Silent Sam

Let me first say that I disagree, fundamentally, with all Confederate statues and monuments. They are offensive not only to minority groups who suffered the torture of slavery, but they are offensive to any patriotic American as they are hallmark memorials to traitors. But let’s dig a little deeper and examine the issue of Silent Sam on UNC’s campus…

Lying Liars

We have never had a President who so blatantly and brazenly lies to the American public with such ease and a lack of ethical pause. There is a genuine disconnect between what the President says and the truth, and that’s something we’ve never seen before. Now, all politicians lie to get what they want—mainly votes—and…

Where Have the ‘Moral’ Republicans Gone?

It’s been a year since Donald Trump won the highest office in the land by an outdated method of electoral mathematics. There are those of us who still can’t believe it happened and those of us who are still in shock that the very institution designed to protect the country from such travesty, the Electoral…

The Dakota Access Pipeline

Perry and Trump both have ties to the companies who own and will operate the pipeline. Trump himself holds stock in Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of Dakota Access, LLC which is building the pipeline. And Perry is on the Board of Directors of Energy Transfer Partners! Both of these conflicts of interest loom large and heavy over the future of the project. Once the Obama Administration leaves office, we’re in uncharted territory.