Opinion: Guest Columns

For: A Yes for 1 is a Yes for all Women

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Those against Amendment 1 suggest the amendment would allow legislators to come between a women and her doctor, annihilating her privacy and choice. This is both slanderous and a ridiculously false line of logic.

In 1973, the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade ruled that "The right of privacy ...

Against: Amendment 1 is not what you think, not what you want

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Many have heard about Amendment 1, the new proposed amendment to the Tennessee State Constitution that will appear on the ballot this election cycle. Distressingly, however, many have not, or have heard misleading or blatantly untrue things about its intent and possible consequences.

The wording of the amendment itself is ...

Don't reward bad behavior

Tue Oct 21, 2014

Historically, the most productive times in our nation's history are when one political party controls the White House and another controls the Senate and House of Representatives. This statement may find you scratching your head, but if you don't believe me simply look back to the Clinton Administration ...

Let there be light (emitting diodes)

Mon Oct 20, 2014

"Hey little brother, one of my clients has just won the Nobel Prize in Physics this year!" wrote my sister in an email Monday morning.

​"What? One of your patent clients? What is it related to this time? CPUs? GPUs? Touch screens? Cloud computing?"

My sister is a lawyer in ...

New approach to intervention

Mon Oct 20, 2014

As major crises around the world continue to pose a threat to our national security, a significant change should be made in the way that we evaluate our military options. If able-bodied men and women declare their support for United States military intervention, they should be willing to immediately enlist ...

Cutting cheese in Switzerland

Wed Oct 08, 2014

There I was, at terminal five in the Frankfurt airport. I furrowed my brows as the German officer stared into my soul. Did he just squint? I thought he might have, while holding up my passport next to my face. He looked like he was doing some kind of Clint ...

Not voting hurts citizens most

Fri Sep 26, 2014

Did you vote in the last election? According to national statistics, if you're between the ages of 18-24, you probably did not. As most people are aware, young people consistently vote at lower percentages than every other age demographic in the country. The problem? Most young adults don't ...

Obama's economic recovery efforts should offer relief

Thu Sep 25, 2014

The United States is in a very vulnerable economic position; our current level of growth may be unsustainable.

While the economy has undergone unprecedented improvement after the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, polls continue to show the majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Obama is handling ...

US should stay clear of ISIS conflict

Fri Sep 19, 2014

For the past few months, the world has been captivated by the brutality and inhumanity of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terrorist organization. The slaughter at the hands of these monsters is by no standard justifiable. However, if the United States follows President Obama's lead, we run ...

The necessity of intervention

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Sept. 10, 2014, President Obama spoke to the country and the world declaring that the United States would actively seek the destruction of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS). Obama laid out a strategy of using air power to interdict and mitigate ISIS's advances, support the Kurdish Peshmerga ...