Drew Gets Medieval at MedFest 2018

By Ryman Curtis On Saturday, April 21, the lawn between Hoyt Hall and the Ehinger Center was transformed into a medieval fairground. MedFest, That Medieval Thing’s annual event, is one of Drew University’s traditions. First held in 1986, 32 years ago, Medfest grew to draw support from off campus, bringing in businesses and lovers of all things medieval alike. Dotted around the lawn were vendors, … Continue reading Drew Gets Medieval at MedFest 2018

The U.S., Allies Launch Attack on Syrian Chemical Weapons Facilities

By Ryman Curtis In the early morning hours of Saturday, 105 missiles lit up the skies of Syria. The missiles, launched by a coalition of the U.S., British and French militaries, were directed at two targets: the Barzah Research and Development Center and the Him Shinshar chemical weapons complex. In a news conference the next morning, the U.S. military claimed victory, detailing what Joint Staff … Continue reading The U.S., Allies Launch Attack on Syrian Chemical Weapons Facilities

Ethics Scandals Plague Pruitt, EPA

By Ryman Curtis Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is the latest member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to come under fire from Democrats and outside government watchdogs. The ethical issues began when Politico reported that Pruitt was renting a Washington, D.C. condominium for $50 per night from the wife of energy lobbyist J. Stephen Hart. Since then, a series of other alleged ethics violations … Continue reading Ethics Scandals Plague Pruitt, EPA

Trump Calls for “Nuclear Option” on Immigration

By Ryman Curtis On Easter morning, President Donald J. Trump wished the country a happy Easter. In a series of subsequent tweets, he announced an end to his willingness to negotiate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, otherwise known as DACA. The President urged the Republican-controlled Congress to “use [the] Nuclear Option if necessary, to stop the massive inflow of Drugs and People.” The statement is … Continue reading Trump Calls for “Nuclear Option” on Immigration

Joe Biden Is Not Your Adorable Uncle

By Ryman Curtis “Give me a break,” said former Vice President Joe Biden. It was early January in 2018, and Biden, transparently gearing up for a presidential run in 2020, was being interviewed by Patt Morrison of the LA Times. “The younger generation now tells me how tough things are. Give me a break. I have no empathy for it. Give me a break.” For … Continue reading Joe Biden Is Not Your Adorable Uncle

The GOP Defends Another Sexual Abuser

By Ryman Curtis On Thursday, November 9, The Washington Post published an article accusing Judge Roy Moore, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, of initiating sexual encounters with both a 14 and 16-year-old girl. Just as a refresher, Moore is the same candidate who believes that large portions of Indiana and Illinois are under Sharia law and that “we’ve asked for” mass shootings … Continue reading The GOP Defends Another Sexual Abuser