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About dominicpino

Dominic Pino is an opinion columnist for the Fourth Estate who writes about current events and GMU issues. A member of the class of 2021, he is pursuing a degree in Economics with a concentration in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE).

The Beto Myth

BY DOMINIC PINO There were real surprises on Election Day. A Democrat, Laura Kelly, will be the next governor of deep-red Kansas, and Republican Ron DeSantis won the Florida gubernatorial election after trailing in nearly every poll. So, naturally, coverage…

The Metro is Awesome

BY DOMINIC PINO Among the throng of unwritten rules for humanity is this one: Thou shalt not find rapid transit cool. Take a look at the Metro.  Passengers on the Metro look just like viewers of C-SPAN: bored, expressionless and…

Nine Reasons to Watch the Best Game in America

BY DOMINIC PINO With the World Series in progress, I am reminded of a quote from Washington Post columnist George Will: “Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not…

A Head-Scratcher in Virginia 10

BY DOMINIC PINO An informed observer of politics could make two propositions about the election for who will represent Virginia’s 10th congressional district in the next Congress: Republican Barbara Comstock will win: she is incumbent, willing to put district over…

Who’s Got It?

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Crack. The batter tosses his bat to the ground in disgust and is kicking himself as he begins a slow jog to first base. He got under the ball and lofted a lazy pop fly to…

On Memories and Reminders

BY DOMINIC PINO As a sophomore, I am a member of the first class to attend this university that does not have any memory whatsoever of the terrorist attacks which occured seventeen years ago last Tuesday. Some members of the Class…

John McCain

Where Are Your Manners?

BY DOMINIC PINO If American political culture had a mother, she would be asking-but-not-really-asking like only mothers can do, “Where are your manners?” U.S. Sen. John McCain, formerly Republican presidential nominee John McCain, formerly U.S. Rep. John McCain, always Captain John…

Sen. Cory Booker

Overdoing It

BY DOMINIC PINO, COLUMNIST I wonder if Senator Cory Booker has recently been leaving food in the microwave too long. Or swinging his clubs too hard on the golf course. Or getting injured from working out too much. My curiosity is…

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017.

Credit Where Credit is Due

Photo courtesy of Huffington Post BY DOMINIC PINO Jeff Sessions isn’t that bad of a guy. It is becoming more difficult to find anyone who holds this position on our long-suffering attorney general.  Granted, his persona is not affable. He is…