Author: Gabrielle Temaat

Nihilism: “The Great Cancer of Our Time”

The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia have revealed an inexcusable hatred in our country. Hundreds of white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered last week to rally and propagate hatred. When aggressive anti-fascists (Antifa) arrived to protest the rally, violence erupted. The Problem with the Media The white supremacists and their rally became far more powerful and damaging to this country than they might have been otherwise, due to the overwhelming amount of media coverage. We should always condemn hatred, but for the event to consume every media outlet for two days only makes the hatred appear more powerful and prevalent than...

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Google Hates Free Speech and True Diversity

Google’s hypocrisy and Orwellian tendencies were on full display this weekend after its CEO fired an employee with a differing viewpoint. Like many companies, Google follows affirmative action policies in its hiring practices. This means they take a person’s gender, race, or even sexual identity into account in the hiring process – never mind that person’s fitness for the job. James Damore, a software engineer at Google issued a memo titled, “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” in which he offered statistical evidence to support his claim that the disparity between women and men in the tech industry was not a result...

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Feelings v. Policy: Tomi Lahren and Chelsea Handler Debate

Tomi Lahren and Chelsea Handler engaged in a heated debate at Politicon on Saturday. The two discussed several topics ranging from healthcare to transgenders in the military. The debate was highly anticipated, as both speakers are incredibly influential and outspoken regarding political issues, but represent opposing ideologies. Tomi’s arguments were logically driven, while Chelsea offered many emotionally charged statements often beginning with, “I feel like…”. Chelsea did provide some facts, but she often used feelings to support her argument. In the context of a policy debate, subjective feelings cannot play a role. She failed to refute Tomi’s logic and...

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Why Generation Z Leans to the Right

Recent studies have shown that generation Z, the age demographic following Millennials, may be far more conservative than expected. Older members of generation Z are graduating high school, meaning 2016 was the first time many of them were able to vote. Eric Metaxas, writing for CNS news, claims that ,”according to a growing body of research, they may be, by certain measures, the most conservative generation since World War II—more than Millennials, Generation Xers and even the Baby-Boomers.” The question, of course, is why is this the case? One might assume younger generations are becoming increasingly liberal, as millennials are...

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Oregon’s New Bill Mandates Free Abortion

Oregon’s state legislature recently voted on a bill (HB3391) mandating that insurance companies completely cover the cost of an abortion. Regardless of the reason that the mother gives, she can decide to abort her child at no cost. Governor Kate Brown has not yet signed the bill into law, but according to her recent tweet on the matter, she is in favor of it. There is little question as to whether or not the bill will be passed. Astoundingly, the bill even states that, “This 2017 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and...

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