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Saturday, April 17, 2021

North Carolina bill shows hurdles still remain for LGBT movement

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In March, North Carolina’s legislature passed a law prohibiting transgender individuals from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity  and actively prohibiting local...

I took a month off of social media and it changed...

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I have always tried to fight against the neediness of social media.

A final love letter to Hillary Clinton

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I loved Hillary Clinton. I still love Hillary Clinton, but in a way that you still love an ex, but say you don’t because...

Liberal ‘identity politics’ seeks to call out, not advance, hatred

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President Donald Trump stated in his inaugural address, “So to all Americans ... hear these words: You will never be ignored again.” However, to...

Trumpcare enabled by inattention, laughing off extreme campaign promises

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It’s been an eventful couple of weeks in Trumpland. We’ve been introduced to a healthcare plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, a budget that...

More to say

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As I write these words, not paying attention to the class I’m in – where many of my best columns have been written – my eyes are welling up with tears.

Betsy DeVos poses danger to public education

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In eight years of being vice president, Joe Biden never cast a tie-breaking vote. Mike Pence has done so in his first month. The...

Trump’s co-opts ‘fake news’ to wage war on real journalism

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This is an opinion column. Although any factual evidence used to support my arguments are verified, the views expressed here are not purely factual...

‘Steak-gate’ concerns have some meat to them

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So Donald Trump says and does a lot of ridiculous things. Well, “ridiculous” may not be the appropriate word for everything – “racist,” “aggressive”...

Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ portrays dangerous glorification of suicide

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Warning: This column discusses the premise of the new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and contains mild spoilers. I suggest you continue reading despite...

Internet authoritarianism threatens shift away from democracy

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The last degree of privacy enjoyed by internet users will soon be stripped in favor of communication corporations ability to track activity and slow...

Focus on resiliency, community strength after Irma

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Working on post-hurricane coverage in the newsroom last week, I heard a staffer yell, “We should be out of rain by now,” as Miami’s...