Category: Guest Post

OP-ED: Protecting DACA Recipients Benefits America
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OP-ED: Protecting DACA Recipients Benefits America

The following is a guest post by Lindsay Marchello. Last month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government will cease enforcement of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy within six months. However, for most immigrants eligible for the program — better known as “DREAMers” — this Thursday is the...

Allegory of the Digital Cave: Plato and Smartphones
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Allegory of the Digital Cave: Plato and Smartphones

It has been twenty years since the inception of mobile phones that were capable of accessing the vast world of the internet, and around that same time the first social media websites began to spring up all over the place–beginning to grow and burn like wildfire. The early collision of these industries was a positive...

Fast Food Politics: Discourse as a Slogan
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Fast Food Politics: Discourse as a Slogan

The political spectrum has been alive with candidates spewing mottos since the dawn of time.  They range from the utterly bland (“Grant Us Another Term”, Ulysses S. Grant, 1872), to the patently absurd (“I’m tanned, rested, and ready for this fight.” Bobby Jindal, 2015).  While few of them possess any real creativity or integrity, the...

Dark Triad: The Princedom of Roger Stone
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Dark Triad: The Princedom of Roger Stone

While it takes a certain degree of narcissism to entrench oneself in politics to any degree, there are those whose minds are hardwired to work on a more tangled level. They are the ones that are born with the perfect storm of soul that many would fear if they looked deep enough. So it’s good,...