We failed in Iraq

Eric Stubben [follow id=”EricStubben”] Eric Stubben is a mechanical engineering junior and Mustang News conservative columnist. These views do not necessarily reflect the opinion or editorial coverage of Mustang News. There’s no sugar coating or silver lining that covers up…

The perils of political polarization

In a democracy, there’s no arguing that we need political discourse, debate and discussion.

Defending our first line of defense

Sept. 9, 2008 was a day I’ll never forget.

MH370 highlights international issues

The disappearance of MH370 not only displays the blatant corruption of international communication, it also creates motivation for terrorists to create an event with the same outcome.

Putin refreezes Cold War

Irony is when a deep cold front sweeps across America the same week Russia eerily brings back Cold War tensions.

Media has priorities in the wrong places

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally made a blunder. And he won’t hear the end of it for a long time.

African aid should be prioritized

When I first caught wind of Nelson Mandela’s passing last month, my mind started racing a million miles an hour.

A thank you to our great country

America today lies in a critical place. We sit at the corner of history, where our rich past meets a progressive future.

Free speech trumps ignorant party

Eighteenth century French writer, Voltaire, once wrote, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to death your right to say it.” Ironically, he also had a not-so striking revelation: “Common sense is not so common.”

Obamacare highlights administration’s flaws

I’ve given President Barack Obama every chance to redeem himself on his signature Affordable Care Act (ACA) during the past month and a half. The “train wreck,” as many Congressional Republicans have dubbed it, finally hit me.

A thank you to our veterans

Over the past week, we’ve been inundated with hundreds of ads all over television, the Internet, and the radio reminding us to “thank our veterans.” While it’s an important message to send to the American people, perhaps the more important question to ponder is, “Why do we thank our veterans?”