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Ryan McCarthy is a senior English political science major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rmccart5@kent.edu.

Opinion: The war on teachers and public education (part one)

Ryan McCarthy November 24, 2014

In the midst of the War on Christmas, where Thanksgiving seems to be losing, there is a very real allegorical war being waged against public education, which could have consequences we should actually...

Ryan McCarthy is a sophomore political science major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rmccart5@kent.edu.

Opinion: The blue path to victory in the 2016 Senate elections

Ryan McCarthy November 17, 2014

Two weeks ago, the Republicans won an important victory by gaining the majority in the Senate. After a likely Republican victory in the Louisiana runoff, and the two independents — Angus King and Bernie...

Ryan McCarthy is a senior English political science major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rmccart5@kent.edu.

Opinion: We’ll be ready in 2016

Ryan McCarthy November 5, 2014

Tuesday was a tough night for Democrats, but also not a completely unexpected one. While the situation is bleak, especially here in Ohio, we will still move forward into 2016. Tuesday solidified the need...

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Opinion: Execute the death penalty

Ryan McCarthy October 28, 2014

The death penalty is an institution that has always been part of society from the oldest legal code of Hammurabi to the United States today. Most Americans support its existence, but I feel this is more...

Ryan McCarthy is a sophomore political science major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rmccart5@kent.edu.

Opinion: Ebola is the concern it shouldn’t be

Ryan McCarthy October 23, 2014

The reaction to the Ebola virus demonstrates an incredibly irritating aspect of our society: Our attention to news ends after reading the headline. Last week, news came that a woman from this area named...

Ryan McCarthy is a sophomore political science major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rmccart5@kent.edu.

Opinion: Our state and country need more politicians like David Worhatch

Ryan McCarthy October 13, 2014

David Worhatch is the Democratic candidate for the 37th District of the Ohio House of Representatives. I've been interning on his campaign since early September, and through canvassing and phone banking...

Ryan McCarthy is a sophomore political science major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rmccart5@kent.edu.

Opinion: This election matters

Ryan McCarthy October 7, 2014

We're still two years away from the next presidential election, but midterms are in less than a month, and voting begins Wednesday. Tuesday was the deadline for voter registration, and as a political science...

Contact Ryan at rmccart5@kent.edu.

Opinion: Do not forget Senate Bill 5 in 2014

Ryan McCarthy September 30, 2014

Ed FitzGerald has run a troubled gubernatorial campaign from the beginning, aided not in the slightest by his first bout of major name recognition stemming from media reports of his nearly a decade-long...

Opinion: Fake politics alive and well in resident halls; real politics, not

Ryan McCarthy September 21, 2014

I’ve always been largely indifferent toward any sort of student council. I ran once in the fifth grade and was excited that one other person actually voted for me, but I’ve had little interest in it...

Opinion: The deluded conversation on violence against women

Ryan McCarthy September 18, 2014

Last week, Fox News was yet again in the spotlight for controversial statements made by its news team. Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade made the latest statement regarding the footage of Ray Rice...

Opinion: Caution is not inaction

Ryan McCarthy September 9, 2014

There’s a lot to say about the ISIL situation and Obama’s handling of the crisis, but with only 400 words to say it, the conclusions I’ve made regarding it cannot be explained as detailed as I would...

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