Articles written by: Geoffrey Bell

Left Said, Right Said / Opinion

Left Said: Governmental Investment Paves Road to Recovery

President Obama faces a strangely familiar problem in proposing a federal budget this year: fostering a sound economy while appealing to a political climate that detests many of the measures necessary to encourage economic growth. The voters demand deficit reduction, but also economic recovery. The main problem is that austerity […]

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If Even the Catholics Agree, Who Is Left Fighting Against Free Birth Control?

Once again, rumors are streaming in that Obama has a vendetta against religion. I’ll give it to them: At least this time they have a specific policy in mind, as opposed to the lack of any serious action that prompted Rick Perry to rail against the president’s “war on religion.” […]

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Presidential Address Calls for Equality, Accountability

The President’s State of the Union address was a laudable effort to get the country back on track by outlining agreeable and necessary policy proposals for the following year and resetting the agenda and language with which we debate the issues. He reiterated the need to invest in America’s future […]

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Society Isn’t Colorblind Yet, So Our Laws Shouldn’t Be

Affirmative action is the misunderstood child of liberal politics in America. The reasons for and details of its implementation are hardly understood by most Americans today. It’s not “reverse racism,” it’s not a form of reparations and it’s not the rubber-stamp, automatic green-light admissions policy that a lot of people […]

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Political Correctness: Words Matter

I get really ticked off when I hear the term “political correctness,” but not for the reason you’d think. Think about how many times you’ve actually heard someone use it in a positive, non-ironic context. Now think about the number of times you’d heard someone say, “I know this isn’t […]