The Forum

March 1, 2017

By: Lauren Walker Bloem

March 1, 2017

By: Taylor Edward Crouch

February 14, 2017

By: Jen Strait

The United States is a great country, arguably the best in the world. This country is filled with wonderful people from all walks of life, who have different backgrounds, and who have different beliefs and values. It is well known that roughly half of actual voters vote Democrat, and the other half of the voters vote Republican. It is also not a secret that often the newly elected president represents the opposite party of the incumbent party. President George W. Bush replaced President Bill Clinton, who replaced President George H.W. Bush; all representing a switch in political parties. Recall President Obama replacing President George W. Bush, he campaigned under the mantra of “Hope and Change”.

January 18, 2017

By Kaylee Myhre Errecaborde

September 15, 2016

By: Barbara Crosby

Citizens want honest politicians, interpreted as those who do not lie or cheat us. Yet politics, as does any social interaction, requires a certain degree of truth-withholding, evasion, and yes, lying.

April 1, 2016

By: Matt Gieseke

America, land of the free, home of the…firearm? Of course it is. Guns are American as apple pie and John Wayne. It’s simply ingrained in the fabric of the American mentality. What pundits and politicians continually miss in this regard is the impact that gun control can have on U.S. national security.

April 1, 2016

By: Madeline Welter

For both Republican and Democratic 2016 presidential candidates, foreign policy has been one of the main themes of campaign platforms and debate strategies. This is no surprise. The list of issues that the next president will need to address seems to grow longer by the day.

April 1, 2016

By no stretch of the imagination, the unprecedented levels of global inequality and inequity present two of the largest challenges facing policy makers and planners in the 21st century.  Given the breadth and intensity of these challenges, policy makers, planners, social scientists, social workers, development specialists, advocates, and community organizers need to have a frank discussion about the globalized information economy and its effects on people and the planet.  To have such a discussion, we have to think about the foundation of scientific or technical solutions that are ascribed for structural problems and be open to new and competing philosophies and practices

April 1, 2016

By: Robbie Latta

April 1, 2016

By: Taylor Edward Crouch

“The press is a weapon and you can use it to kill people or to feed people.” – Leslie Knope, Parks & Recreation TV Series

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