This Election Isn’t About the ‘Lesser of Two Evils’

You can add the results of a new Washington Post-ABC News poll to the confusion this election season. The poll found that most non-republicans don’t believe Trump represents “the core values of the Republican Party.” 22% of Democrats and 21% of Independents believe Trump’s views represent the Republican Party. Compare that with 56% of Republicans, and 43% of Conservatives who believe he represents them. Who … Continue reading This Election Isn’t About the ‘Lesser of Two Evils’

Don’t Vilify Like-Minded Individuals Who Refuse To Join Your Movement

What’s worse than an exclusive movement? An inclusive movement that vilifies those who would fall under its umbrella but refuse to label themselves as such. Nothing is more irksome than a movement that can’t handle those who don’t want to identify with them. Libertarians suffer from this, as does Black Lives Matter. One twitter user went on a tweet-storm about how BLM ostracizes blacks who refuse to … Continue reading Don’t Vilify Like-Minded Individuals Who Refuse To Join Your Movement

A Problem Of Conflicting National Interests

I’ll be honest. I don’t think Obama has it out for police officers, or that he tries to push #BlackLivesMatter at every opportunity. I think he’s a leader who’s dealing with two conflicting interests. Granted, they shouldn’t be conflicting, but the nature of American politics, especially on issues of race, has made it so. Whenever Obama mentions the concerns of the black community alongside those … Continue reading A Problem Of Conflicting National Interests

Here’s To Hoping The Dallas “Bomb Robot” Remains The Exception For Lethal Force

In a press conference, after the neutralization of the Dallas shooter, Chief David Brown said “We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was. Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased…He’s been deceased because of a detonation of the bomb.” I’m … Continue reading Here’s To Hoping The Dallas “Bomb Robot” Remains The Exception For Lethal Force

Hey Republicans, It’s Time For A New Strategy On America’s Racial Tension

Social scientists understand racism as a multidimensional and highly adaptive system—a system that ensures an unequal distribution of resources between racial groups. Because whites built and dominate all significant institutions, (often at the expense of and on the uncompensated labor of other groups), their interests are embedded in the foundation of U.S. society. If you just read the above quote, you’re probably angry or at … Continue reading Hey Republicans, It’s Time For A New Strategy On America’s Racial Tension

The One Way Street of Reactionism

The desire to freak out over anything that threatens your worldview is a powerful one, especially these days. And no, the Social Justice Warrior (SJW) left isn’t the only culprit. The right does this too. While the SJWs complain about a movie with no female leads, the right complains about a movie that replaced its male leads with females. As with most issues, it’s different sides … Continue reading The One Way Street of Reactionism

Writers, Think Twice Before Endorsing Peter Thiel’s Gawker Lawsuit

I don’t expect you to keep up with a tech billionaire’s crusade against a gossip site. It’s just not a pressing issue. It’s not Donald Trump’s latest face-palming comment nor Hillary Clinton’s newest “burn.” However, it is an issue that has the potential to open up a lot of precedents. If you haven’t been keeping up with the billionaire vs gossip site war, here’s a recap. Gawker released … Continue reading Writers, Think Twice Before Endorsing Peter Thiel’s Gawker Lawsuit