Taylor Arluck

Political Columnist

Junior Economics and Philosophy, Politics, and Law


25 Articles


Syracuse professor talks about tracking the "Occupy Wall Street" movement

Award-winning and nationally recognized architect Jonathan Massey addressed the impact of social media and technology at a lecture on campus Wednesday, dissecting how it has affected contemporary social movements like Occupy Wall ...


Foreclosure for the House of Labor

Conservative claims that right-to-work legislation protects workers are false on their face. ...


Fiscal cliff looms, but GOP's head in the sand

Republicans should back off their vehemently, irrational anti-tax stance, or risk falling to the wayside. ...


Demography is Destiny for Doomed GOP

Shifting demographics threaten to throw the Grand Old Party and its band of obstructionists to the wayside. ...


Democracy is a verb, not a noun

The lesson of history is that minorities and a disenfranchised majority can (and should) reclaim the democratic process from privileged individuals and institutions. ...


A Eulogy for George McGovern

On Sunday we lost a paragon of American liberalism. His death is a sad reminder of the decline of liberal ideology in contemporary American politics and policy. ...


Mitt Romney will flirt with centrism come general election

With former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum bowing out, the last of Mitt Romney’s major opponents has fallen in what has proven to be one of the most contentious GOP nominations in contemporary...


Obama’s health reform is part of the long arc of liberal progress

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping piece of domestic legislation since the passage of Medicare under the auspices of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” in 1964....


Republican Party stuck in endless tug-of-war

The Republican Party is currently embroiled in a life-and-death struggle between its moderate and radical wings, each vying for the nomination of its favored candidate in the 2012 presidential election. Over the...


The fruitless Afghan war

America’s war in Afghanistan has officially spanned the course of over a decade now. The initial battle and subsequent occupation of Afghanistan in order to overthrow the Taliban regime and pacify the...