Tag: Op-ed

Instagram Deleted Accounts: the Debate Over Checkbox Censorship

Censorship is a difficult thing to regulate on the Internet, and becomes even more controversial when people’s personal beliefs are as stake. The Internet itself is not regulated; however, particular sites can choose what content they include online and what they block.   One site that has been taking stronger measures to control what is… Read More

Why Do We Care? Gary Oldman and America’s Demand for Conscientious Celebs

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“If only actors didn’t also talk.” So begins Alexandra Petri of the Washington Post, one of many voices to roundly condemn actor Gary Oldman for a bizarre, obscenity-laden rant in Playboy. During the exclusive interview, Oldman, accomplished star of such juggernauts as Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy and perhaps the finest character actor working… Read More

Four Days of FIFA Fury: It’s a Sprint to Round Two in the World Cup

Two questions: Are we having fun yet? What will the US Men’s National Team do for an encore?   By any measure, the World Cup is off to a raucous start, with goal-scoring and TV viewership at an all-time high, and the USMNT pulling off the rare double-double of notching one of the earliest goals… Read More

What We’ve Seen, Heard & Learned From World Cup Opening Week: All Hail Los Ticos, La Tri, Uncle Sam’s Army & The Flying Dutchman

Things can turn quickly at the World Cup. Just ask American striker Clint Dempsey, whose deft goal just 34 seconds into the Americans’ critical match with Ghana turned the Group of Death on its head. The US scored early and late as it exorcised its Black Star demons in dramatic fashion on Monday night.  … Read More

Public Dialogue On Breastfeeding: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Recent articles regarding breastfeeding have spurned controversy regarding what is appropriate breastfeeding behavior in public. Tasha Adams, 28, was arrested at a Gusanos Pizza in Arkansas because she had a beer before and during the breastfeeding of her baby. Last month, during her graduation ceremony, Karlesha Thurman, 25, took a breastfeeding selfie and posted it on Facebook. Both… Read More

The Eyes of the World: Group By Group Predictions, Brazil Here We Come

In the words of Tiger Woods circa 1996, “Hello, World!” Indeed, we are on the precipice of the greatest global spectacle in sports, and 32 countries are gleaming in the optimistic “this could finally be our year” glow. Actually, make that 31 countries, since Team USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has already declared that Uncle Sam’s… Read More

The Brilliant, Catastrophic Obama Doctrine For Foreign Policy

Type in the words “Obama foreign policy” on your Google search bar and you will likely find your terms automatically completed by the dispiriting addition of the word “failures.” This search engine synthesis aptly captures the country’s perceptions of the president’s leadership around the globe, and it is not an encouraging sight. Obama’s foreign policy… Read More

Fire and Ice: From South Beach Heat to Hollywood Cool, It’s Time to Crown our NBA and NHL Champions

We have reached the final four in the winter sports leagues – or, more accurately, to quote former “Love Connection” host Chuck Woolery, it is really “two and two” – as the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL) begin their championship series this week.   With apologies to the good folks of… Read More