Ivy Lyons

I’ve enjoyed being an excitable "Gen Z Themfluencer," working in politics, writing as a student journalist, and discussing what matters most. I currently produce and host podcasts, contribute to hyper-local news outlets and continue my education as a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland.

Opinion: FYI – You don’t have to elect a racist!

It seems so simple. People love the idea of not electing a racist. At least, on paper, they do. Then,…

4 months ago

Opinion: Journalism is Activism and Diverse Newsrooms Know That

It isn’t news that journalists have been burned by their “conformity. ” From police shootings to sexual assaults, the voices…

4 months ago

Pew Research Highlights Republican Lawmakers “China” Obsession Fuel For Hate Crimes

Republican lawmakers, according to the Pew Research Center, have been mentioning China a lot. In posts that mentioned China outside…

4 months ago

Analysis: Tucker Carlson’s Media Influence & The #HeyTucker Trend

Conservative host Tucker Carlson has held his own at Fox News. Carlson’s show has a high share of 21-54-year-olds (the…

4 months ago

Judge Rules Against DACA But Congress Still Has DREAM Act

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a key federal program protecting Dreamers. Moreover, my reporting has pointed to one thing…

4 months ago

Twitter Slueths Think They Found Lauren Boebert’s Burner Account

 Late last night and into this morning, accounts have been working to out a user. Smalltime@freedom53597835 has under 1000 followers and…

5 months ago

NPR Re-Airs Powerful Speech Reading from Douglass’ Descendants

If you were listening to All Things Considered this weekend, you may have had that moment on repeat. You may…

5 months ago

Opinion: Independence Day and Performative Nationalism

July 4th is a challenging holiday for a new, reflective America. Should we have fun and celebrate independence from Great…

5 months ago

Sonia Doe: The Trans Woman Improving New Jersey Prisons

An unnamed prisoner, Sonia Doe, recently won a settlement with the ACLU and the State of New Jersey. Her goal:…

5 months ago

Analysis: Fox News Is Part Of The Problem As The Left Lacks Organized Media

Fox News has changed almost everything but its hack gap. Now conservatives are heading to Fox every day, to hack…

5 months ago

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is Protecting Renters Until October

The Biden Administration and the Centers for Disease Control are protecting renters from pandemic evictions through July. Renters in California,…

5 months ago

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi says opposition to Juneteenth bill is “just semantics.”

On Saturday morning, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi and two panelists discussed the bill making Juneteenth a national holiday. They also talked…

5 months ago

Biden Leads The G7 In Taking Steps To Improve The World Economy

At the top of the docket for the president was a “Building Back Better” plan for the world. This is…

6 months ago

Opinion: #Cancel Culture: Jeffery Toobin, Chris Matthews, and Journalism

Recently, former MSNBC host Chris Matthews published “This Country,” his memoir of major historical moments in America. You may have…

6 months ago

WATCH: Comic Amber Ruffin Shuts Down Right Wing Critical Race Theory Critics

On Friday, host and comedy writer Amber Ruffin used her "How did we get here?" segment to respond to Critical Race…

6 months ago

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