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Allie Ho14 minutes ago
Trump and World War III
The Doomsday Clock is merely two and a half minutes to midnight. The Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) of North Korea are not getting any further from U.S. territory. Their Hwasong-14 missile...
The Shipwreck of Grenfell Tower
We are living in strange times and we constantly look for newfangled ideas or concepts that help us understand and put into context what is happening around us. Thus, concepts such as Post-truth, Alt-...
History of Religion in American Politics
If you didn't know by now, religion is really big in America — almost the entire country follows a certain religion. The freedom to follow any religion is under our First Amendment — having the freedo...
Media: Mother Nature's Pesticide
Are we blinded by the darkness that is media?
Ira Nayman2 days ago
How Many Corners Do You Have to Turn to Get Back To Where You Started?
by FRANCIS GRECOROMACOLLUDEN, Alternate Reality News Service National Politics Writer In a speech to veterans of political turf wars last week, President Ronald McDruhitmumpf didn’t drool for an entir...
Dear Donald: Please Shut The F*&^ Up
Dear Donald, I'm a pansexual, nonbinary/transgender individual who rallies for legalized cannabis. So, to a point, that's basically a guarantee that you wouldn't have gotten my vote, unless I was alre...
Cultural Appropriation Costumes
Let's start this article with a caveat. I am a White, cisgender female. I experience a great deal of privilege. I also do not have children, so when a friend of mine posted a Facebook status talking a...
David Bulley10 days ago
Stop Using “Snowflake” As an Insult
It is fun to turn around and use the insult intended for liberal progressives on the conservative base in an attempt to point out how poorly conservatives react to having their feelings hurt. The insu...
Reanne Kingdon20 days ago
Las Vegas Attacks
I wasn’t going to post this, but with the Las Vegas attacks earlier this week, I want to add my thoughts, just as I did with Manchester. I was going to talk about gun control and the Second Amendment ...
Chelsea Kendricka month ago
Dear Donald, Why So Sovereign?
Dear Donald, I'm writing you to discuss the speech you gave in front the United Nations General Assembly. I'm not too pleased with what I heard from you, and many others aren't either. In order to com...
PJ Reillya month ago
Corrupt the Youth
This essay does not intend to add to the thousands of think-pieces on Donald Trump's profound unfitness of the Office of the Presidency on the basis of his politics, for it is clear that the subjectiv...
Jared Rimera month ago
Is Trump At It Again?
In my previous article here on Vocal dealing with Trump, I talked about why he didn’t seem to fit the job in my opinion. As time has gone on, it seems like I’m becoming right. Recently, during a compu...
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.
Allie Ho14 minutes ago
Trump and World War III
The Doomsday Clock is merely two and a half minutes to midnight. The Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) of North Korea are not getting any further from U.S. territory. Their Hwasong-14 missile...
Cultural Appropriation Costumes
Let's start this article with a caveat. I am a White, cisgender female. I experience a great deal of privilege. I also do not have children, so when a friend of mine posted a Facebook status talking a...
Privacy Versus Security
Although it is the right of the government to “suppress insurrection,” it is also the right of the people to alter and abolish government as stated in the Declaration of Independence.
Dear Donald: Please Shut The F*&^ Up
Dear Donald, I'm a pansexual, nonbinary/transgender individual who rallies for legalized cannabis. So, to a point, that's basically a guarantee that you wouldn't have gotten my vote, unless I was alre...
Donald Gray2 days ago
Dear Donald... Something Smells Funky
Dear Donald, Something — I can't quite make out what it is, yet — smells funky. Obviously, you've noticed it, too. Maybe it's the continuous, yet overbearing, backlashing you constantly receive from e...
Mark Ludas6 days ago
Thank You, President Trump, for 'The New Now'
Dear Donald, As a White Male, I want to thank you, President Trump, for giving a voice to my concerns, my fears, and most importantly, my oppressions. Before you were president, it would have been har...
Astrid Novak4 days ago
America: The Real Problem
In today's society, we are facing multiple dilemmas. Terrorists roam the busy streets of every country, every continent, and every city filled with innocent faces. Hate fills the rooms and hallways in...
#WomenBoycottTwitter: Did It Make A Difference, Or Did Women Silence Their Voice?
Anytime people are banding together to fight a common cause for the greater good, I'm intrigued. The #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, which occurred Friday Oct. 13, definitely has me intrigued, but it's...
Tasrit Nwenzar8 days ago
The Rif’s Revolt Against Tyranny
Rif is a historically marginalized region in the North African country of Morocco. The Riffians are sparking a revolution.
Jefferey Spivey2 days ago
US Equality Laws That Never Passed
America is the land of the free, but based on several US equality laws that never passed, it’s not exactly the land of fairness and equity. Women, as well as people of color, immigrants, and the LGBTQ...
Katy Preen3 days ago
Dear Theresa
I know that you’re having a tough time. Your job is probably the most difficult and thankless in the whole country, and yet it is also coveted by those you should be able to rely on. I say that it is ...
Eric Green9 days ago
Worst Moments in American Politics
American politics has always been at the forefront of innovation — but that doesn't mean that they're infallible. The events in 2016 ending with the election of Donald Trump have reminded us of that. ...
Ruth Green4 days ago
Homeless in Seattle
In the 21st century, homelessness is rampant in most major cities of America. It exists on a large scale and can be easily seen no matter where you go. Take Seattle for example and I write from experi...
#WomenBoycottTwitter: Did It Make A Difference, Or Did Women Silence Their Voice?
Anytime people are banding together to fight a common cause for the greater good, I'm intrigued. The #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, which occurred Friday Oct. 13, definitely has me intrigued, but it's...
Dear Theresa...
With a swift yet pugnacious jostle from the relative stability of being one of the top ranked nations within the European Union, the Conservatives have once again cast Britain into the throes of emerg...
Peter Rose7 days ago
Are the Days of Honest Debate Over?
Are the days of honest debate over? Are we on a decent to continuous confrontation? It is widely acknowledged that if you are in a debate, before presenting ideas that oppose those presented by anothe...
Johnny Vedmore9 days ago
If You're Outraged at Harvey Weinstein, You Should Be Furious About Bryan Singer
As more allegations about the conduct of Harvey Weinstein surface, the USA is about to experience a tempest that could fundamentally change their society. The bubbling press waters are already being d...
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Martin Reed16 days ago
Tory Views on How We Should Live
So, Tory Minister Dr. Phillip Lee has decided that we're all a selfish lot and don't care for our elderly parents enough. I wonder, is he talking about successful businessmen, etc. not paying out for ...
The Shipwreck of Grenfell Tower
We are living in strange times and we constantly look for newfangled ideas or concepts that help us understand and put into context what is happening around us. Thus, concepts such as Post-truth, Alt-...
History of Religion in American Politics
If you didn't know by now, religion is really big in America — almost the entire country follows a certain religion. The freedom to follow any religion is under our First Amendment — having the freedo...
Eric Green2 days ago
A Timeline of the History of the Republican Party
From the ashes of the Whig Party came the Republicans. United with the desire to abolish slavery, the founders of the party met in a small schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin. The Republican party has tak...
The Challenge of Revising the Iran Nuclear Deal
On Thursday, October 12th, Zachary Cohen of CNN reported on fear of potential consequences of decertification of the Iran nuclear deal. He cited Jake Sullivan, a top foreign policy advisor to Hillary ...
Daniel Fuchs2 months ago
Dear President Trump
President Trump, First, thank you for running and taking on the enormous undertaking of MAGA. Recently, as talk grew about the large Powerball jackpot, I began to think what could be done with that ki...
Dre Joseph2 months ago
We the People...
I don't give a shit how long its been or how far Black people (and others) have come since 1789. NO. FUCKING. BODY... should be allowed to hide behind freedom of speech to spew and express racial, rel...
Christina St-Jean2 months ago
Paris Reels as Another Attack Hits France
Levallois-Perret, France, is the most densely-populated town in Europe (per Wikipedia) and while the town usually enjoys picturesque views and moderate temperatures, this morning (August 9), it became...
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Dr. Williams2 months ago
The Conflicts Waged In the Name of War
History is an invaluable tool. For it tells us of the mistakes made in the past so as to not repeat those same mistakes. Yet, our leaders have continually failed to head the lessons that history is su...
Dominic Martin3 months ago
Is North Korea Truly a Threat to International Security?
After World War II, Korea was divided into two states. The Soviet backed North and the US backed south. In 1950, the Korean war broke out because The North and Kim Il Sung wanted to reunite Korea but ...
Kevin McClintock2 months ago
Political Characters
Winston Churchill Churchill is famous for many things, not least his 'character'. Witty, passionate, lachrymose and 'honourable', he is not likely to be forgotten. His politics were not without contro...
Cato Conroy3 months ago
Best Books Written By US Presidents
Being the US president means that you need to have a lot of skills. You need to be a good negotiator, able to think critically, and also have to be able to use your words carefully. Or, that's what it...
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Erik Skaarsgard 4 months ago
10 People Who Should Replace Sean Spicer and Why
After just a few months, the Trump administration has been a clown car of scandal. The mouthpiece for this, alongside the golden-skinned leader himself, is former Easter Bunny, Sean Spicer. Among the ...
Rashaunna Nelson20 days ago
Dear Theresa M. May...
There's a slight possibility that you've lost touch with your congenial side. Similar to someone I know, your citizens have begun to make a mockery of you and all justifications that come with your mu...
DW
Daniel Willis22 days ago
Alastair Campbell Talks Brexit
Talking heads sat down for an interview as Alastair Campbell talks Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and why the younger generation need to step-up to fix the Labour Party. Daniel Willis has more. To say Alastai...
Jeremy Corbyn: His Views on the Middle East
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is making a stand against the Saudi Arabian regime and its conduct of the war in Yemen, as opposed to the Theresa May government, who is selling arms to the Kingdom of Saud...
Laura Echeverria2 months ago
"Dream Act" Myth Buster
It's likely that you've heard about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the president's recent decision regarding the program. Roughly 56% of Americans support Dreamers and undocumen...
Myles D. Goethe2 months ago
Solidarity Against White Supremacy 8/27/17
I took a new friend to today’s demonstration at the Federal Plaza on Adams and Dearborn that consisted of an estimated 3 thousand plus citizens toward Trump Tower in Downtown Chicago. This protest was...
THE AFRICANA2 months ago
The Life and Times of the Liberal Nigerian
If you have been reading my articles, by now you will pick up that I am a very progressive person (Liberal AF!) and I am African (it's literally in my bio). I strongly advocate for social change and i...
#WomenBoycottTwitter: Did It Make A Difference, Or Did Women Silence Their Voice?
Anytime people are banding together to fight a common cause for the greater good, I'm intrigued. The #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, which occurred Friday Oct. 13, definitely has me intrigued, but it's...
Christina St-Jean2 months ago
Is It a Threat? Is It a Joke? Scaramucci Says He'll Bring a "Professionally Monogrammed Front Stabbing Knife" for Stephen Colbert
Anthony Scaramucci, aka "The Mooch", aka the White House Communications Director with the shortest lived tenure, seems like he might be going off the rails. In an August 10 tweet, Scaramucci posted, "...
There Is a War in the World of Communist Memes
The socialist presence on Facebook is now well established, especially in the world of memes. Even Vice wrote about it. Sassy Socialist Memes, with its 900,000 likes, is maybe the most well-known of t...
#WomenBoycottTwitter: Did It Make A Difference, Or Did Women Silence Their Voice?
Anytime people are banding together to fight a common cause for the greater good, I'm intrigued. The #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, which occurred Friday Oct. 13, definitely has me intrigued, but it's...
Jocelin Leige2 months ago
Daily Mail Made a Big Fail
Sometime yesterday Daily Fail, I mean Mail, made an article about the lovely Munroe Bergdorf and how she said, just as I did, that all white people benefit from privilege. As you will see, they used h...
Dre Joseph2 months ago
Kaepernick: The New Ali
If the vast majority of Black people in America (notice how I said not all) do not boycott the National Football League this upcoming season... we are lost as a people like for real for real. Colin Ka...