Michael Melkonian

Michael Melkonian

Politics & Economics | Intern for Majority Strategies | HS Insider contributor | "America is too great for small dreams" - Gipper
Opinion: How California can become red again

Opinion: How California can become red again

California, once the red beacon of the Republican Party, has now become the blue ocean of the Democratic party. This didn’t happen overnight; this was a process that took decades to develop. Republicans controlled major state positions up until the late 1990s when...

Opinion: Why flag kneeling won’t solve anything

Opinion: Why flag kneeling won’t solve anything

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses people of color.” These are the words of Colin Kaepernick, the leader of the “kneeling movement.” In the United States, he is associated with many terms: traitor, activist, hero, loser,...