The Congressional Baseball Shooting Should Make It Clear To Democrats That Some People Are Just Nuts

The Congressional Baseball Shooting Should Make It Clear To Democrats That Some People Are Just Nuts

It was fitting that baseball, America’s former national pastime, provided the backdrop for the latest controversy in America’s current national pastime – arguing about politics and gun violence. When James Hodgekinson entered a Republican baseball practice with a kill list in his pocket, you can be sure the media was ready to pounce like an Instagram model at the NBA draft. One can only guess at the disappointment in newsrooms when they found out the shooter committed his crime in the name of the viewpoint they espoused each night. The…

Harvard Shouldn’t Police Facebook Memes

Harvard Shouldn’t Police Facebook Memes

Harvard University, in its latest effort to create the ultimate safe space, rescinded its offer to at least 10 prospective students due to “offensive” memes that the students were sharing in a private Facebook group chat entitled “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.” Now the students must scramble to find community colleges to attend, where they will either have to give up their group chat or explain to the other students what “bourgeois” means. While FIRE and other free speech advocates have admonished Hahhhvard, many people have been quick to jump to…

Bill Maher And Kathy Griffin Are Different People Who Did Different Things

Bill Maher And Kathy Griffin Are Different People Who Did Different Things

In a pleasing tidal shift, the internet’s outrage this week was not directed towards fake hate crimes, but instead towards narcissistic overpaid celebrities – something people on all sides of the aisle can get behind. The brunt of the news coverage went to Kathy Griffin – who was still recovering from posting a photo of herself holding a bloody severed Trump head. Griffin and her photographer claimed the image was meant to mock Trump’s comments regarding Megan Kelly, which if true, is a joke absolutely no one got. When Trump said that…

No One Is Trying To Import More White Nationalists

No One Is Trying To Import More White Nationalists

After a Portland man went on an anti-Muslim tirade and stabbed a group of men trying to protect two young women, the media predictably had a field day.  The Washington Post claimed that such attacks would continue to happen unless we fight white supremacy. Slate criticized Trump for not tweeting about the attacks soon enough. Many people were quick to point out that more people are killed by white nationalists than refugees, and Jill Stein tweeted that the event was “Another heartbreaking tragedy in Trump’s America.” The violent attacks in Portland…

Trump Should Kill Public Service Loan Forgiveness, But Only For New Borrowers

Trump Should Kill Public Service Loan Forgiveness, But Only For New Borrowers

Many student loan borrowers panicked when they saw Trump’s proposed budget, as it cuts the public service loan forgiveness program (PSLF) which allows certain debtors to pay a small proportion of their income towards their debt, and then have their entire student loan balance forgiven after they work in the public sector for a period of 10 years. The PSLF program was put in place during the Bush administration as a way to encourage students to enter public service by working for the government or non-profits. The idea was that most…

Trump’s Taxes Don’t Connect Him To Russia

Trump’s Taxes Don’t Connect Him To Russia

Even though Trump is still hiding his tax returns (possibly until he is out of office), this week he was smart enough to rule out one of the more commonly speculated reasons for his nondisclosure –  that his tax returns would tie him to Russia. To thwart this rumor, Trump had his tax lawyers issue a letter stating that they have prepared Trump’s taxes the past 10 years, and that his tax returns reflected no income or debt from Russian sources other than the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, the sale of a Florida mansion to…

What Do You Put On TV When Everything Is Partisan?

What Do You Put On TV When Everything Is Partisan?

According to an email circulated by employees at the FDA, the Trump administration requested that all televisions located on the FDA’s campus in Maryland be switched to the Fox News channel. The televisions had previously displayed CNN. After the email made headlines, the FDA issued a statement refuting its contents, saying that: “There was no directive or memorandum from the Administration that went out to employees about broadcast news channels displaying on monitors in common areas throughout the FDA’s White Oak campus.” MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who has the look and charisma of an Arthur cartoon,…

Bill Nye Is The Nostalgia Guy

Bill Nye Is The Nostalgia Guy

Bill Nye must be pulled from television for the sake of science. Even if you believe every word that he espouses, he is no longer an effective messenger for those beliefs. Nye is not a serious scientist. He has a bachelor’s in engineering. He spent his twenties trying to become either a comedian or an astronaut, and he failed at both. He wasn’t smart enough to make serious contributions to science, and he wasn’t talented enough to make it as a comedian. Eventually, Bill Nye completely lucked out and found his way…

Bill O’Reilly Did Not Get Fired For Calling A Temp Worker “Hot Chocolate”

Bill O’Reilly Did Not Get Fired For Calling A Temp Worker “Hot Chocolate”

Bill O’Reilly left for vacation two weeks ago, and much like your childhood dog Boxco, he never came back – his show entered that No-Spin Zone in the sky. O’Reilly’s sudden termination was surprising given that while his advertisers were fleeing, his ratings were actually up 28% – a signal by his fans that they didn’t care what (or who) the host did. At this point, conservatives have to be fearful that their pundits are being targeted. In the past few months, Milo Yiannopoulos, Tomi Lahren, and now Bill O’Reilly have been dispatched…

The Second Aaron Hernandez Trial Was A Vanity Project

The Second Aaron Hernandez Trial Was A Vanity Project

Aaron Hernandez is a brutal thug who most likely murdered someone because he was pointed at. He’s like your mother who said it was rude to point at people, except in this case instead of scolding them, he shot them in the face. Hernandez is so evil, that even when he was eating dinner with saint Tim Tebow, the nicest, most gentle soul on the planet, he ended up punching a waiter and rupturing an eardrum. Tim Tebow basically spends his time reading scripture to disabled, Syrian puppies, so if you commit assault…