r.l. stollar

Christopher Dorner and the Monsters in Our Heads


Trying to understand what happens to people like Christopher Dorner seems more effective in preventing future acts of violence than just saying, "Another crazy monster!" and moving on to the next action-packed news phenomenon. Dorner was not the new Batman, neither was he the new Joker. He was a human being who made the wrong decision based on being wronged.

When It Rains, It Pours: The News Week in Review


Nature has a morbid sense of humor. As Americans have been gridlocked, grumpy, and childish with each other over the last year over politics and the upcoming election, Nature was just bidding its time, waiting until the very last moment to unleash a torrent of destruction all over the East Coast.

Monster’s Blood: A Halloween Cocktail


In honor of Halloween, I present to you a blood-red concoction that is strong, sweet, and sure to please you and your fellow party-goers. It makes for a mighty fine martini, tastes smooth on the rocks, or can be pumped up with a lemon-lime soda to make a big bowl of punch. And did I mention it is blood-red?

On My Honor, I Will Do My Best: The News Week in Review


As both a human being and an Eagle Scout, I was profoundly disturbed to read the reports about the child abuse that went unreported or actively hidden throughout the history of the Boy Scouts of America.

Political Kisses and Sewer Misses: The News Week in Review


Sometimes all a kid needs is someone to look up to as a role model. But in a world of lawsuits, spilt sewage, child molesters, and drunk athletes, it's understandable why kids these days might feel like something's amiss.

Viewpoint: Remembering 9/11


On the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001, R.L. Stollar argues that we should remember those who died not with sound-bites and t-shirts but by making this country something that we can all be proud of.

Viewpoint: The Illegitimate Use of Language


In this Viewpoint, R.L. Stollar argues that what Rep. Akin said about "legitimate rape" is a fundamental betrayal of those who suffer abuse at the hands of other human beings. We need to shift our focus from the abortion debate to the reality of abuse.

Like less, love more


In his editorial, R.L. Stollar argues that our addiction to social media has accustomed us to an activism of ease, or "click-activism." We need to unplug ourselves from this politics of convenience and come face to face with the necessities of real life.

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