A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Opinion: Easter re-start too soon

March 27, 2020 8:29pm | Colby Menefee

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday his goal of reopening businesses by Easter. This comes amid increasing calls from public health officials for increased social distancing. Trump’s goal is dangerous and ignores scientific fact. Even the president’s own health advisors say that the worst of the […]

What spreads faster than the Coronavirus? Racism and fear

February 14, 2020 8:53pm | Colby Menefee

As the number of Coronavirus cases rises — there are currently more than 76,000, and that number shows no signs of slowing — fear is surging forward even faster. Reports tell us that subway cars in Tokyo and Seoul look like hospital wards, with masked […]

Clinton adds to Democratic primary drama

January 26, 2020 8:31pm | Colby Menefee

2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton criticized Senator Bernie Sanders, a 2020 democratic candidate, in a new documentary set to be released March 6, saying that “nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him” and that he “got nothing done.” Clinton declined to comment […]

Impeachment inquiry poses threat to campaign future

September 27, 2019 7:09pm | Colby Menefee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday an impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump. The impeachment inquiry comes following a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump used aid to Ukraine as leverage to get political dirt on Joe Biden’s son from the Ukranian president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Biden’s […]

Global warming continues to create controversy

September 18, 2019 7:22pm | Colby Menefee

A CBS News poll Saturday found that two-thirds of Americans feel that climate change “is either a crisis or a serious problem.” The majority of those people also want “immediate action to address global warming and its damaging consequences” However, 44% of those polled don’t […]

Trump abuses veto powers

March 15, 2019 1:15pm | Colby Menefee

President Donald Trump issued his first veto Friday, rejecting a piece of legislation that would block his national emergency declaration. Trump’s actions represent a clear abuse of his veto powers. The purpose of the president’s veto power is to allow the president to stop items […]

Calling a national emergency is like crying wolf

February 20, 2019 8:08pm | Colby Menefee

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the southern border, a move aimed at securing funding for a border wall. Trump’s national emergency is blatantly illegal. He’s using a measure designed to allow fast action in time sensitive situations and using it to bypass […]

Our country deserves the truth

January 7, 2019 1:43pm | Colby Menefee

The Senate Intelligence Committee released two studies Monday detailing attempts by the Internet Research Agency, a Kremlin-backed Russian business, to spread fake news leading up to the 2016 election. The studies, based on information from social media platforms, confirm longstanding suspicions by the committee that […]

Sensible gun control needed

November 7, 2018 10:07pm | Colby Menefee

On October 27, a gunman opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 and wounding six others while shouting anti-semitic slurs. “If there were an armed guard inside the temple, they would have been able to stop them,” Trump said following the shooting. “Maybe there […]

Trump needs to be muzzled

October 24, 2018 7:05pm | Colby Menefee

Donald Trump praised Montana Republican Representative Greg Gianforte at a Montana rally Thursday night for body slamming a journalist last May. The remarks by Trump were in reference to Gianforte’s assault on Ben Jacobs the day before Montanans were set to vote to determine who […]