Posts by Brennan Mancil

ON CAMPUS: Pro-HB 859

HB 859, known as the Campus Carry Bill, is perhaps the most polarizing piece of legislation proposed in the state General Assembly this year. The bill…

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Evaluating Government Action on Climate Change

Few people doubt the reality of anthropogenic climate change. The scientific community agrees overwhelmingly that mankind has at least a role in increasing greenhouse gas emissions since…

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Russia’s New Targets

The Crimean referendum to break away from Ukraine and join Russia has only been recognized by Russia. Every Western power denounces the referendum as an illegitimate…

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Russia Challenges the West

Ukraine has always been a land divided. The northern and western portions of the country edge closer to the rest of Europe, while the southern and…

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State Legislator Sparks Outrage

An uncommon spectacle in Georgia legislative history took place today. Freshman legislators are usually treated jovially by their more established colleagues, but when Sam Moore dropped…

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Patriotism Off the Leash

“This country and this people seem to have been made for each other.” —John Jay, The Federalist Papers, No. 2. Political movements spurred by popular opposition…

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ON CAMPUS: State of the University Address

Upon arriving to the State of the University Address on Thursday, I was struck by how few students were in attendance. As the only student there…

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Freedom, Order, Heritage

Mottos signify the values dear to a body. Following a bloody revolution and overthrow of the Ancien Régime, the importance of individual freedom granted by state…

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CRs, YDs Square Off in ‘Great Debate’

Gather a mixed crowd of Georgia students humming on cheap caffeine and swallowing greasy pizza. Add political activism to the mix. Now throw in the ongoing…

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Funding and the Final Frontier

Carl Sagan is famous for romanticizing astronomy and the universe and for encouraging popular interest in space. Reality still rules Sagan’s grandiose perception of humanity’s purpose…

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