Throughout the entire election cycle, I’ve remained relatively quiet on the media’s complacency in the rise of two terrible candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. After reading Timothy Crouse’s The Boys on the Bus, a fascinating read that chronicles the roving pack of journalists that covered the 1972 presidential election, I saw a trend that has carried on from 1972 into today. The idea or trend that Crouse picks up on is what is called “pack journalism.” Pack journalism is when a reliable news source such as the Associated Press produces a generic but informative news article that most...Read More
Author: Chris Nuelle
While the news cycle continues to be dominated by nonsensical Trump news, real issues wait to be addressed. Geopolitics and the future of international conflict have been discussed in short detail, however, it is one of the most important issues of the election cycle. Theories have come and gone to how the international system will look in the next couple of years, however, Robert Kagan’s analysis in The Return of History and the End of Dreams seems to be the most poignant and applicable analysis to the current state of affairs. My following analysis of the history of geopolitics...Read More
For many who fight for free speech or generally against campus leftism, myself included, these past few years have been bleak. Free speech has been under attack by mobs of rabid Social Justice Warriors, intent on censoring speech that is contrary to their beliefs. Shrill voices fill the quads of universities everywhere, demanding that hate speech be banned from campus. Bereft of any factual evidence to support their claims, protesters march and demand ridiculous things of campus administrations. Conservative speakers are disinvited because their views are labeled as offensive. Specifically Ben Shapiro and Milo Yiannopoulos have been protested and...Read More
Fads rapidly enter American culture, entertain and captivate the population for a few months, and then fade away as rapidly as they come about. This is especially true in the technology-centered society we live in today. What I thought to be a fad has now become frighteningly commonplace: unwarranted outrage. Every day, delicate snowflakes from colleges across the country find yet another event, person, or soundbite to be offended by. Outrage peddlers descend upon college campuses every day and broadcast their hurt feelings until that college’s administration assuages their faux outrage with rule changes, firing of professors, or cancellation...Read More
Over the past year and a half, the American university has devolved from a space of discourse and debate into an overly-censored arena of “inclusivity.” In the name of diversity, sensitivity, and safety, campuses across the country are subjected to archaic and unconstitutional rules that limit the open exchange of ideas. Make no mistake, college campuses are no longer areas of learning where students are challenged in their ideas. Instead, campuses are liberal echo chambers where political correctness reigns supreme, and dissenting ideas are unwelcome. The First Amendment, which grants everyone the right to speak their mind freely, reads as...Read More
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