Unity or Disorder
One hundred years ago, the end of World War I was declared on a railroad carriage. On the occasion of the event, political leaders met in Paris to celebrate cooperation and unification. But are the co...
John Heckenlively17 hours ago
Trump Faces Hurdles in 2020
In 2016, Donald Trump eked out a win in the electoral college by virtue of his strength in the industrial midwest. He did so by outflanking Hillary Clinton on the left, decrying trade deals that had c...
Chris Ricks20 hours ago
Here Is Why Many Minority Communities Are in Financially Troubling Situations
Let’s begin by asking, why do minority communities lack the financial training and understanding that many other communities seem to possess? Where is the disconnect? Over my lifetime, I have seen man...
Blue Wave Hit Most Republicans
While much has been made of the Blue Wave, the full impact can be seen through the performance of Republican incumbents on November 6. And not just the 28 who lost their seats, but Republican performa...
What Happens When We Forget We're Human?
It started with a thought, a maniacal imagination, really, that ran wild in my head in an airport in Salt Lake City. I was on a layover, headed for Denver, Colorado and I was running on two hours of s...
Ryan Wastes Another $7.4 Million
Paul Ryan's efforts to save incumbent Republicans fell short twice more this week. In Maine 2, Jared Golden defeated Bruce Poliquin. Golden makes history as the first person elected to Congress by ran...
Chris Ricks20 hours ago
Here Is Why Many Minority Communities Are in Financially Troubling Situations
Let’s begin by asking, why do minority communities lack the financial training and understanding that many other communities seem to possess? Where is the disconnect? Over my lifetime, I have seen man...
US Bills Introduced Nov. 2 - Nov. 9
The biggest problem with the U.S. political game is that a lot of us are left in the dark about what's really going on in our country. We get the highlights, sure, and the media will bring to our atte...
WatchMojo 18 days ago
Top 10 Mistakes That the Human Race Keeps Repeating
They say that the definition of “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10...
Robert Wellsa month ago
What's Wrong with Voter ID Laws
Voter ID laws sound reasonable on the surface. We should want to protect our democracy, which means guaranteeing one vote per citizen. Since most people already have a state-issued driver’s license, w...
Riley Raul Reesea month ago
10 Things You Didn't Know About John McCain
Republican senator and war hero John McCain was one of the last few politicians who became respected by both Democrats and Republicans alike. He was a man who finally spoke out against the corruption ...
What Would It Take to Impeach Donald Trump?
Like many left-leaning people, I experienced some pretty extreme emotions when Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States on November 8, 2016. I still remember where I was that night, ...
Dear Donald
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Political Humor
Where political gaffes become comedy fodder.
Dear Theresa
Open letters to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; do it like they do on Downing Street.
Jessica Jane4 days ago
"Anchor Babies"
When you hear the term "anchor baby" what do you think of? Until recently, I didn't actually think there was such a term. The definition of an anchor baby can roughly translate to a parent, or parents...
Tabitha Reno6 days ago
Baraboo High School (WI): Modern Racism and Nazi Culture
The internet has absolutely exploded this past Monday, understandably so, as the photo shown above surfaced on Twitter and began to circulate rapidly. In the photo, a group of high-school Junior-aged ...
Nationalism Is Not Patriotism
On Veterans Day this year, we celebrate 100 years since the Armistice that ended World War I. America's European allies gathered in Paris this past weekend to honor and thank our fallen soldiers, thos...
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Logan Casey9 days ago
Dear, Mr Trump
To legally define a word is a dick move. To legally define gender is a bigger dick move. The English language is always changing. There was a time when "gay" meant "happy" and now it means homosexual ...
Benlien Alias11 days ago
Donald Trump's Ridiculous Quotes
Donald Trump is a peculiar individual. He is the only President in the world who feels almost everybody is against him. He is not afraid to say what is on his mind, which isn’t bad, but the problem wi...
David Wylda month ago
And Now, Trump Football Jerseys!
No matter what your views on politics are these days—and everyone has them, and no matter what your views on the President are these days—and everyone definitely has them, there is one thing both red ...
Steph Ferguson3 days ago
School Shootings: A Widespread Epidemic
The article, "Teaching In An Age Of School Shootings" by Jeneen Interlandi, discusses the effects, controversies, and viewpoints of the teacher's experience in an age where schools are being threatene...
CD Turner9 days ago
An Open Letter to School Shooters
Dear you. Just you. No names, no recognition, no separation of yourself from the others. Just... dear you. Was it their happiness that offended you? Perhaps their innocence? Maybe they weren't so inno...
Maxine Harrison14 days ago
Breaking Up Bricky?
From Black History Month through to December this year, the black female owned organisation, Blacktress, have teamed up with Tristan Bates Theatre to bring a series of performances portraying stories ...
Unity or Disorder
One hundred years ago, the end of World War I was declared on a railroad carriage. On the occasion of the event, political leaders met in Paris to celebrate cooperation and unification. But are the co...
John Heckenlively17 hours ago
Trump Faces Hurdles in 2020
In 2016, Donald Trump eked out a win in the electoral college by virtue of his strength in the industrial midwest. He did so by outflanking Hillary Clinton on the left, decrying trade deals that had c...
Ryan Wastes Another $7.4 Million
Paul Ryan's efforts to save incumbent Republicans fell short twice more this week. In Maine 2, Jared Golden defeated Bruce Poliquin. Golden makes history as the first person elected to Congress by ran...
Madison Grose2 days ago
Why Can't We Say the N-Word?
White people really seem to be struggling with the concept that some things just aren't meant for us. We want to put our hair in cornrows, we want to paint our faces black for our Kanye West Halloween...
Casey Cowans4 days ago
Who Said You Could Do That?
Everyone has a different perspective of dance. Some see it as an art form used for celebrations and competitions; for others, it's an escape from the reality of their problems, a way for them to expre...
The NPC Meme
There are some cultural morays that are just so captivating that I can't seem to resist the urge to throw my two cents into the mix. The NPC meme was basically started by right-leaning people who want...
Why the UK and US Have Yemeni Blood on Their Hands
The conflict in the Arab nation of Yemen has raged for over three years and cost thousands of lives. It has also been a root cause of one of the world’s largest ever man-made famines, affecting over 1...
Athena N. 21 days ago
The Caste System
A Spanish philosopher by the name George Santayana once said, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Since the beginning of dawn, humans have always fallen into the habit of pu...
Jonathan Moorea month ago
The Indictment of the Decade: How Russian Nationals Took D.C.
(OCT 31, 2017)—Halloween: a holiday that, year after year, inspires fright in both young and old. This year in particular, Washington is among the many places left pallid from the chilled October air ...
Darryl Richie2 days ago
What If Part II: America
The African holocaust began during the 17th century when Europeans decided to enslave Africans for the transatlantic slave trade in the Americas. The Africans never saw themselves as slaves, but priso...
Darryl Richie10 days ago
What If Part I: Africa
Marvel’s Black Panther was one of the most popular movies to be released in 2018, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide, and is currently number nine of the top 10 grossing movies of all-time in the United ...
quinn riley23 days ago
Shaping the Minds of Americans: The Media and the Iran Hostage Crisis
"The days after September 11th." This phrase has emerged nationally as its own political shorthand for a positive moment of comity in the United States that occurred after the devastating terrorist at...
Elizabeth R.12 days ago
What It's Actually Like to Intern on Capitol Hill
Several years ago, I spent a semester interning in the House of Representatives. A lot happened in those five months as an intern on the Hill (colloquially known in D.C. as a "Hilltern"), and it wasn’...
Tricia Gives It to Her Congressman!
TNP co-host, Tricia Smith, asks her Congressman, Blaine Luetkemeyer, seemingly difficult questions in response to his newsletter lauding his and his party’s “accomplishments.” Read below and judge for...
Ariadne Romanos4 months ago
Writing to a Government Official
Do you feel strongly about something going on in politics right now? (I'm sure your answer is, "Yes," like many other of the millions of Americans). Do you express your political beliefs/feelings to f...
Cold War II?
Donald Trump wants the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), signed by President Reagan and then-future President Gorbachev of the Soviet Union. There is a lot of sp...
Edward Anderson25 days ago
Live from the Scene: CNN NYC Evacuated
This is the first time that I have been a part of the story that I am covering, so here goes nothing. While working on a project at Argo Tea Cafe in Columbus Circle, there was a noticeable uptick in p...
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Dominic Fostera month ago
What Is the GRU (And Why We Should Be Very Afraid of It!)
Back in the 1980s, the West was terrified of two Soviet intelligence agencies. The first was the KGB, who ran spy rings and handled internal security (especially the border police and the gulags). It ...
Meghan Kotza month 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...
Lauren Skopkowski5 months ago
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...
Angie Stilla year ago
40 Truths About 2017 America
1. Trump will never make America great again for anyone making less than $1 billion annually. And, let's face it, for billionaires — this place has always been great. 2. All human beings deserve good,...
First Glimpse of Brexit Deal Could Be Nail in Theresa's Coffin
There was a significant breakthrough was made in the UK’s Brexit divorce deal on Wednesday with the news that a draft of the agreement has been completed. The 500 page document was presented to Theres...
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Adam J4 days ago
Hillary 2020? I'd Rather Not
Earlier this week, it was reported by two of Hillary Clinton's former campaign advisors that a 2020 run would be likely. While there has been no official statement from Clinton, she has not denied the...
Arthur Lynn6 days ago
Chrysalis in Cabinet
Brexit has been described as a tumultuous time in British Politics. This is mainly because the mainstream press has decided against using a more accurate set of four-letter words to describe the situa...
US Bills Introduced Nov. 2 - Nov. 9
The biggest problem with the U.S. political game is that a lot of us are left in the dark about what's really going on in our country. We get the highlights, sure, and the media will bring to our atte...
Michael Jared25 days ago
Trump's Recent War on Transgender People and What It Means to the LGBTQ+ Community as a Whole
The Trump administration recently had a document leaked that implicated they wanted to make a change to Title IX (9). Title IX protects against discrimination in educational environments so long as th...
Rob Ta month ago
Only 11 States Have Laws that Require the Safe Storage of Firearms
Last May, when a 17-year-old student of Sante Fe High School in Texas shot and killed 10 people and wounded 13 others in 30-minute shooting spree, he was using legally purchased guns that he had taken...
Bravo, 'SNL'
I don't report much on media these days because... well, I'll be honest, I don't care. The last few years have been dismal to say the least due to the rhetoric spewed every five seconds about Republicans, Donald Trump, and the right being the worst since Hilter and the Nazi party. The amount of hatred and slander that has been shoved into every form of media has been poisonous to say the least. Division among political beliefs is nothing new, but as of late, it has been reaching all-time highs w...
Noelle Clarkea month ago
Your Fave is #Problematic
Callout & Cancel Culture—the pop culture writer's best friend. We have to get real here: drama is fun. It's toxic and horrible and literally ruins people's lives - but it's also fun. No wonder YouTube...
Blake Dylan3 months ago
Kalvin Garrah Was Deleted and Chase Ross Was Demonetized—Youtube Loves Punishing Its Trans Creators
This morning, many queer individuals woke up to shocking news on Twitter: Kalvin Garrah's channel has been deleted. #BringBackKalvin. While some are devastated or disappointed, others are content with...
Bill Hicks Is Not Alex Jones
I'm a big fan of Bill Hicks. I have read two of his biographies, sat through three documentaries, and watched his specials so many times to the point that I can recite chunks of his material—usually i...
Edward Anderson12 days ago
Megyn Kelly Not Elected
"This is about Megyn Kelly and her spectacular implosion. She went from hottest newsagent around to being too toxic to be on air for any network." That fabulous quote is from The Kelly Collapse (out n...
Kyle Clayton2 months ago
Colin Kaepernick, Misunderstood Genius
Colin Kaepernick is a name that many American Football fans have known for years, but he has become a much more important figure in the past few months. He has polarized the country and has even broug...