South Africa in Rocky Waters

By Tazorodzwa Mnangagwa ’16 In a recent interview with the Al Jazeera English Network, outspoken South African opposition figure Julius Malema, threatened to use “…the barrel of a gun” as a last resort if necessary to remove the ruling party—African National Congress (ANC)—from government. Malema, 35, and leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is […]

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Jonathan Haidt’s “What an Asshole” Remark is Wrong

Posted Anonymously Within the last 10 years, United States politics have become hyperpolarized. Jonathan Haidt, in his speech, “What on Earth is Happening to our Country? The Moral Psychology of Political Division,” argues that Congress is extremely polarized and describes this polarization as a “disaster.” While Haidt provides a detailed explanation of the reasons for […]

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A Supreme 2016

Griffin Edwards ’17 On the last weekend of February, I had the honor of attending the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, DC. ISFLC is the largest annual gathering of liberty-minded people from around the world: anarcho-capitalists, classical liberals, objectivists, constitutional conservatives, and minarchists all under one roof. “Celebritarians” ranging from the president of […]

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The Failure of the Keynesian Orthodoxy

By Adam Kaiser There has been much buzz about our northern neighbor’s new government under Justin Trudeau. Between his shiny aesthetically diverse cabinet, charming good looks, and embrace of “Millennial Politics” he’s all the rage nowadays. However it also marks something else of equal importance that’s snuck in relatively unnoticed; John Maynard Keynes’s worn policies have returned once again […]

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International Night Auditions!

Hello fellow Oles! This year marks the 50th Anniversary of International Night. The event itself is going to take place on March 12th, and we want YOU to be in it! This year, the theme for International Night is Chasing Tales: Exploring World Stories. It revolves around interactive story telling which is specific to different regions of the […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

You are all invited to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Day Celebration.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Terrell Strayhorn Professor and Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at The Ohio State University. The event will take place from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 18 January 2016 in the Sun & […]

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Fear: The New American Value

By Kyle Wilmar Fear has always been a strong motivation in politics and is nothing new for American culture but in more recent times it has gone too far. The use of fear to fuel political agendas and scare people into submission will be one of the biggest mistakes of our generation if we don’t […]

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Not a Minute Too Late: Free Speech on College Campuses

By Griffin Edwards ‘17 I’m disappointed in you, Oles. After hearing about what’s going on at Mizzou, hearing of schools with safe spaces, students silenced in class and online, socially marginalized for their beliefs, I   was quick to say, “Thank God I go to a place like St. Olaf, where all  views are respected and […]

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