Jess writes about Politics and Education, with the occasional foray into Culture (mostly of the Pop and book-ish variety). She has a regular column at The Good Men Project, and is a sometime contributor to Elite Daily. Loves: Flannery O'Connor, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Colombia. Loathes: Mayonnaise and hypocrisy.
Jess Lahitou's Articles
Trump’s ability to kick it with top-notch op-ed crews is just nonexistent. As the New York Times’ interview with Trump shows, the man remains ever unable to give a simple, on-point answer. And Twitter's had a hey-day with his responses.
Jess Lahitou | 07.19.17 11:05pm | SHARE
Americans deserve to vote without being unwittingly “nudged,” “tweaked,” or otherwise manipulated by those with the most power and most incentive to do so. Ergo, any candidate from Silicon Valley needs to be treated with an excess of skepticism.
Jess Lahitou | 07.13.17 9:25am | SHARE
Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder is actually a thing, and so here are just a few ways we’re striving for something approaching enjoyment during the hot, humid, bug-y months of late June, July, and August.
Jess Lahitou | 06.29.17 10:41am | SHARE
Ossoff’s accomplishments make for an impressive resume, but did he make sense as a winning candidate in this election, which was — like all politics — local? Besides this refusal to engage with reality in choosing candidates, a major and oft-ignored problem... Read...
Jess Lahitou | 06.21.17 6:56am | SHARE
Trump can't barge onto the Senate floor and order everyone out. He can't shove aside or slap James Comey around. This is a venue in which Trump has no power except to watch and tweet, which could defs yield a feast of daytime drama, but is useless against... Read...
Jess Lahitou | 06.7.17 10:07am | SHARE
The point of the "covfefe" explosion is that if the media doesn’t stop flying off the wall every time Trump does or says something ludicrous, then we’ll just keep sucking the oxygen out of the stories that matter.
Jess Lahitou | 05.31.17 12:42pm | SHARE
The topic of Trump came up, and Rafael was immediately and vocally enthusiastic. But when he asked me why I didn’t like Trump, the collective weight of all the reasons crushed my brain, and I murmured, “Where to start?” He didn't wait for me to organize my... Read...
Jess Lahitou | 05.24.17 1:00pm | SHARE
There are some questions Trump supporters need to ask themselves now, or forever discard their claim on autonomous free thinking: is there a line, where is the line, and what will you do if he finally crosses it?
Jess Lahitou | 05.11.17 6:57am | SHARE
What would behoove Dems is to stop casting about for a reason Clinton lost, and look at the candidate. She lost to the least liked candidate in modern American history. Russia and James Comey alone can't explain that outcome.
Jess Lahitou | 05.3.17 7:04am | SHARE