Author Archives: Dawson Weinhold

Let’s Restart The Deficit Debate

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD STAFF WRITER Our nation has a spending problem. Last year, the deficit reached $779 billion. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is estimating that by fiscal year 2020 that number will reach 1 trillion. To many people, that…

Freshman Delegates Haven’t Delievered

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER 2017 was a critical year in Virginia politics. Democrats gained an astounding 15 seats in the House of Delegates, leaving the Republicans with a measly one-seat majority. One major reason for this shift was the…

The Life and Legacy of David Koch

DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER On Aug. 23, 2019, billionaire philanthropist David H. Koch died after his long battle with prostate cancer. Despite his death, the impact he made on society will not only remain but continue to grow through the…

Iran’s Increasing Influence in the Levant is Preventing Peace

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER The term “Israeli-Palestinian conflict” doesn’t do enough to describe the scale of the the events currently happening in the Levant. For those unfamiliar with the term, the Levant broadly refers to Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria,…

The Problem of Political Alarmism

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER How often do you hear the term “crisis” in the media these days? I imagine you could take almost any issue in politics, put the word crisis at end of it, and you’d have a…

Student Government Should Remain Non-Political

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD When many people think about government, their mind immediately goes to partisan politics. Often, people are turned away from participating in government altogether because of partisan politics. Most people aren’t ideologues. They have no reason to engage…

The Hidden Benefit of University

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER Over the last several years there has been much debate over the cost of going to university. As the number of college graduates rise, some of the overt benefits of going to college seem to…

We Should Focus on Local Politics

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER National politics can be quite the spectacle. There’s never a shortage of intrigue when it comes to Washington D.C. There’s always a scandal to be found, legislation to be considered or any other manner of…