Voting By Mail
Over 75% of American voters will be eligible to vote by mail this November as states scramble to adapt to a pandemic in the middle of one of the most controversial elections in recent history.
by Breanna Beers
Is voting by mail a good idea?
The benefits of mail-in voting are obvious, especially during a pandemic: safety, accessibility and public health. But what about the drawbacks?
Myths around voting by mail abound, most notably the claim that mail-in ballots are a major source of ...
How to be a Christian in an election season
by Breanna Beers
You can be a Republican and be a Christian.
You can be a Democrat and be a Christian.
Shocking, I know. It seems like every year it gets harder to accept that, especially given [insert whatever horrifying thing the other side did this week].
The latest outrage, however, is just a symptom of a deeper problem: the system itself is structured to incentivize and benefit from our polarized tribalism. The people in power want no ...
Jonah Goldberg Visits Cedarville University, Gives Lecture
by Callahan Jones
Jonah Goldberg, opinion columnist for the LA Times and senior editor for the National Review, presented a lecture at Cedarville University on Tuesday night. The event was put on with the assistance of The Young Americans Foundation.
In his talk, titled "Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Nationalism, Populism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy," Goldberg focused on how society has evolved over the last 300 years. He tied these theories into his ...
The Games Within the Games:
International Politics and the Olympics
by Breanna Beers
The Olympics may be over, but the political games are just beginning. The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were fraught with international maneuvering, from the conspicuous absence of the Russian colors to the high-profile participation of North Korean athletes alongside their South Korean hosts.
The image of athletes from both North and South Korea marching as a unified team under a single flag has quickly become a famous one, leading many ...
Analysis: Gun Violence in the United States
Is it getting worse, or are we just paying more attention?
by Breanna Beers and Alexandria Hentschel
Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Orlando: these cities have come to represent not just locations, but tragedies that have torn apart both individual lives and the nation as a whole.
The United States is home to more mass shootings than any other nation by a wide margin. According to a study published by Dr. Adam Lankford of the University of Alabama, the United States has had 90 mass shooti...
Congress In Turmoil Over Immigration
What’s Happening With DACA and the Wall?
by Alexandria Hentschel
The United States legislature is battling over immigration, a standoff which was the main cause of the January’s government shutdown.
On the table are two vastly different proposals. First, the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) bill, which is up for renewal and offers certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines the opportunity for consideration of ...
Government Shutdown Imminent
by Timothy Mattackal
The United States government will shut down at midnight on Friday unless a continuing resolution is passed to fund the budget. At the moment, the passage of such a bill seems unlikely as Republicans and Democrats have failed to come to terms over the details of a funding bill. If it occurs, this will be the second time the government has shut down this decade, with the previous occasion being in 2013, and the eighteenth instance of a shut down since 1974.
Ohio Considers Campus Free Speech Bill
First Amendment enforcement at public universities may change with new legislation
by Dakota Banks and Alexandria Hentschel
Ohio House representatives Wes Goodman and Andrew Brenner have announced a bill that enforces free speech at public universities. This legislation may change the climate of campuses across the state.
If passed, the bill will prohibit public universities from limiting expression based on content, audience reaction or expression in areas of public accessibility. It also ...
Cedarville’s Mike DeWine Runs for Governor
by Madeleine Mosher
Cedarville resident Mike DeWine is running for Ohio governor in the upcoming election on Nov. 6. The 70 year-old Republican is currently Ohio’s Attorney General and has strong connections to the Yellow Jackets.
DeWine has participated in Cedarville University’s Faith conference, taught at the university, and employed students as interns.
If elected, DeWine’s main focuses will be education, drugs, and jobs. According to his website, www.meetmikedewine.com, he ...
Attack in Las Vegas: Terrorism or crime?
by Allison White
On Sunday, October 1, the unthinkable occurred in Las Vegas. Thousands of fans were attending the closing act of the Route 91 Country Music Festival, singer Jason Aldean. Enjoyment quickly turned to terror as the crowd was assaulted by bullets from above. Fifty-nine people died and over 500 were seriously injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.
Dr. Frank Jenista, professor of international studies at Cedarville University, concurs with the ...