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All content by Joe Puchner

Planned Parenthood videos raise questions

Joe Puchner July 29, 2015

Over the past couple of weeks, a series of undercover videos has shown Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, to be allegedly selling the body parts of the fetuses they abort. Much...

Rhetorical persuasion lost in Internet culture

Joe Puchner July 15, 2015

About seven score and twelve years ago, a man was president who nearly always carried with him a set of Shakespeare’s plays, which helped this man absorb the power of rhetorical persuasion.This man,...

Same-sex marriage debate has nothing to do with love, equality

Joe Puchner July 1, 2015

Immediately after five unelected judges imposed a new definition of marriage on all 50 states, many Americans hailed Obergefell v. Hodges as a victory for love. Additionally, many are convinced that eliminating...

Humanities integral to rounded education

Joe Puchner June 17, 2015

The University of Bologna, the oldest continually operating university in the world, was founded nearly a millennia ago to train students in the arts of rhetoric, grammar and logic, for the purpose of...

Corruption in sports just part of the game

Corruption in sports just part of the game

Joe Puchner June 3, 2015

“And with regard to the actions of all men, and especially with princes where there is no court of appeal, we must look at the final result.... the ordinary people are always taken by the appearance...

Treatment of RFRA supporters unfair

Joe Puchner April 8, 2015

If you tuned into the news or browsed social media over the past few weeks, you may have been led to believe that the state of Indiana legalized unjust discrimination or passed an oppressive law that denies...

Vatican a valuable voice on climate

Joe Puchner March 24, 2015

If I were to ask you what the greenest sovereign state in the world is, you’d probably guess something like Finland or Iceland, right? Perhaps New Zealand or maybe the Federated States of Micronesia?...

Sexual violence is not entertainment

Joe Puchner February 10, 2015

With a certain movie that glorifies violence against women coming out this Valentine’s weekend, it’s clear that our culture has adopted a certain double standard when it comes to pornography and sexual...

Finland provides a model to imitate

Joe Puchner January 29, 2015

This past weekend, a group of friends and I took some time to discuss what some of our hopes and dreams are for the future. Not just the abstract dreams – although those certainly were discussed –...

Abortion violates basic human rights

Joe Puchner January 25, 2015

On Jan. 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that stripped a certain class of humans, pre-born humans, of their right to life by legalizing abortion on demand in the United States....

Political correctness leaves big blind spot

Joe Puchner January 12, 2015

Last week, in response to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris aimed at a satirical newspaper company that published a cartoon criticizing Islam, many individuals chimed in to condemn these acts of terrorism...

Old UACR leaders contradict values

Joe Puchner November 24, 2014

After reading the front-page article that ran Monday, “Clash of Conservatives,” which documented the “ongoing ideological struggle between two factions of the [UA College Republicans],” it seems...

Republican Party is not waging gender war

Joe Puchner November 11, 2014

Last Tuesday, Elise Stefanik of New York became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Mia Love, a female African-American, was elected to represent Utah’s fourth congressional district. Shelley...

Health should trump abortion

Joe Puchner October 27, 2014

After spending this past weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, I saw pink sign after pink sign along the sides of the roads, each proclaiming the words “Yes on 1.” After some research, I learned that...

Alabama's Parental Consent Laws resonable

Joe Puchner October 13, 2014

Last week, Matthew Bailey lamented Alabama’s “insane parental consent law,” which requires parental consent for a minor to procure an abortion. Bailey argued that these laws would only serve to...

Christians have a duty to be better Christians

Joe Puchner September 29, 2014

Last Thursday, Nathan James wrote an article calling on Christians to, as he put it, “end LGBTQ intolerance.” While Mr. James rightfully reminded Christians to love their neighbor and be mindful of...

Scotland should remain part of United Kingdom

Joe Puchner September 15, 2014

On Thursday, September 18, Scots will be asked whether or not they think Scotland should become an independent country. With less than two days of 
campaigning left before this decisive vote, the Scottish...

Students should challenge their teachers

Joe Puchner September 7, 2014

This weekend, tailgating tents lined the quad and students lined up to see the Crimson Tide take on their opponent inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Sports were played and great merriment was made. But today,...

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