Finneran’s Opinion

HRC on SNL

    This past week, Saturday Night Live featured Kate McKinnon playing democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton playing a bartender named Val. “Clinton” and Val discussed the candidate’s support of gay marriage and disapproval of the Keystone XL pipeline, mocking how long it took the real-life Clinton to announce her opinion on these…

Shutdown 2.0

      When I was in eighth grade, my teacher, Mr. Fowler, would ask the class, “If pro and con are opposites, what is the opposite of progress?” Congress. Even now, I still giggle a little bit at that very classic dad-joke. Despite his humorous intentions, Mr. Fowler had a point.   In 1948,…

A family searching for peace

  Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off two pressure cooker bombs that killed three people and injured hundreds. The brothers turned a day in Boston that is celebrated with joy, Marathon Monday, into a day of horror that…