On an “evidence scale” of one to ten, one being not convincing at all and ten being beyond a shadow of a doubt, the evidence that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford at a high school party is a two at best. Four witnesses, including one of her close friends, have disputed Ford’s account in one way or another. Of the five people alleged to be involved, thus far, Ford is the only one who has not given a sworn statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her polygraph turned out to be nothing more than two generic questions...Read More
Author: Alex Christy
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, you’ve seen the firestorm surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has been the center of a major controversy based on allegations of sexual misconduct. The entire story is confusing, but one thing is clear: the political consequences of these accusations cannot be understated. An Anonymous Tip It all started when California Congresswoman Anna Eschoo received and passed along to fellow Californian Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, a letter from a constituent regarding information about the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. That...Read More
The key to winning the 2020 Democratic nomination for president is coming down to this: who is the best fighter? Which contender is most prepared to step into the ring with Trump and engage in an old-style political brawl? Many Democrats have caught on to this. Michael Avenatti, for example, recently sounded like Trump, telling the Des Moines Register that “I think the party has yearned for a fighter—a fighter for good, if you will—for a significant period of time.” However, Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris were not content to let Avenatti steal the early lead. Both senators used the Brett Kavanaugh...Read More
SPOILER ALERT: The following contains MAJOR plot details from Amazon’s new series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. If you haven’t seen the series and are concerned about spoilers, consider watching it first before reading this article. * * * After much anticipation, Amazon’s TV-series adaption of Tom Clancy’s Ryanverse has been released. The eight-episode series follows Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst who focuses on terrorist finances in Yemen. Ryan is thrown into the field alongside his boss, the recently demoted James Greer. Together, the two agents work together to thwart a terrorist attack by Mousa Bin Suleiman. It’s not perfect series: there is more than one gratuitous sex scene, the morally conflicted drone pilot does not advance the plot in any relevant way, and Ryan is a Baltimore Orioles fan. But overall, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is an entertaining spy adventure that fans of the books and films should enjoy. However, Sonia Saraiya at Vanity Fair did not respond positively. Sariya wrote a lengthy critique titled “Jack Ryan is a Patriotic Nightmare.” The byline reads: “Watching this show feels like falling down a Fox News rabbit hole.” Sariya’s argument touches on several progressive gripes about Western culture, all of which can be easily broken apart. Islam vs. The West Saraiya spends several paragraphs arguing about the show’s Islamophobic issues. She notably argues that, after the murder of a Catholic priest and gas attack at his funeral in Paris, the Americans and French, “team up to take down a global network...Read More
The word “hero” gets thrown around a lot in contemporary discourse, and is mostly attributed to people who are not, in fact, heroes. Athletes, politicians, actors, and singers are all sources of inspiration for people. In and of itself that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but that doesn’t make those people heroes. But when John McCain passed away last Saturday, people from Capitol Hill and from around the country came together to remember a real hero. A Line of Heroes Senator McCain came from a family whose name is now among the most revered in the history of the United States Navy. His grandfather, John...Read More
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