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The Tragedy of the Outrage Machine

James Gallagher Editor-in-Chief If memory serves me correctly, the term “outrage machine” was coined by some combination of Conservative radio hosts and GOP also-rans in the 2016 election cycle. While, as a member of last year’s losing team, I don’t necessarily agree with much of anything that comes […]

Take a Knee, Mr. President

Carly Priest Opinions Editor “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired. He’s fired!”[1] Originally published in Life magazine, contemporary memory holds the picture of Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the 1968 Olympics medal podium as one the most influential images of […]

1972: Baby Ruth

Carly Priest Opinions Editor   On Tuesday, Representative Mark Walker (R-NC), chair of the Republican Study Committee said of his female colleagues: “…the accomplished men and women of the RSC [Walker pauses]…And women [laughs] if it wasn’t sexist, I would say the RSC eye-candy, but we’ll leave that […]