A black male escort. A wealthy Democratic donor. A dead body. And yet – the media is nearly silent. In July 2017, Gemmel Moore (26 years old) was found dead in the bathroom of Ed Buck (62 years old). Interestingly enough, Ed Buck has never been identified by the police as a suspect. So who is Ed Buck? Ed Buck was originally a Republican in the 1980s until he launched an impeachment effort against Arizona Governor Evan Mecham. As society was much less tolerant of homosexuality then, Buck received a lot of backlash specifically directed at his sexuality. He switched...Read More
Author: Elizabeth "Bit" Marcello
Reports came out this past week accusing Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and a handful of other advisers to President Donald Trump of using private email servers to conduct official government business. On cue, the media and self-made politicos on Twitter lost their collective, groupthink minds: the Trump administration had committed the same grievous error that Hillary Clinton was derided for (and never prosecuted for, much to Trump’s chagrin) over the past two years. A quick Google search about these reports reveal primarily liberal media outlets basically echoing the groupthink above: Trump and his administration are a bunch of hypocrites. Many...Read More
The Meaning of Memorial Day Too often the real meaning behind Memorial Day is forgotten. To many, the day simply represents the start of summer, the opening of the pools, a day off from work, and the chance for a cookout. A gleeful day. Let us not forget the purpose of Memorial Day – to solemnly remember our men and women in uniform who have selflessly given their lives, donning the American flag, for our freedom. It’s day of solemn remembrance, but it’s also a day of heartfelt patriotism and respect for the incredible individuals that choose to serve...Read More
Image attributed to Gage Skidmore. You don’t have to look very far to find alarming statistics about Virginia’s decline in the past few years: for three years in a row, more people have moved out of Virginia than have moved in, which should be shocking, considering that Virginia has not seen this level of out-migration since data started to be collected in 1978. So how do we ensure Virginia is an attractive state to do business? Through simple economics-based ideas. “I look forward to running on an ideas-based and solutions-orientated campaign that Virginians are looking for,” Ed Gillespie, candidate...Read More
I was luckily away from my campus, the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, when I received a text alert from the school, timestamped 2:10AM: “[Shots] fired in Stadium Drive area, no injuries and no property damage. Suspect in [custody].” This text alert was followed by an update received via email this morning at 9:50AM: The irony certainly didn’t escape me, and this incident highlighted the hypocrisy surrounding student safety and gun control. As a student, I’m put in a gun-free zone when I attend class or any event on or near campus. The obstruction of my right...Read More
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