The Danger of Cultural Relativism in our Foreign Policy

Much is being made of the letter sent by 47 Republican senators to Iran, warning them that any agreement reached with President Obama is not guaranteed to last past 2016, when there will be a new president in the White House. Some question the legality of this move, others its wisdom and what precedent itContinue reading “The Danger of Cultural Relativism in our Foreign Policy”

The Defense of Jimmy Carter

Why it’s time to appreciate Carter’s presidency When you think of Jimmy Carter, what are the first words you think of? Are they strong, courageous and independent? Chances are probably not. When it comes to thinking about the man from Plains, Ga., a majority of people wouldn’t use any of those words to describe hisContinue reading “The Defense of Jimmy Carter”

The Intolerable Nature of David Horowitz

I’ve always been kind of intrigued by the response that David Horowitz always generates on this campus. It seems like the reaction is always very visceral, very passionate, and very negative. Which begs the question, “Why?” Surely a man that so many people not only dislike but despise must be saying some pretty terrible stuff.Continue reading “The Intolerable Nature of David Horowitz”

Obama’s HUDdle on Campus

If you aren’t aware, Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan, graced our fair campus with his presence this afternoon. According to UNC’s Office of Federal Affairs (did anyone know we even had one of those?), the purpose of the visit was “to provide an opportunity for Carolina stakeholders to engage a member of theContinue reading “Obama’s HUDdle on Campus”

Some Questions About Libya

This whole Libya business has me a bit confused. The first point of contention that I see is a Constitutional one, namely that the President doesn’t have the authority (by himself) to commit troops to a conflict, as that power lies within Congress. Obama’s own words are particularly enlightening on this subject: 2. In whatContinue reading “Some Questions About Libya”