The Derisive Public Square

By Andrew Geisler, Executive Editor: When Father Richard John Neuhaus wrote his classic work The Naked Public Square back in the 1980s, he pinpointed the cause of the emptiness that pervades today’s political culture. In short, the late Fr. Neuhaus argues against “the secularist dogma that would exclude religion and religiously grounded values from the…

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Top 5 Moments for IFC

By Sean Kernan, IFC Vice President of Public Relations; As Miami University wraps up the current academic year, here’s a look back at the IFC’s top 5 moments from 2013 – 2014.   1. FIJI With the help of their moms, Phi Gamma Delta was able to donate $1,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society…

Tax Day Reminds Us We Need Comprehensive Reform

By Andrew Geisler, Executive Editor: In 1986, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bob Packwood and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski teamed up to do the politically impossible – clean out a tax code riddled with the too many deductions incentivizing the wrong kind of economic behavior. Packwood was a moderate Republican from Oregon. Rostenkowski…

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In Conversation with Allen West

By Greg Dick, Editor: Ahead of his first book’s release, retired Army Col. and former member of Congress, Allen West stopped by Oxford, OH. During his visit to Miami University he sat down to discuss what he has been up to since leaving office, how the Republican Party can improve its messaging, and 2016. Let’s…

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Greek Life: Beyond the Stereotypes

By Ryan Koerner, Vice President of Programming for IFC: This past week, Beta Theta Pi was removed from Miami University’s campus and the Interfraternity Council (IFC). On this occasion the Greek community has found itself yet again in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. As a member of the IFC’s executive board, and especially as…

Editorial: More Than Words, It’s Time to Take Action

As the Russian military continued to descend on Ukraine, the talking heads took to the Sunday shows to drive a message centered on “international norms.” Leading the charge was Secretary of State John Kerry, who on show after show ticked off a list of treaties a mile long. “Russia is in violation of its international…

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Academy Awards Preview

By Samuel Seeds, Staff Writer: On March 2nd, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science will present the 86th edition of the Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars. Hosted for a second time by Ellen Degeneres at the famed Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. America’s oldest entertainment awards ceremony will once again…