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I am a college-aged journalist exercising my First Amendment rights to rave on sports and politics.

There’s No Rational Argument For Keeping Confederate Statues

In light of the renewed debate over the removal of Confederate statues and Baltimore’s recent decision to remove four of its Confederate monuments, a number of very specious arguments have appeared in opposition to the removal of these statues and … Continue reading

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Charlottesville, Like Trump, Did Not Come Out of Nowhere

In light of the gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville that predictably turned into a display right wing violence, thuggery and intimidation that left one counter-protester dead and many others injured, much of the commentariat on cable news and social … Continue reading

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The NFL’s Existential Crisis Just Got Worse

The fall of football and the NFL may slowly be in motion, and its further decline may have just been witnessed in the pages of the New York Times. Specifically, I am talking about a study published yesterday in the … Continue reading

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The Political Power of Netflix’s ‘Okja’

Netflix has done it again. Again, by releasing another original production that profoundly reflects our current social, cultural and political moment. This time it is the original film Okja, directed by Boon Joon-ho. It tells the tale of the agricultural … Continue reading

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Watching ‘Wonder Woman’ in an Age of Endless War

Recently, I was doing some very basic research (more like reading a Wikipedia article) on World War I. The interest of arose after I recently saw Wonder Woman, where World War I features prominently. The film’s intersection with the Great … Continue reading

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“Move to the Center, Democrats:” A Response

Once again, there is yet another postmortem piece in a mainstream publication bemoaning what went wrong for the Democratic Party in 2016 and how it should go about rebuilding itself. The latest in this series of takes came yet again … Continue reading

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Who Can Revive Derrick Rose’s Career?

I  believe Derrick Rose is one of the most tragic figures in American sports history. The moment the Chicago Bulls won the draft lottery in 2008 with less than a 1 percent chance of winning the top pick, the universe … Continue reading

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Bulls Have No Process to Trust

After almost one year of endless rumors and speculation, it’s official: the Bulls have traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kris Dunn, Zach Lavine, and the seventh pick in yesterday’s draft. OH MY GOD YOU GUYS … Continue reading

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Lessons from Georgia Special Election

The first real bellwether election of the Trump era, at least according to the media, finally concluded as Republican Karen Handel dispatched her Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff in the special election for Georgia’s Sixth congressional district. As such, much will … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar and Limits of Cultural Politics

In Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-right, Angela Nagle writes, “Politics has been hollowed out too much into little other than a purely cultural politics over the last half-century, which the … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Warriors-Cavaliers Rivalry

For the past three seasons, the trilogy of NBA Finals matchups between Golden State and Cleveland have been full of indelible moments and unforgettable storylines. One of those indelible moments could be found in the ecstatic and chaotic aftermath in … Continue reading

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4 Storylines to Follow in UK Election

Thursday, 8 June promises to be a wild political day in two nations: US and the UK. The American political scene will be focused on the testimony of James Comey before the Senate, and its ramifications on the future and … Continue reading

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