Tag: barack obama

Obama and ISIS: We Need Another Plan

The Islamic State terrorist group, otherwise known as ISIL or ISIS, poses a grave threat to Middle Eastern security and stability. Additionally, the group is a danger to many Western nations. Many residents of America, Canada and European nations have been…

Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to us all. He fought against the racial segregation of apartheid, for freedom and equality for the black majority in South Africa, and was imprisoned in 1962 for 27 years for his political cause. Despite his…

The stagnant state of the State of the Union address

US President Barack Obama hit several high points in his hour-long State of the Union speech, rallying the crowd to drive his points home, and he seemed more focused now than four years ago.  It’s time, as his promises seem…

Obama’s second inauguration looks forward

On January 21, 2013, Obama was sworn in for his second term, in an inauguration laden with optimism for the future, but noticeably more subdued than his first.  Gone is the limitless hope of 2008. We saw a clearly tired…

The Flaws of Super-PACs

I was asked to write an article on presidential elections this week, and though I’d like to discuss the important issues at play, I feel I can’t really discuss the elections without first discussing Super-Pacs.  Civil discourse in our society…