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Editorial: Sorry about that

Editorial: Sorry about that

By Editorial Staff

June 24, 2019

A local high school student’s YouTube channel featuring Islamophobic, racist, and other fringe right-wing content under the guise of satire went viral. But whether to react to an instance of hateful alt-right messaging at all is a crucial question.

Commies Hit Comic Gold

Commies Hit Comic Gold

By Maire Hogan

April 23, 2018

Any comedian will tell you that the best comedy comes from uncomfortable situations. In “The Death of Stalin,” director Armando Iannucci, best known for creating political satire “Veep,” takes that idea and runs with it. To be precise, he runs a marathon with it, stops to carbo load, then keeps...

Congressman Huffman Visits Tam

Congressman Huffman Visits Tam

By Elissa Asch and Elissa Asch

June 3, 2017

California Congressman Jared Huffman spoke to students and answered their questions on topics ranging from health care and school shootings, to political bias, and automation and globalization in Mead Theatre during lunch on Monday, May 15. Senior Jacob Nishimura, who organized the event, used his connec...

Make America Great Again?

Make America Great Again?

By Dashiell Yarnold

June 3, 2016

The presidential elections in November are approaching quickly. In 2016, we have witnessed one of the most bizarre lineups of candidates in political history. On the left we have a self-proclaimed socialist as well as a former first lady who is the sole target in a criminal investigation by the FBI. O...

Picus Enters the Political Arena

Picus Enters the Political Arena

By James Finn

September 21, 2015

It’s certainly rare to come across anyone who has written three books, competed as a professional martial arts fighter, worked as a wrestling and football coach, given lectures on cognitive physics, witnessed the carnage wreaked during hurricane Katrina, can bench-press 315 pounds, and has earned a...

EDITORIAL: Know Your News

EDITORIAL: Know Your News

By Tam News Staff

September 21, 2015

With the presidential election of 2016 fast approaching, discussion among Tam students and Americans all over the country has been overtaken by the outspoken, media-dominating impromptu GOP candidate Donald Trump. Trump has drawn the attention of millions of formerly politically-oblivious Americans,...

Guns are Fun and Other Things Liberals Don’t Say

Guns are Fun and Other Things Liberals Don’t Say

By Sarah Asch

February 23, 2015

The first thing I noticed when our car pulled up to the shooting range was the noise. I knew that guns were loud, but it’s one of those things that you have to experience to fully understand. It took two layers of ear protection for me to stand comfortably next to a gun being fired. Last semester,...

California Passes New Transgender Rights Law

California Passes New Transgender Rights Law

By Claire Donohue

February 11, 2014

Last year, California Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced a bill allowing transgender students to choose between segregated sports teams, restrooms and locker rooms based on the gender that they most identify with. This law went into effect for kindergarten through 12th grade students in California...

Hawk Talk: Gun Regulations

Hawk Talk: Gun Regulations

By Sophie Newman

February 14, 2013

After recent incidents such as the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre rampage, the Oregon mall shooting and the Newtown school massacre, a battle between gun rights supporters and gun safety activists has been reignited. Many Americans have begun to question whether new gun-control legislation protects or...

“Promised Land” Review: Solid Character Drama With A Political Backdrop

“Promised Land” Review: Solid Character Drama With A Political Backdrop

By Wesley Emblidge and Wesley Emblidge

December 27, 2012

Any film centered on a political issue has the challenge of taking a stance on it. Either you’re biased, choosing one side to take, or you refuse to take a side, using the politics as a backdrop to a story. In the case of “Promised Land,” the new film from director Gus Van Sant (“Good Will Hun...

Political Differences in Jackson Hole Help to Create a More Educated Student Body

Political Differences in Jackson Hole Help to Create a More Educated Student Body

By Emma Talkoff

November 5, 2012

The political culture at Tam is perhaps easily explained by geography–with 54.4 percent of Marin voters registered as Democrats, the county is the third most liberal in the state, after San Francisco and Alameda, according to information published by the Secretary of State. California is among “blue...

The Elephant in the Room: Close-mindedness in an Open Community

The Elephant in the Room: Close-mindedness in an Open Community

By Sander Lutz & Aaron Newman

October 30, 2012

Of 290 students randomly polled in a recent Tam News survey, 84.6 percent of those who identified with a political party defined themselves as Democrats, while 7.4 percent classified themselves as Republicans. This political imbalance, while skewed in comparison to the rest of the nation, should come as ...