Ryan’s Report

Trump: media made

  In 20 years, this election is going to be studied by political scientists. In their research, they are going to figure out how and why the Donald Trump phenomenon happened. There are a few things we already know. We know that people are angry and they are flocking to Donald Trump because he is…

Thanks for helping, but don’t forget to leave

    The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador has caused hundreds of deaths and thousands more injuries. The physical damage is beyond what one country can fix all on their own, queue all of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) like Red Cross or Catholic Relief Services to come in and help with the clean up. These…

Kasich’s best chance was not to run at all

      As each day goes by, we hear more and more about the chance of a contested convention. The fact is that there will be a contested convention. As much as Donald Trump likes to say there won’t be, he is yet again just plain wrong. According to The Washington Post, Trump would…

We all agree people need help, so let’s help them

  Minimum wage is a hot button issue in this year’s election. The two main political parties have vastly different opinions on the issue, and for good reason. Liberals would say that it is impossible to survive on a wage of $7.25 an hour (which is around what a common minimum wage would be). Conservatives…

Campaign and chill

No matter what your political leanings are, we can all agree that this election has been unique. Some of us are bursting with excitement with some of the candidates in the running, while others are scared at the prospect of a particular candidate becoming the next president of the United States. No matter what your…

Scalia deserves more than more fighting

  “This could change everything.”   That was my first reaction to seeing the news that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died. Now after some thought, I realized that that is not a respectable reaction to someone dying. This is a man who had been in the Supreme Court for almost thirty years, and…

Time to start paying attention

  After months and months of putting off paying attention to the presidential race, the time has come to start paying attention. The Iowa caucuses are next Tuesday, and the New Hampshire primary is the next Tuesday. These are the first time real people will go to the polls and caucus centers to voice their…

Do not be afraid

  There are a lot of things Obama has supported in his two terms as President that I disagree with. But in his speech on Dec. 6 to the nation on terrorism, there was one part that he and I can agree on.   The one thing President Obama is absolutely correct on is not…

Peace and force

The terrorist attacks in Paris this weekend changes things. The attacks change the way the world looks at the Islamic State  group and the constant threat of terrorism. The attacks change the 2016 presidential race in the United States. The attacks will forever change France in all things, just as 9/11 changed America. These atrocities…

Trump was too funny

  Like a lot of Americans, on Saturday night, I tuned in to NBC to watch Saturday Night Live. I have always been a fan of the show and watch when I want to, but I could not miss this past Saturday’s episode. As a fan of comedy and a self-described political junkie, this was…