Life Is A Highway: Why Americans Don’t Need Passports To See The World

I don’t show my patriotic colors all that often, but I’ll never forget how furiously I defended Americans’ love of travel when my multi-national friend told me the statistic that only 30% of us have passports (today it is closer to 46%). At the time, I had just taken a fifteen-day Amtrak ride around the … More Life Is A Highway: Why Americans Don’t Need Passports To See The World

Star Wars and the Death Throes of the White Male Hero Trope

With the release of a new Star Wars movie it was inevitable that my closest friends and I would end up re-watching the original trilogy. Like the countless other fans who did this, we wanted to too boost that feeling of nostalgia and excitement before JJ Abrams blew our minds with new characters, a new story … More Star Wars and the Death Throes of the White Male Hero Trope

Slutwalk Meets Portland For Its Third Year

On Sunday, around 200 marchers taking part in Portland’s 3rd annual Slutwalk enthusiastically chanted, “whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no” as their party wove through the mostly empty streets of downtown. The contrast between the colorful, passionate and often topless protesters and the starchy clean, empty sidewalks gave … More Slutwalk Meets Portland For Its Third Year

How Modern ‘PC Culture’ Explains The Rise Of Trump

On Monday, Liberty University did something increasingly peculiar for a college campus these days. The conservative Christian school hosted presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a declared socialist who supports woman’s abortion rights and gay marriage, in an auditorium of 12,000 students and faculty. Attendance was mandatory. It is not that it is strange for a politician … More How Modern ‘PC Culture’ Explains The Rise Of Trump