Nick Sonesan hour ago
A Letter to a Divided Nation
To The Republic, What keeps this administration up at night are the poor and downtrodden in America, those souls who long to be free from their impoverishment. What keeps this administration up at nig...
Samantha Clarke3 hours ago
Save Lives—Requesting that All Police Departments Have Domestic Violence Units
So, I Finally Did the Thing. The thing I kind of said I would never do. I got “political.” If you can call it that, which I myself do not. I made my first petition to ask for change that I think could...
Acamea Deadwiler6 hours ago
Visiting the Holocaust Museum
“Think about what you saw.” Those are the words posted outside of the entrance to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. I can think of none more fitting. It’s one thing to know what happened, quite a...
Treva Bowdoina day ago
Anna Duggar Update: Sadly, She’s Feeling Like Her Old Self Again
We’re approaching the fourth anniversary of the Josh Duggar sex scandal, one of the biggest stories to rock the Christian patriarchy. In August 2015, Gawker discovered that former 19 Kids and Counting...
Dr. Williamsa day ago
'These Are the Times that try Men's Souls'
"These are the times that try men's souls." Remember that quote? Some 250 years later we are again facing times that try men's souls. From wave after wave of violent carnage that shows no signs of aba...
NJ Bell2 days ago
Does Congress as a Body Truly Represent the Average American
The question of whether Congress is representative is one that most Americans don’t think twice about. After all, Congress filled with its Congressmen and Senators was designed to be representative of...
Jose Soto13 days ago
El Paso: The Steps Toward Change
My parent's house in El Paso, Texas, the house I grew up in, is a few blocks away from the border between the United States and Mexico. From the rooftop of that house, you can see Ciudad Juárez. In pa...
Georgi Kate18 days ago
Discussing the Importance of Respecting a Memorial (And How We Can Still Learn from the Yolocaust Project)
This June, before heading to a (blistering hot) Berlin, just a week earlier I found myself discussing the topic of respectful behaviour at memorials and sights of tragedy with friends. Our discussion ...
Steve Llano18 days ago
Missing The Debates? Don't Feel Bad
It feels pretty bad to be interested in politics but not want to sit through these three-hour candidate debates that keep cropping up. Featuring ten candidates—three or four you actually have heard of...
4 Years of Marriage Equality
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that marriage equality was the law of the land in all 50 states, almost 46 years to the day that the uprising of the Stonewall Inn occurred in New York. T...
Emily Adams3 months ago
Grade School Teacher Drops Everything for a Cause
In late 2018, after becoming aware of how animals are produced by the food industry, Teresa Gangnier, a grade school teacher living in Toronto, Ontario, was determined to make drastic changes in her l...
Katrina BG3 months ago
Makeup's Dark Secret: Child Mica Mines
Mica is a shiny silicate mineral with a layered structure, found as minute scales in granite and other rocks, or as crystals. It's an unassuming mineral essential to modern life. It's been used in eve...
Dear Donald
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Dear Theresa
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Eric Durland4 days ago
Mass Shootings
The one thing I most disagree with Bernie Sanders on—a man who I wholeheartedly stand behind regardless of the matter—is his stance on gun legislation. Because, the blatant truth to at least one man, ...
Johnny Vedmore5 days ago
Epstein's Buried Treasure Tunnel: FBI Prep Work, Ground Penetrating Radar and Jeff's Shady Suicide
Jeffrey Epstein’s officially dead, or so it seems. It has been a long decade for the people who have been following the case on the independent media. For those who only watch the old mainstream news,...
Whitney Alese8 days ago
What Is Up With White Men and Mass Shootings?
This story has been updated following the recent 2019 Mass Shootings. I am going to come out and address the proverbial elephant in the mass shooting room: what is up with all of the White guys commit...
Nick Sonesan hour ago
A Letter to a Divided Nation
To The Republic, What keeps this administration up at night are the poor and downtrodden in America, those souls who long to be free from their impoverishment. What keeps this administration up at nig...
Whitney Alesea month ago
Trump Has Been a Racist: Don't Get Distracted
If it has not been clear that the President of the United States is racist, we certainly learned that he was in his latest Tweets. He has spent the past couple of days unleashing racist attack, after ...
Brett Hogana month ago
#RESIST and the Splintering of Political Culture
How radicalization and fragmentation may destabilize the democrats and hinder the party in 2020
Samantha Clarke3 hours ago
Save Lives—Requesting that All Police Departments Have Domestic Violence Units
So, I Finally Did the Thing. The thing I kind of said I would never do. I got “political.” If you can call it that, which I myself do not. I made my first petition to ask for change that I think could...
Trina Dawes5 days ago
Children's Homes, Foster Care, and the Social Care System. Creating Already Damaged Children into Even More Damaged Adults
After hearing Alex Wheatle's story about his time in a Lambeth children's home in the 1970s, he wrote a book called Brixton Rock, where he told his heart-breaking childhood in a care home where he was...
Anna Nei Moss7 days ago
Patriarchy
Lyrical laws respond to clinical hate and we’ve all been subdued to believe this is fate. With corruption and lies, they’ve streamlined our lives. Their message is subliminal, and the destruction is c...
Tim Bryce6 days ago
Who Is Creating the Culture of Hatred?
BRYCE ON POLITICS - President Trump or the Democrats? Click for AUDIO VERSION. Following the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso last week, President Trump came under fire by both the Democrats and M...
Paul Levinson6 days ago
Review of 'The Loudest Voice' Finale
The Loudest Voice concluded tonight with John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth," played under postscripts that tell us what happened to major characters after the story portrayed in the series ends. In many...
Georgia’s Case with Russia Proves That Words Can Cut Deep in International Relations
The Republic of Georgia and Russia’s relationships have been tense ever since the 90s after the two countries fought a quick war in Abkhazia and then another one in 2008 in South Ossetia. Despite the ...
Melanie Maure8 days ago
Stop Ignoring These Connections
I assume he’s homeless. I assume he’s needy. I assume he’s broken. All these blades of assumption I use to carve the man crouching in the sun, a cardboard litre of Minute Maid Orange juice on the side...
Eric Durland11 days ago
All Bandaids and No Solutions
(VLOG posted at the bottom for those who prefer to watch and listen rather than read.) Not a single soul should be forced to do anything in life that isn't fueled by their dreams and doesn't fill them...
Eric Durland18 days ago
The True Leeches
(VLOG posted at the bottom for those who prefer to watch and listen rather than read.) Contrary to popular belief—to what the system propagates us to believe—the leeches aren't the individuals at the ...
Ian McKenzie13 days ago
I'm an Aussie
I am an Aussie. It’s like being an American, but without a gun. No-one likes being told what they should do, particularly when it’s someone in another country on the other side of the world. So, my Am...
Jonathan Reed14 days ago
Dear America...
Dear America, My name is Johnny Reed, a freelance Journalist from a city called Leeds in the UK, somewhere that geographically seems a million miles away from El Paso in Texas. Yet for some reason, to...
Eric Durland21 days ago
Depression, Addiction, and Crime
(VLOG at bottom for those who prefer to watch and listen rather than read). Perhaps, I am biased, being someone who has himself suffered and defeated years of both addiction and depression. But, when ...
Acamea Deadwiler6 hours ago
Visiting the Holocaust Museum
“Think about what you saw.” Those are the words posted outside of the entrance to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. I can think of none more fitting. It’s one thing to know what happened, quite a...
Josh Cheon3 days ago
Why We Fight, Korea VS Japan: What Shinzo Abe wants the World to Forget
“Koreans are below us, they need to be ruled, or else they go crazy.” Introduction: The usual story. It has been some time since outsiders have taken my hometown. They beat my neighbours, right in fro...
PAT CHANEY8 days ago
A History of California Buffalo Soldiers
BUFFALO SOLDIER Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta "There was a Buffalo Soldier Stolen from Africa brought to America Fighting on Arrival, Fighting for Survival" -Bob Marley/1983 Recently I had a very S...
NJ Bell2 days ago
Does Congress as a Body Truly Represent the Average American
The question of whether Congress is representative is one that most Americans don’t think twice about. After all, Congress filled with its Congressmen and Senators was designed to be representative of...
Bryan Watch: Late July
It was a relatively slow week in Congress. And it will be even slower in coming weeks, as Congress is on vacation until September. Since I am usually bashing Rep. Steil, a shout out to his two good vo...
The House of Representatives
The House makes up half of Congress as the government’s legislative branch. The House has 325 voting members, their positions are based on the population of the 50 states. A representative is referred...
Dr. Williams2 months ago
Manufactured Wars
Today, the Trump Administration has put the United States on the wrong side of history yet again. What we are witnessed to today is a repeat of how wrong Government has been ever since World War II. W...
Layne Radlauer2 months ago
Fire and Fury: The Language of Waves and Radiation
Imagine this. You had just gotten home from work, school, or whatever you do during the day or night. You are tired, and excited to rest after an especially hard day. When you get home, you open your ...
Dominic Martin6 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...
Aly Ledene3 months ago
Four Uncomfortable Truths About “The Left”
Before I get into this, I want to play my “minority card” granting me the power of immunity to personal attacks about my perceived privilege. I hope by the time you finished reading this post the foll...
Cato Conroy6 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 Kotz10 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...
Jen Cooper2 days ago
Aussies and Politics
I live in a country whose Prime Minister, in response to a potential recession, once gave everyone $900 each, to help stimulate the economy. I love this. I love what it says about the way we run our c...
Carlos Guerra6 days ago
Bernie Sanders Guest Stars on the 'Joe Rogan Experience'
Can you feel the burn! If you were one of the millions of people chanting this catchphrase 3 years back, then there is a good chance it's 'cause you were a Bernie Sanders supporter. During his run for...
Peter Rose6 days ago
Conviction, in Life and Politics
Conviction in life and politics Definition—Conviction; the state of being convinced, a firmly held belief, opinion, etc. Convince defined as: to make someone agree or realise the truth of something. C...
Antonio Flores 12 days ago
The Correlation Between Gun Laws and Gun Violence
Sutherland Springs, Texas is about forty minutes away from my house. For most of my life, I hadn’t even heard of it. It’s not a very large town. However, after November 5th, 2017, when 26-year old Dev...
Bradford Chase24 days ago
Does the US Constitution Really Matter Anymore?
Is there still any argument for our country continuing to follow an old document like our Constitution? 50 years ago, this question wasn't necessary. Teaching about the importance of this document was...
Chris Ageea month ago
"Everything Has Gone up": Democratic Lawmaker Argues $15 Federal Minimum Wage Too Low
The US House of Representatives recently voted to approve a hike in the national minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next several years. For at least one freshman lawmaker, however, that increase is...
Kayla Bloom3 days ago
A Political Act
How do you lampoon an election that already routinely veers into absurd territory? That’s a challenge that Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, faces nightly, as he discusses an e...
Elric Pankston 11 days ago
The Normalization of Extreme Violence
Extremism and all the other -isms that exist out there are not usually pretty things. They instigate us, embroil us, and fuel us with unhealthy emotions: for most of us, rage (at the idiocy of the fun...
Vaden Chandler11 days ago
The Heroism Resulting from the El Paso Walmart Shooting
These are some very dark times indeed for El Paso, Texas, and our thoughts and prayers definitely go out to all who have been affected by the shooting at the Walmart there. We could discuss the shoote...
Treva Bowdoina day ago
Anna Duggar Update: Sadly, She’s Feeling Like Her Old Self Again
We’re approaching the fourth anniversary of the Josh Duggar sex scandal, one of the biggest stories to rock the Christian patriarchy. In August 2015, Gawker discovered that former 19 Kids and Counting...
Grant Pattersona month ago
John Cusack Can Sit if He Wants To
Pity poor John Cusack. The once successful actor, now relegated to what was once called "Straight to Video," when there was such a thing, caught some flak lately for his off-duty performance at a Cubs...
SKYLERIZED a month ago
Reason First: Does Nicki Minaj Know More About Individual Rights Than President Trump?
If only the Human Rights Foundation could change its name to the Individual Rights Foundation. While it is redundant to say “individual rights,” in today’s climate, it is necessary to reinforce the ri...