By: Jordan Deschenes
(Note: This is the unedited version of an article I wrote for The American Moderate, which can be found here)
On January 26, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission held a pre-litigation hearing about Chinese investment in the United States. During the “Industry Case Studies” portion of the hearing, the concerns of panel members’ testimonies centered mainly on China’s near-monopolistic grip on advanced American industries.
Notably, several of the panelists addressed growing Chinese authority over certain American food and agriculture practices such as farming and animal husbandry.
Patrick Woodall, the director of the Food and Water Watch, talked specifically about Chinese manipulation of the pork industry since the implementation of its most recent Five-Year Plan. He accused the Chinese government of setting up certain American farms as “export-platforms for agro-business” that will drive up pork prices on a global scale. Continue reading
by: Jordan Deschenes
February 12, 2017
(A new op-ed that I wrote for The American Moderate. The American Moderate is a recently founded news site that has steadily been gaining a readership following over the past months. Here is the link to the article, if you’d rather read it there.)
Openly gay, British journalist Milo Yiannopoulos has been a notable contributor to the development of the American ultra-conservative, “alt-right” ideology. For the past few years, he has emphasized a message that challenges what he sees as an increasing suppression of controversial free speech by far-left, “politically correct” politics.
This message, which he recently described as “mainstream,” has been interpreted in many different ways by both conservatives and liberals. One of the points that is widely agreed upon is that controversial free speech is increasingly being met with hostility of a politically extreme nature.
As of today, it seems that Milo has taken on much more support – and hate than he can handle. While his core message has resonated with thousands of concerned Americans, many of Milo’s statements have been misconstrued as a result of their “triggering” effect on liberal crowds.
As a result its misinterpretation, Milo’s message has figuratively – and literally- pulled a trigger among political extremists. Continue reading
Here’s a paper that I wrote for my journalism course regarding the subject of Bill Clinton’s impeachment trials. The class was taught by U.S. Representative Richard Neal.
I (controversially) discuss how Clinton could have handled the progression of rape accusations against him by using Bush-era tactics to deflect any chance of a story developing in the first place. Give it a read, although this is by no means, my own personal viewpoint of rape and sexual misconduct. Politics can be quite dirty….
Click on the link below for the PDF:
(I’m sorry that there isn’t searchable text-I lost the original file during a data-dump.)
*Clinton’s Impeachment Trials: In Hindsight*