Accountability Survey biased

Questionnaire aims to find staged answers

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a “leading question” is defined as a question asked in a way that is intended to produce a desired answer. Usually surveys are purposefully designed to avoid these types of questions in order to get objective and accurate results regarding the subject. It appears that the Trump administration didn’t get that […]

Drug reform needed

Drug addiction proves major public health issue, not simply isolated criminal problem

Last March, former President Obama spoke at the National Prescription Drug Abuse Heroin Summit in Atlanta saying, “For too long we’ve viewed drug addiction through the lens of criminal justice.” He added, “The most important thing to do is reduce demand. And the only way to do that is to provide treatment — to see […]

New republican motto: “take it while we can”

Senate nomination “nuclear option" presents troubling questions

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court seat, was finally confirmed on Friday after the Senate decided to use their “nuclear option.”   Democrats decided to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination if his confirmation reached the Senate floor, so the Republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell, vowed to change the confirmation rules and get rid […]

Editorial Comment

O’Reilly must face consequence

Why is Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor” the number one cable news show when he has struck settlement deals with five women, totaling $13 million, for sexual harassment and verbal abuse? Since 2002, O’Reilly, Fox News’ highest rated political commentator, has been accused of vicious verbal abuse of producers, unwanted sexual advancements and, according to […]

STI schooling failed

Sex education needs vast improvements

Let’s chat about sexually transmitted infections. There’s gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, syphilis, pubic lice, molluscum contagiosum, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and herpes. There are a few more, but they’re nearly nonexistent, and I doubt you’d be able to pronounce their names. Even though each of these STIs should be discussed at length, I want to […]

Bill H.R. 899 unjustified

Legislation to abolish Department of Education lacks purpose, basic answers

This past February, bill H.R. 899 was introduced to congress. The purpose of this bill was laid out in one simple sentence, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie introduced the bill on the same day that Betsy DeVos was confirmed for Secretary of Education. DeVos’ confirmation had […]

Trump should set aside his ego

Dinner for journalists significant

President Trump recently announced via Twitter that he will not be attending the annual White House correspondents dinner. The historical dinner, hosted by the White House Correspondents’ Association, has taken place since 1921. It has served as a satiric outlet for both sitting presidents and journalists alike. In addition, all proceeds from the lofty ticket […]