Micah Meadowcroft

Micah Meadowcroft is a rising junior at Hillsdale College studying history and journalism. He is a member of the Dow Journalism Program and the Hillsdale College Honors Program. He will serve as the Arts Editor for the Hillsdale Collegian beginning this fall, having been on staff as an Assistant Editor this past school year. He also writes for the Hillsdale Forum, Hillsdale’s Collegiate Network publication. From Vancouver, Washington, Micah has interned with U.S Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington’s Third congressional district in her campaign and distric offices. 

Why the Vatican Backs Airstrikes in Iraq But Not Syria

 

The Vatican, working off Catholic doctrine of just war, has announced that it condones American military intervention in Iraq, the Washington Times reported last week. The Holy See’s ambassador to the United Nations, Silvano Tomasi, is quoted as saying, “Military action might be necessary,” and calling for, “intervention now, before it is too late.” The move […]

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‘The Giver’: A Message Driven Movie, But a Good One

 

I’ll confess that I wasn’t at all sure what to expect when I went to watch The Giver at a screening last week. The movie, which opens in theaters Friday, is produced most notably by Walden Media, the company owned by conservative Philip Anschutz that intends to develop moral, life-affirming entertainment. That commitment shows. The […]

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Erdogan Remakes Turkey in His Own Image

 

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk created a secular republic out of Ottoman Turkey as the Sultanate died in 1921. He was president of Turkey for fifteen years. Now, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the nation’s first direct presidential election. Erdogan has been prime minister of Turkey since 2003, and he has promised to fashion the role of […]

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It’s Not So Cool to Be Mile High in Colorado After Legalization

 

We probably could have predicted it: Colorado teens are smoking less pot now that it is legalized, reports the Washington Examiner. After all, what’s cool about smoking weed when everyone is doing it? While it is still illegal for teens to smoke marijuana in Colorado—the legal age is 21—it puts a serious damper on the […]

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‘The Giver’ Movie: Translating Big Ideas From a Little Book

 

Filmmakers adapting Lois Lowry’s The Giver to the silver screen — fitting to the monochromatic utopia she created — have a tall order. I attended a prescreening of the Weinstein and Walden Media film on Wednesday (signing in the process an embargo not to review the movie until next week), but I can probably say […]

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Pessimistic Americans Contemplate their Children’s Grim Future

 

The Wall Street Journal published a poll this week in conjunction with NBC that found, among other things, 76 percent of respondents did not feel confident that their children’s generation will have a better life than they. That’s up from 60 percent in 2007. We’re jaded—which, in a nation built by immigrants striving to better […]

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Cognitive Dissonance on Pot at the New York Times

 

The New York Times editorial board has come out in favor of a repeal of the federal prohibition against marijuana. It has been nearly two months since Maureen Dowd shared her experience of overindulging on a pot candy bar, writing, “I became convinced that I had died and no one was telling me.” The strange […]

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Hillary Clinton: Hard Choices with Old MacDonald and Steven Colbert

 

Don’t worry world: should Hillary Rodham Clinton win the 2016 presidential election, there will be peace in our time — at least between giant ducks and tiny horses. That’s the takeaway from Clinton’s latest interview with faux newsman Stephen Colbert. Attempting to gauge Clinton’s ability to follow through on the titular promise of her new memoir […]

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A Break in the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Investigation?

 

New evidence appears to confirm that pro-Russian separatists were involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. A man, known only as Vasilijus, stepped forward a little over a week ago to inform a Lithuanian news site that he is the owner of the Volvo truck identified as having transported the Buk missile system […]

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Toledo Lives, But Every City Is Mortal

 

The tap water is once again safe to drink for the residents of Toledo, Ohio, the state’s fourth largest city, the Associated Press reports. Toxin levels in the area’s water system caused by an algae bloom in Lake Erie were declared low enough for safe human ingestion on Monday. Whether the Eukaryotes were solely to […]

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