Kicking off our street cast, “This That & the Third | Public Conversations,” we cover the recent college admissions scandal where authorities uncovered an illicit operation involving rich and connected parents who paid to circumnavigate the application and acceptance process at elite universities.
This was supposed to be a one-off piece about masculinity; a piece in response to the controversial Gillette ad that ran online a few weeks back and caused a digital uproar among a lot of men, conservative news outlets (here’s looking at you Fox News) and even some women.
Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) should be the face of the American Dream. She is an immigrant, African, woman, Muslim and outspoken. But, as much as she is celebrated, she is hated. As evidenced in the controversy surrounding her public questions around US support of Israel.
Four Congressional officials question how the Feds deal with extremists in the military after the arrest of Christopher Hasson, 49, a Coast Guard lieutenant who is being held for gun violations and illegal drug possession. It is believed that he is a white nationalist who was planning domestic terrorist attacks.