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Michael McGrady
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      Michael McGrady

      Michael McGrady is a political science undergraduate at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His policy focus areas include national security, civil liberties, technology, and outer space. In addition to being a rising college journalist with publications like Red Alert Politics, Campus Reform, and The College Fix, he has also has been featured in The Hill, The Washington Examiner, The American Thinker, and The Denver Post. Email him at mmcgrady@uccs.edu.

College Graduates, Welcome

4:55 PM 05/11/2017

Many – especially for the individuals that I continually interact with – are staring down the barrel of the “real-world” gun as commencement ceremonies near and college graduates are set to receive their degrees.

Coulter’s Speech Cancellation: Hypocrisy Returns

10:17 PM 04/26/2017

Is Ann Coulter controversial? Yes. However, does this justify her being forced to cancel a speech event due to threats of violence? No. Hypocrisy has won, once more. Shrouded in the so-called efforts of social justice and protecting diversity, the actions of the University of California and the threats of outside extremist groups present the standard of free speech in American academia. One of the arguments associated with the death of Coulter's event was that she is a speaker that represents outside corporatist interests, despite the fact she was invited by student organizations at the Berkeley university. However, after losing massive legal support and the backing of heavy-hitters, Coulter was left with no choice but to withdraw from any effort to even speak on the campus.

North Korea’s Fighting Words

9:52 PM 04/05/2017

Fun fact... as I was writing this op-ed, it was originally going to focus on the soft power distribution of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s film industry via crazed notions of socialistic and nationalistic North Korean pride. If you don’t believe me, ask the opinion editor.

Holding Government Accountable Is Still Important

3:33 PM 03/30/2017

Under the Obama Administration, we saw wide-ranging issues of accountability associated with the executive branch. This was also for the case of the Bush Administration prior. Now, under the Trump Administration, the wide held sentiment is to hold government accountable under the influence of rampant distrust of government.

Stop The Bickering On Gorsuch

8:51 PM 03/16/2017

From one Coloradoan to another, Neil Gorsuch, keep on the right track to be the next Supreme Court Justice our country desperately needs.

The State Of The First Amendment

2:05 PM 03/08/2017

2017 is certainly a year that has seen the First Amendment challenged from all sides, and it isn’t even half way through March. Believe or not, the First Amendment protections that we have all come to enjoy are so far reaching that freedom of conscience debates can pop up in even the most unlikely of policy areas.

The North Korean Problem Is Now A Threat That Cannot Be Ignored

10:05 PM 03/06/2017

There is something dark at work in Pyongyang. That something is clearly a blatant disregard for ensuring international security. Let’s be honest, this was pretty apparent, but with the recent ballistic missile test launches that dropped junk in sovereign Japanese waters is an international threat at its finest.

Ben Carson Has The Job, Now Let Him Bring His Changes

8:11 PM 03/02/2017

Among all of the Trump appointees to the Cabinet, Ben Carson’s confirmation process was one of the quietest. After a 58-41 final vote in the U.S. Senate, the retired neurosurgeon and former presidential hopeful is now taking the helm of a multi-billion-dollar agency of over 8,000 civil servants.