TL;DR The Neo-Nazists and white supremacists have been around for a long time, the Trump rhetoric has only made them more confident, and I feel a little unwelcome in the country of my birth. All the things that happened in Charlottesville were pretty shocking to a lot of people. All of a sudden, white nationalists… Continue reading A Slightly Atypical Charlottesville Post
If you're like me, seeing and hearing about everything going on with North Korea is pretty unsettling. However, some pretty important people aren't very worried at all. Which is kind of confusing because I never know what to think when I look to the Trump administration for strategy updates. One day, the CIA director says… Continue reading Searching for the Strategy?
So one week ago, we saw that Sean Spicer announced his resignation from his position as White House press secretary. That was one week ago. And now we've got his replacement who is somehow leaps and bounds worse on all accounts. Senior Advisor to the President Anthony Scaramucci. Where does Trump find these guys? I… Continue reading From Fake News to Bad Press
"New developments in video and audio manipulation tools allow for the creation of footage with false speech, that appears so realistic you can hardly tell the difference. So, what does this mean for the future of fake news?" It means the fake news campaign just got a lot harder to fight. A video posted by… Continue reading Is fake news becoming a real thing?
So a lot of things happened today, friends. O.J. Simpson got parole. Really, the fascination with Simpson's trial kinda ended before my generation, or me at least, but I still recognize that this is big news. The subject has been more or less quiet for several years now, but now the spotlight is back on… Continue reading Busy Day in America
I really don't want to make discussing Trump's latest Twitter turpitude a staple for this blog, but really it's hard to just ignore it. Our president posted on Twitter Saturday "My use of social media is no Presidential - it's MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL." What does that even mean? Validating your actions by basically saying this is… Continue reading Modern Day Presidential
For about a year now, we've spent countless hours checking up on our benevolent president's Twitter account for his daily updates, whether it be a diplomatic snapshot or a hot opinion on a highly contested topic. Weirdly enough, he's decided that blocking people from reading his tweets is a good choice. I'm not so sure… Continue reading Freedom of Speech Trumps Twitter