Vegas tragedy

Politicizing Tragedy

It only takes hours. Minutes. Even seconds. With the viral nature of social media, virtually everybody has the ability to instantly see popular stories and headlines. And from there, people will naturally make rash inferences…

Late Night Comedy

Comedy: The key to political discourse

Comedy has always had a unique ability to comment on sensitive issues. Throughout history, comedians have used humor and satire to subtly critique societal injustices. For example, Shakespeare’s fools and jesters could jokingly address problems…

Stop Treating the Media like News

When it comes to the media, Americans have generous expectations for what kind of content they read or hear. We expect news to be largely unbiased and informative. In most cases, we get our news from a few specific…

The Death of Free Speech: UC Berkeley

Last Thursday, conservative speaker Ann Coulter was scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley campus. However, due to concerns from school officials about an outbreak of violent protest, the speech was canceled. At…