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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...

The Denome’s Advocate: The case for impeachment

May 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

Sweat began to roll down the president’s head as each senator stood up. Legislator after legislator responded to the question of “Should the president be convicted of treasonous acts?” with an “aye.” When the 61st voice stood up and agreed to the motion, the president put the hands on his hea...

The Denome’s Advocate: The Future of the American Left

The Denome’s Advocate: The Future of the American Left

April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

As President Trump nears his hundredth day in office, the large majority of the American public still has no idea what to make of the presidency. Small successes by the new administration, such as beginning to roll back regulations and filling the Supreme Court with a conservative justice, have been...

The Denome’s Advocate: Trans Rights

The Denome’s Advocate: Trans Rights

By Thomas Denome
April 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

In the Bay Area, we live in a bubble. The area has is so liberal that many issues that the left prides itself on being progressive about don’t even affect us here. However, one thing that has been in the news lately, and one thing that does indeed affect us out here along the blue west coast, is...

The Denome’s Advocate: Healthcare

By Thomas Denome
March 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

In a recent column, I mentioned that I own a shirt with the First Amendment written on it and how President Trump is making a part of that shirt, the right to a free press, obsolete. However, among my other clothes, I have a several-year-old white shirt with the words “Proud to be on ObamaCare” inscr...

The Denome’s Advocate: Trump vs. the media

By Thomas Denome
March 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

In my drawers of clothes, I have a shirt that I bought two years ago at a journalism convention in Orlando. In the center, it has the phrase “45 Words” in big type, with the First Amendment written in it’s entirety under it. The five freedoms of the First Amendment, speech, religion, press, asse...

The Denome’s Advocate: Trump’s first month

The Denome’s Advocate: Trump’s first month

By Thomas Denome
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

It’s been a little over one month since President Trump has taken office and thankfully, my right to continue creating this column has not been revoked. Until it has been, I doubt I’ll run out of satirical material, the way this administration has acted so far. However, satire or not, it seems a...

The Denome’s Advocate: Fake news

By Thomas Denome
January 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

My column is normally a satirical look at what has happened on the domestic front over the last month. Rather than focus on the negative aspects of the American political system, I instead try to find a way to poke fun at the issues plaguing the country and offer a younger, more progressive perspecti...

The Denome’s Advocate: Trump’s cabinet

The Denome’s Advocate: Trump’s cabinet

By Thomas Denome, Columnist
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

Since the recent inauguration of President Trump, the Senate has begun the process of confirming his cabinet choices, filling the offices of the new administration with more conservative legislators, wealthy donors and oil executives with ties to a major American adversary. But many members of the public are wondering...

The Denome’s Advocate: President-Elect Trump

The Denome’s Advocate: President-Elect Trump

By Thomas Denome
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

Mere weeks ago, we in America elected our next president. Actually, we elected the parties that will choose 538 people to elect the next president in mid-December, in a system where only about one-fifth of the votes cast actually matter, but don’t let that discourage you from voting! Regardle...

The Denome’s Advocate: The Presidential Election

The Denome’s Advocate: The Presidential Election

By Thomas Denome
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

With just days remaining until the 2016 presidential election, competition between the two major party candidates is heating up. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a tight race together, each apparently vying to be the first arrested for being a dangerous clown. Over the past month, the tw...

The Denome’s Advocate

The Denome’s Advocate

By Thomas Denome
October 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

F or the first time in four long years, it’s presidential election season. The time of year when Democrats complain about voter suppression, Republicans complain about voter fraud and third parties just complain about voters. In addition to problems with zombie voters or Libertarians and Greens s...

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