Have You Got “The Right Stuff?”

By Logan Blakeslee Dating culture in the 2020s is an unmitigated disaster. Too often we hear reports about rising loneliness among men and the worsening effects of sexual objectification on women. Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, or FarmersOnly.com once promised a tantalizing alternative to the task of talking to someone of the opposite sex. Instead of fumbling a pickup line at the bar or the workplace and facing a humiliating rejection, millions of Americans could…

“On the Political Warpath”: The Iowa Republican Caucus

By Logan Blakeslee The future of the United States is likely a subject which hangs over the minds of many college students. Armchair theorists and media pundits are rallying to announce that the “end of American democracy” is nigh, and such a prediction is bound to stir up feelings of hostility between voters of both parties. The outcomes of Donald Trump’s many court cases will pose uncertainties for the powers and limitations on the Executive…

How Not to Win: A Case Study of American Conservatism

By Comson Cao Famed economist and political commentator Thomas Sowell once said “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear”. It is incredibly difficult to stick to the pursuit of truth no matter what, but it’s even harder to speak out on it when it’s against your own team. At least, that would be the case if I…

Milei’s Victory is Just the First Step 

By Shayne O’Loughlin In a previous article, I took a journalistic approach to covering the curiosity that was Javier Milei, the libertarian Argentine presidential candidate, with a healthy balance of skepticism and optimism. No doubt that in a nation where a political ideology like Peronism has dominated politics for more than half a century, placing any bets on black would have been too dangerous a gamble. After the release of that article, the first round…

Only Scams. The Talented George Santos and the Art of Lying

By Marco Flores          George Santos, the scandal-plagued Republican Congressman of New York’s 3rd district, has been under scrutiny ever since the NY Times published a bombshell article on December 19th, 2022, revealing that Santos had largely fabricated his resume. Santos made false claims about his biography, work history, financial status, and other matters when he ran for Congress. Despite his constituents, Democrats, and even some Republicans all calling for his resignation, Santos refused and…

The Jackboot That Is Not

By Comson Cao It’s difficult to live in the West today and not constantly hear some kind of call for social justice. Claims of racism, sexism, and a billion other ‘-isms’ and ‘-phobias’ abound. Even fairy tales are problematic because they enforce the patriarchy by upholding gender roles, according to my most recent reading in English class. All of these terms express a perception of oppression. Activists believe that unfair treatment or discrimination pervades “the…

Denouncing Terrorism is The Bare Minimum 

By Dafna Horowitz On October 7th 2023, the internationally recognized terrorist group Hamas, invaded Israel, brutally attacking homes, families, individuals and IDF military bases. Among those who have been murdered or taken as hostages include citizens of the United States, Ukraine, Russia, France, Britain, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Thailand, Tanzania, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Mexico, China, Canada, Brazil, Italy, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.  Hamas has publicized these atrocities as a means of propaganda and…

In the Lion’s Den: Who is Javier Milei?

By Shayne O’Loughlin On August 13th, 2023, Argentines across the country attended their nearest polling station to vote in their primary elections. These primaries narrow down candidates on the ballot to those with over 1.5% of the vote in the general election to take place October 22nd. Among the candidates were showings of the establishment coalitions: on the left, the Peronist “Unión por la Patria,” and on the right, the “Juntos por el Cambio”. Uniquely,…

Kevin McCarthy Ousted! What’s next for the GOP?

By Marco Flores          On October 3rd, the United States House of Representatives voted 216-210 to oust Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Speaker of the House, marking the first time a sitting Speaker was ever voted out. Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz introduced a motion to vacate on October 2nd, forcing a vote on McCarthy’s removal within two legislative days, citing that the speaker failed at his job and keeping the promises he made to conservative…

My Endorsements for Local Elections

By Arthur O’Sullivan Since September, I have been interviewing candidates for local elections in Broome County. Happy Medium, the hip new magazine organizing these interviews, needed a Republican writer to balance perspectives on the race. Since there are no Republicans in Happy Medium (yet), I was drafted to take on the job. You should be seeing the fruits of our labor on October 27. It was a great opportunity, and I’m grateful to Happy Medium’s…

“Baxter Devouring His Son”

By Logan Blakeslee Much has been spoken and written about the clash between pro-life and pro-choice students at Binghamton University on September 18, 2023. It was the first big campus controversy of the semester and one that will be remembered for a terrible, disgusting reason. I will address that reason shortly. Before that, I will say that Binghamton University cannot claim that it is sending its best and brightest out into the world when its…

Western Academia On Israel: What Could Go Wrong?

By Arthur O’Sullivan Hamas’ assault on Israel is a gut-wrenching historical turn. There can be no excuse, no equivocation, and certainly no euphemism for it. The sentence “The most Jews have been killed in a single day since the end of the Holocaust.” should not spark anything other than rage in the one reading it. Only the worst specimens of our fallen human race would defend—or worse—celebrate the massacres of the past two weeks. Still,…

In Defense of Originalism

By Logan Blakeslee It is no accident that in the separation of federal powers, as described by the Constitution, there is actually very little authority bestowed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Article III and its provisions offer an outline for how our nation’s judicial branch should function, and astute readers will quickly notice that the Constitution does not permit the Supreme Court to enact or enforce the law, but primarily to settle “controversies”—or in other…

The Problem with the Pro-Life Movement

By El Lento Presidential hopeful Ron Desantis made headlines recently when he announced that he did not believe that women who had an abortion should be criminally punished, even if it were illegal. This was naturally controversial. It satisfied neither committed pro-lifers, who would see such practice as rendering any abortion restriction de-facto toothless, nor pro-choicers, who would be opposed to any ban regardless. Most importantly, however, this suggestion, echoed by figures such as Nikki…

“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…