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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 Real Rules for Email

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER If you want some guidance on email etiquette, then you are in the wrong place. This article is email without romance, email as it actually is. Email can be an effective and efficient tool for…

Shutdowns Are Silly And Congress Should End Them

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER The logic of a government shutdown is quite straightforward: the government runs out of money because Congress cannot pass appropriations bills. Therefore, the government must shut down. However, like all issues in politics that seem…

Not True, Real, or Genuine

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER It’s a crying shame that people have to run around ruining our words. This past week, there have been two news stories that perfectly fit the definition of “fake news.”  The first was the supposed…

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…