Articles by: David Markey

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McCutcheon

By April 24, 2014

Cartoons:

Presidential Sugar Politics: A sweetheart deal that is rotten for the nation

Presidential Sugar Politics: A sweetheart deal that is rotten for the nation

By April 23, 2014

Domestic Policy:

Proof that trade protection harms Americans lies in the pudding, literally. American sugar policy shields sugar growers from a more competitive world market, to the… Read More ›

The Cult of Conservatism: The party that speaks as one, dies as one

The Cult of Conservatism: The party that speaks as one, dies as one

By October 18, 2013

Editor's Note:

Ted Cruz has led the quest to martyr the GOP in the name of defunding Obamacare.  The strategy is as simple as it is stupid:… Read More ›

David Markey’s Infographics

David Markey’s Infographics

By October 18, 2013

Infographics:

Universal Health Care – October 18, 2013   U.S. by the Black Gold – April 19, 2013

The Boston Marathon attack: A note on community, terrorism, and carrying on

The Boston Marathon attack: A note on community, terrorism, and carrying on

By April 17, 2013

Non-Article Content:

There is not much to say after a terrorist attack. There is not much to say after any senseless act of violence. All there is… Read More ›

Political Discussions: Why open political conversations are crucial to the community

Political Discussions: Why open political conversations are crucial to the community

By January 25, 2013

Editor's Note:

“Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.”  Those were the words of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, and despite their… Read More ›

Mock Election Results: The Upper School

Mock Election Results: The Upper School

By November 6, 2012

Food For Thought:

Today, BB&N students and faculty cast their ballots in the Point of View’s mock election.  Though, as should be expected, the majority of the school… Read More ›

Mock Election Results: Faculty

Mock Election Results: Faculty

By November 6, 2012

Food For Thought:

U.S. Presidential Election Only two of the 55 faculty members that participated in the mock election voted for the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney.  This means… Read More ›

Mock Election Results: Students

Mock Election Results: Students

By November 6, 2012

Food For Thought:

U.S. Presidential Election The vast majority of BB&N students voted for the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, over the Republican candidate Mitt Romney, with 76% of… Read More ›

Right To Die: The inherent freedom of assisted suicide

Right To Die: The inherent freedom of assisted suicide

By October 19, 2012

Editor's Note:

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Jack Kevorkian assisted a 54 year-old Alzheimer’s patient, Janet Adkins, in her own suicide, the first of over 130 assisted suicides… Read More ›

Viewpoints: What is Romney’s real perception of Americans?

Viewpoints: What is Romney’s real perception of Americans?

Politics:

A recently leaked video shows Mitt Romney stating the following: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter… Read More ›

Social media and the Middle East: Why the West cannot censor the Arab world into stability

Social media and the Middle East: Why the West cannot censor the Arab world into stability

By October 3, 2012

International:

German Chancellor Angel Merkel recently stated that she sees “good reasons” for banning Innocence of Muslims, an anti-Islam film produced by an Egyptian-American by the… Read More ›

The popular vote: How the Electoral College system disenfranchises Americans

The popular vote: How the Electoral College system disenfranchises Americans

By September 19, 2012

Politics:

Al Gore recently stated that he believes “our country would be stronger and better if it went according to the popular vote.”  Gore, who won… Read More ›

The sledgehammer of political correctness: Why political correctness should not be used as a weapon against the well intentioned

The sledgehammer of political correctness: Why political correctness should not be used as a weapon against the well intentioned

By April 16, 2012

Food For Thought:

“Are you brown because you’re from Africa?” That harmless, well-intentioned question got Elliot Dearlove sent home from school with a form asking his mother to… Read More ›

Why are youth politically involved?: We campaign, but can’t vote. Why are we politically active?

Why are youth politically involved?: We campaign, but can’t vote. Why are we politically active?

By January 20, 2012

Editor's Note:

“Man is by nature a political animal.”  That is the simplest yet most profound statement written by Aristotle. It was the conclusion to a long… Read More ›