The Democratic Party Needs Randy Bryce in Congress

ALEX CRAWFORD, PUSHING FORWARD Randy Bryce launched into the national spotlight when he announced he was running against the current Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, on June 20th. Randy Bryce is trying to unseat Ryan in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District, which includes parts of Milwaukee and Waukesha, plus the cities of Kenosha, Racine, Janesville, …

Can you be socially liberal and fiscally conservative? (No.)

FAITH ROKOWSKI, PUSHING FORWARD We’ve all met the 20-year-old College Republican who says, “Yeah I’m a Republican, but I’m pro-choice and pro-gay. You know, I’m socially liberal, but fiscally conservative.” Here’s the thing: that doesn’t exist. The whole concept of being “socially liberal, but fiscally conservative” is a false pretense created to accommodate younger people with …

Don’t Lose Focus on the Gun Debate

BRANDON WARNER, PUSHING FORWARD A practice baseball game between Republican congressmen is interrupted by a spur of gunfire. Bullets enter the bodies of five innocent human beings. Yet in the Land of the Free it never seems to be sufficient to hold wrongdoers accountable for their own actions. “Surely those who seek to take life are …

The Anti-Trump Movement is Gaining Momentum

BRANDON COLLIGAN, PUSHING FORWARD While Donald Trump remains deeply unpopular, Democrats should be cautious to assume it will lead to their victory. Donald Trump assumed power with an extremely small coalition of loyal supporters, who with the help of the Electoral College, won the presidency by a slim margin. This is certainly not good news for …

“America First” puts America Last

CHRIS DESETT, PUSHING FORWARD President Trump, from the very beginning, presented a foreign policy that was destined for failure. Despite the allure of “America First” or other nationalist, populist slogans and like minded policies, these have no chance of success or effectiveness in the world we live in today. For starters, we live in a …

Hillary Clinton Should Have Championed Trade

In early October of 2015, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat for an interview with Judy Woodruff of PBS to discuss a variety of issues that would set the stage for the 2016 presidential election. Chief among them was the newly announced trade agreement between twelve nations across the Asia-Pacific region. The Obama administration …