southern border, but Congressional Democrats refused to provide a single dollar. Although the government recently reopened due to a short-term funding bill, it will only remain so until February 15th....

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Opinion: An American Gun Epidemic?
Mar03

Opinion: An American Gun Epidemic?

By Wellington Baumann, Columnist In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, the debate over the need for the Second Amendment has sprung up once again.  If you turn on your television, open a newspaper, or look on social media, you will witness frightening images of students running out of buildings and grieving families huddled in mourning.  Any tragedy such as this pulls at the heartstrings.  As a result, we have been bombarded...

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Response to Freedom of Expression Philosophy
Feb15

Response to Freedom of Expression Philosophy

By Wellington Baumann, Columnist It is abundantly clear to me that our nation stands at a crossroads.  We must decide if we will stay the course, or shift our bearing entirely.  The issue at hand is the significance of our freedom of speech. A chilling 2015 Pew Research study found that 40% of millennials are supportive of limiting speech that is offensive to minorities.  Meanwhile, only about a quarter of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers...

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