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THE DIAMONDBACK
April 23, 2017
Double byline with Tom Hausman
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A trip to Whole Foods
South Park was right. Whole Foods is fucking awesome. But it's also really, really sad.
THE DIAMONDBACK
July 9, 2017
Free speech matters more than feeling safe
I'm not some brash conservative asshole calling protesters snowflakes without strong character or arguing that offensive speakers contribute to a marketplace of ideas on the campus. That is, frankly, placating bullshit promulgated by university administrations to mask the fact that their hands are tied by constitutional law and wealthy conservative donors. Your feelings are valid, you're not a snowflake and I don't think Ann Coulter or Milo Yiannopoulos have much to add to our marketplace of ideas anyhow.

But that's not what matters.

To avoid a fascist dictator stronger than Donald Trump fancies himself in dreamland, these nutjobs must be allowed to spew their hate. Their freedom to do so outweighs any other concern.
THE DIAMONDBACK
October 9, 2016
The party’s over; With Trump, the GOP gives up its monopoly on values
I guess I shouldn't be surprised by your nominee, GOP.

For my entire life, you've told me I'm not man enough, not American enough, not strong enough. You've veiled it at times and you've painted it as a positive; something to build grit.

But now it's clear and obvious: You're the schoolyard bully of politics.