In late 2018, Andy Duncan, a sci-fi writer whose works include An Agent of Utopia and On 20468 Petercook, discussed his concern regarding what he felt to be racist remarks found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s telling of The Lord of the Rings. While being interviewed on a Wired podcast, he … Continue reading Disproving the Accusations of Racism in “The Lord of the Rings”
In early April, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote an article concerning the sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church. The outcry made massive headlines the world over. The German scholar notes, “The extent and gravity of the reported incidents has deeply distressed … Continue reading Benedict XVI and How Modern Sexuality and Sociality Were Spawned in the 1960’s
Today’s social media serves as a common platform where heated virtual arguments can run amok. Wherever one stands in the political realm, a comment thread can be seen frequently and leisurely, and such threads may stir up a debate. Recently, … Continue reading Viggo Mortensen Expresses Distaste Over Far-Right Party’s Aragorn Tweet
To hear Pramilla Jayapal tell it, budgets don’t matter and access to care is the same as quality of care. Neither could be further from the truth. Budgets do matter and access to care is not the same as quality … Continue reading Democrats Walk The Plank On Medicare-For-All
The rise of the Hispanic vote has been the white whale of both Democrats and Republicans. Democrats have claimed they will fuel a blue America while Republicans argue their whitening and culturally conservative values will turn them to the right. … Continue reading Hispanics And Trump: Say What?
John Hersey’s Hiroshima is a vital contribution to investigative journalism and the keeping of historical records. It is a work of brevity, analysis, and vivid description. Hiroshima is a work of professionalism mixed with human compassion. Through it, we experience … Continue reading “Hiroshima” – An American Journalist Covers the Atrocities of the First Atomic Bomb Used in Warfare
As widely expected, last Friday, hours after signing a compromise budget agreement, President Trump declared a national emergency on the border. The emergency declaration, at least on the surface, would allow the President to reallocate funds from the Department of … Continue reading Trump’s Emergency