The State Hornet

Nice guys, and presidents, always finish last

State Hornet Staff

February 6, 2014

While President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech on Jan. 28 may have been his most captivating one yet, my eyes and attention were fixated on House Speaker John Boehner.You’ve got to hand it to Boehner because he really stepped up his frenemies game. His overall distaste with the entire e...

Paving the way for Sen. Warren, 2016

Jaime Carrillo

December 4, 2013

We’re only into President Barack Obama’s first year of his second term and already every Democrat is revving up for 2016. And just like in 2008, the inevitable candidate seems to be Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And like 2008, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Clinton receives another u...

Republicans looking to stamp out food stamps

Jaime Carrillo

November 13, 2013

Congress’s recent cut to food stamps is deplorable in a Dickensian sort of way.The act reminded me of the famous line uttered by Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.” Ebenezer Scrooge’s callous response to why he didn’t donate to charity was questioning if there were jails or workhouses. Such ...

Same sex marriage is gaining national momentum

Jaime Carrillo

November 6, 2013

Gay marriage is now legal in 13 states and as a surprise to no one, nothing bad has happened.Despite vetoing a gay marriage bill in New Jersey last year, Gov. Chris Christie backed down from challenging the courts on the matter.“The court has now spoken clearly as to their view of the New Jersey Cons...

The lowdown on the shutdown

The lowdown on the shutdown

Jaime Carrillo

October 15, 2013

The Republican Party is solely responsible for the government shutdown, despite what the mainstream media will have you believe.Just about every narrative on cable news concerning the GOP-led government shutdown is that both parties are to blame for this latest folly. However, the reason a budget was not se...

Grand Theft Auto not responsible for real life violence

Grand Theft Auto not responsible for real life violence

Jaime Carrillo

October 1, 2013

Violent video games are the favorite scapegoat for all  problems ailing the modern world but have little to do with actual, real-life murder.Before taking down a conception the media seems to have about video games, I love video games, but tend to shy away from any game with guns, knives, blood, se...