Joe Southwooda day ago
NHS: Bring Out Your Dead
The NHS has again found itself on the front cover of the national press; just as before, for all the wrong reasons. Theresa May's Conservative party is pursuing its ideological drive to sell off all a...
Just-World Hypothesis: Conservatism's Fantasyland
If people are asked to think of words they could associate with conservatism, it is certain that most of them would answer religion or free markets and we cannot blame them for that. Both a desire to ...
Peter Rose2 days ago
Were Empires Good or Bad?
Were empires good or bad? Judging history with today's opinions achieves nothing. We are subjected to a lot of claims that Britain was wrong to have had an empire. Most of the criticism of Britain's e...
Craig Middleton3 days ago
Energy: What the US Government Really Hopes to Get Out of South America
Since declaring himself Venezuela’s interim president in late January, Juan Guaido has drawn the world’s attention to the cash-poor, oil-rich nation. Several countries have recognized his presidency a...
Sara Lipski3 days ago
What Every College Student Needs to Know About the Proposed Changes to Title IX
Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education in the United States, has proposed changes to Title IX that could have major effects on students—and yet many don't even know what this important amendment is. ...
Tim Bryce3 days ago
Something Doesn't Add Up
BRYCE ON POLITICS The Democrats' perspective of our country. Click for AUDIO VERSION. As I watch the televised news, and listen to Democrats, particularly the younger generation, be it on college camp...
Hannah Smarta month ago
Talking with Andrew Yang, Our Best Hope for 2020
The 2020 Democratic Primaries are currently crawling with candidates hoping to face off against Donald Trump for the presidential bid, but one candidate stands out among the crowd, lurking in the back...
Caitlin McDonalda month ago
Swimming Against the Tide
I’ve lived in the UK since 2006 when I first came over for graduate school. Every year the immigration rules became more stringent, sometimes in surprising ways. For example, when I realised that the ...
Noelle Clarke3 months ago
Politics, Travel & Influence
A little while ago, in endlessly scrolling through Instagram—as you do—I came across beautiful pictures of Myanmar, posted by a well-known travel blogger. I have never been personally interested in vi...
Your Slavery Footprint—How the Choices You Make Every Day Harms People and the Planet
As the new generation of young people, Millenials, Gen Z’s and the ones to follow, we are known for our fast fashion and trends that come and go quicker than night turns into day. Whilst some of us dw...
Lonely Allie .3 months ago
No, We Don't Need White History Month
As February opens its door, it is once again the moment to celebrate Black History Month. Officially recognized as such since 1976, the second and literally shortest month of the year, if I might add,...
J. P. Frattini3 months ago
Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is the Future of American Politics
The smart-talking girl from the Bronx who has no limits when it comes to slamming the President is making history every single day. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC) became a senator in a landslide vi...
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Craig Middleton3 days ago
Energy: What the US Government Really Hopes to Get Out of South America
Since declaring himself Venezuela’s interim president in late January, Juan Guaido has drawn the world’s attention to the cash-poor, oil-rich nation. Several countries have recognized his presidency a...
Kofo Ajalaa month ago
Christchurch
On the March 15, 2019, the world witnessed yet another chilling reminder of the dangers of white supremacy to innocent lives. As it stands, 49 people are known to be dead and over 20 in critical condi...
Madison Rheama month ago
Illegal Immigrants
Contrary to popular opinion, illegal immigrants are living among us and aren’t planning on leaving. The United States is a place a lot of people believe "dreams come true" because of the many opportun...
Craig Middleton21 days ago
What are the Pros and Cons to Trump's Economic Plan?
The United States is experiencing a period of strong economic growth. In a recent speech, President Trump took credit for the strong economy. However, critics of President Trump believe that his polic...
William Turner23 days ago
Trump, Saudis, and Nukes, Oh My!
Is the nuclear power deal with Saudi Arabia finally too much for Republicans? Republicans love Donald Trump. They had no choice after he declared his candidacy. He won the Republican nomination with h...
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Brittany D2 months ago
What It Means to Be a Trump Supporter...​
As children, we grow up learning through our parents. We learn by seeing, experiencing and what we are taught. Depending on where you are from and what era your parents were from depends on your upbri...
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John Ames10 days ago
Politics: Two Sides of the Same Coin
In today's world of political scandal and smear campaigns, it's hard to know the truth. It seems that each politician instead of building a better platform and a clearer vision for their country inste...
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Lorraine Woiaka month ago
The Hidden Slavery
Sherry Johnson, age 11, is a new parent and a soon-to-be wife. Instead of attending school and socializing with friends, she is forced to pay bills, change diapers, and focus on house chores. Soon, sh...
Dr. Williamsa month ago
Watershed Year
As the spring of 2019 continues, there still remains over 40 percent of the population that still can't grasp the reality of what Trump and the Republican party have done and continue to do to further...
Joe Southwooda day ago
NHS: Bring Out Your Dead
The NHS has again found itself on the front cover of the national press; just as before, for all the wrong reasons. Theresa May's Conservative party is pursuing its ideological drive to sell off all a...
Tim Bryce3 days ago
Something Doesn't Add Up
BRYCE ON POLITICS The Democrats' perspective of our country. Click for AUDIO VERSION. As I watch the televised news, and listen to Democrats, particularly the younger generation, be it on college camp...
The 16th Amendment
The 16th Amendment was ratified in 1913, due to the American federal government wanting a source of revenue while in fact reversing the 1896 Supreme Court decision that did not allow for a nationwide ...
All Your Heroes Are Dead
"Man, in his arrogance, thinks himself a great work. Worthy of the interposition of a deity..." Darwin wrote in his notebook in the decades prior before he would publish The Origin of Species, this si...
The False Paradox: Cultural Heritage vs Human Life
As I sat on the train on my commute home on Monday April 16, I, like millions of others, read the news in horror. Notre Dame was burning. My heart hurt as it felt like I had seen this scene play out a...
Tessa Giasson9 days ago
The Ongoing Battle for Gay Rights
Growing up in the 70s and 80s was not always easy, but it was particularly hard if someone was anything out of the “ordinary.” This era was crucial when it came to things like human rights and toleran...
The Venezuela Crisis
Can Venezuela return democracy to the people?
Viktorija Lipkaite2 months ago
Never-Ending Story of Corruption in Ukraine
Corruption had been a widespread and growing problem in Ukraine, way before the collapse of the USSR, when Soviet nature was present and country’s leaders used to be integrated in communist ruling eli...
Dr. Williams2 months ago
Assassination, Deceit, and Deception
What does the United States stand for today? The ideals that America was founded on were never before combined ... Liberty, justice, education, and morality these four basic principles were the basis ...
Peter Rose2 days ago
Were Empires Good or Bad?
Were empires good or bad? Judging history with today's opinions achieves nothing. We are subjected to a lot of claims that Britain was wrong to have had an empire. Most of the criticism of Britain's e...
The Reparations Debate Is More Than a Dollar Figure
The topic of reparations for African Americans isn’t a new concept. America as a country has touched on this issue, albeit briefly, quite a few times during the course of its history. Recent political jockeying for the 2020 election season has brought the topic back to the forefront for both African Americans, and the greater public. What are reparations? Why is the debate taking place now? Wasn’t slavery a long time ago? Those questions and others are typical of how the dialogue on this topic h...
Michael Reynoso20 days ago
5 Things You Never Knew About the Civil War
We all know the history of the Civil War. The men and women who fought for our country have sacrificed their lives so that we can live peaceably on earth. In today's world, there is still war going on...
The 15th Amendment
The 15th Amendment was about giving black men the right to vote, seeing as it stated that the United States cannot deny the vote based on race, color, or whether one had been a slave or not. The 15th ...
Bryan Watch: April Week 2
The second week of April was pretty slow for Congress. Only 11 votes cast, and six were non-party line votes. Of the five party line votes, three were procedural. Party line votes first. The big parti...
The 14th Amendment
The 14th Amendment is a heavy situation to write about. You see, natural citizens are born in the United States. To take away birthright citizenship is to destroy a huge cornerstone of what American l...
Dominic Martin2 months ago
The Security Dilemma and How It Can Be Solved
The Security Dilemma is one of the most important concepts in international relations and is a huge source of conflict between states. There have been many writers of the security dilemma like Ken Boo...
Edward Anderson2 months ago
Sly Spy
"You dirty, double-crossing rat." That is one of James Cagney's most famous lines. It is also applicable in many instances in politics and especially when it comes to the FBI and CIA. Most of their jo...
Patrick Hollis5 months ago
Martial Law Imposed in Ukraine as Tensions with Russia Increase Once More
The latest and most significant upscale of tensions between the Ukraine and Russia has had such major repercussions around the Ukraine that President Peter Poroshenko has imposed Marshall Law on the s...
Cato Conroy3 months ago
The 10 Best Online Courses for Mastering International Politics
Recently, scientists moved the Armageddon clock closer to midnight than it's ever been. This clock, which shows us how close we are to the end of the world as we know it, has been around for decades. ...
Meghan Kotz6 months ago
15 Essential New Year's Resolutions
Let's be real. We're in the day and age where being "woke" is what's cool. Even if it feels good to repost something semi-controversial (in the eyes of your right-wing uncle), it's not doing a whole l...
Drugs You Didn't Even Know Existed
A recurring theme in the psychology of addiction is that the opposite of addiction is connection. That means that getting hooked on opioids is more about an inability to achieve emotional intimacy tha...
Edward Anderson10 days ago
Why Republicans Should Love Mayor Pete
Pete Buttigieg is surging in the polls, recently beating such heavyweight names as Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Cory Booker, he also came within spitting distance of Senator Bernie Sanders. In...
Alex W.11 days ago
Knowledge Is Power: Why Julian Assange Is a Champion of Democracy
Love him or hate him, the arrest of Julian Assange is most certainly a travesty of not only justice, but also of the core democratic values that the Western world prides itself on. Of course, politici...
Edward Anderson20 days ago
The Case for Buttigieg
"To back up this assertion requires a lot of speculation, but it’s 2019, and speculation is our right. Let’s exercise it," T.A. Frank writes in his Vanity Fair article, "A Bit of Crazy Wouldn't Hurt."...
Bryan Watch: Week One April
It’s Friday again, so let's take a look back at what Congress has been up to this last week or so. Since March 27, the House has cast 27 votes. 9 were non-party-line, 9 were procedural, and 9 were par...
Verity Koppea month ago
The Power of a Judge
Around Thanksgiving each year, the president pardons a turkey for tradition's sake. This year, the Ninth District Court ignored precedent and filed a restraining order on President Trump's decision. T...
Dr. Williams2 months ago
We the People
History is filled with facts that are too often ignored, deemed not credible, or otherwise dismissed. But, if we fail to recognize that certain events in the past just may have far reaching consequenc...
Eliza Whitea month ago
Why Hate Speech Cannot Exist in America
As a teenager in a public school in California, I am constantly surrounded by leftist opinions. With my conservative views, I can find it quite frustrating when people are spouting their opinions with...
Catherine Agatia month ago
That's Racist
Recently the actor Orlando Jones, who plays Mr. Nancy on American Gods, posted a video on his Instagram. The video shows a white woman, Corinne Terrone, screaming racial slurs at a black man, named Er...
Michael Eric Ross2 months ago
Liam Neeson and the Outrage Age
When you first heard it, it sounded as if Liam Neeson was offering an expression of life imitating art, speaking in an outtake from any of his Taken trilogy or Gangs of New York, or from Non-Stop or The Commuter, or a scene from his latest film, Cold Pursuit: the famed Oscar-nominated Irish actor as the bludgeoning avenger, the everyman prowling the streets, seeking justice — or at least vengeance. But Leeson’s admission in a Feb. 4 interview with The Independent, was a deeply personal one, and ...
Kenya Smith2 months ago
Can Ye Ever Be as Good as Kanye?
Are we witnessing the downfall of Kanye West, also know as Ye? Has the “creative genius” turned into a creative moron? The star who once said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” can now wear...
Hayley Dodwell2 months ago
Why Don't We Warm to Meghan?
I love the Royal family, always have. I love hearing news of a Royal wedding, or a Royal baby. I love the Queen, she has done her role to perfection. I feel tremendously proud to have such a great rul...
Cameron Duncan3 months ago
Ye and "Free Thought"
Music is an integral part of the culture in America. Specifically hip-hop, which according to USA Today, has recently overtaken rock as the most listened to genre in the US. Because of this, influenti...