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(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...

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...

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