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Only The Blind Should Judge

Only The Blind Should Judge

A few days ago, I watched a video on YouTube. It was a conversation between Malcolm Gladwell, columnist and author, and Adam Alter, associate professor of marketing and psychology at NYU’s Stern School of Business and Psychology department and author. Part of their conversation was about racial bias, social psychology, and the justice system. Considering […]

Scientology documentary is brilliant and chilling

Scientology documentary is brilliant and chilling

On March 29, HBO aired a documentary called “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.” Among other things, the film shares compelling testimonies from former members of the group. In addition, the film makes three particular claims about the church’s practices and inner workings that are worth discussing. First, Scientologists do not respond kindly […]

Killing of Walter Scott isn’t an open-and-shut case

Killing of Walter Scott isn’t an open-and-shut case

Many consider Officer Michael Slager’s arrest for the killing of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C. as evidence that the justice system works. However, it is not enough to simply say that the justice system works because it responded to an incident where a police officer was caught on video shooting a fleeing suspect in […]

“Why Did You Kill Me, Officer?”

“Why Did You Kill Me, Officer?”

A video has surfaced that shows a 50-year-old man named Walter Scott being shot several times in the back from a number of yards away by Officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, S.C. Scott died as a result of his injuries. To be clear, what follows is not an attempt to inflame tensions between the […]

The Masters’ Green

The Masters’ Green

What is the economic impact of The Masters Tournament? I set out to answer that question late one night. I found a few promising answers, but nothing conclusive. One answer came in the form of a 2008 article by Damon Cline in The Augusta Chronicle titled, “Masters Tournament: What’s the economic impact?” The article states: “In 1997, the Augusta […]

Calling Out the Red Herring

Calling Out the Red Herring

Two weeks ago, I published an essay titled, “Bigotry, Cancer, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.” It was a response to the video that showed members of the University of Oklahoma’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SAE) engaging in a racist chant. In the essay, I put forward the following questions: “After spending years […]

Robbery at Little Caesars on Tobacco Road

Robbery at Little Caesars on Tobacco Road

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in finding suspects involved in the robbery of the Little Caesars on Tobacco Road. The following is a press release from the sheriff’s office: On 032615 at approximately 1840 hours RCSO Deputies responded to a Robbery (By Sudden Snatching) at the Little Caesars location at […]

Priceline Projects 2015 Masters’ Ticket Prices

Priceline Projects 2015 Masters’ Ticket Prices

Priceline.com and TiqIQ break down all the travel and ticket costs After a long, hard winter, who wouldn’t want to smell the Azaleas and freshly-mown grass as they stroll the fairways and watch – in person – the world’s best golfers vie for the coveted green jacket in Augusta. Priceline.com and online ticket marketplace TiqIQ.com […]

Fellas, Stop F—ing!

Men enjoy sex. I imagine that few people would disagree with that statement. There is nothing wrong with men enjoying sex. It is fun. Nevertheless, an unexpected pregnancy that occurs as a result of a casual sexual encounter can have very severe consequences. Namely, a child growing up in a fatherless home. There is a […]