What we Did Well
- Keeping posts interesting and entertaining to read
- Comments brought up new points and ideas to form a discussion, there was a good mix of jokes/continuing the trend of satire while also having thought provoking points and ideas
What we Did Well
In what was widely seen as a deeply superficial motion to make February 29 of leap years a day to honor and celebrate civil discourse, Congressional members ended up in a tussle of words and, by some accounts, even blows. Continue reading In Floor Debate on National Civil Discourse Day, Congress Comes to Blows
President Barack Obama’s recent proposal to make community college free for all students has been aggressively attacked by Millennials, who see the proposal as a violation of their human rights and a disgrace to the education system. The only viable form of valuable education worth pursuing is paid education. Free tuition sets a precedent among society that higher education can be achieved by everyone, but this creates an increasing demand for higher education with limited, qualified educators. Obama’s proposal aligns with free education which would create unfit educators and a massive free-rider problem among future generations. In addition, as more students obtain higher education, degrees become completely worthless and our job markets will have an excess of useless skills.
The Onion runs an entertainment website featuring satirical articles reporting on international, national, and local news.
For the blog this week (for class April 6), choose a topic and craft a satirical news piece, complete with a clever title and any media content or images to make it believable.
Get creative and have fun!
Here are a few articles from The Onion for inspiration (feel free to peruse the site for other ideas):