Brian Deinstadt

bdeinst1@binghamton.edu

17 Articles


Columns

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act

In March of 2010, former President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the U.S. government’s most significant piece of health care legislation since the 1960s....


Voices

Nationalism isn't patriotism

It’s a strange time for the American patriot: politics have become so polarized that they have left little middle ground between those who worship our flag and those who cannot stand it....


Columns

Excelsior is a turn for the worse

“Every child will have the opportunity that education provides,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo upon finalizing New York state’s 2018 budget two weeks ago. It is the Excelsior Scholarship therein that everyone is...


Columns

The wage gap is a debilitating delusion

We have all heard about the wage gap. What we may not have heard is that the idea of a wage gap as we know it is nonsense. The problem with the...


Columns

Celebrity opinions unhelpful and out of touch

Everyone has an opinion nowadays. More apparent than any are the opinions of celebrities, who have been quite outspoken about politics recently. Hollywood has always been unapologetically on the left, but it...


Columns

Both positive and negative takeaways from Trump's early economic policies

It has been a busy first few weeks for President Donald Trump. As the executive orders have been rolled out and the tweets published, controversy has ignited over much of what Trump...


Columns

'Alt-right' must be delegitimized at every opportunity

The label “Alt-right” has been thrown about a lot lately. Gaining traction in 2015 and international attention this year, the term has become most relevant in the light of President-elect Donald Trump’s...


Columns

Reaction to the election nearly as discouraging as the result

Beyond all odds, predictions, pundits and polls, President-elect Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. Over a week has passed, yet it has still...


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People need to worry less about the one percent and more about themselves

Among many groups mentioned during this election cycle have been the “1-percenters,” an exhalted class of Americans so wealthy that they form the upper 1 percent of the population. Many people look...


Columns

Study what you love

It would be difficult to quantify the amount of people I have met who absolutely despise their majors. I cannot help but find this to be a curious context — how can...