Articles in the category Politics

Father Of Slain Muslim Soldier Challenges Donald Trump To Take A Naturalization Test

The feud between Khizr Khan and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may be the strangest tale in an election season with no shortage of weirdness. Evocative of Joe the Plumber, himself a foreshadowing of the illiberal populism the Trump brand exploits, Khan represents the concerns of another demographic: American Muslims, and indeed all minorities under […]

Chris Christie Staffers In Trouble Over Recovered Text Messages

Forget SnapChat—the only messages that disappear after you send them are whispers. If you want to keep something secret, don’t give into convenience. You must avoid the digital realm, for it leaves behind too many artifacts. This principle of secrecy has been demonstrated numerous in recent history; from the Sony and DNC leaks to the hawkish cables of […]

Twitter Reacts To The Donald Trump Second Amendment Comment

Donald Trump really is the gift that keeps on giving, or at least the politician that keeps on slipping, and the Donald Trump Second Amendment comment has Twitter and the rest of the internet in a tizzy. For those of you who aren’t very familiar with The Constitution, the Second Amendment states: “A well regulated […]

A Brief Reminder Of How Awesome Bill Clinton Once Was

Alright, Monica Lewinsky and the impeachment but everything else aside, Bill Clinton was pretty awesome. He’s probably one of the best public speakers in American history. And last night we were reminded of how great he still is in front of a crowd, he was a shadow of his former self but there were peeks […]

Democrats Tepidly Nominate Hillary Clinton Amidst Concerns About Her Viability

On Tuesday, delegates to the Democratic National Convention nominated Hillary Clinton for president. The raucous political convention had been shaken by the revelation that senior DNC officials plotted to undermine the Bernie Sanders campaign and have long favored Clinton. On Friday, Wikileaks published nearly 20,000 emails from DNC officials. The content of these leaks outraged Sanders supporters […]

NPR Prints Wrong Twitter Handle, Random Blogger Deals With The Hate

One random blogger became the victim of hateful tweets after his Twitter handle was mistaken for that of ousted Democratic Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. NPR accidentally posted the Twitter handle of blogger Dave W. Smith instead of Schultz and it is easy to see why. Smith’s handle is @DWS, while Schultz’ is @DWSTweets. NPR quickly […]