Before I remembered that this last post was to be a reflection and not a real post, I had some ideas in my mind about topics to blog about. Chinese concentration camps and the lack of action against them, the legal battle that is being waged in the White House, Ivanka's emails... when you think … Continue reading There’s Always Worse in Politics
As most of us know, 41st President George H.W. Bush passed away this week. I don't know much about him aside from major policy issues he enacted as president, and I think it's safe to assume a majority of people my age can say the same. Thus, I was genuinely shocked at the way people … Continue reading The Politics of Death
Being home from school is truly heaven-- I woke up at 11 this morning, ate a nice breakfast cooked by my dad, and got right back into bed afterwards. As I scrolled through all my social medias, I couldn't help but notice how excited everyone was for Thanksgiving. From memes about going on "walks" with … Continue reading The Politics of Thanksgiving
This week's worst political development is the fact that Texas elected TED CRUZ for another term as Senator instead of Beto O'Rourke (58.9%- 48.3%). As you might have guessed from my choice of title, I don't like Cruz at all and I'm therefore baffled by Texas' decision. In a nutshell, his views on important matters are … Continue reading Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer
It's the most wonderful time of the year!!! Midterm elections!! Tuesday November sixth is the day you (if you are eighteen and a registered voter) can go out and partake in some good old American democracy! However, I want to talk about voting rights and voter registration within the context of bad political developments. Personally, … Continue reading GET OUT THE VOTE!
On October 24th, a gunman attempted to enter a predominantly black church in Kentucky, found that the doors were locked, and decided instead to kill the two closest black people he could find in a grocery store nearby. During the attack, he told a white bystander, "Don’t shoot me. I won’t shoot you. Whites don’t … Continue reading Homegrown Terrorism
On October 2nd, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey and never left. Khashoggi was a journalist who was openly critical of the Saudi Arabian government and royal family; in a climate where few dared to speak out against Saudi policies, Khashoggi chose to be brave in his journalistic endeavors. It has been … Continue reading The War on Journalism