A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Trump praises assault

October 19, 2018 5:25pm | 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 […]

Families remain separated

October 12, 2018 5:13pm | Colby Menefee

In June, District Judge Dana Sabraw gave the Trump administration a July 26 deadline to reunite families detained and separated at the border. Now, more than 80 days since the deadline has passed, families remain separated. One reason that the Trump administration has failed to […]

Change needed in mid-terms

October 9, 2018 9:23pm | Colby Menefee

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the supreme court Saturday with a vote of 50 to 48 — one of the narrowest SCOTUS rulings in history. His confirmation puts a sexual assault perpetrator in the highest court of the land. This is a major step backward […]

Political discourse falls to a new low

October 3, 2018 8:36pm | Colby Menefee

Anyone who pays attention to politics or current events is aware of just how low political discourse has fallen since the last presidential election. But until people began responding to the accusations by Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it wasn’t quite […]

Brexit needs a solution

September 25, 2018 11:31am | Colby Menefee

Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron, along with other EU leaders, rejected Theresa May’s ‘Chequers’ Brexit plan at an EU summit in Salzburg last week. The dismissal was quick, with Tusk simply declaring that Chequers “would not work.” This puts Britain back at square one in […]

Nixon defeat doesn’t have to be a predictor of the future

September 18, 2018 8:37pm | Colby Menefee

Governor Andrew Cuomo won against progressive-left challenger Cynthia Nixon in the New York gubernatorial primaries. While her loss could easily be read as sign off what’s  to come for progressive dems in the 2020 election, things are not that clear cut. Progressive dems with platforms […]

Nike continues Kaepernick’s message

September 5, 2018 9:41pm | Colby Menefee

Colin Kaepernick likely had no idea, the first time he took a knee, about the cultural war he was about to unleash on our society. Whatever his initial motivation, the end results have been explosive and long-lasting. Just when it seemed that things had died […]

Trump’s behavior during McCain’s funeral lacks sincerity

September 3, 2018 7:22pm | Colby Menefee

The opinion of President Donald Trump towards former Senator John McCain was no secret; Trump’s biting comments concerning McCain and his POW experiences were well-known, and his declaration that he likes “people that weren’t captured” was one of the most well-known sound bites of his […]

Travel ban goes too far

April 25, 2018 7:58pm | Colby Menefee

The Supreme Court heard arguments today regarding president Donald Trump’s travel ban. A decision is expected by the end of June. The Supreme Court should find Trump’s travel ban to be unconstitutional because it goes beyond the President’s constitutional powers. The President’s duty is to […]

Testing continues to hurt education

April 11, 2018 7:25pm | Colby Menefee

The signs are all there. It’s obvious to any high schooler who has survived it in the past. Tension is high, bells are off, teachers are switching classrooms, covering the posters on their walls, and cramming as much last-minute review as they can into endless […]