Kavanaugh Hearing

Justice Kavanaugh? Try Again

The country has recently witnessed the Senate Confirmation Hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Trump Administration’s latest Supreme Court nominee. Following the confirmation hearing, we all got to witness a second hearing in which psychology professor and sexual assault victim, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, was able to present her account of what happened to her one night in high school, a night in which she alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Read More…

Nike Colin Kaepernick

Conflating Military Might and Colin Kaepernick

My older brother is a lieutenant in the US Navy.

For as long as I’ve known my brother, he’s always been obsessed with the military. He was always going on about fighter jets and helicopters, wartime carriers and submarines. He’d tell me stories about military strategy and how we won this battle and that, and I’d listen, but sometimes only half paying attention. Read More…

Senator John McCain

McCain and the Aisle

We all know by now that Senator John McCain has passed away over the weekend. Every living US President has offered condolences to his family, including (finally) President Trump. His colleagues have issued statements of support for a man who many of them considered to be a friend, and the news cycle has been dominated by tales of his heroism and courage. His legacy as a world-class “maverick” is forever imprinted on the hearts of Americans. Read More…

Aragorn

Pop Culture Villains, Stand-Up Comedians, and Today

I saw Mission Impossible: Fallout last night. Honestly, I haven’t seen all of the MI movies. In fact, I think the last one I watched was at a slumber party when I was in the 7th grade (16? 17 years ago?), and that was it. At the time, I remember thinking, “Well, this is a nice break from the usual Freddie Prinze, Jr. movies we usually watch at these sleepovers,” but the plot quickly became obscured by chatter about Justin Timberlake (still a relevant reference), that thing Becky said, and puberty…or whatever 12-year old girls talk about. Read More…

Words are a motherfucker

“Or Even Worse, [Words] Can Teach Hate”

What’s interesting about the whole ordeal at the US-Mexico border is not only how it came to be, but the messaging that got us to this point. If it wasn’t so terrifying, I’d be impressed. Most people polled in the country are opposed to the way these Central Americans are being treated at our border, but 55% of Republicans support the policy of family separation, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll. Read More…