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  • Jussie Smollett’s Hoax: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    Jussie Smollett’s Hoax: Wrong Place, Wrong Time0

    Writing on the recent decision to drop charges against Jussie Smollett, the New York Times observed that for Smollett, “The outcome couldn’t have been better.” It’s no surprise that Chicago’s mayor and police chief are both furious. And while he got off ridiculously easily, there is perhaps one thing that could have gone even better

  • Marvel’s Mentorship Crisis

    Marvel’s Mentorship Crisis0

    Are you growing weary of superhero films? Many viewers are, but others still fill the theaters, especially if the film presents the opportunity to enjoy another cameo of the now deceased father of the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee. I’m in this latter camp. I find it hard to resist the appeal of a good fight-scene,

  • Do Not Pet: The Consequences of Humanizing Animals

    Do Not Pet: The Consequences of Humanizing Animals0

    Every so many months it happens again: someone crosses the barrier into a zoo animal’s cage or encounters an animal in the wild, expecting it to be friendly and docile, only to be confronted with the fact that they are called wild animals for a reason. Take the recent instance of an Arizona woman who

  • The Real Problem with Today’s Discourse

    The Real Problem with Today’s Discourse0

    Ask a dozen people and you will probably get a dozen different answers for what is wrong with public discourse in America today. It’s the Republicans. It’s the Democrats. It’s the Russians, the Social Justice Warriors, the Millennials, the Baby Boomers, social media, lack of education, lack of opportunity, the list goes on. Whatever the


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