Siv Cheruvu
Siv Cheruvu

My name is Sivaram Cheruvu, but I usually go by Siv. I'm a Student at Rutgers University studying Political Science, History, Economics, and French. I have studied in France, interned at a conflict-resolution NGO, and worked on numerous political campaigns in my home state of New Jersey. I enjoy discussing all sorts of issues ranging from politics to sports, and regardless of your viewpoint, I think its always important to bring it to the table.

Oct. 29, 2013

Bold Predictions for the NBA's Western Conference

With the addition of Dwight Howard to Houston Rockets, the Western conference is up for grabs.

Oct. 29, 2013

NBA 2013 Bold Predictions: A Look At the Eastern Conference

With the new Nets now legitimate contenders against the likes of Miami, Chicago, and Indiana, winning the Eastern Conference is no longer a cake walk.
July 19, 2013

Yes Mr. President, Trayvon Martin Could Have Stood His Ground

The facts are clear: "Stand Your Ground" actually has benefitted blacks more than whites.
July 8, 2013

Obamacare Delay: A Political Plot Toward the 2014 Midterms

Democrats are just trying to run away from the health care monster they have created
July 7, 2013

Jon Stewart "Crossfire": CNN’s Partisan Hacks Will Fail Us Again

Van Jones, Cutter, Gingrich, and Cupp, highlight the new Crossfire. Can we actually have some honest discussion or will they give Jon Stewart more material?
May 21, 2013

Tim Cook Senate Hearing: How Did Apple Avoid $44 Billion in Taxes?

It's easy to cast Apple and other multi-national corporations as the villains in avoiding corporate taxes, but our whole corporate tax system is to blame for millions in lost revenue.

May 14, 2013

Steph Curry: Is He the Playoff MVP?

Stephen Curry has established himself as a top-1o player in the NBA. Looking at his past, its no surprise that he has become one of the most exciting players in the league to watch.
April 29, 2013

Tim Tebow Jets Drop: They Owe Him An Apology

After misusing him, squandering his potential, making him warm the bench, and potentially ending his NFL career, the Jets owe Tim Tebow an apology.
April 24, 2013

Chennai Superkings and Hyderabad Sunrisers: Why Can't Pakistani Cricket Players Play In India?

Imagine if Muslim players were athletes from competing in Boston because the Boston Marathon bombers identified as Muslim. This is the reality in India for Pakistani and Sri Lankan cricketers.
April 4, 2013

A Rutgers Student's Response to the Mike Rice Firing

The scrutiny is warranted, but don't forget the other side of Mike Rice. His contributions to the Rutgers basketball program were significant.
March 11, 2013

When is the Conclave 2013: Tuesday, March 12

The Papal Conclave has been set for Tuesday March 12. Will the Catholic Church change direction by electing a pope from the southern hemisphere?

March 8, 2013

Rand Paul Drones: How Armed UAVs Are Creating Unlikely Alliances

Rand Paul's filibuster exposed some unlikely alliances. Republicans and Code Pink agree with each other, while Democrats remain silent.
March 8, 2013

Kim Jong Un vows to attack South Korea

Kim Jong Un vows to attack South Korea after cancelling the peace pact in light of tough new sanctions from the UN.
March 8, 2013

Bin Laden Son-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty to Terrorism Charges

Osama Bin Laden's son is being tried in a federal court in New York. This raises new questions regarding the treatment of detained enemy combatants.
March 8, 2013

DOMA: Bill Clinton Flip-Flops, But That's Just What He Does

Bill Clinton's op-ed in the Washington Post says that he now believes DOMA is unconstitutional. Genuine or not, his flip-flop just shows politicking is what Bill does best.
March 6, 2013

Microsoft EU Fines: Will More American Companies Fall Victim to Foreign Regulators?

With the EU's most recent fine of Microsoft, there appears a growing reality in the international market place. The EU, not the DOJ, will dictate the fate of American corporations moving forward.

March 4, 2013

CPAC 2013: Chris Christie Getting Snubbed is a Good Thing For the Governor

Chris Christie's snub from CPAC does not deter the governor's presidential ambitions. In fact, it just reaffirms the principles that Christie has stood by all along.
Feb. 19, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg's Chris Christie Fundraiser: A Hint At 2016 Strategy

Mark Zuckerberg's fundraiser for Chris Christie provides a roadmap for potential 2016 GOP candidates that seek to appeal to undecided moderate donors.
Feb. 11, 2013

Obama Drone Strikes: The President Should Be Allowed to Kill For National Security

Legislatively, legally, and practically, the president is empowered to and should kill enemy combatants that threaten American national security.
Feb. 8, 2013

Immigration Reform: GOP Must Provide Real Solutions to This Problem

Conservative principles present a very strong argument against amnesty. But the GOP is realizing that a pathway to citizenship is the only way to resolve the issue of undocumented immigrants.