The State of the Union: A Bright Future Ahead?

 


By Alberto Pupo

The State of the Union is bright and hopeful. Yes pessimism still clouds our political landscape. Yes Congress still cannot enact a single piece of legislation. Yes there is a stark inequality in America. However at the end of this bleak road there is a light. The fact that Nationwide Americans seem to be rejecting the status quo and that the Millennial bright-future-aheadGeneration is becoming more actively involved in politics is a source of optimism.

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The Sacred Right?

By Alberto Pupo

Guns. What is it about these devices of death and devastation that makes Americans fall in love? The Second Amendment is often hailed as the actual Cornerstone of the Constitution. So many people in this Nation often stress the importance of the Second Amendment over the First. Clever marketing slogans often feel that the 2nd Amendment is there to protect the First,. Why are guns so important to the fabric of DNA? Is it truly just about protection? A need for self defense in a crazy world? Does having a gun really make us safer? Are the Red Coats still coming? Still after a bloody 2012 there seems to be a Change of Seasons in America. People are realizing that maybe the glorification of arms can actually lead to excess tragedy. This is evident especially considering the very emotional crescendo in the State of the Union Address where President Obama placed the very wild notion that maybe just maybe those who have fallen victims to the 2nd Amendment Continue reading

Tea Party vs. GOP Round 1?

 

By Alberto Pupo

Tomorrow is the State of the Union Address. President Obama lays out what will be happening for his second term. However this will be but a sideshow to the beginning of a massive Civil War.  In an attempt to upstage the President, GOP luminary, rising star and New Messiah? will be going head to head versus Ayn Rand  thumping, Tea Party Savior in Rand Paul.  Yes the Cuban Jesus versus the Prodigal Son! The two rebuttal speeches will be important not because of its content (which will certainly be lacking), but because it will be the Continue reading