The most controversial measure on the ballot this April, without doubt, is Prop 5. If passed the initiative would add homosexual and transgender identity to the list of protected categories under Title 5. Proponents of the measure are framing the argument as a fight for equal protection under the law.
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President Obama has accomplished what many thought impossible. As a result of his recent healthcare mandate, the Catholic leadership in America has managed to grow a spine.
Every revolutionary movement needs a clear enemy. The French revolutionaries had the monarchy, while the Bolsheviks had the Tsarist aristocracy. Not to be outdone by those who came before them, the Occupy Wall Street movement has targeted the banks, modern hygiene, and the top one percent of income earners. Consequently, the most widely disseminated claim […]
There seems to be a movement as of late pushing for a tax hike on the wealthiest Americans. This coalition includes President Obama, the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and even fellow columnist Brett Frazier. Indeed, one cannot ignore the cries lamenting the fact that the top 1 percent control 70 percent of all the wealth […]
Technology took our jobs! That is, according to Douglas Rushkoff, who declared in his article Are Jobs Obsolete? featured on CNN that, “New technologies are wreaking havoc on employment figures.” That makes perfect sense, right? Technology often replaces manual labor; therefore, technology creates unemployment, or as Rushkoff put it, “Every new computer program is basically […]
It is now eminently clear that the European model of governance simply does not work. One by one, each of the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain) will eventually pay the piper. The Germans won’t be there to bail them out this time, and if Bret Stephens of the Wallstreet Journal has any foresight, “the […]
It’s fair to say Republicans were wrong about the efficacy of President Obama’s job creating (and/or saving) policies. Alas, my humble realization has nothing to do with CNN’s infallible fact-checker of truthiness, but is rather a result of last week’s elections.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is now the clear frontrunner in the G.O.P. presidential primary. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released last week, he garners 24 percent support among Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents, which gives him a healthy lead over both Mitt Romney and Michelle Bachmann, whose numbers sit at 18 and 10 percent respectively. […]
The abortion debate is largely focused on the legal question of whether or not a woman ought to have the right to terminate her pregnancy. The right to an abortion was legally validated by the 1973 landmark decision Roe v. Wade, but the battle continues to rage over both the methods and timeframe in which […]
Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill No.48 into law, making California the first state in the Union to require public schools to update their curriculum “to include a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.” Proponents of the bill gave three underlying reasons for their support: to combat […]
Americans are in need of a wakeup call. Before we go the way of Greece, we must come to grips with the looming debt crisis. Unfortunately, as it stands, the majority appears to be fundamentally unserious about taking the required measures to steer this nation off of its currently unsustainable course.
Sunday, June 19, was the 101st anniversary of Father’s Day. Like many Americans, I gave my father a call as a sign of appreciation and to respect the tradition.
In contrast to Mother’s Day, Father’s Day tends to be low key. The contributions of a mother to her children are clearly visible, while a father’s role is often in the background.
I would like to thank Brett Frazer for his response to my article “Islamic Violence Justifies Islamophobia,” in the May 31 issue of The Northern Light, because his views are a good representation of apologists for Islam in the West. And so it is with great enthusiasm with which I aim to dismantle his arguments in this week’s column.
A common critique of American society is the extent to which inequality runs rampant. It’s all been said before; how those lovely Scandinavian countries and many of their Western European neighbors have achieved a much greater level of egalitarianism than we have.