THOUGHTS & MUSINGS ON POLITICS & THE UNIVERSE

A BLOG BY SHANNON FISHER

How Reporters Learn What Was Said in Private White House Communications

Per the Presidential Records Act of 1978, Presidents and Vice Presidents must turn over all of their records to the National Archives upon leaving office.

September 3, 2017 · 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

I recently had the pleasure of hosting former co-Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott to discuss their new co-authored book, Crisis Point.

March 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Achieving Multiple Goals at Independence Golf Club

This piece originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Golf Course Architecture Magazine.     Golf courses should be more playable, sustainable and quicker, we hear. At Independence Golf Club, … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

The Syrian refugee debate demonstrates how Republicans and Democrats sometimes apply conflicting reasoning to political issues.

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fair Trade: What it is and why you should care.

“Fair Trade” is just starting to become a recognized term in America, thanks largely to the American public’s growing interest in the global economy and global human rights issues.

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment