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Minnesota Football Stars Bring Their Success to the Next Level, Break School Record

Minnesota Football Stars Bring Their Success to the Next Level, Break School Record

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

May 7, 2020

The 2020 NFL Draft was unique for many reasons. For starters, the draft was completely virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. NFL personnel, prospect players, and fans all watched as the NFL Commissioner announced draft selections from his home. Despite the unusual circumstances, the University of...

The Venezuelan Problem: Socialism

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

February 7, 2020

For the first time in U.S. history, the President of the United States invited a serving, democratically elected, foreign president to attend the annual State of the Union Address. Juan Guaidó, the acting president of Venezuela, accepted the offer from the White House to make his presence known at President...

Can the free market solve climate change?

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 26, 2019

If there is any idea that is despised most when debating climate change and environmental protection, it is free market environmentalism. The idea of solving climate change by reducing regulations and taxes doesn’t sound like a viable solution. However, it is the best path for rich and poor nations...

US Military kills ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi


Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 9, 2019

On October 26, 2019, the United States military conducted a raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS. The attack was conducted at a compound that housed al-Baghdadi and his family in Idlib Governorate, Syria. The attack is being deemed as one of the biggest achievements of Donald Trump’s...

The government should get out of drug prices

Medicines capsules on dollar bills close up

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 2, 2019

It doesn’t take a political science expert to inform the public that our nation is in a period of intense polarization and political strife. It seems that every issue is partisan and that no solution is achievable for an array of topics affecting the American people. However, there seems to be a light...

Minnesota Twins have record setting year


Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 1, 2019

In March 2018, the Minnesota Twins didn’t have much to prove. Besides making deals with veteran power-hitters Nelson Cruz and CJ Cron, the Twins seemed like a team with potential that had no chance at capitalizing on it. With Rocco Baldelli in his first year as Minnesota’s manager, no one was certain...

Harvard Wins Affirmative Action Lawsuit, For Now

Harvard Wins Affirmative Action Lawsuit, For Now

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

October 10, 2019

In one of the most significant rulings on social policy in recent history, Federal District Court Judge Allison Burroughs ruled in favor of Harvard University and their affirmative action acceptance process. The decision which was issued by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts...

New allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh. Image courtesy of iStock.

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

September 26, 2019

I have an honest question. Is due process even a legal standard anymore? If so, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is not receiving any form of legal justice as he continues to be slandered for vague allegations which supposedly occurred over three decades ago. In a “news analysis” article rele...

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