Category: Local Politics

Justice Gorsuch & Originalism
December 23, 2021 Local Politics,Op-Ed,RNHA News Articles Skyler Blalock

The topic of originalism as a judicial philosophy blossomed during the political foray which was the confirmation battle of Republican Senators to appoint 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to fill the seat of the late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia, in 2017. Oftentimes, Senate Democrats will opine on
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A Decline in Marijuana Use by Students in 2021
December 22, 2021 Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Robert Cross

A recent trend in research shows students marijuana use decreased in the United States, since the early 2000s. In 2016, teen marijuana use went from 47% in the 1970s to 44%. According to the CDC, in 2019 the percent of students that reported marijuana use dropped to 37% with 225 still using marijuana in the
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Data Proves That White Privilege is a Myth
December 4, 2021 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Paul Lott

If America is racist, why is it that if you were born white and poor between 1959 and 2018, you were 3 times more likely to remain poor than a black child born in the same period? Let that sink in for a minute. Though not as dramatic, a white child born in America also
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Interview with Nelson Jarrin, Texas House
November 3, 2021 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles RNHA NEWS

What role does the office you are seeking play in securing Texas’s Southern border? If elected, what steps would you take to enhance border security within the scope of your position?  America is a proud nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws, and a secure border is essential to our national
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Americans Were never Racist
November 3, 2021 Local Politics,Op-Ed Paul Lott

My son had a really close Asian friend named Chris. One day, a bunch of white kids decided to start a fight with Chris and my son. Chris took a martial arts pose. The trouble-making kids got nervous and left. After those kids left, Chris and my son came home and told me the story.
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Freedom Tour Flop
November 2, 2021 Latest,Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Emily Nuenz

This week the “American Freedom Tour” came to Jacksonville, Florida. This two-day tour is the first of its kind with the idea of helping Republicans in running political opposition during non-election years. The overarching message of the tour is Faith, Family, Finances, and Freedom, which are principles that any conservative would care to protect and
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The New SCOTUS Subdivisions of Ideology
November 2, 2021 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Skyler Blalock

Early July of 2021 presented the public with plenty of court rulings that displayed a political shift following Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment. The more conservative-minded wing of the Supreme Court shows signs of fracturing, resulting in the formation of three voting blocs from the nine-seat Court. Those being liberal, centrist-conservative, and conservative blocs. The appointment
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The Ironic Parallels between Americans and Colombians Paying for “Vaccines.”
October 12, 2021 Local Politics,Op-Ed,RNHA News Articles Dennison Rivera

One pays with cash and the other pays with their freedom. Premier Daniel Andrews of Australia announced that by Oct 15, all “authorized” workers must have at least one dose of the COVID vaccine in order to keep working. A reporter asked about how they will manage the people who don’t want to take the
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THE GIFT OF FREEDOM
October 3, 2021 Local Politics,Op-Ed,RNHA News Articles Sean Hartman

I was pondering all day today as to how I wanted my first essay to be as an RNHA contributing writer. Forgive me for using that word “essay,” as I’m sure it sparks some unpleasant college experiences (or perhaps pleasant ones, if you, like myself, enjoy writing), but I feel that would best describe the
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Texas Foodie Agriculture Trends & Economic Developments
October 15, 2021 Local Politics,RNHA News Articles Amanda Friedeck

The Lone Star State is known around the nation for its own original cultural trends. Foodie trends that impact (and are impacted by) agriculture are not the least of these, and everything really IS bigger in Texas! Such trends drive economic development and advancement in a meaningful way. From rural communities to giant metropolises, this
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