Casey Given

Posted October 13, 2014

Due process advocates have been up in arms over the past few months as California passed the first statewide affirmative consent law in the nation. According to the freshly signed SB 967, all college campuses accepting financial aid in the Golden State must enforce a high standard of establishing sexual consent in student disciplinary hearings, requiring both parties in question to vocalize their approval before engaging in sexual acts.

Posted September 22, 2014

Hey! Hey! LBJ! How many kids did you kill today? As hard as it may be to believe looking back, this was once a popular chant among liberal students to criticize a sitting Democratic presidents policy. Fifty years later, this demand of radical accountability from the left towards a sitting president president seems to have all but disappeared in the age of Obama. What happened?

Posted September 15, 2014

In wake of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, many Americans are concerned about the militarization of local police. One issue that continues to be downplayed, however, is just how local this arms race has gotten. The Department of Defense (DOD) is funneling paramilitary equipment, not just to municipal and county police departments, but to public schools as well.

Posted September 02, 2014

On the first Labor Day upon it's creation as a national holiday in 1887, there was no such thing as a public sector union. The idea of government workers going on strike for personal gain rather than serving the country seemed ridiculous.