Ironically, political correctness is only able to make certain people comfortable by instilling a culture of fear in everyone else, since no one wants to risk being labeled a bigot.
The real problem America faces is not with conservatism, but rather with populism—that insidious force which poisons American political discourse from both sides of the spectrum.
Rather than being objectively studied as a critical moment in human history, European colonialism has become a politicized issue.
Two weeks ago, a group of pro-Israel students and I traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional representatives about the America-Israel relationship.
As the world’s single greatest market for drugs, it is clear that the United States has both a moral and strategic responsibility to aggressively target drug producers abroad.
Ever since the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s, the term “liberal” has steadily lost its popularity in the lexicon of the American left, becoming replaced by the more positively connoted word, “progressive.” At Columbia, we see many different kinds of progressives, ranging from the moderate member
Ultimately, questions of how we use our environment involve both costs and benefits and deserve a rational view that I believe is lacking in our society in general, and in the liberal Columbia community in particular.
Every nation has a right to defend itself. Visiting the state of Israel with a group of Columbia students as the country fought Hamas in Gaza, I had the opportunity to speak to Israelis about the conflict.
I feel frustrated. When I open the Spectator opinion section and read accusations that the Columbia community is racist, I feel frustrated. When I see students protest a 100-year-old Core Curriculum that they implicitly accepted when they chose to come to this University, I feel frustrated.
With the Republican nomination all but officially awarded to Senator John McCain, it is likely that Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will increase their attacks against him, especially as they pertain to his infamous pledge to support “100 years of war” in Iraq.
May 23, 11:57am
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