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Christopher EutawChristopher Eutaw

, Staff Writer, Politics


Gov’t Intervenes in Redskins Drama

If you’re like me, you’ve always felt a bit leery whenever the government decides to intervene in professional sports. I find myself wondering… “Don’t they have something better to do?” After all, Congress is only in session for an average of 152 days a year. For you or me, that’s the equivalent of working a...

Russia Shuts Off Gas to Ukraine

If the citizens of Ukraine (and the European Union) are in need of a silver lining, at least it’s not winter right now. You see, after failing to strike a deal with Ukraine, the Russian gas giant, Gazprom (OGZPY), has cut off supplies to its western neighbors. And until Ukraine agrees to pay a hefty $4.5-billion sum to Gazprom...

Is Iraq About to Fall?

If you’ve never heard of ISIS (and I don’t mean the bumbling spy agency in the FX cartoon, Archer), you’re not alone… But that’s probably about to change. An offshoot of al Qaeda, ISIS is currently sweeping across Iraq, and its forces are now within striking distance of Baghdad. Could Iraq be on the verge...

Hillary Clinton Was “Dead Broke”?

Don’t you worry, America: As it turns out, Hillary Clinton is just like the rest of us. Yes, reader, that’s right. Just like you and me, Hillary and Bill Clinton have faced hardships, including being “dead broke” after Bill left the Oval Office. So if you were concerned about another potential Clinton presidency, what with...

Chiquita’s Terrorist Problem

On Tuesday, The Daily Beast broke an unlikely story that involves the world’s largest banana producer, a bill in Congress and the families of 9/11 victims. Now, if there’s one thing most of us can agree upon, it’s that 9/11 was an unforgivable tragedy, and the families of the victims have suffered unimaginably. In fact,...

The Death of Free Speech?

Democrats in the Senate want to take away your right to free speech. At least, that’s what Senator Ted Cruz wrote on Sunday in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that explained the left’s “assault on the First Amendment.” As Cruz detailed in his piece, 41 Senate Democrats are co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment – proposed by...

Re-igniting the Gun Control Debate

By now, everyone is familiar with the story of Elliot Rodger, the young man who went on a shooting spree in Isla Vista, California last week. And as with every mass shooting, politics seems trivial in light of the lost lives and the broken families who are left behind. Yet, inevitably, politics always finds a way...

Take Care of Our Vets First

Last week, Floyd reported on the breaking scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which involves hospitals fabricating medical treatment records to hide abysmal wait times. Unfortunately, since we first reported on the story, the situation has gone from bad to worse. The results of an investigation into the Phoenix, Arizona Veterans Affairs facility show...

Bill to Curb NSA Won’t Change Much

Often in Congress, the most patriotic-sounding bills contain the most harmful legislation. Consider, for example, the Protect America Act of 2007, which actually removed the warrant requirement for government surveillance of foreign intelligence targets. Or how about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? I think we’re all familiar with Obamacare at this point. Well,...

Russia and China’s Scary New Alliance

Yesterday, two of America’s biggest antagonists – Russia and China – struck a blockbuster deal. The arrangement, which will send natural gas from Siberia to China via pipeline, is worth approximately $400 billion and will tie the world’s biggest energy producer to the world’s foremost energy consumer. But more importantly, it solidifies an alliance that...