Retail Woes: Stores are Closing at Recession Era Levels

Ready for a surprise? Brick and mortar retailers are shutting their doors at the quickest pace since the recession. A new report from CNBC outlines the extreme rate that big companies are shutting their doors, or at very least downsizing. But if our economy truly is on it’s way back to be healthy and successful, why…

Comey: The Man Everyone Loves to Hate

It’s safe to say that now isn’t a good time to FBI Director James Comey. He’s been attacked over the past year from both sides over his handling and investigations into the Clintons, Wikileaks and Russia. On the outside looking in, it appears as though he has no real friends on Capitol Hill and his…

Wall Street & The Obamas, a love hate relationship

He’s been out of the White House for about 100 days and in that time former President Barack Obama has largely stayed out of the spotlight. But there has been a recent debate over his, and Michelle’s big payday related to corporate speaking gigs and book deals. Many of the same issues that plagued Hillary…

The FOX News Dilemma: Can Cable News Make a Comeback?

If you’ve been following the news lately you’ll know a couple of things. First you’ll know that quite a few companies have been dealing with corporate scandals. And second you’ll know that Bill O’Reilly is out at FOX news. This isn’t the first scandal of this flavor we’ve seen out of FOX, a case involving head…

Together We’ll Make Mistakes: The Wells Fargo Story

I’ve spent the last ten weeks studying Wells Fargo for my Public Relations management class. And I’ve got to tell you, I’m not a fan. For those of you who don’t know, last year Wells Fargo was engrained in a scandal that rocked them to their core. Certain employees were opening unauthorized accounts to allow…

East Coast Culture Shock

You don’t have to travel outside of the United States to get culture shock. I got it just last week on a trip to NYC. As a California native, and as someone who has spent the last few years of my life in Washington state, I’m used to a rather laid-back, polite, easy-going lifestyle. And…

I won. Why am I disappointed?

I won a national award. I beat out 1700 other college radio stations for the title of best political coverage. And it’s cool, but still I’m frustrated. And somehow I’m still disappointed. Last week I was in New York City for a conference called the IBS Conference, otherwise known as the Intercollegiate Broadcast System. And…

“I’d like my three billion dollars please…”

A man walks into a bank and says “I’d like to withdraw three billion dollars please.” The teller looks at him at responds “sure!” This isn’t an every day interaction but it just happened rather recently in Seattle. Wells Fargo, the countries third largest bank by assets, just had Seattle remove three billion dollars from…

The State of Liberty

Everybody seems to want to leave. California is talking about seceding from the Union. Part of Colorado wants to become its own state. And now Washington might split in two. Yup, if some lawmakers get their way, everything east of the Cascades may soon be the State of Liberty. I’m not kidding. And all regulations,…

O Canada: Tolerance Eh?

Canada is batshit crazy. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the rest of Canada have flung themselves into the arms of insanity all for a little social justice love. I’m not sure if it’s gotten so cold in Canada that people have lost their minds or if they just have always been this way. Allow me…

If You Like Huffpo You’re Gonna Hate This…

Diversity in the workplace. Some people shout from the rooftops how tolerant and open minded they are while not so secretly their hypocrisy rings loud enough for all to hear. Recently, The Huffington Post, ever the standard for journalistic integrity, posted a picture of their editors. My conservative heart was dismayed to discover that Huffpo…