America’s Great Social Media Divide

January 20, 2017

Evading discussion with our neighbors while taking refuge in our echo chambers contributes to the problems facing America. Recently, the prevalence of divisive rhetoric and the polarizing effects of online platforms have spurred calls for greater empathy in political discourse. Some people have...

Fake News or Hypernews?

December 13, 2016

It is incumbent on our educational systems to make an effort to help the young become more discerning. During this interregnum between the administrations of the two American presidents, fake news has become the biggest and most consistent story in the media. The screenwriters of this unfolding...

Stephen Colbert Signs Off on the US Election

November 11, 2016

Politics keeps us from remembering all the things we actually have in common. The US presidential election has been a long, ruthless battle for the hearts and minds of America, and it has come to a spectacular end no one expected. With half the nation jubilant, Stephen Colbert nails it when he...

5 Things That Explain Donald Trump’s Victory

November 09, 2016

Donald Trump wins a truly historic US election.  A populist wave that began with Brexit in June reached the United States in stunning fashion on November 8. In one of the biggest upsets in American political history, Donald Trump won a truly historic victory in the US presidential...

Why is Hillary Clinton So Unpopular?

November 07, 2016

The anti-Hillary sentiment is directed at the system she represents. Ryan Lochte is to Michael Phelps in swimming what Hillary Clinton is to Donald Trump in polarizing Americans. No major party nominee save for Trump has had such strong negative opinions since opinion polling began. While...