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
Silicon Valley companies defending sex trafficking has made me question if good people — or even baseline-human people — actually exist anymore.
Jess Lahitou | 11.7.17 12:01am | SHARE
For the mental health of underprivileged victims of natural disaster, navigating the aftermath can be as much a struggle as surviving the original disaster.
Jess Lahitou | 10.24.17 12:13am | SHARE
Watching "My Best Friend’s Wedding" now felt akin to culture shock. "I was alive then!" insists my brain. But… was I? Have I somehow wiped certain aspects of my beloved 90s from the ol’ memory? Because, I gotta tell you, I do not remember all this mess
Jess Lahitou | 08.31.17 12:01am | SHARE
I suppose it seems that “my best life” is one where I have time and financial dollars to foster sick baby goats back to health, while also homeschooling all my kiddos, with ample hours left for one-on-one muscle toning and stretching sessions, and perhaps a... Read...
Jess Lahitou | 08.25.17 12:01am | SHARE
As Tom Nichols puts it, ignorance has now become a "virtue." And it takes a whole lot of it to claim you can learn 'everything' about a complex subject - like, say, nuclear weapons - in roughly 90 minutes.
Jess Lahitou | 08.9.17 8:34am | SHARE
The most urgent matter for this former teacher is that we stop risking the educational potential and physical health of our students for the false promise of EdTech as a panacea for our schools' struggles.
Jess Lahitou | 08.3.17 11:09am | SHARE
The blatant promise of a career in the spotlight has stripped the Bachelor/Bachelorette of its beautiful, benign lie: that we could watch “regular” people navigate the perils and pitfalls of modern dating, that such a quest was in and of itself enough, and... Read...
Jess Lahitou | 07.26.17 2:17pm | SHARE
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