Author: Gabrielle Temaat

The Media Politicizes Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas early this week, and the effects have been devastating. Several people have died, many are injured, and many have lost their homes. This tragic event has catalyzed a sense of unity and charity within our nation. Public figures and people across the nation have provided support and condolences toward the victims of the natural disaster. Several photos of Texans and first responders helping each other and saving lives have gone viral on social media. In a time of significant division, these moments serve as a vital reminder that most Americans are not hateful rioters...

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Should Confederate Statues Remain Standing?

Recently, the mob mentality of the far left has led to the destruction of statues that symbolize our nation’s history. Confederate monuments have been destroyed across the United States. Protesters destroyed the statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina and various other locations. A statue of Abraham Lincoln, who abolished slavery, was ignorantly defaced in Chicago. Destruction of public property is never the right way to make a point. It is legally and morally wrong. Additionally, it presents the criminals in such a way that discredits their authority on the issues anyway. In addition to the criminal...

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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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