Medicare-for-All, Green New Deal, Free Public College — these are the slogans percolating on leftist social media accounts. They’re also the basis for Republican attack after attack, even if at their core, the end goals themselves aren’t terribly unpopular. Beyond the bumper sticker slogans associated (for better or worse) with…


My first year at McGill was a real challenge. While everybody else seemingly had extant CEGEP friends or dormmates, I lived with family members, which meant I didn’t casually run into colleagues. …


In the UK, as in many Western Democracies, institutional trust has collapsed over recent decades. Whether it be the press, banks, the government, the EU, citizens have lost faith in many elements of British society, not without reason in some cases. The 2020 Trust Barometer reveals that Britain is the…


A few years back on a spring break trip home from Montreal, I took my brother to the library with the hope of scoring cheap reads at the Friends of the Library store. As I walked through the door, my eyes darted to a “closed” sign on the used bookstore…


The True and Only Heaven is Christopher Lasch at his best. Master of the run-on sentence, Lasch crams an obscene amount of history into one voluminous work unified by its reverent examination of those who questioned the dogma of progress. It’s quasi-sequential but not really, flowing beautifully through figures largely…


Three different ideas, three very different groups of supporters. One appeared in the neo-Hamiltonian journal American Affairs (which I recommend subscribing to), descended from the pro-Trump Journal of American Greatness. One was touted by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker on the Presidential campaign trail. One is proposed by 2012 Republican…


We’re still learning about COVID-19’s precise mortality rate, but we sadly do know that the virus has wreaked havoc on the non-chain restaurant sector. Most states forced eateries to shut down during the initial wave of cases. While this was necessary to contain the pandemic and save lives, we can’t…


Many an article has been written about the historical figures who presaged Donald Trump. Figures like Pat Buchanan, Ross Perot, William Jennings Bryan, Democrat Jim Traficant (probably the closest politician to Steve Bannon’s worldview), and George Wallace all come to mind. The media has driven home these names, but a…


By Andrew Figueiredo On May 10, 2019

Originally posted: https://www.mironline.ca/the-catholic-case-for-andrew-yang/

What would politics in the internet age be without memes? From the classic “Jeb! Wins” format, satirizing what a 538-electoral-vote sweep by the former Florida Governor would have looked like [he fell far short, dropping out early in the primary…


In March 1965, all eyes turned towards Selma, Alabama. Heroes of the civil rights movement converged on the town to affirm the basic dignity of all Americans and uphold those words in the Declaration of Independence that guide the soul of our nation. While many strides have been made, 55…

Andrew Figueiredo

Moderate Communitarian politics. Catholic. 1st Gen Portuguese-American born and raised in Kansas. Now a law student in Pennsylvania.

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