The New Gun Control Debate

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, permanently altered the dynamic of the gun control debate in America in a way that other recent mass shootings simply could not. No, it may not have had the shock factor that Aurora had, as Sandy Hook was not our first experience with a school [...]

Students for Liberty: The Future of Freedom

Over 1,400 students and alumni gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2013 International Students For Liberty Conference. The annual conference offers students the opportunity to learn from the best contemporary thinkers in the libertarian community, network with representatives from prominent local, national, and international organizations, and meet other student leaders from around the world. The [...]

A House Divided? Pope Benedict’s Resignation Bears Consequences For Spiritual and Secular Alike

On February 11th of this year, Pope Benedict XVI made an unprecedented announcement that rocked both the secular and the spiritual communities—that as of February 28, he would no longer hold the office of pope. Stepping down in the name of his health and advancing age—and, some say, due to the stress of several recent [...]

Don’t Leave the Rodeo Just Yet: The (Non) Issue of Texas Secession

In the few months since the November 2012 presidential election, the state of Texas has been ablaze with that ages-old and quintessentially Texan question—to secede, or not to secede?  Deeply frustrated by the re-election of President Obama, many conservative and Republican Texans have been throwing around the idea more and more seriously, citing the supposed [...]

Gun Control in the Wake of Tragedy: Congress’ Inability to Compromise Leaves Children at Risk

In the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of twenty young children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary school on December 14th, 2012, there has been an overwhelming outpouring of sympathy, grief, and support from people all over the United States and the world. Along with this [...]