Polar Vortex Threat

Sawyer Balint

January 27, 2014

Filed under News Beyond The Road

For the past several weeks, our country has been ravaged by the now-infamous polar vortex. This evil weather system marched its way from the artic regions of Canada and wreaked havoc on the lives of innocent men, women, and children...

Thinking Ahead to 2016

Griffin Keegan

January 27, 2014

Filed under News Beyond The Road

The 2016 Presidential Election is almost upon us.  That may seem strange to some, as a mere look at the calendar would tell you Election Day is more than two-and-a-half years away.  I will be a junior in college on inauguration...

A Solution for Syria: What You Need to Know

Julia Randall

October 7, 2013

Filed under News Beyond The Road

After several tense weeks of speculation, it appears that a solution to Syria’s chemical weapons crisis has surfaced at last. However, to understand the solution, we must first understand the problem. Here is everything you...

The Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage

Clara McNulty-Finn

April 19, 2013

Filed under News Beyond The Road

Beginning at the end of March, the Supreme Court has been reviewing two cases that revolve around the constitutionality of same-sex marriage: one regarding Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative passed in 2008, and the...

New York: The Dempire State

Jake Lahut

February 2, 2013

Filed under News Beyond The Road

The State of New York is becoming the lead horse for the Democratic Party. Although the party suffers from internal strife at the state level, it is providing the candidates and policy that have the most influence in the progressive...

State of the State 2013: Progressive New York Governor Emerges and Passes New Gun Law

Clara McNulty-Finn

January 20, 2013

Filed under News Beyond The Road

Across New York, dedicated liberals such as myself were quite shocked by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State. During his first two years as governor, the purportedly Democratic Cuomo appeared to be more rightward leaning....

Sandy Hook: Another Cry for Real Gun Control Laws

Clara McNulty-Finn

December 20, 2012

Filed under News Beyond The Road

At approximately 9:30 am on Friday, December 14th, authorities were informed of a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT. By the time police officers arrived, gunman Adam Lanza had killed twenty students aged six...

On Edge: The Fiscal Cliff

Julia Randall

December 11, 2012

Filed under News Beyond The Road

Earth to Congress: we all procrastinate, but this is getting out of hand. The impending threat of the fiscal cliff looms less than a month away, and the nation finds itself clinging to the edge. The fiscal cliff came about...

The Off-The-record “Growth Industry”

Jake Lahut

December 9, 2012

Filed under News Beyond The Road

What General David Petraeus said behind closed doors with a Fox News analyst in the spring of 2011, just weeks before he accepted his position as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was never supposed to be heard by a...

STEM Immigration Proposal: The End of the American Dream

Clara McNulty-Finn

October 8, 2012

Filed under News Beyond The Road

This past September, Republican Representative Lamar Smith proposed a STEM visa bill. The bill would create 55,000 permanent visas (green cards) per year for those immigrants who have advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering,...

Republican Strategy: 2016

Republican Strategy: 2016

September 27, 2012

News Beyond The Road