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Can Politicians Still Pursue the American Dream?

In the age of Twitter, fake news and intensely polarized politics, candidates are putting more effort than ever into public relations. A few ill-spoken words can trend within the hour and approval ratings fluctuate rapidly in anticipation of the high-stakes 2020 presidential race. Criticism is

Media Lacks Consistency When Rebuking Anti-Semitism

On March 1, a sign appeared in the West Virginia Capitol building that linked Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to the 9/11 attacks. On March 4, the Democrats announced that they would vote on a resolution about her controversial tweets on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The largely

What the Media Gets Wrong about the Green New Deal

Media coverage of House Resolution 109 wrongly focuses on mocking its ideas and proponents rather than fostering a balanced policy debate. Criticism centers on the vague yet ambitious policy aims. Many observers question the budget impact of the resolution, though such concerns often ring hollow.

The Case Against Doxxing

Public reaction to the recent viral video of Covington Catholic high school student Nick Sandmann, who mocked a Native American man while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, showed exactly how harmful doxxing can be towards identifying and solving issues facing society. Doxxing is

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Must Resign

Sanders, the official spokesperson for the President and a public servant, amplified a doctored video with the intent of smearing a high-profile reporter as a broader warning to the press. Sarah Huckabee Sanders must resign, now.

Jamal Khashoggi: This Story is Not Finished

“The Arab world needs a modern version of the old transnational media so citizens can be informed about global events. More important, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices.” This was Jamal Khashoggi’s message in his last column for The Washington Post before

A Call for UN Action and an End to Impunity

In the past year alone, a confirmed 44 journalists were killed worldwide. In September, a female journalist from Bulgaria was found raped and murdered in Germany on October 6. Just this week, the suspicious disappearance of Washington Post Correspondent Jamal Kashoggi has left many wondering

#MeToo Human Interest Stories Miss Systemic Issues

At times, it can be difficult to tell whether the public controls the media or whether the media controls the public. On one hand, the public gives intriguing topics more traction by talking and tweeting about them so more stories about those topics are written.