In response to the ongoing buffoonery of President Donald Trump, there has been a disturbing trend among liberals to attempt to rehabilitate the image of George W. Bush so that he functions as a contrast, an ahistorical example of a president who was “not as bad.” In order to make this claim, one has to deliberately ignore the still relevant aftermath of his presidency.
I don’t know about you, but if you ask me, instigating a war with Iran is a really, really bad idea.
Professional wrestling has been on a long downslide in popularity since its heydays in the 1980s and 1990s. But even at its height of popularity, professional wrestling has never been seen for what I believe it is: art.
A popular, emerging conspiracy theory among the far- right is that protests against President Donald Trump, the alt-right, police violence, and other perceived social problems are not in fact grassroots movements coming together in reaction to issues that concern them — instead, they are part of something much more sinister.
Ultimately, the delayed, underwhelming response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is emblematic of the way Puerto Rico has always been treated.
In polite society, the most blatant forms of discrimination are usually considered unacceptable. No reasonable mainstream politician would call for resegregation, eugenics or internment camps. However, the clever demagogue does not have to resort to saying what they intend, nor do they have to forgo pandering to an extremist base of supporters. This is where “dog whistles” come in.
Whenever I bring up socialism, whether in columns or in conversation, someone will inevitably butt in with the same tired point: “But what about Venezuela, Claude? Everyone in Venezuela is starving because socialism! Why didn’t you think of that?” So, with the recent expansion of sanctions imposed on the Bolivarian nation, let’s ask ourselves: what about Venezuela?
Why do I protest? Because I believe in Lux Libertas, the motto of our university. These words have deep meaning to me: Lux Libertas. Light and liberty.
Alongside the benefits of our understanding of genetics over the years, there’s been the dark shadow of its pseudoscience.
Note: I’d like to thank Jakobi Williams, a professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington who specializes in the Black Power and civil rights movements, and Hy Thurman, a member of the original Young Patriots and Rainbow Coalition, for contributing their invaluable insight and expertise to this column.