ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer: America Wouldn’t Give Snowden a Fair Trial

“National security is being used to shield politicians from embarrassment or criticism” – Jaffer on privacy’s role in electoral politics

Martin Xuereb, Malta’s Former Chief of Defense, Discusses the Refugee Crisis

“The media can focus a bit more on the human element of the crisis” – Martin Xuereb, current director of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station

Shea Serrano on Rap and Politics

Shea Serrano is a staff writer for Grantland. He recently published The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated and Deconstructed, which became a New York Times best-seller this week. Harvard Political Review: In 1992 VP candidate Dan Quayle said that “2Pacalypse Now” “has no place in our […]

Nicholas Carr Explores the Limits of Social Media

Carr discusses the danger “that we take political discourse and funnel it into these communication systems of social media that were designed for banter among friends”

Brent Colburn on Sanders, Trump, and the Future of Campaigns

“Positive or negative, it’s just reality” – Colburn discusses the future of social media in politics

Fr. Martin, SJ on Catholicism and the Media

Fr. James Martin, SJ corrects the common assumption “that everyone in the Catholic Church thinks the same way”