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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 [email protected]

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.

Pruitt, The Federalist

11:53 AM 02/22/2017

James Madison, in the Federalist No. 46, highlighted that national and state government are affirmed, “but different agents and trustees of the people constituted with different powers." In the Federalist No. 28, Alexander Hamilton indicated that these specific levels of governmental authority should be entrusted to provide citizens’ a benefit. “If they’re [the citizens’] rights are invaded by either; they can make use of the other as the instrument of redress."

Yep, Let’s Talk About North Korea Again

5:55 PM 02/20/2017

A week cannot go by without the news media covering the “Hermit Kingdom” of North Korea. Even way before the recent ballistic missile tests and Kim Jong Un allegedly killing his own brother via female assassins, dealing with the North has been tricky and life-threatening. If you’re a history buff, as I am, you will know that the Korean War was one of the most costly conflicts of the Cold War era. Hundreds of thousands died on all sides, as the war was one of the most ambitious gambles of Maoist China and the Soviet Union.

The Tower May Have Fallen

10:23 AM 02/15/2017

What a week... A certain North Korean leader’s brother is assassinated after some lovely ballistic missile tests, the G20 meets in Bonn, and one of America’s lead national security advisors is fired. Oh, what fun!

Things Aren’t Simple When It Comes To North Korea

10:37 AM 02/13/2017

Continuously, the threats spewing from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, have put the United States and its partners in a precarious position. This is especially the case with the new presidential administration and when relations between the DPRK and the West are so tense, you can cut through it with a knife.