Opinion Columns by Travis Metcalfe   09/2000 - 04/2001

In the summer of 2000, I attended the Green Party National Convention in Denver, Colorado. One of the featured speakers was Jelo Biafra, the former lead singer of the punk band The Dead Kennedys. During his speech, when talking about his frustration with poor media coverage of progressive events, he urged the audience: "Don't hate the media, become the media".

Motivated by this call to action, after returning to Austin, Texas where I was finishing my Ph.D. in astronomy, I became a contributing columnist for the largest college newspaper in the country, The Daily Texan. While writing my dissertation, I took a break once a month to research and write on selected topics in progressive politics. This is my collection of published columns: