The Epitaph

Being Right: Democrats only like democracy and America when they win

By Lyndon Lee A

December 4, 2018

Filed under Being Right, Lyndon Lee A., OPINION

The Democratic Party claims to be the party of democracy, fighting for the rights of all Americans regardless of race, sex, religion or sexual orientation. They champion the right to vote, and accuse Republicans of rigging elections through laws regarding voting. However, recent elections reveal how De...

Being Right: The label 'far-right' further radicalizes the right

By Lyndon Lee A

November 14, 2018

Filed under Being Right, Lyndon Lee, OPINION

In response to political leftism all throughout the world, reactionary right-wing movements have emerged such as Brazil’s election of Jair Bolsonaro. Due to being right-of-center, the media tends to label all of these groups as far-right. This label only radicalizes them and discredits moderate right...

Being Right: The prison system is not modern slavery

By Lyndon Lee A.

October 11, 2018

Filed under Being Right, Lyndon Lee A., OPINION

    Kanye West called for a change to the 13th Amendment, claiming that although it abolished slavery, its exception regarding those incarcerated is in itself a modern form of slavery. This is a common claim made by various organizations: that politicians and law enforcement are ...

Being Right: The political hitjob on Brett Kavanaugh

By Lyndon Lee A

September 28, 2018

Filed under Being Right, Lyndon Lee A.

As the midterms on Nov. 6 approach, Senate Republicans are doing their best to push through the confirmation vote of Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee appointed by President Trump to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. In the meantime, Senate Democrats are doing everything they can to preve...

Being Right: The party switch is a lie

By Lyndon Lee A, Reporter

September 13, 2018

Filed under Being Right, Lyndon Lee A., OPINION

I t is commonly thought in history classes that after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by Democratic President Lyndon Johnson, the Republicans became the party of what was stereotyped as racist former Democrats while the Democrats became champions of civil rights. This myth is often supported by the overly simpli...