Tag: Joe Barbieri

“Isolationist, Protectionist and to a Certain Extent Nativist”: An Appropriate Description of Today’s Republican Party 

Joe Barbieri ‘23 Opinions Editor In a recent interview with the TODAY Show, Former President George W. Bush made what some considered controversial remarks on the current state of the Republican Party. While on the show, President Bush characterized the GOP as being, “isolationist, protectionist, and to a […]

“We’ve Got to Get More Confrontational:” Maxine Waters Latest Comments are Deeply Disturbing

Joe Barbieri ’23 Opinions Editor While participating in ongoing protests against police brutality in Minnesota, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) sparked controversy with recent comments suggesting that protestors should “get more confrontational” to make “sure that they know that we mean business.” The issue of police brutality must be addressed. […]

The Trumplican Party: An Examination of Trump’s Demagoguery in the GOP

Joe Barbieri ’23 Alleged R.I.N.O. (Republican in Name Only) Editor’s note: This article appears in our annual Eggplant Edition, comprised exclusively of satirical articles. Recently, I was scrolling through Twitter and viewing the profile of many conservative politicians, candidates, and commentators. The majority of them have described themselves similarly, […]

Let’s Stop the Political Bullying

Joe Barbieri ’23 Opinions Editor As the nation eagerly awaits the final results of the 2020 election, I think it is more important than ever to discuss the topic of political differences. With the polarization of American politics becoming more evident, we must remember to respect each other’s political […]

Packing the Court: An Irrational Move

Joe Barbieri ’23 Opinions Editor On Oct. 26, Judge Amy Coney Barrett officially became Justice Amy Coney Barrett after Senate Republicans voted to confirm her nomination to the Supreme Court. As the confirmation further tilted the Court to the conservative side, many Democrats have floated the radical idea of […]