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