The Importance of Satire

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) site crashed on Monday amid a flood of requests from online users. The cause for commotion? A segment on John Oliver’s satirical news show “Last Week Tonight,” which on Sunday urged his viewers to complain to the FCC on behalf of net neutrality. At this point, it’s difficult to dismiss […]

Talking Politics on Campus

Plenty of people have come and gone from the Spectator staff each year, as is the nature of a school paper. But in the time I’ve been here, one conversation has come up consistently, no matter who’s in the room at our meetings: the political climate on this campus makes a balanced political discussion nearly […]

An Increasingly Frustrating Presidential Election

I consider myself a bit of a political junkie. I enjoy the drama of it, the games candidates play, the heated speeches and debates. But the 2016 Presidential election has, for me, gone from an entertaining-yet-concerning spectacle to an embarrassing, flaming mess. As is the case every four years, November will present a defining moment […]

Uber and Lyft are Obnoxious

Uber and Lyft stopped their operations in my hometown of Austin, Texas on Monday after the city voted against Proposition 1—a set of measures aimed at overturning various regulations including fingerprint-based background checks for drivers. For weeks before the vote, the companies threatened voters through text and over the phone that if the city required […]

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