This series is an ongoing series as I still struggle with self-worth, self-doubt, and confidence. Within this series, they are more of letters to myself with the goal of hoping to extend it to my audience. For those who are going through the same emotions as me: self-doubt, self-love, and trying to find our value and purpose in life, I hope to extend it to you; therefore, welcome to my SELF-LOVE series.
"Following the mass shooting at Virginia Tech 12 years ago, professor and poet Nikki Giovanni delivered a stirring address that included a simple truth.
'No one deserves a tragedy.'
It is a mantra that bears repeating in Virginia Beach and across a commonwealth that on Friday witnessed yet another senseless act of violence," writes The Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board.
Trudy Rubin of The Philadelphia Inquirer is struck by how quickly the fire that severely damaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in France has ignited "dueling narratives" regarding the future of the country and the European continent.
Bloomberg opinion columnist Ramesh Ponnuru calls presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's take on Christianity "healthfelt," but says it's "partisan nonsense" and warns against adherents of any party interpreting the Bible as having any partisan leaning at all.
"For some of us, reparations, a hot topic on the presidential campaign trail, is a new and uncomfortable issue. It raises this question: What does the U.S. owe for the years it benefited from the enslavement of people from Africa and then, through a variety of government-sanctioned practices, subjugated them to the lowest level of a veritable caste system?" writes E.R. Shipp of The Baltimore Sun. "Others of us sigh, roll our eyes and say, 'Here we go again. How far will we get this time?'"
Harvard law professor Noah Feldman says Trump's tweet calling for an FCC investigation into 'Saturday Night Live' after he caught a rerun he didn't like is "legally absurd." Feldman discusses the two legal principles derived from federal regulation of broadcasting — the fairness doctrine and the equal-time rule, only one of which still applies in the modern era of media — and the nature of truth in broadcasting.
Leonid Bershidsky points out the disproportionate media coverage of Islamist terrorism, which is on the wane, while outlets tend to only cover violence perpetrated by far-right white supremacists under certain circumstances — even though those attacks have increased by around 500 percent since 2014.