Brian Deinstadt

bdeinst1@binghamton.edu

21 Articles


Columns

Senior Column: A contrarian's farewell

In January 2016, I transferred to Binghamton University with hopes of turning my academic career up a notch. There is no doubt I got what I expected, with classes and faculty challenging...


Columns

An uneducated opinion is an unnecessary opinion

There is great value in being politically aware. Politics touch upon nearly every aspect of our lives and learning about some of the most exalted institutions and individuals is both useful and...


Columns

Hollywood's representation of the military isn't real

In his most recent piece, columnist Joshua Hummell discusses the problems he sees with Hollywood’s portrayal of terrorism. Hummell’s criticism primarily revolves around the race and religions of characters in films such...


Columns

The importance of picking a marketable major

Whether you have yet to declare a major or are doubtful about the one you have now, it is worth heeding the following — pick a major that interests you, that you...


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...