Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill Struck Down
Despite Gov. Kasich's veto, Americans will likely see abortion reform in the near future
by Alexandria Hentschel
Neither anti-abortion nor pro-abortion activist were satisfied with Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s decision on two recent bills concerning abortion.
Kasich line-item vetoed the controversial House Bill 493, commonly referred to as the “Heartbeat Bill.” The Heartbeat Bill was added to a larger piece of legislation about child abuse protections.
Kasich preserved the main text of ...
Trump Inaugurated as 45th President of United States Amidst Controversy
by Alexandria Hentschel
The historic, and often turbulent, election season culminated on Jan. 20 with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
Trump was sworn in before a crowd that included his opponent in the general election, Hillary Clinton, attending with her husband, former 42nd president Bill Clinton.
There was much controversy surrounding the numbers at the Trump inauguration. White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed the turnout "was ...
Webs of Conflict
Over 250,000 people are trapped in Aleppo, Syria without access to food, water or medical care from the outside world. Aleppo was once an economic center in Syria, but is now the center of the Syrian civil war. An aid convoy was bombed trying to reach civilians on Monday, Sept 19. United States officials accused Russia of the bombing the area to help Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but Russia has denied the accusations.
Glen Duerr, professor of international studies at ...
SB 1146: The Battle for Religious Freedom
Legislators in California tried to pass a bill earlier this year that, in short, would have eliminated California students’ federal funding for attending religious universities that are exempt from certain discrimination laws.
A softer version that Christian universities in California can live with recently passed. But Christian universities such as Cedarville fear that legislation such as California’s SB 1146 could lead to further laws that restrict religious liberties and eventually ...
Trump Victory in Historic Election
In a shocking upset that surprised the nation, business tycoon Donald J. Trump has become the president-elect of the United States.
According to the New York Times, Trump officially has 278 electoral college votes of the needed 270, and is expected to have 306 by the time the votes are finished being counted.
Most predictions leading up to the election favored former first lady, senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton. The New York Times predicted that Clinton had an 85% chance of ...
Election 2016 Polls
PHOTO GALLERY: Cedarville students join the community on Election Day at Grace Baptist Church to cast their ballots.
Cedarville to Host Election 2016 Forum
The 2016 election season is one of the most controversial and confusing in recent memory. Many students, especially those who may be voting for the first time, have many questions. For these students, Cedarville University’s Center for Political Studies, in conjunction with WHIO-TV, will be hosting a political forum on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The 90-minute event is open to the public and will be held in Cedarville’s Dixon Ministry Center. The event will include a panel of experts ...
Candidates to Face Off in First Presidential Debate
The first presidential debate of the 2016 election season will be hosted by Hofstra University at 9 p.m. EST on Sept. 26. The debate will mark the first occasion presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) face one another in a live, open forum.
According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, as of Sept 19, candidates will be discussing “America's Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity” and “Securing America.”
Thomas Mach, professor of history at ...
After Scalia’s Death, What’s Next?
Supreme Court decisions in favor of conservative viewpoints could soon lean more liberal if Judge Merrick Garland is confirmed, said Kevin Sims, professor of political science at Cedarville.
President Barack Obama nominated Garland as a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia after Scalia died on Feb. 13. Sims said Garland, current Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is a living constitutionalist, which means he has a more liberal view of the ...
SCOTUS to Review Immigration Programs
Immigration has been a highly discussed issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. The American Spanish-language television network Telemundo has hosted two presidential debates (one for Republicans and one for Democrats) in this election cycle that focused on the issue.
More specifically, there has been talk about two of President Barack Obama’s executive orders, which the Supreme Court will review this spring: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was passed in 2012, and ...