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Corporate Personhood: Savannah Dietrich and the Value of a Citizen

July 25, 2012

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Savannah Dietrich, the seventeen-year-old Kentucky girl who faced jail time for tweeting the names of her rapists, was absolved of the contempt of court charges after a social media storm (although, according to her rapist’s lawyer “the decision to withdraw the motion had nothing to do with public sentiment and online attention to the case”). So we can […]

Further Destroying the Right to Die: Beginnings of a Metaphysical Critique of Obamacare

July 13, 2012

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Okay, Facebook friends, I get it. I’ve seen your witty political cartoons and dubiously strung together metaphors. I get that Obamacare is simultaneously ruining and furthering the nation. And to be honest, I have conflicting feelings about Obamacare. Not because it is cruel to insurance companies or because it gives people new chances at health. […]

So Much For Subtlety: MTV’s PUSH is the Ultimate in Commercialized Music

July 8, 2012

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I’ll admit that I’m slow on the uptake on this one. MTV’s PUSH has been around for a while. The website boasts “former PUSH artists including global superstars like Justin Bieber, Ke$ha and Bruno Mars.” The only part of this whole PUSH thing is that now I have someone to blame for forcing me to […]