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Preview: 89th Academy Awards

Sean Flamand, Copy Editor

February 26, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns, Reviews

Anyone who’s talked to me this year about movies knows darn well what film I’d give top honors come Sunday night: “Arrival,” which was far and away the best moviegoing experience I had this year, such that I felt my review... Read more »

Only 47 months to go: So much crazy, so much more to go

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

February 24, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

What, you think I like writing about Donald J. Trump? You think this is fun for me? Allow me to thoroughly disabuse you of the notion that I enjoy giving our glorious president any space of my mind or this column, which I intended... Read more »

Fiscal conservatism isn’t real, and it never has been

Erik Thulien, Columnist

February 24, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Mainstream political discussion tends to create a lot of meaningless buzzwords and phrases. Lately, people have been talking about the “silent majority,” which by definition is not real, and “safe spaces,” which aren’t... Read more »

Sexism in defense of racism

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

February 15, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Look, Jeff Sessions was the Senator from the great state of Alabama. He’s also pretty old. If you didn’t know anything else about the man, you could infer that he grew up during a time of widespread and institutional racial... Read more »

New England Patriots win the big game

Zach Lebovitz, Senior Sports Reporter

February 8, 2017

Filed under Horoscopes, Journal Archives, Sports, Sports Opinion

As Super Bowl LI (51) took place this past Sunday February 5th, the Atlanta Falcons took on the New England Patriots, history was in the making, when the Patriots won their 5th Super Bowl beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. In... Read more »

Societal Change

Erik Thulien, Columnist

February 8, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

If you’ve ever watched Fox News or listened to one of Tomi Lahren’s logical fallacy ridden word vomits, you’ve probably heard a version of the same self-celebratory rhetoric. They like to claim that students today are all... Read more »

Are you [expletive] kidding me?

Cole Moriarty, Columnist/Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

The only appropriate reaction to Trump’s first weeks in office is a string of expletives. How do you talk about Trump without dropping some F-bombs? I don’t know how else you capture the obscenity that is the Trump administration. How... Read more »

Supply-side economics

Supply-side economics

February 1, 2017

America’s political panic attack

Cole Moriarty, Columnist/Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Panic is acid to reason. Over time it comes to eat away the basic belief that everything will turn out okay because it never does, and there’s nothing that makes it feel like it will. It saps the will, poisons the mind, warps... Read more »

Why I March

Why I March

February 1, 2017

Obamacare: Yes? No? Maybe so?

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

January 25, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Republicans have been campaigning against “Obamacare” (the Affordable Care Act) since before the bill was passed into law, and the GOP has held firm to its conviction that it be “repealed and replaced.” Up until now,... Read more »