Why So Defensive?

In every discussion about the distribution of government funds, someone brings up military spending. And every time someone quips, "Why don't we just spend less on the military? There are billions going towards them," I always express my opinion on the matter: "The U.S. government has dug themselves into a hole so deep - with... Continue Reading →

Privacy v. Safety

We've been seeing a lot of whistleblowing not just in the past few weeks, but in the last 6 years or so when Snowden leaked highly classified information to the media. People have mixed emotions about this. On one hand, the fact that the government knows every single word we say and every set we... Continue Reading →

Of Impeachment and Anonymity

Photo from 11/15/19 edition of The Onion. Like any other red-blooded American, I have been hooked on the impeachment proceedings. And, as literally every lawyer/politician/journalist/random person on the street will tell you, it is a purely political process. An entertaining political process, sure, but strictly politics through and through. And during these last few days,... Continue Reading →

Who’s to say what should be exposed?

This week, there’s been a lot of talk in the media about whistleblowers. Should they be identified? Should they be punished for their actions?  The recent whistleblower —  having leaked a phone transcript that reveals information about the president’s shady business with Ukraine — has been the topic of conversation among senators, congressmen and the... Continue Reading →

War Coverage

Reading the articles about war and journalism this week, I am just so blown away by the fact that people would risk their lives in order to cover wars. That being said, I think it is so completely respectable and I can understand that they believe the public should see what's going on. Personally, I... Continue Reading →

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