Monthly Archives: February 2011

Public Sector Unions: The bane of America’s existence

A recent report by the Times, preludes by introducing Rich Hahan.  Hahan, a fifty-year-old Wisconsin resident, who was recently laid off by GM, said that, “…he still believes in unions, but thinks those in the public sector lead to wasteful … Continue reading

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Home of the free and the land of the gun-crazed

Despite my exposure to dozens of action movies with a heavy emphasis on guns I have never fired a gun, and I am doubtful about whether I will handle one in my lifetime.  Ironic since I hail from a country … Continue reading

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Consumer culture is the root of all evil

I know blog posts are designated for only Thursdays and Fridays, but there’s something I need to get off my chest. Over the course of this media studies class, I have found myself reexamining parts of my life.  While I … Continue reading

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Apparently democracy’s contagious

As I read more and more about social unrest in the Middle East, I wonder what the fate of our new Middle East will be. Just five years ago, Richard Haass painted a picture of the Middle East in the … Continue reading

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Has the U.S. become a repressive regime?

“Reaching for the kill switch” In the above Economist article, the shutting down of the internet is highlighted as a common subversive measure used against citizens.  Unfortunately for Americans, the article begins with the U.S. government as an example.  Only … Continue reading

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“Was George Bush right?”… Absolutely not

  “As Egypt erupts, his Arab “freedom agenda” is suddenly looking a little cleverer”- Lexington, The Economist “Was George Bush right?”, asks this Economist article in regards to the surge of democracies in the Middle East. “As Egyptians thronged the … Continue reading

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‘What It Takes to Be a Tiger’

Tiger Woods remains the world’s most well-known professional athlete.  This has been the case for most of my life, but I have never before questioned what led to his progression as a household name.  I can’t speak for all Americans, … Continue reading

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