Kyle Henson

Class of 2015


  • Cut federal power, eliminate oligarchy

    A recent study that’s gaining a lot of attention describes the United States as an oligarchy — serving the interests of the wealthy and powerful — rather than a democracy. Is anyone actually surprised? As the scope of federal power has expanded, there’s more and more that the government can do for those who have the influence and power to guide the government’s actions.

    Forum | April 21, 2014
  • American Exceptionalism remains vital

    American Exceptionalism is in crisis mode. Maybe President Obama articulated it best when he was asked about it in 2008.

    “Sure I believe in American Exceptionalism,” he said, “just like the Brits believe in British Exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek Exceptionalism.”

    Forum | April 7, 2014
  • Government must honor private contract

    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court took up an important case regarding the Affordable Care Act requirement detailing that companies provide health insurance that covers IUD’s and morning-after pills, such as Plan B and Ella, to their employees. Certain privately-owned companies — such as Hobby Lobby, the company bringing the suit before the court — have religious owners who object to the idea o...

    Forum | March 31, 2014
  • Republicans' bullish senate prospects threaten Obama's legacy

    Obama’s presidency may as well have eight months left. Now even Nate Silver, former New York Times statistics whiz, is predicting that Republicans are more likely than not to win control of the Senate in 2014.

    Forum | March 24, 2014
  • Rule of law preservation is a necessity

    When I visited Italy last semester, I went to the beautiful island of Capri, where one can find the famed Blue Grotto. Usually, to see the grotto, one would have to pay a dude with a boat to take them inside. But because I was almost out of money, I wanted to swim inside once all the boats had left — for free. I searched the Internet to find people who had done this to make sure it was safe, and I...

    Forum | March 3, 2014