In Defense of Country Music

By Johnny Patterson Imagine this scene: you’re sitting in class, and someone sits down in the empty seat to your right. They ask you your name and give you theirs. You immediately hit it off, the conversation flows effortlessly. “Finally, my first friend,” you think to yourself. Eventually, the topic of music is brought up. You tell them your favorite artists and ask what they like. “I listen to everything really,” they say, “well, everything…

The Miserable Mets

By Aiden Miller Throwing a changeup to the average Binghamton Review reader with an article about baseball.  Yes, a writer in the Binghamton Review is writing something directly related to sports.  A stunning day in the history of this club.  Now I know what you incels may be asking, “Get this guy out of here I only care about politics and stupid jokes.”. Well, go fuck yourself. I’m going to write an article about a…

Campus Censorship: The Education Issue of Our Time

By Brett Patrick Free speech and ideological diversity are fundamental pillars of college institutions. Over the years, this is a fact that US presidents recognized. In 1998, President Bill Clinton reaffirmed the basic human right to expression during a speech in China. In 2015, on a back-to-school tour, President Obama reminded students of the importance of campus dialogue. In 2019, President Trump signed an executive order that required colleges to enforce the right of free…

What “El Lento” Gets Wrong about Abortion

By Arthur O’Sullivan In the previous issue of Binghamton Review, the pseudonymous author “El Lento” published an article titled, “The Problem with the Pro-Life Movement.” Being “pro-life” myself, I’m used to defending my beliefs in all the conventional ways: No, pro-lifers don’t just have a control fetish. No, Republicans generally don’t want to kill babies once born. No, you can’t prove “scientifically” that abortion is right or wrong. And so on, and so on, and…

An Unbiased and Impartial Review of Binghamton Clubs

By Saguaro  Long ago, when I roamed this earth as a freshman at Bing, I was nervous about joining clubs. For those current freshmen out there, fear not, for I have arrived, ready to deliver crucial information concerning the various extracurricular activities found on campus—particularly ones that I have experience with.  Campus Survival Games Before I go into depth about this club, I will say that although I haven’t spent MUCH time with this club,…

“A Brief Guide on Restoring, Expanding, and Protecting Conservatism on College Campuses”

By Logan Blakeslee, Former Central Region Co-Chairman of the New York Federation of College Republicans  The hardest part of being a conservative or libertarian-minded student on most college campuses in America is staying true to your own values. It takes no effort at all to keep silent, go with the crowd, and parrot whatever the professor says for an easy grade. It is much more difficult to speak your mind in class or in public…

A Proposal for Direct Democracy

By Siddharth Gundapaneni In grade school we were taught that democracy is a system whereby constituents of a nation are able to voice their opinions, and have a say in their nation’s affairs. This idea first began with a direct democracy. We were then taught that the United States, and many other developed nations, use a representative democracy because most adults do not have time to vote on every policy everyday. Thus, we elect people…

The Best Music of 2022

By Dillon O’Toole Well, the end of yet another year is fast approaching. That means only one thing: I get to talk about what great music came out this year! As always, this article (that’s totally not a list expanded into paragraphs) will be heavily biased as I won’t be considering anything that I haven’t listened to. So, if you read this and you don’t see one of your favorites on here, I probably just…

Austrian Economics: A Genuine Fix to Monetary Policy in the U.S.

By Logan Blakeslee  Among all mainstream schools of economic thought in the western world, one black sheep stands out. The Austrian School, as it is commonly known, was founded by Carl Menger and Ludwig von Mises in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their ideas and those of their contemporaries, far from being outdated or incompatible with the modern global economic structure, are quite possibly the tools necessary to save it from collapse.  The…

Monarchies: Outdated or Still Relevant?

By Dillon O’Toole The Queen is dead.   Yes, if you somehow haven’t heard the news, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom died on September 8th, 2022 at the age of 96.  Well, saying she was the Queen of the United Kingdom is actually excluding quite a bit.  You see, Queen Elizabeth II was actually Queen of 15 countries at the time of her death.  In order of decreasing population, these countries included: the United…

Did Someone Say, “Birthmarks”? A Reflection on Gorbachev

Julius Apostata Yo, I’m the host with the most Glasnost, a******s made a mess and the war got cold, shook hands with both Ronalds, Reagan and McDonalds, no doubt! If your name ends with “in”, it’s time to get out! *Ahem*, excuse me, I wasn’t supposed to start that way. I had a better introduction to this piece than some abrupt sing-along to one of the most well-known mentions of former leader of the Soviet…

Leftist meme alert 2: return of the meme

By Madeline Perez Is the sequel always better than the original? Well, this is part two, babycakes, so even if you’re new here I’d strap in—it’s about to be a wild ride. And by wild ride, I mean depressing and informative.  When we last left off, I was talking about how conservatives utilize women as convenient victims when arguing against the rights of trans people. More broadly, I established how right-wing figureheads have been using…

Pure Evil

By Arthur O’Sullivan “Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” -C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock The morbid power of evil is its ability to disguise itself as good, and seduce the well-meaning. Whether in personal failing or collective moral sickness, few consider their works to be malevolent in themselves. And often evil, in one’s own heart as…

Biden’s Unserious Speech

By Arthur O’Sullivan Our forty-sixth President has a new item on the list of “existential threats to Democracy,” the MAGA Republican. The “unity” President inaugurated the ninth month with a speech “on the Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation.” Awash in the revolutionary colors of red and black, and flanked by two marines, he decried the ostensible violence and extremism which characterizes the MAGA Republican. Though circumspect in assuring his listener that he…

LEFTIST MEME ALERT

PART 1 By Madeline Perez          “Women and children are being victimized and THE LEFT refuses to talk about it. Just stating the factual/logical arguments will be enough to have me canceled and taken away by the THOUGHT POLICE since we now live in an Orwellian nightmare where things like “freedom” and “moral values” are illegal. You see, I am not biased in any way, shape, or form against the queers, immigrants, or minority hoards-…