Notre Dame A Sanctuary Campus? An Irrational Choice

In the past week, some Notre Dame faculty, employees, students, and alumni, have been circulating and signing a petition urging Fr. John Jenkins, the president of the University of Notre Dame, to make Notre Dame a sanctuary campus. Though Notre Dame already does much for undocumented students, such as not volunteering information to immigration authorities…

What Caused the Rise of Trump?

The rise of Donald Trump is a reaction to how out-of-touch the political class in Washington, DC is with normal American voters. Regardless of our personal feelings toward Trump and his candidacy, it’s important for Americans to recognize the factors that spurred his rise. In my last post, I argued that Donald Trump (and Hillary…

Trump vs. Clinton: The Candidates We Deserve

Sadness. Frustration. Disgust. Anger. More Sadness. Those were my reactions to the second presidential debate on Sunday night, a debate that was anything but presidential. The first thirty minutes of the debate were almost unwatchable–I managed to get through it, but I was worried my face would be stuck in a permanent cringing expression. From…

Trump vs. Clinton: Round One

Most impartial observers awarded Hillary Clinton a solid victory on points in the first presidential debate on September 26th at Hofstra University, though they conceded that Donald Trump scored points on the economy and national security. Trump, however, spent far too much time focusing on baiting questions, both from Hillary Clinton and also Lester Holt,…

Charlotte Riots: Initial Reaction

I wanted to share some initial reactions to the Charlotte riots today. These thoughts aren’t fleshed out completely, but I wanted to get them written down. I’ve been watching coverage of the Charlotte riots on TV tonight, and my initial gut reaction is one of sadness that these race riots still go on in the…