No harm, no foul: USA advances

On Sunday, June 22, the United States, for the first time in recent memory, looked truly dominant in a World Cup match. They controlled the ball, defended well, and seemed poised to defeat Portugal en route to clinching their second consecutive berth into the elimination stage of the World Cup.… Continued

A post-racial America?

Last week the Supreme Court upheld a ruling that struck down Michigan’s constitutional amendment banning the consideration of race in public university admission. In her 58-page dissent (longer than the other four judges’ opinions combined) Justice Sonia Sotomayor argues that the stance taken by many in this country, including her… Continued

Where does America stand today?

During the Bosnian crisis of the 1990s, then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright declared the United States to be the world’s “indispensable” nation. Barack Obama repeated the same sentiment recently with regard to his aborted plan to bomb Syria in retaliation for the alleged use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad… Continued

Drexel ranked 525 out of 650 on list of top colleges

A Forbes article released Aug. 1 compiling a list of America’s top colleges placed Drexel University at No. 525 out of 650. The results were ranked by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, which is an organization operating out of Washington, D.C., that specializes in research centered on higher… Continued

Is there class warfare in America?

Roger McCain   The language of “class warfare” has come up in the news lately. Does this make any sense? Antagonism between classes — and sometimes warfare between them — has been prominent in Western civilization from medieval times (and perhaps in all or most other civilizations as well). Before… Continued