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About Dane Styler

Dane is a comics writer-editor and screenwriter who lives in San Diego. He has a M.A. in Mythology Studies and Cultural Psychology, and writes on pop culture, politics, social issues, science and technology, education, and news.

Articles by Dane Styler

‘The Simpsons’ Gets Serious, Ends Season Premiere With Puerto Rico Plea

At the end of last night’s season premiere of The Simpsons, the animated characters reappeared on screen in a serious, silent tag about the real-world crisis unfolding in Puerto Rico. A five-second still image depicted the Springfield cast holding up the Puerto Rican flag in support of the Hurricane-ravaged island, while the mother Marge held up … Continued


If Trump Won’t Send Help To Puerto Rico, Royal Caribbean Cruises Will

For a week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, President Trump refused to temporarily waive the Jones Act, which would’ve allowed international organizations and governments to ship aid to the millions of desperate American citizens who are without food, water, power, and shelter. Previously, Trump waived the Jones Act for Houston and Florida after Hurricanes Harvey and … Continued


Privacy Groups Hit Back At DHS For Decision To Scour Immigrants’ Social Media Accounts

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to gather a database of social media history of immigrants beginning October 18. This database will include but not be limited to posts from immigrants’ Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, as well as their search results and networks of friends, and will continue to collect social media … Continued


White House Responds To Report That Multiple Trump Aides Used Private Email Accounts

According to a new report, at least six of Donald Trump’s closest White House advisors, including Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Stephen Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Stephen Miller, used private email accounts to send and receive messages regarding government business. They did so despite Trump running a campaign based on attacking Hillary Clinton for her use of … Continued


After The Storms: The Long-Term Effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

Aside from property and infrastructure damage, this season’s hurricanes are leaving long-lasting environmental and health nightmares in their wakes.


Clinton Versus Trump On Puerto Rico Disaster: A Tale Of Two Responses

Over the weekend, the American people witnessed a stark contrast in response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico, between the person who could’ve been our next president and the man who who currently holds the office. While President Donald Trump managed to post on Twitter over a dozen tweets this weekend and this morning … Continued


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