Columnist Ryan Lavin responds to last week’s discussion of the State of the Union.
As a predominantly white institution, the racial implications of blackface may not be something that you spend a lot of time thinking about, so before I continue, and if you take nothing else away from this, it has to be said: don’t ever wear blackface. Ever.
Despite his dismal relationship with women, President Trump attempted to defend his record on women’s issues during his State of the Union address in the face of democratic congresswomen whose very career paths contradict his rhetoric.
Despite the incorrect perpetuation that running on progressive policies cannot do well in Midwestern and other Red states, this year’s midterms showed that the American electorate will respond well to progressive thinking.
Personally, I will be relieved when the election cycle is over, but until then, Republicans are in a strong position to keep control of the Senate for the next two years.
College students have a lot on their minds. We have due dates, deadlines, internships to apply for and our entire futures to worry about. Apparently, now we have the responsibility of worrying about our nation’s entire future as well.
Let’s be clear: it’s well-documented that Butler was aware of Created Equal’s plan to come in advance, and the group is known for their provocative measures. Instead of prioritizing student awareness on very our own campus, Butler knowingly let down their community in the process.
In recent events, this country has displayed a terrifying apathy— which often crosses into outright animosity— toward women who have the courage to come forward and talk about the traumas that they have suffered through, often in silence, for years.
With the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, the United States government has officially undermined everything the Supreme Court is meant to stand for. America’s last line of defense is gone. If you aren’t scared, you’re not paying attention.
Butler likes to call itself a progressive institution, but still brings a problematic speaker like conservative columnist David Brooks to campus. Opinion Columnist Nate Lemen provides his thoughts on the matter.