As a Basketball Fan, I Wish Kevin Durant Went Home.

One of the most overlooked aspects of Kevin Durant’s decision to go to the Warriors last summer was the appeal of Silicon Valley. Here, the seven-foot phenomena widely considered the second best player in the league was now the toast of the town, and invited to ample opportunities to get on the ground floor of tomorrow’s great […]

There’s No Money in Objectivity

Last night President Trump turned massive attention to NBC and Chuck Todd as he demanded – through his personal Twitter – that the station stop covering the Russia story and instead focus on the surveillance scandal (which members of his own team have already  debunked). Now, a weekly news show that averages around 3 million […]

Why Adidas Won on John Ross

In 2012 Nike became the official uniform provider of the NFL — ever notice how the Northwest team (Seattle) got much cooler uniforms than anyone else? Since then, other sneaker companies have been figuring out how to compete with the juggernaut. Last year Adidas put out an offer — $1,000,000 to any player that can […]

The Privatization of Research

Scott Pruitt has been confirmed to head the EPA. There is nothing really good to say about this for the EPA, and their efforts to lead the world in protecting our environment by limiting our carbon footprint. The losers are anyone that cares for our environment. We can continue to deny the affects of global […]

A Brand Without a Cause

The Trump administration has long been vocal about their desire to see the Johnson Amendment (the one that prohibits tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates), repealed. It is one of the pillars of our government, and a way to protect the religious freedom of everyone in this country from having to subscribe to […]

The Positives About Stopping the TPP

In his first week in office, President Trump made good on his promise to nix the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a cornerstone program proposed by Obama’s administration. The TPP was a 12-nation pack to deepen international relations through cutting tariffs and fostering trade. With a population of 800 million between the 12 countries, one can see […]

The Business of Protest

There’s no denying it: we live in passionate times. Not since perhaps the 1960’s have we seen such civil engagement, political angst, and sense of community about the opinions we hold close — on both sides of the aisle. It takes a lot of time, effort, and money to coordinate a demonstration. And if the […]

A Common Bond of Entrepreneurship

It always starts with Jobs, or in this case, Steve Jobs. The son of a Syrian Ph.D candidate, we wouldn’t have the iPhone, Macbook Pro, or Apple Maps (though the last one may be a good thing) if it weren’t for the beautiful pursuit of higher learning and the American Dream.