Emina Melonic

About Emina Melonic

Originally from Bosnia, a survivor of the Bosnian war and its aftermath of refugee camps, Emina Melonic immigrated to the United States in 1996 and became an American citizen in 2003. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in comparative literature. Her writings have appeared in National Review, The Imaginative Conservative, and Splice Today. She lives near Buffalo, N.Y.

No Algorithm for the Human Soul

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week faced questions from powerful committees in both houses of Congress on the subject of how the social media platform handles and protects its users’ data. Most of the questions dealt with the breach and collection of user data, and whether Facebook has been cavalier with

By | 2018-04-13T11:09:35+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

American Identity is Not Globalist

In a column this week for The Washington Post, Michael Gerson laments the passing, at least in his imagination, of a time when America was interested in helping and cooperating with other nations. “Why is our political moment not just pathetic but also traumatic?” writes Gerson. He goes on to claim the presidency

By | 2018-03-21T12:07:43+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

Chilling Sommers: Another Blow to Discourse

Among contemporary public intellectuals, Christina Hoff Sommers is among the most attacked by our illiberal Left. In the latest episode, student groups at Lewis and Clark Law School this week protested Sommers' Federalist Society talk. Prior to her talk, these groups released a joint statement titled “Refuse Fascism in All Its Forms,” voicing

By | 2018-03-07T08:34:58+00:00 March 7th, 2018|

Schooling for Totalitarianism

Marching in protest has become the activity du jour in America. The latest planned protest is “March for Our Lives,” scheduled for March 24 in Washington, D.C. and at high schools across the nation. Ostensibly, it is organized by the students who survived the mass shooting in Florida. But this myth has been

By | 2018-03-02T15:48:03+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

The Failure to Confront Evil in Florida Shooting

Every time a mass shooting occurs in America, you can map out the public discussions that inevitably follow. They usually deal with gun control, mental illness, or parental care. In other words, issues that are sociological. The problems are well worth discussing, but the outcomes are predictable. The most recent mass shooting in Florida

By | 2018-02-22T12:43:31+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|

Attacking Boys in the Name of Feminist Fairness

Hollywood and morality don't really go together, yet somehow the media is full of moral preening from celebrities. Just like a fashion that goes in and out of style, Hollywood has causes du jour that are supposed to awaken America from her supposed capitalistic slumber. Unsurprisingly, last week’s celebration at the Golden Globes

By | 2018-01-15T17:03:20+00:00 January 15th, 2018|