Category: Current/Political

PAYWALL’Ed: Academic Research & Open Knowledge

(Opinion) As I was preparing Part 2 of Mob Rule, Mob Rules I was reminded of the enormous amount of paywalls preventing an average citizen from conducting research without having to pay either per article ($30-$170) or for the journal ($100 to ?). Paywall’s are nothing new and have been an issue that public and private researchers have been trying to address over the … Read More PAYWALL’Ed: Academic Research & Open Knowledge


Mob Rule, Mob Rules 2020: Part 2

(A Special Report Series) (Link part 1) Liberty can no more exist without virtue and independence than the body can live and move without a soul. – John Adams Mob Mentality & The Era of Trump In 2014 researchers Alan Fiske and Tage Rai published their book, Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships. Their main argument: Throughout … Read More Mob Rule, Mob Rules 2020: Part 2


Wednesday August 19, 2020

Get Woke or Get Broke: When Reason Fails to Stand

(Opinion) (Note to my readers: Originally I intended this piece to be of the category, Special Report, meaning a stricter standard in how information is analyzed and cited. Essentially that standard requires greater in-depth study. While I personally believe what I wrote here today to be true and factual, it did not meet my standard of a Special Report. Therefore, I qualify this as … Read More Get Woke or Get Broke: When Reason Fails to Stand


Wednesday August 12, 2020

Unsettling Statistics: Children & Consent

(Opinion) Adulthood has been a topic of interest since 2018 during my master’s program where I was asked, along with other fellows, to write on a topic revolving around higher education and law for the blog My topic was titled, The Apparatus of Responsibility: Post-In Loco Parentis American University World, concerning the loss of In Loco Parentis in relation to the new laws … Read More Unsettling Statistics: Children & Consent


Mob Rule, Mob Rules 2020: Part 1

(A Special Report Series) For man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all…  — Aristotle, Politics, p. 4 To Mask or Not to Mask Isn’t The Question Recently the fight over wearing face masks has taken a volatile turn in the United States and parts of Europe.1,2 By no means is … Read More Mob Rule, Mob Rules 2020: Part 1