Dave Taylor is a long time media commentator and writer, with a focus on consumer electronics and technology. He holds a Masters degree in Education and an MBA and has published over twenty books. A single father to two teens and a tween, he also moonlights as a film and media critic and calls Boulder, Colorado home.

How the Melting Pot Became “Cultural Appropriation”

When our parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents voluntarily immigrated to the United States, they brought with them not only a desire to embrace a new homeland, but also a desire to become culturally “American.” This didn’t mean rejecting their cultural identity; it meant making room in it for new influences, which is why they often identified … Continued


Millennials: Here’s How to Be Civil and Disobedient

The history of democracy is the history of protest. Sometimes protest leads to revolution, other times to repression and retaliation by the people in power. Odd though it may seem, however, there are basic rules to effective and productive protest that ensures that two critical things happen: your message is heard and you don’t alienate … Continued


George Clooney Versus the World

It all started with the hilarious and hugely non-PC movie, Team America: World Police, where the ever-snarky creators of South Park featured a marionette of popular actor George Clooney whining about world politics as a representative of the Film Actor’s Guild. Or maybe it started with Clooney in his often-sanctimonious breakout role as Dr. Ross … Continued


Why I’m Not a Feminist

I live in liberal Boulder, Colorado. No, that’s not right, because that understates just how liberal it is here in my little college town just thirty minutes from Denver. We’re actually ranked one of the five most liberal-friendly cities in the United States. To be fair, I consider myself mostly a liberal Democrat and am … Continued


The Doomsday Clock is a Measure of Liberal Hysteria, not Armageddon

If you listen to the naysayers, we’re on the precipice, just a few moments away from nuclear Armageddon, ever since Trump became President of the United States of America. As people asked during the campaign, is Trump the right person to trust with “the nuclear football”, the button that enables the President to launch a … Continued


Inaugurations Should Be About Tradition, Not Celebrity Egos

Tomorrow, on January 20th, Donald Trump will be inaugurated the forty-fifth President of the United States. His election was marked by a great deal of turmoil, which hasn’t abated with preparations for the inauguration. Celebrities have publicly denounced both Trump and any performers willing to sing at his inauguration, and protests have been planned throughout … Continued


In the Trump Era, Will Businesses Have to Virtue-Signal to Survive?

Ever since November, a significant number of Americans have assumed that President-elect Donald Trump’s victory heralds a return to unequal treatment of people of different ethnicities and gender orientations. If you’re LGBTQ, the story goes, you’re in big trouble, not to mention Muslims, undocumented workers, women, and just about everyone else who isn’t a rich … Continued


Remembering Carrie Fisher

2016 has been a rough year in many ways, but especially so for celebrity-watchers, who have seen a number of high-profile stars pass away in the last twelve months. The most recent was the author, actress and Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher. Best known for her performance as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, Fisher … Continued


What Trump’s Favorite Movies Tell Us About His Character

Your favorite films say a lot about you—what you find interesting, entertaining or provocative. One of my favorites, for example, is the David Lean masterpiece about a man coming to terms with his essential humanity, Lawrence of Arabia, which also turns out to be one of President Obama’s favorite films. Obama also likes the lauded … Continued

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