THOUGHTS & MUSINGS ON POLITICS & THE UNIVERSE

A BLOG BY SHANNON FISHER

15 Things You Didn’t Know About The National Press Club

The National Press Club isn’t famous for the rifts it has caused in marriages, or for being an establishment that houses stolen gold rush artifacts, but the building has a rich history far beyond notable press conferences.

November 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Public figures will always have “haters” and a certain level of online harassment; it unfortunately comes with the territory – but what has been happening to Leslie Jones lately is different.

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

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

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