By Arthur Garrison Faculty Contributor Political rhetoric matters. Political narratives matter. Both create limits on what can be done when focusing shifts from rhetoric and narratives to policymaking. After months of wrangling, the Republicans failed to deliver on a foundational political rhetorical promise – repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. After the House barely […]
Opinion: Which side is to blame?
By James Bouffard Staff Writer The Charlottesville fiasco brought national attention to the issue of political violence. President Trump resolutely condemned violence on both sides, as he very well should have. However, this criticism of both groups did not sit well with the media. The problem, according to CNN, came directly from the evil white […]
By Kelly Cazzetto Staff Writer The real problem with Trump is rooted in his discourse. Americans have accused him of misogyny, racism and bigotry. Whether or not truth lies in those titles may never be known for sure. The way he chooses to speak about certain matters is what has people questioning his character. He […]
Truth is found in satire
In a post-fact age, comedy lends itself to the hard news narrative By Justin Sweitzer Editor-in-Chief We live in an age where we gravitate toward information that confirms our own biases. We all do it. Whether it’s by closing ourselves off in our living room to watch the latest O’Reilly Factor broadcast or by only […]