Author Archives: Dominic Pino

About Dominic Pino

Dominic Pino is the opinion editor for Fourth Estate. You can follow him on Twitter @DominicJPino.

CONTRIBUTOR: THE CONSEQUENCES OF POLITICS WITHOUT POWER

BY ARJIT ROSHAN CONTRIBUTOR “Impotence” is the word that best captures the scene at the Capitol on January 6. Capitol Police fumbled and failed to stop insurgents from raiding the seat of the world’s oldest democracy. The legislators inside —…

WALTER WILLIAMS, R.I.P.

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR He asked a question to his intermediate microeconomics class that seemed impossible to answer. The students tried their best to impress him, but each answer left something to be desired. Finally, flashing a smile, he…

THE CLOWNS’ LAST HURRAH

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR An important part of any performer’s act is knowing when the show is over. Even an otherwise good movie, song or play can be ruined by straggling on too long. One would think Donald Trump,…

JOE BIDEN DOESN’T HAVE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR People who closely follow politics have been upset recently at Joe Biden’s refusal to answer questions. He has been calling “lids,” the journalistic term for ending a campaign day early, quite often — sometimes before…

Contributor: There’s nothing wrong with not voting

BY JAMES TALOCKA CONTRIBUTOR Voter registration propaganda is everywhere — it seems like every company, sport and musician is telling you to vote. Despite desperate pleas to register, politically disinterested citizens should not feel guilty for disregarding the message. One…

Lean into online learning: stop the live lectures

BY DOMINIC PINO, OPINION EDITOR The real world diverges from our ideal world, and we are often stuck choosing between second-bests. Well, if we lived in a world of second-bests before the coronavirus pandemic, then now we must be down…