Opinion

American Evolution

Flocks of birds over marsh at dusk; James Wainscoat / Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/b7MZ6iGIoSI

America means many things to many people. It can elicit hope, and pride, and pain. It represents what it seeks to accomplish, and it embodies the true impact of its actions. It is a nation atop a vast countryside, formed around grand concepts, and continuously built anew over a checkered past. In a place so

Untying Our Knots

With Thanksgiving upon us, I have been thinking back to my earliest memories of family gatherings. Around my grandparent’s dining room table, as what was left of dinner was slowly replaced with coffee cups, the conversation always turned to the politics of the day. The conversations would get intense and the rhetoric sometimes heated, but

The revolutionary power of a virtuous populace

Crowd in Washington DC after Biden announced winner of 2020 election

Division and anger so thoroughly dominate today’s political discourse that a distrust of parties may be the only sentiment most Americans share. That gloom lingers forward despite the passion and enthusiasm it took to mobilize record turnout during a pandemic. Few people at this point expect anything but four more years of overheated rhetoric and

Saving the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

With the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, questions of Barrett’s qualifications have been dramatically overshadowed by the impact this nomination will have on both the court and the health of our institutions. It is clear — barring an incredible event — that this nomination will be successful, but the

The Choice is Yours

As millennials become the largest generation and begin to fill more leadership roles, we find ourselves in a unique, disquieting situation. Although we have become an ever more connected society, with the knowledge of ages at our fingertips, we have lost the ability to agree on even basic facts of the disasters of epic proportions

Honor the game

Brewers baseball hat with blue M

Growing up the hill from the Milwaukee Brewer’s ball park, County Stadium, I have always had a special spot in my heart for the Crew. From standing in lines for autographs as a child, to cheering on their playoff runs later in life, my loyalty does not waver. Cracking that first beer, standing around a