Author Archives: Ami Fields-Meyer

About Ami Fields-Meyer

Ami Fields-Meyer is an undergraduate at Emory University. He has written more than 140 articles for Truth Be Told Politics. His pieces on both politics and religion have also appeared in the Huffington Post, the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, Sh'ma, the Emory Wheel, and the Milken Roar. Ami likes to listen to the Dave Matthews Band, can quote Anchorman start to finish, and relishes a good bowl of hummus.

When Things Fall into the Ocean


We were about twenty minutes into our tour of the CNN studio in Atlanta when Greg, an eccentric guide in a tomato-red polo, turned around. “Are there any questions?” I sneered. For weeks, CNN’s unremitting coverage of MH 370 has … Continue reading

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A Snowden Pardon Would Not Set a ‘Dangerous Precedent’


Two lawmakers in Norway announced Tuesday that they have nominated Edward Snowden as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement comes amid a pair of debates surrounding the actions of the infamous NSA whistleblower. The first debate — … Continue reading

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Understanding the Iran Interim Deal in Seven Points


As negotiations closed last weekend in Geneva, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, told reporters that he hoped this deal would “remove any doubts about the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.” John Kerry painted the negotiations in a … Continue reading

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The School that was Too Certain for Curiosity


Written for the Emory Wheel: “Do you know what the most common question philosophy majors ask after college is?” “No, what is it?” “‘Do you want fries with that?’” I cringe and log another mental tally mark. Mr. Adler — a … Continue reading

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His Own Standard: Why We on the Left Must Hold Obama Accountable


Since September, the Obama administration has been under fire from a Republican weapon that seems to reload with aggravating perpetuity. Weathering attacks on the specific responses to the tragedy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan … Continue reading

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Boston’s Scar: On Our Expectation of Tragedy


Written for the Huffington Post: When I was seven, I watched terrorists fly airplanes into buildings. When I was five, two teenagers killed their teacher, and then their classmates, and then themselves in an attack on their high school. Before I … Continue reading

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The Anti-Congress: Why Chris Christie Is the Most Electable Man in Politics


Written for the Huffington Post: The President steps away from the podium, Beyonce belts out a few bars (or does she?), and then – without delay – comes the question: Who’s next? Somewhere in Trenton, a large man with a short … Continue reading

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