Category: Viewpoints

Objective journalism is a farce. Every journalist allows personal opinion to influence their work. The Fifth Column’s journalist openly share their biases with the reader. The opinions are those of the author and do not reflect the opinions of The Fifth Column.

Wanted: 1.5 Billion Immigrants

(OtherWords) – During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump famously promised to deport every person living in this country without proper papers. I have another idea: The 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. should be granted citizenship immediately in a mass…

Talking Heads: Media and Politics

United Kingdom (NM) – Aaron Bastani and James Butler discuss the British press, media during the election, and the relationship between media, truth and politics. How do left-wing thinkers address the media without conspiracy theory? Does media always ‘recuperate’ radical politics?…

We Fight to Feel Alive

World (FEE) – I’m just here for violence.” So read a sign by a man in New Orleans protesting the city’s decision to remove some marbled tributes to the Confederacy. This seems to be a growing tendency around the country. Is…