By Winston Smith “Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.” Elizabeth Fry The law imposes limitations on our actions, and, therefore, the behaviors that we have. In its most ideal sense, the law … Continue reading Equity of Punishment
Today, Pennsylvanians in the 18th district go to the polls to select their new congressman. But does this election have national implications? Continue reading PA Special Election: Same Song, Different Verse?
By Winston Smith Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. ― Groucho Marx The United States is structured in such a way that there are two major … Continue reading Truth in Policy
A mere 8 months from reelection, it appears that Governor Larry Hogan has it in the bag. But does he? Continue reading Governor Hogan: Set for Reelection?
By Winston Smith I like to have guns around. I don’t like to carry them. – Maya Angelou The new normal. This is a phrase that we have all heard said constantly during the coverage of the latest … Continue reading Guns in America
By John O. Sullivan And I don’t think Americans are tired of partisan politics; I think they’re tired of hearing career politicians diss partisan politics to get a gig. I’ve tried it before, they ain’t buying it. – The West … Continue reading 4 Bad things about Gerrymandering you might not have realize
By Winston Smith “Many people are surprised to learn that there is no ‘right to privacy’ in the Constitution.” James Robertson, U.S. District Judge (ret.) Those following the investigation of Donald Trump and alleged ties and collusion to Russia … Continue reading FISA Courts: Can the Government be Denied?
By John O. Sullivan As with everything, context is key. The story of United States college education policy begins far before present day, and even before the G.I. Bill. In the pre-civil war era, in the United States, typically … Continue reading College and America: A History
FBB Staff “It is also vandalism wantonly to destroy or to permit the destruction of what is beautiful in nature, whether it be a cliff, a forest, or a species of mammal or bird. Here in the United States we … Continue reading Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Series Wrap Up
While the details of the President’s proclamation are yet to be seen, the declaration marks a new front in the on going crisis. However, the question remains, how exactly did we get here? To answer this question, the staff of the Finest Bagels Blog has put together a comprehensive guide, that will hopefully provide our readers with a better understanding of this epidemic. Continue reading FBB Primer: The American Opioid Epidemic