Clinton E-mail Conundrum

Although Hillary Clinton's use of private e-mail addresses had been reported ad nauseam, here is my take on the matter if you're out of the loop.

From The Ontarion's March 12th issue.

On Monday, March 2, The New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton had potentially violated federal law in her use of a private email server for both personal and official business during her time as Secretary of State. Since then, Clinton has received intense scrutiny over her use of a personal email account during her tenure as Secretary of State.

The Times reported that, “under federal law, letters and emails written and received by federal officials, such as the Secretary of State, are considered government records and are supposed to be retained so that congressional committees, historians, and members of the news media can find them.”

The Times coverage set in motion critical media attention on Clinton’s lack of transparency. Many have speculated a link to national security and her Democratic nomination for president.

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My Cultural Fibre Supplement

Like any good diet, the information diet works best if you think about it not as denying yourself information, but as consuming more of the right stuff and developing healthy habits.
— Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet (via Brain Pickings)

As an English and marketing student, I am constantly consuming culture. It occurred to me that my lack of conscious intake of culture and information is as bad as not chewing while eating. This lack is the abysmal absence of critical analysis and selective choices on the things that make up my lifestyle.

I am a digital junkie and a multi-tasker. I trudge through useless and useful information daily. I listen to at least one new album a week and I occasionally go to art exhibits. Where is the healthy output of all this intake? As someone that studies written works and the art of consumerism, it's fitting that I find time to reflect and extract the significance in cultural productions that I have spent an ample amount of time on. 

So, cheers to slowing down my compulsive overconsumption of culture. And cheers to a new space for musings and experiments.