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

By Thomas Denome

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Denome's Advocate

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

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, Showcase, The Denome's Advocate

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

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

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

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 ...

The Denome’s Advocate: The media has a gender problem too

By Thomas Denome

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Denome's Advocate

Think of five or six famous journalists off the top of your head. You might come up with names like Jake Tapper, Robert Costa, Megyn Kelly, Walter Winchell or Maggie Haberman. Regardless of who you think of, your list will likely skew much more white and male. Then consider the Editorial Board of The E...

The Denome’s Advocate: America needs to turn red – but not Republican

The Denome’s Advocate: America needs to turn red – but not Republican

By Thomas Denome

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Denome's Advocate

For the past few decades, America’s favorite punching bag has been socialism and its twisted younger brother, communism. The McCarthyist tide in the 1950s, during which fearful Americans reported their neighbors as communists, was only the start of a larger trend of bashing state-run economies and fi...

The Denome’s Advocate: Pay attention to Alabama

By Thomas Denome

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

Contrary to what many people thought after June 20, special election season is not over quite yet. Come Dec. 12, Alabama will elect a senator to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who vacated the junior seat in the upper chamber of Congress. This contest is a not a question of whether the Dem...

The Denome’s Advocate: Hillary Clinton can shut up now

By Thomas Denome

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

W ithout having read her new book, I can already assure you that Hillary Clinton is wrong about why she lost last year’s presidential election. 2016 was a historically bad year for candidates of both major parties. Clinton and Donald Trump were among the most unpopular presidential nominees e...

The Denome’s Advocate: A spark of hope – and uncertainty – in the Senate

By Thomas Denome

September 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Uncategorized

When historians write books about Trump’s presidency and America during the tenure of number 45, various themes of Trump’s time in office will be mentioned throughout. Distrust. Fear. Abnormality. And most importantly, division. Bipartisanship is reaching an all-time low, despite how often senator...

The Denome’s Advocate: Congress

By Thomas Denome

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

One of the oldest and most popular political jokes, which I already knew as an eight-year-old, is as follows. If pro is the opposite of con, then what is the opposite of progress? Congress. Of course, if Congress was to agree on this joke, it would take at least three all-night sessions, a 10-hour...

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