Politics

An Avoidable Fate: How Clinton’s Campaign Cost America

2 weeks ago Alger Mag Editor 0
Tens of millions of Americans awoke the morning of November 9th, 2016 to find that their nightmare was real. Donald Trump, the great national joke of twelve months earlier, suddenly threatened their rights to live in this country, their healthcare, their marriages, and the ability of our planet to sustain human life. In the days Read More

Against Balancing the Budget

1 month ago Alger Mag Editor 0
With the United States’ national debt nearing $20 trillion and the federal budget having run a deficit for nearly two decades, many policymakers are pursuing routes to improving federal fiscal responsibility. For many, a balanced budget amendment looks to be the best solution; such a policy would amend the United States Constitution to require the Read More

Communism in India: Even Marx Would Not Approve

5 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
  The 2014 Indian general election was hailed as a watershed event that heralded in a majority government for the first time in 33 years. It is the first election in Indian history in which a single non­-Congressional party won a majority. However, one aspect of the election that has barely been analyzed by pundits Read More

Why Your Vote for Stein Counts

5 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
  If Donald Trump wins this election, whose fault will it be? For many liberals the answer is Jill Stein, this cycle’s Green Party presidential candidate, and those who give their vote to her. Democrats spend a disproportionate amount of time criticizing these Green Party voters for what they see as an irresponsible lack of Read More

The False Promise of Voting Your Conscience

6 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
  Flashback to 8:00 P.M. November 7th, 2000.   Polls have just closed across Florida, and every major television news network has just presumptively declared Al Gore the next president of the United States. Then, only six and a half hours later, polling data of most of Florida’s voting districts shows George W. Bush with Read More

Foresight 2020: The Exiled Contenders After Cleveland

6 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
Since the Republican National Convention in August, it has become apparent to Republicans and others that not only is the presidency at stake, but the future of the party. As factions jockey for influence, the last two challengers, each a head of moderate or conservative factions not in the Trump primary coalition, have begun gearing Read More

The Echo Chamber: How and Why the Media Stretches the Truth

8 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
“Good morning, it’s Monday and I’m here…,” “Hello friends, it’s Monday and I’m on the floor of the Republican National Convention.” Momentarily rattled, I checked my watch to confirm that it was still just Sunday afternoon. It seemed to be a theme that would pop up again and again: changing the narrative for convenience, both Read More

So Happy Together: The Strained Partnership Between Trump and His Party

8 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (middle) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (right) comb over the rules after a delegate counting challenge from Alaska. “If I should call you up, invest a dime And you say you belong to me and ease my mind Imagine how the world could be, so very fine So happy together.” -The Read More

And Then There Was Trump

8 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
From July 18-21, the Republican National Convention will take place in three of the most politically important states: the state of Ohio, the state of fear, and the state of denial.  As no Republican candidate has ever gone to the White House without the Buckeye State, the GOP had hoped that a unifying convention in Read More

How to Best Acquire an Apple: The Problem with Facts and Logic

9 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
A presumption that has become commonplace is that, those who dissent do so because they are poorly educated, and that if presented with facts and logic, they would see the error in their ways and step out of plato’s cave into the light of truth. This mentality invites conflict in instances where two or more Read More