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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).

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…

OPINION: Customary Units Appreciation Day

By Dominic Pino, Contributor May 20, 1875 was a dark day in human history.  On that fateful day, a gaggle of diplomats convened in Paris — where all disastrous diplomatic gaggles convene — and erased centuries of human history in…

OPINION: Going postal

By Dominic Pino, Columnist Donald Trump stubbornly refuses to let himself be categorized.  This is maddening to political scientists and pundits, people who make a living categorizing politicians.  Nobody seems to know what to do with this guy. The primary…

OPINION: Ramble on

By Dominic Pino, Columnist Every once in a while, an event transpires that shakes us.  We become confident in our ability to forecast events because, after all, the world is the same each day, and we know how it works….

OPINION: There’s no such thing as a free Scantron

By Dominic Pino, Columnist It’s midterm season, aka scantron season.  We all love scantrons because it means there is a multiple choice exam on the horizon.  We also love these little green or blue slips of paper for their low…

OPINION: Good Cops, Bad Cops

By Dominic Pino, Columnist On Feb. 14, a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  This we all know.  However, there was a lesser known event on Feb. 20 that allows for…