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Rest in Power, RBG

On Friday night, we lost an American legacy: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known as RBG. She served as the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing, consistently voting for more progressive rulings, including but not limited to, equal rights, same-sex marriage, health care, affirmative action, abortion, and voting rights. With six weeks to go before election day, her passing will inevitably lead to a political battle on the timing of a nomination for a future Supreme Court Justice. While the subject is guaranteed to dominate the airwaves and social media in the days to come, I want to focus this article on the life of RBG.…

This is pretty awkward

So, I have something, well, kind of awkward to tell you. And look, I know it’s going to sound weird, or maybe kind of ridiculous, but the more I see clues, the more I get convinced, and I could really use someone’s advice about what to do. Ok. Here it goes: I think the President is coming on to me.

Really!

I know. I know. But, look, the guy keeps sending me a bunch of text messages and e-mails and, well, some of them are preeeetty saucy if you get my drift.

It all started a few months ago when I booked tickets to what I had been told was a concert in Tulsa, Okla.,…

2020 Thus Far

With the start of each academic year, it can be nice to take a moment and reflect on the calendar year so far, allowing us to review accomplishments and set new goals. Well, not this year. I think the majority of us would agree that 2020 is a dumpster fire, and we are no longer naive enough to hope it will turn around. After all, we do still have flu season and a presidential election to get through. On that note, let’s recap 2020 to now.

Note: This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the disasters that occured this year.…

The Biden Veepstakes: Let’s get premature!

With the United States stuck in a holding pattern, I would say you might have forgotten we’re just six months away from the “Most Important Election of our Lifetimes” since we had the 2018 Midterm “Most Important Election of our Lifetimes,” but let’s be real. You’re stuck in your home all day with nothing to do but binge the latest Netflix miniseries and watch the news.

You definitely didn’t forget we’re just six months away from the 2020 U.S. Presidential “Most Important Election of our Lifetimes.”

Unless you’re as focused on your day job as, say, Alabama coach Nick Saban, you’ve known since November 9, 2016 that we would do the whole thing again in November 2020.…

Donald Trump is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known

In one scene of the 1962 film The Manchurian Candidate, Frank Sinatra’s character Bennett Marco tells the U.S. Secretary of Defense, “Mister Secretary, I’m kind of new at this job, but I don’t think it’s good public relations to speak that way to a U.S. Senator, even if he is an idiot.”

We often err on the side of politically palatable as opposed to morally expedient. In recent weeks, I’ve pondered this as I’ve tried best to articulate my feelings on the current administration and its response to the greatest public health crisis to hit the United States in a century.…

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