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Social media has greatly increased the capacity for mass communication of news, ideas, and data. However, these social networks allow users to censor the information with which they come into contact. This often one-sided communication has resulted in the emerging of an incredibly hostile political climate that allows users to subconsciously, or even consciously, edit, out of their news stream, information...
Among the ether of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube that exist as our sources for day to day news, media outlets channel information to those broader platforms in order to reach a massive audience. This is the role of the press in modern times, a role protected by the Constitution of the United States of America under the 1st Amendment....
Perhaps you've been following the most controversial action yet enacted by the Trump administration: the decision to temporarily shut down the Office of Refugee Resettlement and, to prohibit foreign nationals of seven nations from entering the United States. Although a federal court has suspended the enforcement of the executive order, its legal future remains uncertain. In addition, upcoming executive...
The Vice Presidential Debate was not on everyone’s TV watch list on the night of October 4th. From the surface, the event consisted of arguments about issues from men who represent and defend their candidate’s opinions and ideas of policy who have a minor role in a presidential administration. Also, in past election cycles, the Vice Presidential Debate has...
“The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds and die of a heart attack at 43, you can! You are free to do so. To me, that’s beautiful.” - Ron Swanson, a character from the popular TV show Parks and Recreation. A Libertarian, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is...
My colleague, Hunter Gilbert '16, recently published an opinion on the issue in which he states that "We as a society cannot allow for this man’s rights, regardless of what awful crime he committed, to be set aside because in the end all Americans will be affected." While this article is not necessarily a response in the sense of...
By now, you probably know a great deal about Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in his sleep on February 13th, to much surprise, at age 79. Give the press about 15 minutes, and you have an addition to the level of intensity of relations in Washington. With calls to name Scalia's replacement quickly from the left,...
Many Americans may sadly be desensitized to mass shootings in the United States. This can be corroborated by the lack of surprise when the news of an additional mass shooting occurred this past December in San Bernadino, California. Ironically, the largest backlash against the handling of this shooting stems not from gun control but instead the handling of personal...

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