Cornel West, Harvard professor, recording artist and actor in "The Matrix" movie trilogy, is coming to Westminster Friday to deliver the biannual Ira G. Zepp, Jr., Memorial Lecture at McDaniel College.
Four years ago with Jon Stewart signing off the nightly airwaves and Stephen Colbert leaving the relative freedom of Comedy Central for the more tightly regulated network world, I worried about the future of political satire on TV. But as of last weekend, I am officially worried no more.
California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell visited Iowa last weekend, the first Democrat to make a stop in the state after the 2018 midterm elections. The 38-year-old began his career in politics as a student activist and a member of the University of Maryland's student government association.
The cloud of suspicion over Russian interference in the American presidential election has widened, with new demands from congressional Republicans as well as Democrats for a special counsel's investigation, akin to the Watergate inquiry that forced the 1974 resignation of Richard Nixon.
Isn't it awfully late to be decrying the normalization of Mr. Trump when you were an early adopter of normalization because you thought the horrible Democratic nominee would have an easier time beating him?
The racial troubles at the University of Missouri that spilled over onto other college campuses brought with them a disturbing element — the denial of free speech. The well-meaning minority students, who appeared to have a valid case, violated long-held standards of civility and acceptability when they didn't allow others to also speak; to transform their haranguing monologues into a shared dialogue. In one instance they clashed with a journalist from ESPN. As he argued his First Amendment
This column has given me a wonderful opportunity to vent on a broad variety of topics, but some things that get under my skin just aren't worthy of a column-length discussion. They fall into the category of pet peeves, so herewith are some of the things that have bugged me lately.