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Newseum Undermines Itself With ‘Fake News’

Free speech and the debate over Fake News have intersected in the past week as the Newseum in Washington, DC made the decision to include T-Shirts from its gift shop which read ‘You Are Very Fake News,’ only to pull them less than a week

The Danger of Putting out the Damn Paper

Four journalists and one sales assistant at the Annapolis-based Capital Gazette were shot dead while working in their office on Thursday while two sustained serious injuries. The gunman, 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, reportedly targeted the newspaper to retaliate after losing a years-long defamation case he brought

The Legacy & Secrecy of Detention Centers

Recent footage and detailed stories released this past week from detention centers near the Texas-Mexico border sent the media into conflicting criticisms, theories and opinions detailing the causes and potential effects of secretive ‘tent cities.’   Earlier this week, it was revealed that the US

“School Safety” Really Means Sticking to Your Guns

  Within 24 hours of a school shooting, headlines will read: “Governor’s post-Santa Fe school safety meetings happening largely in private,” “Lawmakers say safety will be a priority,” “School safety comes with a cost.” Both the pro-gun right and pro-gun control left want children to

The True Deplorables

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” Hillary Clinton’s comment in a speech to donors during the 2016 presidential election was one of the leading causes of her downfall

How #MeToo Helped Convict Cosby

In the past year, former actor Bill Cosby stood trial twice on three accounts of aggravated assault towards Andrea Constand. The first of the two trials ended without a verdict, and in June 2017 Cosby walked free. In Cosby’s second trial, which took place in