It has been a couple of weeks since I wrote about the situation at Western Washington University. Since then, new information has come out, and certain developments have unfolded. A student, alleged to have posted comments such as “Lynch Her” (referring to the student body president) on the Yik Yak messaging service, was arrested and has been charged with malicious harassment. Malicious harassment is a Class C Felony in the state of Washington, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. While virtually all of us who attend WWU agree that posting threatening comments on the internet is...Read More
Author: Alex Christy
Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 as the anti-George Bush: he was going to bring peace to the world by being everything that George W. Bush was not. Now, seven years later, his foreign policy has been a failure by any objective definition. During a recent press conference on Paris, he said in part that he was “not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning.” This could be the most mind numbing and asinine thing an American president has ever said. Obama has compared himself to Washington, Lincoln, and FDR, but in terms of being Commander-in-Chief, Obama...Read More
The howling winds of November 24th weren’t the only thing in Bellingham, Washington that had those of us who attend Western Washington University talking. The day before the Thanksgiving holiday, outgoing President Bruce Shepard announced that classes had been cancelled. The announcement e-mail (a copy can be seen here) stated that threats had been made towards minority students that were above the nature of “trolls.” The threats apparently came from Yik Yak, the anonymous social media app. Suggestions have been made that these threats were in a response to a piece in the student paper, “The Western Front” suggesting the school...Read More
From the CNBC Debate to Politico’s recent hit piece on Ben Carson, the media’s agenda has been out in the open for the whole country to see. You could have taken three political novices from any high school journalism class in the country and gotten a more professionally moderated debate than you got from CNBC at the end of October. The moderators acted as if they were corrupt sports referees who agreed to fix the game in favor the Democrats. They argued with–and lied about–the candidates. Ted Cruz catapulted himself into serious contention by unloading on the moderators and contrasting media...Read More
Another year, another set of terrorist attacks against Israel, another year of the world making excuses for the terrorists. While the situation in the Middle East is incredibly complex, one thing is apparent: Israelis are some of the only victims of terrorism that are told that their attackers are actually the victims. The world spends more time outraged at Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments on the founder of Palestinian Nationalism’s alliance with of Adolf Hitler than they do at the fact that Mahmoud Abbas claims that European Zionists collaborated with Hitler in the Holocaust. The Israelis are told by their supposed allies that the reason they are...Read More
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