Paul Levinson11 hours ago
Review of 'The Loudest Voice' 1.4
Another powerful episode of The Loudest Voice last night—1.4—in which Roger Ailes lays bare the basis of fake news: "we create the news'. I should say, the basis of real fake news—that is, news that i...
Kendra Bennett11 hours ago
Homelessness
I’m not a hero of any sorts, but I am in fact a dreamer for sure. One of my fondest childhood memories was sketching out blueprints for folks with no food or water to live and eat. I had it set in my ...
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Anita Powell11 hours ago
America The Beautiful or The Bruised
There are caravans of immigrants clamoring to get into this country. Why? Because there is no country that will give them the liberties that this country does. The immigrants know one thing for sure: ...
Peter Rose13 hours ago
Rational Thinking Is Now Rare
Rational thought is becoming rare. It is strange how selective people can be. The same people who will believe in the wildest exaggerations about President Trump, in America or Mr, Boris Johnson, in B...
Chris Agee13 hours ago
'Critics Were Much More Right Than I:' Geraldo Changes His Tune on Trump
Though the veteran broadcaster has been a longtime friend of the president and a defender on a variety of issues, Geraldo Rivera has drawn the line at Donald Trump's recent behavior.
Shandon Pendleton13 hours ago
The Anthem
Kneeling during the "National Anthem." Now this is one of the most controversial topics widespread across our country today. It all started back when 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick decided he wasn't going ...
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 Adams2 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...
Jonathan Reed3 months ago
Powerful Prince
Every-so-often we are reminded of the powerful influence our Royal Family has. From charity work, global events, patronages, to the influential fashion choices. But they also, in times of deep pain an...
Hannah Smart4 months 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 McDonald4 months 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 ...
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Chris Agee13 hours ago
'Critics Were Much More Right Than I:' Geraldo Changes His Tune on Trump
Though the veteran broadcaster has been a longtime friend of the president and a defender on a variety of issues, Geraldo Rivera has drawn the line at Donald Trump's recent behavior.
Nathalie Phan4 days ago
How to Influence Culture (and Work to Eradicate Racism)
Donald Trump is a showman. He's an appalling and revolting racist clown who shocks, amuses, and offends his audience to stay relevant. He is a circus player that stands on a platform built not of government and policy, but of fear and blind loyalty. There's no one who better understands the idea that "There's no such thing as bad publicity" than Donald Trump. What he also understands too well is that words have power, especially the words of arguably one of the most powerful and influential worl...
8 85 days ago
The Story Of...
How the Sacklers directly changed my family, and our lives, forever. Three beautiful children, a loving family, and a thriving, nationwide family-owned business... This was the life prior to my husband being prescribed opiates. I didn’t know that he was instantly addicted. It was a gradual process, when beer at night turned into him secretly snorting them because they are that bad, adding hard liquor. They cause instant brain malfunction. After all, the Sakimers easily-accessible test pilots wer...
Whitney Alese5 days 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 Hogan8 days ago
#RESIST and the Splintering of Political Culture
How radicalization and fragmentation may destabilize the democrats and hinder the party in 2020
Christina St-Jean2 months ago
Donald Trump Blasts Bette Midler
One of the hardest things in the world to do when you've been shown to be wrong is to apologize, but after wrongfully attributing a quote to President Donald Trump, Bette Midler did exactly that. Not ...
Johann Hollar17 hours ago
You Gals Are Right
I am well aware of you ladies and your disdain for men at times. We spent centuries treating you ladies like second-class citizens, where the only thing you were good for was cooking, cleaning the hou...
Dr. Williams2 days ago
Into the Foray Rides a Dark Horse
They say the nature of a man is best judged by his actions and deeds. For Sam Jones—a mild tempered man who has seen first hand the wonton despair and despondency of ordinary citizens, day after day, ...
Dena Miller, From One White Woman to Another, Let Me Help You Understand Why The Squad: Congresswomen Pressley, Ohar, Ocasio-Cortez, and Tilab Are NOT Racist
I am a white woman. I grew up in a very well-to-do community wanting for nothing. My parents are very well educated. They also grew up in well-to-do communities. Neither they, myself, my siblings, nor...
Tim Bryce7 days ago
President Trump vs The Squad of Four
BRYCE ON POLITICS - This round goes to the president. Click for AUDIO VERSION. The 2020 Presidential campaign kicked into high gear this week, not because of anything said by the Democrat candidates, ...
Olli Salvatore8 days ago
Trump Supporter Is a Candidate for the Presidency of the European Union
As an author and geopolitical strategist, I, Olli Salvatore from Belgium, am a strong Trump supporter from day one. In this video, I explain why I would like to become President of the European Union to make Europe Great Again. Just like Trump, I want to fight against mass-immigration and also I believe that Europe must unite with the US against the rise of China. Therefore, a strong European Union is needed to fight back against the threats which the EU and the US have in common. Recently I wro...
Grant Patterson11 days ago
The Coming Era of Might Makes Right
Lately, I've been coming to a depressing conclusion about the emerging character of our century. And it all started with travel television. I'm a fan of those shows where witty people with excellent c...
Kendra Bennett11 hours ago
Homelessness
I’m not a hero of any sorts, but I am in fact a dreamer for sure. One of my fondest childhood memories was sketching out blueprints for folks with no food or water to live and eat. I had it set in my ...
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Amie Wall7 days ago
Hidden Homeless, Hidden Stories
I live in Ireland, a country whose politicians proudly proclaim has one of the fastest growing economies and citizens now have more money in their pockets yet it is a country where the word 'housing' ...
Abigail Ooten11 days ago
We Need to Calm Down
First, I want to say that regardless of color, gender, sexual orientation, political, or religious beliefs, everyone deserves to have their voice heard. My past experiences are based off my being a co...
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Anita Powell11 hours ago
America The Beautiful or The Bruised
There are caravans of immigrants clamoring to get into this country. Why? Because there is no country that will give them the liberties that this country does. The immigrants know one thing for sure: ...
HowToFind .com8 days ago
Living In Venezuela Today Has A Very High Psychological Cost
The Venezuelan crisis is economic, political, and also emotional. The exodus of hundreds of thousands of compatriots fleeing from hyperinflation, scarcity, violence, and misery fractures families and ...
Johnny Vedmore11 days ago
The Epstein Associate Nobody's Talking About: The IDF-Linked Bond Girl Infiltrating the UK NHS
I have a story to tell you. A story that causes my heart to pound and my blood pressure to rise as I type each and every word. A true story of a woman of great wealth and power, who rode on Jeffrey Ep...
Shandi Pace2 days ago
Apollo 11: Why Landing a Man on the Moon Mattered
“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” When Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the Moon in July of 1969, the world took a large sigh of relief. It had taken a lot of time, money,...
Selena Vazquez6 days ago
Authority and the Truth
Truth is defined as a judgment or idea that is true or accepted as true. The two areas of knowledge examples I will be talking about are the history of immigration in the United States as well as the ...
Johann Hollar7 days ago
Anti-Christian Is Not Anti-American
Being a history major with a philosophy minor, I have been meaning to spread my thoughts on both matters. This will be the first in what I am hoping to be a successful series. My first piece, as you c...
The Way Congress Works
Congress is the legislative body of the United States government. Our lawmakers make decisions that affect us on a federal level, and federal generally refers to the entire country. Individual state l...
United States Congress
There are three branches of government, judicial, legislative, and executive. The President leads the executive branch, while the judicial branch's highest office is the Supreme Court of the United St...
The California State Legislature
The California State Legislature is made up of the California State Assembly and 80 members. The California State Senate has 40 members, with both houses of the legislature convening at the California...
Dr. Williamsa month 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 Radlauera month 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 Martin5 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 Conroy5 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 Kotz9 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...
Paul Levinson22 days ago
Minor Quibble with Kamala Harris
Although it's at most a minor quibble with Kamala Harris's superb performance in this past Thursday's Democratic debate—see my assessment of that over here—I thought, as a past President of the Scienc...
Twelve Bootsa month ago
Democratic Presidential Candidate Speech Styles Part 3
If you haven't already read Democratic Presidential Candidate Speech Styles Part 1 and Part 2, click on the links to read an analysis of the first nine candidates from Iowa's political speed dating rounds. This series looks at what stood out to me the most, and how they decided to best use their five minutes. Tone, body language, vocabulary, charisma, these are the things that make or break a quick, and sometimes first, impression. Using my experience as a teacher of Oracy, and my passion for Am...
Grace Lyncha month ago
Fix Your Own Country First!
Over the past six days several stabbings have taken place in the UK capital of London, where there have been two fatalities and three injured. London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, expressed his condolences tow...
Bryan Watch: July 15-18
Let’s start out with the obvious vote of the week: Rep. Green’s attempt to impeach President Trump, which was tabled on a vote of 332 to 95. While a short term loss, there were some key votes in favor...
Bryan Watch: NDAA July 12
This is an update on what congress did on Friday, July 12, which was primarily work on the National Defense Authorization Act. In the biggest NDAA news, Rep. Barbara Lee (CA) succeeded in her decade-l...
Bryan Watch: July 9-11
Big week for Representative Steil as his first bill passed the House of Representatives. It was HR 3050, the Expanding Investment in Small Businesses Act. The purpose of the bill is to require the Sec...
Copyright of Mickey Mouse
I recently discovered something pretty crazy when I was randomly exploring the Internet. Apparently Mickey Mouse is already public domain in Canada. I know some of you think what does this matter? Who...
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Claire McCully12 days ago
Disney, Black Mermaids, Taco Bowls, and Donald Trump
What’s all the fuss about cultural appropriation? Is Disney committing this offense by retelling the story of the Little Mermaid with a black protagonist? In answer, let me start here: I respect other...
1202 Duece Lee18 days ago
The 4th of the 19th
I just got done celebrating the fourth of July, but before the comments of coonery start... I do understand my people did not achieve freedom until June 19th, 1865. That's almost 100 years later!!! (A...
Grant Patterson10 days 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 12 days 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...
WatchMojo a month ago
Top 10 Coolest Michelle Obama Moments
Mrs. Obama, can you PLEASE run for president in 2020? Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Coolest Michelle Obama Moments." For this list, we’re taking a look at the coolest moments from Michelle Obama’s time as First Lady of the United States.