Articles by Joe Kukral

Economic disturbances hurt world economies

  As the 2016 year begins, and calls for economic readjustments, policy experts attempt to assess how to move forward in a fluctuating global economy due to several, recent economic disturbances.   China maintains the integral role in molding the world economy, even as the United States is juxtaposed in the variety of markets it…

Student activism groups call Rob Portman

  Political activism requires those who can build consensus within the student body and support principles that is congruous with their cause. Such was evident on Wednesday, Dec. 9, when two prominent JCU activist groups – the African American Alliance (AAA) and Environmental Issues Group (EIG) – took part in and collaborated with junior Krystal…

Transportation bill passes Congress

    Congressional leaders have finally passed a bill  that addresses a pressing issue among many Americans: the country’s crumbling infrastructure. Assuring the measure that was passed on Tuesday Dec. 2 will remedy many of the ailing bridges and roads, Congressional leaders are convinced the anatomy of the bill was suitably orchestrated. The bill passed…

Immigration plan halted in court

    President Obama’s initiative to temporarily restructure the nation’s failed immigration policy through an executive order was brought down on Nov. 9 in the federal appeals court. The court declared Obama had exceeded his constitutional powers.  Attempting to circumvent the stalemate in Washington, the President swore his vested power to regulate and enforce would…

Obama stops Keystone XL Pipeline

President Obama halted the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline on Friday, Nov. 6. Formerly issuing a revamped and stringent environmental regulatory policy, Obama continues to challenge large oil companies and other carbon emission contributors.  Now augmenting his plan to lead a global front on lowering carbon emissions, Obama has resolutely batted down efforts to…

Ted Strickland runs again; this time, for the Senate

Pledging to fight for working families once again, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has submitted his bid for the United States Senate. Riding the populism of the far left and incorporating rhetoric to appeal to the working class, Strickland is forcefully engaging in the national liberal fervor for rewriting the rules for prosperity.   Frustrated…

Congress delays a government shutdown

  The sand siphoning through the hourglass is running short for Congress and their efforts to avoid a government shutdown.  Within the coming weeks, Congressional leadership and President  Barack Obama will negotiate and draw up a budget to provide funding for the country’s most essential discretionary programs.   What makes the current budget talks more…

Pope Francis speaks to Congress and United Nations

Pope Speaks to Congress   Igniting an avid reception, Pope Francis’ trip to the United States was highlighted by a speech to Congress, which millions watched. The occasion was momentous, as no previous Pope has ever addressed Congress.  Pope Francis’ speech extended to issues that divide Americans, but ultimately accentuated the staggering challenges not only…

Clinton feels the “Bern” as Sanders rises in the polls

  Vermont Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is energizing a grassroots movement to end government corruption and to empower America’s working class.  Delivering speeches to rallies numbering in the thousands, no presidential candidate thus far has received the same robust enthusiasm for their campaign.   As the October debate approaches, Sanders’ fervent and active…