Before the coronavirus and protests of racism took over the news cycle, another story kept occurring in the past few years involving ‘controversial’ guest speakers at universities. With many students leaning left, conservative speakers in recent years have been the primary targets of these protests, at least in the higher-profile incidents. Continue reading “Speakers on College Campuses, 90’s Edition”
You’d think professional journalists would be smarter than to use flimsy evidence to back up what they’re writing about. And there’s no flimsier evidence than anything said on the biggest microphone of our time: Twitter. Continue reading “Another Day of Bad Journalism”
When I form an opinion on something, I inhale all the information I can possibly get. Sometimes, there’s no right or wrong answer, but a preference (vanilla is better than chocolate). Other times, there is a clear cut distinction between right and wrong, good and bad (fare jumping on Metro is wrong because it’s stealing, something that too many in DC disagree with). And other times, I clearly see the reasons why the issue is controversial (socialism vs. capitalism), then lean the way I strongly believe would work best, while acknowledging why others feel differently. I’ll even take it a step further and say that more experiments are needed to understand some subjects before I can form an opinion. Continue reading “Try This”
When I was in elementary school, I recall going to the front of the class to do a math equation on the board.
The entire class said I was wrong. I didn’t bend. I knew I was right. Then the teacher said I was right. The entire class was wrong but me.
I’m glad I didn’t give in to the pressure of others who insisted that I had made a mistake when I didn’t. Fortunately, this was math, where right and wrong answers aren’t a matter of perspective. Continue reading “Math Class”
This happens too frequently these days. An incident happens, and it goes viral. A certain point of view is reported, then re-reported, and re-reported, and otherwise respectable publications jump on board, even doing some original reporting themselves. Continue reading “Half the Story Is Not Good Enough”