Christie Versus the Department of Justice: More Media 'Lapdog Laziness'

Christie Versus the Department of Justice: More Media 'Lapdog Laziness'

The media has been screaming headlines reading "Chris Christie's Fall Out", "The End of the Christie Era", and "Big Trouble for Christie" because of the Ft. Lee Bridge scandal, or "Bridgegate" as some choose to call it. Wednesday marked a big day for the 55th Governor of New Jersey has he held massive press conferences to discuss the issue and took a beating from the press - as he should. While some were horrified at the difficult questions asked of him, liberals and conservatives, democrats and republicans should be lifting a fist in the air and shouting a happy "Right on!" to encourage the questioning. This is the media's job. Reporters ask the tough questions to inform a generally uninformed public about important matters at hand; they investigate and flush out the facts. While it may currently be difficult for Republicans to take, it's important that the media holds politicians responsible, Democrat and Republican alike. Unfortunately, the media tends to bash the Right and forgets about the other side of the isle. Wednesday it was learned that the Justice Department appointed a major Obama supporter to lead the investigation on the IRS targeting conservative groups. Where's the media's coverage of this scandal? Is it not the same thing that Governor Christie's administration is being blamed of - using political power to punish and discriminate?

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Talking Too Much, Caring Too Little

In conversations with various friends, the theme of “newness” has been repeated over the past few weeks. That theme has manifested itself in discussion about fading friendships, new technology, new friendships, social media and a whole host of other topics.

All these conversations have led me to a conclusion: There is something fundamentally wrong with both interpersonal relationships and our mentality towards life in the Western world. I realize, this isn't a groundbreaking revelation, but now I've seen it apply to my life.

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Spying with Discretion

Spying with Discretion

It's been a busy month, and I haven't had time to comment on much of any of it. Tonight I saw a story I thought was worth commenting on however. 

Foreign Policy is reporting that Germany and Brazil are teaming up to "restrain American spies" via the United Nation. The first step of this was that today they, "joined forces to press for the adoption of a U.N. General Resolution that promotes the right of privacy on the internet." 

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