Needing Taylor Swift, now more than ever

I might have been a bit premature a couple of weeks ago when I said with the election over, the anger permeating our country would dissipate. Whoops!

Instead, we have descended into a bitter division. We have protests against the president elect before he’s even taken office. We have the same president elect crying that the theater should be a safe space for his vice president elect.

We need a voice we can all listen to, to tell us what to do, so we have something extra to be thankful for.

We need Taylor Swift. Continue reading

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4 questions about the new bathroom bill

It’s time to investigate the latest issue in this country that has people up in arms, causing arguments about the nature of identity, judgment, and fear.

For this, we will have to journey to the Carolinas, although hey, it’s North Carolina this time. Good job finally seizing that mantle from your southern cousin!

It’s time to get to the bottom of the Bathroom Bill. Continue reading

The perfect compromise for the open position on the Supreme Court

With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the political world has been in a frenzy.

Scalia was a conservative justice, and without him, the bench is evenly divided between four mostly liberal judges and four mostly conservative judges. The appointment of the next justice will have reverberations felt for a long time to come.

Naturally, this has caused violent arguments in Washington and beyond about what to do. Republicans in the Senate–who must provide consent on the presidential appointment, as laid out in the Constitution–have said they won’t even vote on any Obama nominee since it’s an election year.

Obama, for his part, has said “Come on, guys,” and “I’m sorry I did the same thing when I was in the Senate.”

Let’s see if we can work through some extreme scenarios to find the perfect compromise. Continue reading

Political Roundup: Rubio’s Canadian America

We don’t talk much politics around the SCS water cooler, mostly because talking politics is just about the worst thing anyone could possibly do.[1]

However, politics is playing a large part in the American consciousness right now, and there are some important things to discuss.

Let’s find out about the hidden message in Marco Rubio’s new “Morning again” ad. Continue reading