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All content by Theo Wayt
NYU Professor’s Lawsuit, Lies and Bogus Victimhood

NYU Professor’s Lawsuit, Lies and Bogus Victimhood

January 26, 2018
How far will the "anti-PC" professor go?
What Do We Mean By ‘Mainstream Media’?

What Do We Mean By ‘Mainstream Media’?

December 4, 2017
Though I sometimes enjoyed gawking at Fox News' or Breitbart's stories, I never took them seriously. But as I conducted my first interview for my journalism final project, I realized I had made a major oversight.
Weakening Higher Ed Benefits Republican Politicians

Weakening Higher Ed Benefits Republican Politicians

November 27, 2017
Tuition-free college will continue to be treated as millennial fantasy until unapologetically left-wing Democrats are elected
Bush, Trump and America’s Short Attention Span

Bush, Trump and America’s Short Attention Span

November 20, 2017
The press and the American people must remember that Trump is not an outlier — he and Bush both come from a party with a long, shameful tradition of espousing thinly-veiled racism in return for electoral clout and plausible deniability.
The Illusion of White Victimhood

The Illusion of White Victimhood

November 13, 2017
Though armchair nationalists’ online escapades often fail to show more than their pitiful need for maximum attention with minimum effort, the “ IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” campaign reflects a larger delusion spreading throughout the U.S., one that contributes to destructive cultural divisions and plays into the political hands of the far-right: white victimhood.
Should NYC Just Ban Cars Too?

Should NYC Just Ban Cars Too?

November 6, 2017
Fewer than 30 percent of those killed in car crashes last year were drivers or passengers. The majority were pedestrians and cyclists — New Yorkers who chose to avoid cars and were therefore more vulnerable, just like those killed on Halloween.
Headscarf Laws Veil Systematic Discrimination

Headscarf Laws Veil Systematic Discrimination

October 30, 2017
Policies in France, where discriminatory measures are backed by a hypocritical, quasi-rational idea of tradition.
Are Freedom of Speech and NYU’s Global Campus Incompatible?

Are Freedom of Speech and NYU’s Global Campus Incompatible?

October 23, 2017
Schools like NYU are responsible for training journalists to stand up to all types of authoritarianism, and to put rights to information and democratic free speech above nationalistic allegiances.
Bump Fire Stocks, Women Drivers and Illusory Progress

Bump Fire Stocks, Women Drivers and Illusory Progress

October 16, 2017
In this turbulent time, people look everywhere for some semblance of positive progress — a sign that maybe the bad guys are not so bad after all. But both the Saudi Government and the NRA are anti-democratic groups with backward agendas.
The Right to Self-Determination and America’s Selective Morality

The Right to Self-Determination and America’s Selective Morality

October 10, 2017
In the past month, two acts of passionate, egalitarian democracy have made second or third-page headlines worldwide but largely failed to garner international attention
Amazon’s Convenient Authoritarianism

Amazon’s Convenient Authoritarianism

October 2, 2017
This 21st-century form of centralized control is coming not from governments, but from private companies like Amazon, which aims in its mission statement to be “earth’s most consumer-centric company.”
Trump Disregards Military Members

Trump Disregards Military Members

September 25, 2017
The rhetoric of war may seem noble and glorious to power-drunk leaders like Trump, and his proposal to nuke ISIS may appeal to his horribly-misguided supporters, but war itself is far more than macho mouthing-off.
American Media Fails to Contextualize Climate-Intensified Disasters

American Media Fails to Contextualize Climate-Intensified Disasters

September 18, 2017
Most American news outlets, no matter their political leanings, seem currently to emulate our President’s erratic, unfocused, 140-characters-or-less style.