Author Archives: Grayson Slover

We Need a New Center — Now More Than Ever

The last several weeks have brought to the fore multiple serious issues with our society at present. The horrifying murder of George Floyd underscored the need for a long-overdue reformation of America’s police system; the President’s authoritarian rhetoric and tactics in response to the largely peaceful protests nationwide served as further proof of his unfitness

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How did the Coronavirus Pandemic Begin? Conspiracy Theories and Alternative Explanations

The global devastation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has prompted a deluge of questions about how exactly we got here. People have criticized lethargic governmental responses, the WHO’s malpractice, the utility of globalized supply chains, among many other things. But perhaps the most pertinent of these questions is the following: How did COVID19 first make

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The Alt-Right is Resurgent. Trump Doesn’t Seem to Care

It has been more than a week since the conservative student organization Turning Point USA’s unintentionally ephemeral event, in which Donald Trump Junior was supposed to speak on his newly released book, banally titled Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. The fact that he was de-platformed by far-right activists

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Money over Morality: The NBA’s Shameful Capitulation to Tyranny

From elementary to high school, whenever I would practice on the basketball hoop in front of my house, I’d imagine myself as then Phoenix Suns’ star point guard Steve Nash.  A recipient of back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards, feared sharpshooter, passing wizard, and all-around basketball masterclass, Nash is widely considered to be one of the

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Concentration Camps do still exist. But not in Texas

In June, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made headlines by referring to the migrant detention centers on the US-Mexico border as “concentration camps.” She added that “never again” has to mean something, and that the Trump administration was falling short of this ideal. Her comments, which she recently doubled-down on, insinuating that these camps are comparable to

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Korean Muslims are Quietly Thriving

Itaewon, the district of Seoul most popular with international expats and tourists, feels more like South Boston than South Korea. Enough pizza shops and fast food joints line the main street to rival most American city districts. And just outside, curbside vendors compete with each other to sell their fake Supreme t-shirts, knock-off NBA jerseys,

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The ChristChurch Call will do more harm than good

Last week, governments and leading tech companies got together to produce a collective response to the horrific ChristChurch terrorist attack. The agreement they came up with, dubbed the “ChristChurch Call”, lays out the steps they will take to better prevent the spread of violent extremist and terrorist content online of the kind that motivated the

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Left wing smears feed right-wing extremism

The practice of hijacking a salient, emotional issue for political purposes has been a staple in American politics for years. U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy used fear in relation to the real threat of Communism to smear his various political adversaries as traitors. Presidential First Lady and future Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton referred to inner-city gang

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Sri Lanka attack shows how we must view Islamist terrorism

The mass murder of Sri Lankan Christians this past Easter Sunday has shaken the world. There are still many questions that remain, but here is what we know now: Beginning at 8:45 AM Easter morning, bombs were detonated at three major Churches throughout Sri Lanka, four more went off at luxury hotels, and another at

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Outrage Culture and the Severity of Hate Crime Hoaxes

Most everyone can agree on the gravity of hate crimes. To hear that a hate crime has taken place in your neighborhood elicits a palpably stronger emotional reaction than other forms of unlawful acts. Indeed, we created this special category of crime because of the general understanding that when a criminal act is committed based on

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