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Gun Control is Not the Answer

Our hearts go out to the families of the 17 victims who, just two weeks ago, were murdered in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. The shooter, nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz, had several guns in his possession, including an AR-15 which he used in the attack. Questions surrounding the shooting abound and many people are demanding to have stricter controls placed upon the purchase of firearms, with many desiring to ban assault weapons altogether. Continue reading “Gun Control is Not the Answer”

NGV Friday: State of the Union – Where Do We Stand?

By Nathan Smith and Christopher Goodrich

The 2018 State of the Union address has undoubtedly summed up the presidency of Donald Trump.  Not only was it the longest one in recent memory, it was probably the boldest and most memorable in recent memory; surely for decades.

Trump promised to deliver a unifying message.  Whether it was for the rich or poor, black or white, citizen or non-citizen, he exulted some of America’s core values and principles in this address.  Whether you are a supporter or a critic, there was something for you in this speech, and this worked undoubtedly in his favor.

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NGV Friday: A New Year and a New North Korea?

Nathan Smith NGV

The reclusive regime over on the Korean peninsula created what would be one of the most intriguing and dangerous stories of 2017.  With an economy and a government centered around the might of its military, North Korea terrified the United States and its allies with their threats.  Kim Jong Un was not afraid to attack President Trump, threaten the contiguous United States, and even the naval base at Guam.  The failure of past administrations was clear as North Korea was able to finally display the nuclear weapons they had acquired through the years.  The Clinton administration had originally reached a deal in 1994 to deter the regime from acquiring nuclear weapons.  The hasty agreement was quickly proven to be a mistake.  During the Bush administration, the North Koreans first tested their weapons with subsequent launches over the next few years.

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Millennials, Bernie Sanders, and Socialism

I live near a college town.  Leading up to the 2016 elections, the overwhelming support for Bernie Sanders was evident among college students – bumper stickers, road signs, huge banners – all pointing to the fact that many of my generation found something in him appealing. Continue reading “Millennials, Bernie Sanders, and Socialism”