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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Cancelling Kevin Hart sacrifices humor for political correctness

On Jan. 3, “The Ellen Degeneres Show” aired an interview with Kevin Hart in which Hart discussed his resurfaced tweets that came about shortly after the announcement went public that he would be hosting...

Trump and Soleimani: the perfect example of “shoot first, ask questions later”

“We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war.” These were the words Donald Trump proclaimed on Friday, Jan. 3. He was referring to the...

What can we do about the opioid crisis in America?

Although drug abuse is by no means a new problem for modern society, its prevalence has been largely bolstered by the drastic number of overdose deaths in recent decades. According to the Center for...

Mandatory government surveillance is a symptom of the COVID-19 pandemic, not the cure

With the incessantly rising number of worldwide COVID-19 infected cases showing no signs of stopping, people are panicking. During the early weeks following the initial outbreak, stocks crashed, essential goods flew off...

Calls to rate journalists will only further erode trust in media

Following distasteful news coverage of the automaker Tesla’s production troubles and crashes with cars in its AutoPilot program, Tesla CEO Elon Musk attacked “big media companies” on Twitter and announced his plans to create...

The joke is on us: cancel culture does society more harm than good

Not a month went by in 2018 in which the words “cancel culture” weren’t brought up in some capacity. The term refers to a widespread internet phenomenon involving the exposure and boycott of a...

What we need and don’t need from progressives in the age of Trump

In the aftermath of the most recent midterm elections and the swearing in of the 116th Congress, there has been one standout taking the media by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Brought into the spotlight after...

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey is setting the standard for helping the homeless

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey has spent somewhere between 10 and 15 nights in an aluminum homeless shelter since the beginning of October in an effort to raise awareness for the city’s homeless crisis. The...

Wikileaks’ struggle with the government highlights the balance between transparency and privacy in a...

It feels like people have forgotten the events of 2010-11 when an international outcry was sparked by the release of top secret American government documents through Wikileaks, a platform which hackers all over the...

Fact-checking is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

NBC News published a story earlier this month with a troubling headline: “African Americans may be dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate. Better data is essential, experts say.” From the first...