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The Denome’s Advocate: Democrats, an unruly mob? If only…

By Thomas Denome

October 18, 2018


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Continuing with the American tradition of attempting to paint political opponents as insane and unreasonable, Republicans have a new platform to win the 2018 midterm elections: depicting the Democratic base as an “unruly mob.” President Trump and other Republican leaders have called the Democrat...

The Denome’s Advocate: An anarchist’s perspective on gun control

September 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome, Uncategorized

E very summer, I leave school and come back far more radical than when I left, without fail. Two summers ago, I identified as a progressive and one summer ago I identified as a democratic socialist. Now, in my third year of writing this column, I speak to you as an anarchist. Anarchy, or more spec...

The Denome’s Advocate: California’s crime against inmates

By Thomas Denome

April 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

The recent fires in California have wrought incredible damages on the state, particularly in the human cost. According to Reuters and NBC News, 45 people total died between the Tubbs Fire in Napa and the Thomas Fire near Los Angeles. The human costs don’t end with just the deaths, however — some 3,800 of California’s firefighters are inmates battling blazes for a dollar an hour, according to KQED. The inmate fir...

The Denome’s Advocate: Israel, an apartheid state? (Opinion)

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

Author's note: It has come to my attention that this article has garnered extreme criticism from the opposing perspective. However, after a number of productive conversations on the issue with critics, and doing further research, my stance on the issue has not changed. I understand, though, that many sta...

The Denome’s Advocate: Show some solidarity to striking teachers

By Thomas Denome

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

Gun violence as a problem in schools has reached a new level In the news; it is overshadowing the fact that in West Virginia, school has not been happening for the past week. West Virginia educators have been on strike since Feb. 22, claiming they are underpaid. They have continued to negotiate, ...

The Denome’s Advocate: A return to the Dark Ages for Silicon Valley

By Thomas Denome

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

Downtown Mountain View is covered in them. Walk up the Stevens Creek Trail and you’ll probably notice at least three. Heck, according to the Wall Street Journal, they’ve ended up as far as the Burning Man festival in Nevada. I’m talking about a Silicon Valley product, but certainly not the o...

The Denome’s Advocate: A picture speaks a thousand words less than a recording

By Thomas Denome

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

Last week, at a journalism convention in Dallas, I heard in a seminar that a picture speaks a thousand words, but a long article should not necessarily be associated with good writing. At some point over the weekend, I connected this in my head to the current situation with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and President...

(SATIRE) The Denome’s Advocate: Trump announces ambitious “America Seventh” plan

By Thomas Denome

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

President Trump officially erased any doubt that he was considering no longer putting America first when he unveiled his “America Seventh” Plan on Sunday. The move came only a day after Trump was criticized for supposedly believing the word of Russian President Vladimir Putin over that of American inte...

(Perspective) The Denome’s Advocate: How gun violence hurts us all

By Thomas Denome

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

By nature, I’m a funny person, or at least try to be one. Whenever I see a piece of news, my first thought is, “How can I make this hilarious?” And so, the hardest things for me to write about are tragedies, like the mass shooting America endured on Sunday. I’ll admit, I got really angry when I fi...

The Denome’s Advocate: Privilege is the problem

By Thomas Denome

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

If I had to describe Harvey Weinstein in two words, I’d call him a privileged synonym for donkey. If I had to describe Donald Trump in two words, I’d call him a privileged synonym for donkey. If I had to describe any man who sexually demeans women in any way shape or form, I would call them a pr...

(SATIRE) The Denome’s Advocate: Trump attacks gold stars, outrages kindergarten community

By Thomas Denome

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

Secondary school classrooms around the nation have a lot to worry about right now, from a rise in the number of sexual assaults in schools and funding and staffing shortfalls to the rising number of bear attacks since January. However, kindergarten classrooms have mostly been forgotten in the chaos, a...

(SATIRE) The Denome’s Advocate: Reality admits to having a liberal bias

By Thomas Denome

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

Stephen Colbert’s 2006 claim has finally been validated, as Reality, the famous State of Things, officially confirmed last week that they has a liberal bias. Various factors pressured Reality into going public with the announcement, most notably President Trump and his allies claiming that Trump’s ...