Jessi Gore13 hours ago
Why Do People Care About Race?
We all know or have at least heard of the term "racism." Although, I don’t think we all agree on what exactly racism is. Some people believe stereotypes themselves are racist, especially negative ones...
Will Evans14 hours ago
A Thank You to Bernie
Dear Bernie, I owe so much to you. Before the 2016 election, I didn't feel like I could contribute to what was going on around me. I can't vote until this December, and I felt voting was the only true...
Stripes Joplin15 hours ago
Giving Up
I have decided that I’m done arguing with bigoted people. First, I’m chronically ill. I just can’t afford that kind of stress anymore. I need to focus on getting better and I can’t do that if I’m argu...
Sydney Alexander16 hours ago
Dear Donald
You have made me realize how much can happen in little over a year. I've certainly learned a lot and you have not even entered the second half of your Presidential term at the time that I write this. ...
SKYLERIZED 16 hours ago
Why Are You Ranking: The Best Ways Capitalism Aligns with the Morality of Life Listed From Death Sentence to Dying with Dignity
With the deaths of celebrities, politicians, authors, and other figures of note, the main reason why we see such outpourings of grief and emotion is because of the wonders of capitalism. It is because...
Peter Rose2 days ago
Lies and Statistics
Lies, damn lies and statistics. I see many posts on Facebook claiming “evidence” for things that are simply not true. I am sure that someone has devised a statistic to enable the claim to be made but ...
Heather Wilkins5 days ago
Energy Solutions for Florida
Florida is one of those states where it's sunny all year round. There's memes and jokes about some of the stupid things that happen in our state or the weather. People who live in Florida deal with sn...
Patricia Sarkar17 days ago
A History of Gambling in the USA
Gambling in the United States has enjoyed a rich and varied history and it’s one that continues to evolve. In May 2018, the US Supreme Court overturned the PASPA ruling that deemed sports betting to b...
Felix Martineza month ago
Cost Effective or Carbon Free?
Our way of life has consequences we choose to ignore. We enjoy driving our car down the highway. We expect electricity in our homes to power the things we feel we need. What people do not appreciate i...
Matthew Kresala month ago
Putin, Trump & 'Russian Roulette'
As of writing, we are eighteen months into the presidency of Donald Trump. That time in office has found his administration, intelligence agencies, and the news media focused on lingering questions fr...
Bethany Ashlyn2 months ago
Have We Lost the Meaning Behind Independence Day?
Fireworks have never been my favorite thing in the world. They are loud and potentially could blow my hand off or worse. My brother, on the other hand, loves fireworks like most Americans do. People s...
Shandi Pace2 months ago
How John F. Kennedy Became a Cultural Icon
Tensions reached new heights due to marches on civil rights, women’s rights, the never-ending war in Vietnam and farmworker conditions. Although the majority of these movements began peacefully, the o...
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Jessi Gore13 hours ago
Why Do People Care About Race?
We all know or have at least heard of the term "racism." Although, I don’t think we all agree on what exactly racism is. Some people believe stereotypes themselves are racist, especially negative ones...
Liz Pierce4 days ago
Know Anything About Net Neutrality? Neither Did I, But Here's Why We Need It
I was asked a few months ago to write a research paper on net neutrality discussing why it was a necessity in the world today. At the time I knew almost nothing about it, and a lot of what I did know ...
Carlos Guerra7 days ago
Space Force
Our 6th Military Branch
Sydney Alexander16 hours ago
Dear Donald
You have made me realize how much can happen in little over a year. I've certainly learned a lot and you have not even entered the second half of your Presidential term at the time that I write this. ...
Mark Grigoriev12 days ago
Who Will Betray Trump and Putin?
A Ukrainian Scenario for Russia and America
J. P. Frattini20 days ago
Trump Derangement Syndrome
So apparently, the President has just become Dr. Trump because he's diagnosing the media and all of his critics with "Trump Derangement Syndrome." The symptoms as I can best describe them would be som...
Will Evans14 hours ago
A Thank You to Bernie
Dear Bernie, I owe so much to you. Before the 2016 election, I didn't feel like I could contribute to what was going on around me. I can't vote until this December, and I felt voting was the only true...
Stripes Joplin15 hours ago
Giving Up
I have decided that I’m done arguing with bigoted people. First, I’m chronically ill. I just can’t afford that kind of stress anymore. I need to focus on getting better and I can’t do that if I’m argu...
The Age of Complacency
Every once in a while, there's an event that everyone thinks will shake things up. Whether it's reports of things like concentration camps for illegal immigrants, the leak of the Panama and the Paradi...
Tim Bryce4 days ago
Mr. Trump's Economic Playbook
Click for AUDIO VERSION. At a recent Trump Rally in Tampa, the president put on a clinic for Republican candidates going into the midterm elections. Basically, he is selling prosperity, or, to paraphr...
Tim Bryce10 days ago
It's Mudslinging Season
Click for AUDIO VERSION. Here in Florida, as it is in many other states, it is primary season where political parties select their candidates to run in November. Unlike the general election, I tend to...
Tim Bryce11 days ago
Why Are Traditional Democrats Fading Away?
BRYCE ON POLITICS - The more Democrats resist President Trump, the more working people move to the GOP. Click for AUDIO VERSION. The Democrats are on a collision course with disaster. They used to be ...
Munjeeta Sohal18 days ago
Implicit Associations
Last year, I completed my second course in play therapy—a type of counseling for children in which they express themselves autonomously through play. These courses, and the journey that led me to them...
LaRaina Lewis20 days ago
Let's Make America Better!
I am a single mother with a five-month-old son. I recently was asked to leave a shelter we were staying at because it (the program) didn't work with my work schedule. Now I'm forced to sleep in a car ...
#TorontoStrong
A gun has 26 working parts; the length of the barrel, the speed of the bullet, and the caliber of the ammunition determine its lethality. The trigger requires a precise amount of pressure to fire. Whe...
Miles Gordon15 days ago
Refuting the Palestinian Narrative
Even as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues to violate international protocol by using dangerous chemical weapons against its own people, Iran sponsors organizations to destabilize several Sunn...
F*ck the Corruption
What is corruption? I don't want to copy any definition from the Internet so I'll rather offer my own one. To me corruption means bending the rules of the fair game into your advantage. It means emplo...
Rich Monettia month ago
The War on Drugs is a Crime Against Humanity
“Weldon Angelos will spend the rest of his life in prison for three marijuana sales. Angelos, a twenty four year old record producer, possessed a weapon which he did not use or threaten to use at the ...
Sanjeet Saini5 days ago
'Death of Socrates' Painting Analysis
A well-known painter in the neo-classical era, Jacques-Louis David became one of the most famous artists in history with his impactful works of art. With pieces such as the Oath of Horatii, The Death ...
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Dr. Williams5 days ago
The Greenback
When the Kingston Trio came out with their rendition of "Greenback Dollar" with the lyrics saying, "I don't give a damn about a greenback dollar I spend it just as fast as I can," today, half of that ...
Phill Ross11 days ago
Night Hawkers
Over the last few hundred years, the discovery of many ancient artifacts has helped to uncover the stories of our past here in the United Kingdom. Stunning finds—such as the infamous Saxon treasure of...
Ariadne Romanosa month 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...
Joshua Lowenberg2 months ago
Could the "Blue Wave" Be Starting to Break Far from Shore?
The Democratic party is being plagued by multiple issues that could easily keep them from retaking the Congress. The "Blue Wave" which Democrats had been hoping for (taking many congressional seats an...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
Why I Want to Run for Office
I want to make a difference in the world. First I’m going to get onto the Work2Future board in San Jose, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month. I can get to this meeting, first thing. Second,...
Anna Flaherty5 months ago
Why We Have to Sympathise with Terrorists if We Want to Fix the Problem
Perhaps to you that seems like a bold statement, something radical and unacceptable. But allow me to explain... There is no universal definition of terrorism, but there are some rules as to what is wi...
Joe Wilson6 months ago
How Likely Is War with North Korea?
As you've seen on the news, the North Korean administration is getting itself lots of attention in the Western world. Threat of war looms over us, and Trump acts as a catalyst, returning verbal fire a...
Mark Grigoriev8 months ago
Russia Defeats ISIS in Syria
A Russian coalition consisting of Syrian forces and their allies took over the last ISIS stronghold in Syria, the city of Abu-Kemal. The flags of Syria and Russia as a sign of their defeat of the last...
Lauren Skopkowski2 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 Still10 months 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,...
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...
Michael Blair8 days ago
Mother Sturgeon, Cult? Discuss
I know I have written several pieces on the subject of the SNP and its effect on the life of Scotland and its political and people. So I decided to take a break from Scottish politics for a wee while....
Reid Moore12 days ago
Is the Intelligence Community Getting Back at President Trump 'Six Ways to Sunday?'
In light of the current legal proceedings involving the Trump administration, especially the "Intelligence Community" investigating alleged crimes arising from the so-called "Russian Collusion" hysteria, it's worthwhile to revisit a comment made by Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer (D-NY) in January, 2017, even before the President took the oath of office. During an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on January, 3, Schumer responded to her comments about "shots" President-elect Trump was directi...
Edward Anderson16 days ago
Republican Catfish
ASL? Anyone who has ever entered an internet chatroom has been asked this question. After answering, many of the people asking the question will ask for proof of this. A good catfish will have plenty ...
Patricia Sarkar17 days ago
A History of Gambling in the USA
Gambling in the United States has enjoyed a rich and varied history and it’s one that continues to evolve. In May 2018, the US Supreme Court overturned the PASPA ruling that deemed sports betting to b...
Yannick Taylora month ago
Gay and Transgender Panic Defense
In the last decade, there has been a defense mechanism used by people who have committed crimes against trans and queer people. It is known as the "Gay and Trans Panic Defense." The Gay and Trans Pani...
Shannon Humphreya month ago
Arrested for Stepping on Dry Sand
On July 1, 2018, the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, signed into law H.B. 631, a bill sponsored by a Ft. Lauderdale born democrat named Edwards-Walpole. This bill gave beach property owners the right...
Blake Dylan6 days 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...
SKYLERIZED 14 days ago
Why Are You Ranking: Most Significant Moments Regarding Kanye West as Expressed by American Presidents Listed from ‘Good Life’ to ‘So Appalled’
As he has hinted at an award show, rapper, producer, fashion designer, husband, father and omaven Kanye West wants to be President of the United States of America by 2024. But does he know about the I...
Karina Thyraa month ago
Cartoons and Fake News: A Rude Awakening into the Plague of a Digital Society
In an era where peddlers of fake news thrive like flies in a dumpster, people of goodwill may attempt to clean up the mess, but most will still believe the bs. Very recently, I came across a Facebook ...
Niall LM3 days ago
Harry Belafonte
Of 20th century civil rights activists Harry Belafonte is one of the most passionate messengers. Belafonte was widely praised in the 1950s as the King of Calypso—he is remembered as a friend of Martin...
George Herman2 months ago
Best Political Writers of All Time
Whether they were for or against the government shouldn't matter. The matter at hand should be more accentuated by what their words still mean to this day, how their eras have shaped our own, and the ...
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Aleksander Sand2 months ago
Why Jordan Peterson Doesn't Matter
The celebrity psychologist has reached a cult following. I recently attended one of his promotional talks in London, part of his 12 Rules for Life Tour. Apprehensive at first, my feelings remained uns...