Greg “RU Twisted” Drobny

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Math Wins: the National Debt and Public Discourse

By Greg Drobny “We should cut PBS.” “BLERRGGHHH!! Do you hate the arts?!?!?!”  “We should dismantle the Department of Education.” “RABBLE RABBLE do you hate the children!?!?!?” “We should defund_____.” “YOU HATE CHILDREN, THE ARTS, OLD PEOPLE, AND PUPPIES!!!!” This is basically the state of public discourse today. An individual or a group of individuals…

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My Top 10 Books for an Unapologetically American Reading List

By Greg Drobny Most “must read” reading lists are, to put it bluntly, as boring as a Lifetime movie. Yeah, we all get it—Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby are “classics” so we’re all supposed to read them. This is a little different. The goal is to list a few books that I, as Editor-in-Chief…

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Milo Yiannopoulos and Nuance: aka Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

By Greg Drobny By now, everyone has not only heard about Milo Yiannopoulous, but they also have an opinion about him. And not just a regular ol’ opinion—one that ranges from him being the greatest thing in the world to him being, quite literally a fascist Nazi. Very little exists between these two extremes, from…

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Betsy DeVos and the Questions Her Opposition Fails to Answer

By Greg Drobny “Sometimes the most vulnerable child needs a little help. Not just from a loving teacher or a loving parent, but that there is a government that stands behind her and says, ‘you matter!’” These were the words of SEN Cory Booker from New Jersey last night during the filibuster/protest over the nomination…

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I Can’t Keep Up With All the Partisan Hypocrisy

By Greg Drobny The President Trump era—now officially over a week old—has demonstrated something faster than any other administration in American history: partisan hypocrisy. Don’t get me wrong, I know this has existed for much longer than Trump. We can find plenty of evidence of partisan hypocrisy dating back 100 years or more.  But notice…

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Progressives Suddenly Care About George Orwell’s ‘1984’

As the headlines say, George Orwell’s classic 1984 has started flying off the shelves since Trump’s election. People are rushing to read through the dystopian classic as they fear impending fascism. From the Washington Post: Almost 70 years after “1984” was first published, Orwell suddenly feels doubleplus relevant. Considering the New Trumpmatics, it’s impossible not to remember Winston…

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