Author: Sam Leanza

Counter-Culture In Hollywood

This weekend brought us another awards show (the Grammys) that was full of “courageous” political statements. Opposed to the Golden Globes, the Grammys showed a rare mixture of pro and anti-Trump sentiments. Naturally, they skewed heavily to the left. Katy Perry, James Corden, and Beyoncé all made swipes at the new administration; along with a few others that, quite frankly, I hadn’t heard of. Singer/songwriter Joy Villa made quite the pro-Trump statement on the red carpet. She donned an evening gown that had Trump’s signature phrase “Make America Great Again” written down the front and “Trump” across the back....

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Ditch the False Moral Equivalence

Monday would have been late President Ronald Reagan’s 106th birthday. I like to think it’s something of a conservative holiday. However, some just aren’t in the holiday spirit. The very man whom some call “the last, best hope to re-Reaganize the GOP” made comments over the weekend that would have abhorred the conservative giant. These comments come from Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Trump on Saturday.  In the interview, President Trump morally equated American actions with that of well-known thug and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two got on the topic of Trump’s respect for Putin, which prompted O’Reilly to...

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Trump’s Executive Order Runs Amok

On this week’s episode of “OMG Trump is the President!”, President Trump issued a rather messy executive order on refugees that raised eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. As you can imagine, hysterics ensued. Many called it a “Muslim ban” that betrayed the American spirit. Others cried that it was the onset of martial law. In truth, President Trump’s order is not too far off earlier presidents’ proposals.  However, its actual enforcement is something at which to marvel. Across the nation’s points of entry, this policy ran amok. The order goes a little something like this: “The order...

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The New Age of Political Media

Donald Trump officially took office last Friday, and the members of the media are losing their minds. After the inauguration, mainstream outlets were salivating at the anti-Trump protests and marches. They just couldn’t get enough. Those stories are certainly newsworthy, but that the media obsesses over them is symptomatic of the new, troubling age of political media. To understand this new age,  we need to look at the one before. The free press is one of America’s greatest institutions, and in recent years, the architect of its public opinion. Former President Barack Obama was a press darling who faced the bare...

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