The Parthenon

Operation Jade Helm raises concerns of government intrusion on civil liberties

Citizens take to Twitter to express their dismay over Operation Jade Helm scheduled to take place this summer through September.


April 22, 2015

This summer, all branches of the U.S. military are launching a vast Special Operations exercise across six states called Jade Helm 15. The size and scope of this mission is vast, utilizing eight states (Texas, Utah, New Mexico, California, Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana and Nevada) as a training grou...

When democracy doesn’t do its job


April 1, 2015

Democracy, in all its intricacies, was designed to give power to the masses, and for the most part, it is arguably the best way to maintain a civil society. But sometimes, democracy can work against the freedom of the people. On Feb. 26, California lawyer Matt McLaughlin submitted a ballot initiative...