President Barack Obama and the conservative media: a dissertation.

How did the conservative news media in the United States of America portray President Barack Obama, and his policies, during the 2012 presidential election, were they fair and accurate in their reporting? With an extensive and thorough pool of news articles at hand, and having been analysed in great detail, this dissertation answered the question as to whether the conservative news media in the United States of America fairly and accurately portrayed the now two-term president during the 2012 election, between himself and Governor Mitt Romney. Evaluating statements, attempting to back up claims, and delving further into the reasoning behind policy and politics helped come to a solid conclusion in this academic work. (Note: this […]

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An open letter to Sirius XM, and Anthony Cumia friends and foes.

“This, I fear, is where I divert from the popular opinion of my fellow Opie & Anthony fans. Most seem to assume that this is a free-speech issue, where Sirius XM infringed on Anthony’s First Amendment right as an American citizen. It is not. They did not.” As with most people, my political views, thoughts, and opinions were shaped in the latter of my teenage years and early twenties. My three years at University acted as a catalyst for this, which made me want to read, learn, debate, and think; more so than I most likely would have had I not gone into higher education—which I think by its very nature nurtures that mindset. Overall, […]

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Lyndon B. Johnson’s Voting Rights Act speech: its impact and legacy

“This great, rich, restless country can offer opportunity and education and hope to all: black and white, North and South, sharecropper and city dweller. These are the enemies: poverty, ignorance, disease. They are the enemies and not our fellow man, not our neighbor. And these enemies too, poverty, disease and ignorance, we shall overcome.”— President Lyndon B. Johnson, March 15th 1965, “The American Promise” Certain names throughout history are stitched alongside the label of being one of the greatest orators of all time, or at least presented those among the most impactful speeches in human history. Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,” Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream,” Winston Churchill’s “We Shall Fight on the […]

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The 2014 State of the Union and some of its proposed policies

“So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”- President Barack Obama The State of the Union address, given once per year by the president in the House of Representatives chamber, feel less important and significant as each one passes. President Obama’s first (official) address in 2010 was aired on all major broadcast and cable networks, and averaged 48 million viewers. The 2014 address, however, only 33 million tuned in—the lowest in 14 years. This may have been because since the previous year’s address, close to zero of proposed actions including; increased gun control after the Sandy Hook slaughter, immigration reform […]

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Could Texas become a battleground state?

Texas would merely need to turn purple as to make it necessary for Republicans to campaign there. If this occurs, it means liberals will have won. According to statistics, 93% of Texas’ counties have no abortion providers, however, for some conservatives that number is not high enough. They have repeatedly shown on the state and federal level they are willing to do almost anything to undermine a woman’s right  to choose and limit access to appropriate medical care in accordance with their own dogma. The numbers do not paint Texas as a progressive state on this issue in the eyes of liberals and pro-choice moderates. On June 25th 2013, a bill dubbed “Senate Bill 5” […]

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