Modern-day tea party shows absurdity is brewing

I am amused by absurdity in society, and this week I received from the conservative movement a gift abounding in absurdity: Wednesday’s Tax Day Tea Party. The 1733 Boston Tea Party was an important foundational event for America.

Congress must embrace private solution to piracy

The recent increase in piracy off the Horn of Africa has gained an enormous amount of media attention, including the essay printed Tuesday by Mustang Daily reporter Mikaela Akuna.

The left’s unsettling silence

Last week, I labeled many of you cavemen, citing your unapologetic reliance on violent methods to attain your aims, whether they are of a right or left agenda. I do not withdraw my criticism as it remains true this week as much as it did last week.

Bad economy can’t crush spirit of a (green) entrepreneur

It is not the best of times for the green industry. We are sometimes susceptible to that pervasive feeling of dread and doubt that hovers over us like a thick blanket of Los Angeles smog.

Business as Usual: April 15 is the new July 4

I’ve always half-heartedly joked that when I make my first million, I’m going to stow it away on the Cayman Islands. The joke of course being that I’m a journalism major and won’t be making my first million anytime soon.

America emerging as world leader

The fact that there is no real news after President Obama’s trip through Europe, Turkey and Iraq is itself worthy of discussion. After former President Bush’s speeches, there always seemed to be immediate media fallout.

Destruction of America comes from the inside

Abraham Lincoln once said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” The loss of our freedoms is the real threat to the American way of life.

Obama voters: 21st century cavemen

I realize that you probably dislike thinking of yourselves as primitive beasts wedded to uncivilized methods and goals. In fact, you probably have quite the opposite conception of self.