When Francis Scott Key first penned the text of his poem, “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” in 1814, he had no idea that its words would live on as the lyrics of America’s own national anthem. They did survive, however, and those words still inspire countless Americans today: O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof...Read More
TCC has been on the front lines of campus controversies around the country. Our writers were present for the protests against Ben Shapiro at CSULA, witnessed the campus insanity at Western Washington University, have reported on #TheChalkening–and student and alumni pushback against it–at Emory University. We have also extensively covered major news events around the country, most recently through our extensive commentary during CPAC 2016. One of TCC’s newer writers, Jake Goldberg, is upping the stakes: he’s directly challenging Congress to act against the Department of Education and to protect students against ED’s newest threat to free speech on campus. In late March, Goldberg reported on the...Read More
Former TCC editor Amy Lutz is no stranger to controversy, especially working with the Young America’s Foundation. However, a recent trip that she took to California State University, Los Angeles turned ugly when she and a CSULA student were advertising for an upcoming lecture by Ben Shapiro. While posting flyers for the event, the pair were accosted by none other than sociology professor Robert Weide, who has made headlines in the past for calling conservative students at CSU LA “white supremacists” and challenging conservatives to physically fight him at the school’s athletic center. This encounter, though it had fewer physical threats, was no...Read More
In the wake of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, everyone from President Obama to the murderer’s father called for stricter “control” over the purchase, ownership and carrying of guns. The United States, which has the highest per capita gun ownership in the world, has a high homicide rate in general; however, calls for “gun control” generally increase following well-publicized “mass shooting” events. These mass shootings, defined as the killing of at least four people with a firearm, have received enormous attention in the media, especially when they occur at schools. In this progressive and popular media narrative,...Read More
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