(Mostly) No Politics For a Week

Barring something earth shattering, I’m going to take a break from politics for an entire week. It’s going to be my fast. As you know from this site and my Facebook page, I’m constantly sharing and commenting on the current political scene. Although it’s good to...

Associated Press (AP): Illegal vs. Undocumented Immigrant

A topic of disgust (and discussion) in conservative circles lately is the new Associated Press (AP) guidelines on how news sources should refer to those who have immigrated illegally. As a student of journalism, this is an issue I found troubling. How can I report the...

Snippet: Tragic Shooting

This is a tragic shooting that I don’t want to turn political, but in light of the current debates in Washington and around the country, I think it’s prudent to mention. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, yet gun crimes are...

Sprucing Up The Place

So, I’ve decided to spruce up this blog a bit. I’ve reorganized things, added a sidebar which includes popular tags, archives, and my Twitter feed. I’ve also changed the coloring which I think makes it seem less bland. Let me know what you think in the...