You have probably heard the common phrase “don’t talk about religion or politics with a stranger.” Often, the only defense given if you question this idea is “people get touchy.” But is that really that great of a reason? If people get touchy when talking about these issues, I don't think the solution is to … Continue reading How to Approach Touchy Subjects with Total Strangers
Let me tell you a story. In 1926, NBC (the news network) was founded. Then came CBS in 1927, CNN in 1980, and then... FOX in 1996. The result: immediate uproar. The liberals no longer owned every single news station in the country. Someone was disagreeing with them! And, as we all know, the last thing liberals … Continue reading The Media Monopoly
Recently I had a short argument on Twitter with an author who was detailing her experiences with sexism in the writing and publishing sphere. Obviously, I don't know her specific story and I couldn't tell you much about her. But what set me off of her hashtag and following was the obsession with identity and … Continue reading An Introduction to Identity Politics
In the last few decades, liberals have done a pretty good job of making conservatives look bad. It doesn't matter that we fought against slavery and kept this country unified in the 1800s. It doesn't matter that we gave women the right to vote in 1872. It doesn't matter that we elected the first female … Continue reading Why I’m a Conservative
The other day, my writing teacher asked the class "do you know who your representatives are?" I was instantly ashamed of myself, because I love politics and I obviously care about the issues, but I didn't know any of their names or even parties. (Except the governor. I knew he was a liberal Republican.) So … Continue reading do you know who your representatives are?
Yes, politics. I'm going to tell you exactly what I think about our presidential candidates this leap year and who I would vote for if I could vote. First and foremost: Trump, 2016. Yes. To be honest, I'm incredibly annoyed by how many Christians continue to act is if they don't know who to vote … Continue reading Politics
Diversity. It's a popular word, perhaps even a ‘buzzword’. I hear it on the news, I hear it on podcasts, I read about it in blogs. Apparently, diversity is the next hip thing that we should all embrace. It's the new-and-improved model for society. But often, when people say diversity, they only mean a higher … Continue reading Diversity