You can only fall down so many times

I’m a klutz. There’s no way around it, I constantly trip over curbs, cracks in the sidewalk and my very own traitorous feet. It’s something that hasn’t bothered me for a very long time, though. I remember one very vivid memory from eighth grade, it was the third week of school and I was rushing…

Life of a Little Sister

I can tell you numerous stories about my brother Jake and I fighting. Growing up, we knew exactly how to push each others buttons, and we constantly did, just for the pure enjoyment of it. It’s also safe for me to say we could probably still drive each other mad. Now that we’re older, having…

Unlikely Coalition against the Islamic State arises from America’s Compassionate Directive

The expansion of airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) may seem like a poor tactical decision for many, as it follows weeks of limited airstrikes with the timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan swiftly approaching. This decision, however, could not more forcefully promote America’s most fundamental interests. On Wednesday night, President Obama said that he…