The Tragedy of Paul Ryan
When Paul Ryan’s announced his decision to not run for reelection, there was a torrid of articles analyzing his leadership and influence of the Republican party. What makes this Politico piece stand out from the rest of the flock is the way it frames Paul Ryan's career as a Shakespearean play and the attention it gives to his evolution as a politician.
A debt crisis is coming. But don’t blame entitlements.
In response to a Hoover Institution article that blamed entitlements as the primary cause of the rising budget deficit, a group of well-respected economists, including the ex-chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, countered with a critique of how the Republican tax bill was also increasing the amount of red ink. This article is a perfect example of how partisan squabbling and finger pointing has become all too common in policy making. As the US deficit continues grow in size, it still remains unclear to whether a solution addressing the growing deficit will materialize from the depths of murky partisanship.
San Francisco’s Homeless Encampments Expose The Failure Of A Liberal Utopia
Despite the partisan title, this article drives into the continued problem of how homeless populations are being managed in urban centers like San Francisco. It provides a look into how even the wealthiest centers with well meaning leaders may still struggle to provide for the poor. And how concerns for the impoverished aren’t always defined along political lines.
The Future of the Elite Schools in the Trump Era (and the Future of Blogging)
Many explanations have been given for Trump’s unexpected victory, yet none as novel as the one shown in this letter to the editor of the Atlantic. The anonymous Ivy League writer apptly analyses how past administrations over use of Ivy League graduates may have created a bubble within the highest levels of our government. They then juxtapose that this has made our political process aloof from the problems facing middle Americans explaining the “unforeseen” rise of Donald Trump.