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Interview with Senator Surovell

On August 11th, 2017, The Spectoral staff had the honor to interview Democratic State Senator Scott Surovell. Senator Surovell currently represents the 36th district of Virginia Senate which encompasses Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford counties. 854 more words

U.S. Politics

My thoughts on Race in America

While the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend were – and still are – disheartening to many in this country including myself, I can’t say I am all that surprised. 529 more words

Recollections & Reflections

The Bannonesia & T-Rump Show ...

The Bannonesia stepped out from behind the safety and security of the Pershing-Bunker Beds to give a rare meeting with the Mediacircustops. This took place with the Tyrumposaurus from the same Bullee-Tar Pit — a stunning development in Trumpassic Period annals. 337 more words

Satire

Harris: Time for an honest discussion of torture and Guantanamo

The fact that torture occurred in Guantanamo Bay is not news. Not only did former president Barack Obama state it bluntly as “we tortured some people,” even former vice-president Dick Cheney implied it in his “dark side” quote justifying some forms of torture. 491 more words

Columnists

Thursday Reads: The Dark, Depressing Place That Is Trump's America

Good Morning!!

Ever wonder what is it like to be a person of color in a Trump-supporting state? Read some personal testimony at Mother Jones:  1,643 more words

Morning Reads

Abuse at the hands of society

TW: racism, white nationalism, US politics

Abuse isn’t just something that happens on a personal level – it can also happen on a widespread level as well. 785 more words

Narcissism

This 1996 TED Talk About White Supremacy is More Relevant Today

In 1996, Deborah Lipstadt, the famous Historian who won a trial against a Holocaust denier who accused her of libel, gave a very insightful and relevant TED Talk regarding white supremacists, and how we must condemn them at all times. 254 more words

Charlottesville