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
2016 has been an obscure and sometimes upsetting year, especially in the world of politics. For many young people, myself included, this election is the first time any of us can vote. Budding Republicans and conservatives, fed up with eight years of Obama, flooded into politics with aplomb. For some, this election cycle has been exciting and fun, however, for a large number of Republicans, this election cycle has been horribly disappointing. I read an article by Peggy Noonan, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, that describes the disappointment channeled by many conservatives during this election cycle. She...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
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