Author: Omar Eloiza

Posted on: May 12, 2022 Posted by: Omar Eloiza Comments: 0

Puerto Rico deserves freedom from American colonialism

The average American usually gives little thought to Puerto Rico. We are instead lambasted with headlines that grab most of our attention. The War in Ukraine. Rising inflation. Twitter and Elon Musk. These are topics that affect us in one way or another. Puerto Rico is an island a little over two thousand miles from Chicago, stretching 30 by 50 miles in length. What consequences could it possibly share with…

Posted on: April 21, 2022 Posted by: Omar Eloiza Comments: 0

COLUMN: Private companies gain power through censorship

Graphic by Sarah Schudt Former President Donald Trump amassed more than 80 million followers and commanded one of the most popular accounts on Twitter. When Trump was banned from Twitter following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Twitter’s founder, Jack Dorsey, called the ban “the right move.” Dorsey also expressed concern that the ban would set a precedent for future censorship that would be dangerous to a “free and…

Posted on: April 1, 2022 Posted by: Omar Eloiza Comments: 0

Supreme Court Justice Thomas should remove himself from insurrection cases

On March 24, several news outlets including The Washington Post and CBS News received documentation of a text conversation between Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows. The exchange was turned over by Meadows in a 9,000-page document ordered by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. At first, the messages…