The Fordham Ram

Putin and the Peace Prize

Putin and the Peace Prize

October 9, 2013

By CONOR FUCCI Columnist Recently, I found out that America’s best friend and foreign Internet celebrity, Vladimir Putin, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. An accomplishment that would ...

Thatcher Polarizes UK

Thatcher Polarizes UK

April 17, 2013

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST There is an expression, “don’t speak ill of the dead.” Recently, the famous British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, passed away at the age of 87. Baroness Thatche...

Marriage Equality Is Overdue

April 10, 2013

Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST Gay marriage has finally arrived at the point in the American political awareness spectrum where there is a real opportunity for its legalization to become part of the Constitution. There are two major cases in front of the Supreme Court, one will overturn the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA, and the other will overturn Proposition 8 in California. If both of these cases fall in favor of marriage...

Tesla May Hold Solution

Tesla May Hold Solution

February 20, 2013

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST Although the media seems not to be paying as much attention to the electric car as it once did, the progress that has been made towards creating a competitive, alternative option to the internal combustion engine is impressive. One stand-out company is Tesla...

Gun Control Needed Now

February 14, 2013

Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST Guns and the United States have always had a very close relationship. There has recently been some controversy, however, involving gun control following several tragic shootings. For decades, gun control has been a topic of debate that has greatly polarized the public. The majority of this debate spirals around American citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Recently, this debate has seemingly co...

EU in Danger?

January 30, 2013

Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST In Europe there is a political and economic union of 27 nations that has revolutionized the way that we look at international organizations and the structuring of economies. The European Union (EU) has been growing since 1958, when only six nations put into place certain beneficial economic policies to elevate their places in the global economy. In 2001, the European Union took its largest step ...

Congress Requires Compromise

November 14, 2012

Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST Well, everyone, the election season has officially ended, and it is back to reality for the United States. It is time to face the reality that our government is divided internally, and Republicans and Democrats are at each other’s throats. Very little effective legislation has been passed in the Senate or the House. These problems will come to a head in the next few months, with the appropriately-named...

Re-election Raises Questions

November 7, 2012

Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST The results are in, and Barack Obama has been elected to four more years as President of the United States. As was expected, it was the extremely tight races in the “battleground” states that ended up deciding the election. Obama will now be given the opportunity to serve over a nation that is starting to recover from one of the greatest economic recessions in recent history and bring the United...

Obama Out-Debates Romney

October 24, 2012

Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST Now that Oct. 16’s debate has ended, the 2012 election season moves into its final stage. Most polls place the two candidates in a statistical dead heat. To get a good idea of how the race is shaping up, one should note the energy and solid content of the Oct. 16 debate. The debate was a town-hall format, meaning that randomly-selected undecided voters provided and presented the questions. Coming...

Candidates Cannot Hide

October 2, 2012

Filed under Columnists, Opinion

By CONOR FUCCI COLUMNIST Since the start of the 2012 election cycle, Mitt Romney has been plagued by issues of personal privacy. When a person decides that he or she wants to be the president of the United States, there are some “rights” that will have to be surrendered; it just so happens that privacy is one of them. During primary season, many of the potential Republican presidential candidates struggled to hide their...

Fordham University's Journal of Record Since 1918
CONOR FUCCI