Harvey’s Fall From Grace

Since the 80s, the company Miramax has been behind some of the most iconic and celebrated films.  The Crying Game, Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Shakespeare in Love, and even a few Pokemon movies!  One of the top people at Miramax was producer Harvey Weinstein, who left the...

Can Politics Get You Fired?

I’ve talked before about the tricky topic of politics at the workplace.  But in such politically polarizing times, it’s important not to forget.  In liberal workplaces, conservatives feel isolated and won’t reveal their political views for fear of judgement.  We live...

The New Obama?

Last month, the Guardian ran a long profile of the 32 year-old Abdul El-Sayed, a doctor born to Egyptian immigrants, who is campaigning for Governor of Michigan.  The article quite unabashedly branded the young would-be politician as “the new Obama”, a “progressive...

A Catholic School Without Jesus?

I’m not Catholic, but I do recognize and respect that Catholic schools are, well, Catholic.  And who is one of the central figures of Catholicism, and Christianity as a whole?  Jesus.  While I don’t agree with tearing down Confederate statues on public property, I do...

The Politics of Silicon Valley

As one of the centers of the modern tech revolution, Silicon Valley and the tech industry have a growing economic power that could readily translate to political power.  While the tech world has typically been pretty aloof when it comes to politics, this most recent...

McCain is a Fighter

John McCain may be a controversial figure, and has certainly made his fair share of blunders over the course of his life, but at the same time, the man is a badass.  In Vietnam, McCain broke both arms and a leg when his plane was shot down, nearly drowned in a lake,...