Kirk Kovach

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Column: We must trust, but verify

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a whirlwind of accusations leveled against political figures. Some of those alleged of malfeasance already hold power, like Al Franken, a Democratic senator from Minnesota. Others are ascendant, like Senate candidate Roy Moore, the aspirant Republican from Alabama.  


Column: Make executions public again

No, not really. But what if we did? If we, as a society that prides ourselves as progressive and forward-thinking, still condone the execution of our fellow citizens, why does it matter if it is hidden behind dark walls in remote prisons?


Column: In the wake of Vegas massacre

Fifty-nine people. As of this writing, that is the number slain in the Las Vegas massacre last weekend.  In the wake of these horrific events, we reflexively try to rationalize what happened. 


Removing all statues? Not so fast

Over the course of the dialogue surrounding Confederate monuments, the motivations of those calling for their removal have varied widely. To truly take a sober analysis of the question before us, we should differentiate between the various motives and rationale, and see which pass muster.


Snowflakes melt in California

Ben Shapiro is Berkeley bound and the college is buckling down as if a natural disaster were incoming. UC Berkeley is even facing the prospect of canceled classes because of the “militarized campus” atmosphere. 


Not My Liberals

When most Americans had their introduction to antifa, or anti-fascist, groups, it was an overwhelmingly peaceful collection of disparate peoples who opposed the white supremacists rallying in Charlottesville. In that setting, they appeared docile.