THOUGHTS & MUSINGS ON POLITICS & THE UNIVERSE

A BLOG BY SHANNON FISHER

Dear Mr. President-Elect: A Plea For Unity

Also published on the Huffington Post. Heaven, have mercy! Please mellow this drama. As America says goodbye to Obama, 2016 has grabbed us by the entrails. None of us can make … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Hacking of Leslie Jones: A Sledgehammer Through The Wall Of Human Decency

Jones was bombarded with racist tweets, but she stood up to the bullies, called them out and returned with her head held high. Then, when her popularity on the very medium on which she had been attacked earned her a trip to the Olympics, those trolls made it their mission to humiliate and violate her in a manner that that would affect her so deeply they would attain “victory.” Their method was hacking her website. No one wins.

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The sentencing of Brock Turner is the best thing that could have happened to the anti-rape movement!

The ultra-light sentencing of 20-year-old perpetrator, Brock Turner, has gripped the nation. Persistent media coverage has sparked nationwide outrage and ire. Our faith in the justice system has been tested, but there were some definite successes in the handling of this sexual assault case, and those should not go without comment. In that vein, the case’s failures could be equally helpful to reducing sexual assault in the endgame.

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Crisis Point: Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott on Partisan Gridlock in Washington

Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, two of the most prominent political leaders of our time, joined me on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher to discuss their new book, Crisis Point: Why We Must – and How We Can – Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America. The book examines the political polarization that has made governing all but impossible in today’s political climate.

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Discrepancy of Reasoning: Conflicting Political Ideologies Applied to Syrian Refugee Debate

The Syrian Refugee Debate Demonstrates How Republicans & Democrats Apply Conflicting Reasoning to Political Issues

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment