A L Hammon3 hours ago
Why We Celebrate Pride
Pride is not a celebration of our sexual liberation, but it’s a commemoration of those who came before us, starting with those who survived the Stonewall Riots in 1969. The riots began when police rai...
Iria Vasquez-Paez21 hours ago
The 25th Amendment
The 25th Amendment delves into what is to be done if a sitting President dies while in office. The Amendment takes into account what happens to a President if necessary, whether found in the circumsta...
Kofo Ajalaa day ago
2 Years From Grenfell
Friday June 14, 2019. Two years since the horrific wildfire tragedy of Grenfell tower—a time for reflection has never been more haunting on the brain. Upon such reflection I’ve found myself trying to ...
M.K Girvana day ago
The Brexit Betrayal
How the various countries of the UK are being betrayed on differentiating aspects of Brexit; with alternative as to how these could be sought to a resolution.
William Turner2 days ago
Jury Nullification
Jury nullification is an important concept in the United States, and one that prosecutors really don’t like. It has the capacity to allow individual citizens to exercise independent judgment about the...
Bryan Watch June 1
We have a first this week on Bryan Watch. Representative Steil’s first extreme vote, Roll Call #232 (June 3). Steil was one of 58 Republicans to vote against HR 2157, the supplemental appropriations b...
Emily Adamsa month 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 BGa month 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 Reed2 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 Smart3 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 McDonald3 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 ...
Noelle Clarke4 months ago
Politics, Travel & Influence
A little while ago, in endlessly scrolling through Instagram—as you do—I came across beautiful pictures of Myanmar, posted by a well-known travel blogger. I have never been personally interested in vi...
Dear Donald
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Dear Theresa
Open letters to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; do it like they do on Downing Street.
Craig Middleton4 days ago
You Don't Need to Own a Gun
America is the world’s leader in gun-related killings. In the US, it costs as much money to own a MacBook, as it does to own an assault rifle. This is relatively little compared to the rest of the wor...
Gun Control Sounds Good in Theory, But It's Really Not
One year and three months ago, the Marjorie Stonemann Douglas High School massacre took place in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen people and injuring seventeen more. The gunman, Nikolas Cruz, was formally charged with seventeen counts of premeditated murder. Not long afterwards, government control over the ownership of firearms has been one of the most highly debated topics through the leftist media; the idea of gun control legislation was well-received, and even demanded by the public. Like...
Craig Middleton10 days ago
Is China Robbing the USA of Its Intellectual Property?
In the midst of what many are calling a trade war, it is safe to say that the United States and China have had a competitive relationship in recent years. But, have both sides been playing a fair game...
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 ...
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I Lious11 days ago
Trump’s Second Term
As we all know by now Donald J Trump is the President. He ran a very controversial campaign and a lot of people including high-level politicians from both political parties said he would never win, wh...
Monique Star15 days ago
Words to Donald Trump
Dear Donald Trump, How does it feel knowing that you are contributing to women not feeling certain about themselves? With your history, you've encouraged men who only see women as objects to push thei...
A L Hammon3 hours ago
Why We Celebrate Pride
Pride is not a celebration of our sexual liberation, but it’s a commemoration of those who came before us, starting with those who survived the Stonewall Riots in 1969. The riots began when police rai...
Kofo Ajalaa day ago
2 Years From Grenfell
Friday June 14, 2019. Two years since the horrific wildfire tragedy of Grenfell tower—a time for reflection has never been more haunting on the brain. Upon such reflection I’ve found myself trying to ...
DM Lewis4 days ago
National Equality March 2017
Two years ago in June, members of the LGBTQ Community and our allies took to the streets across the world to speak up about the current, and ever-shifting administration holding the White House and Co...
M.K Girvana day ago
The Brexit Betrayal
How the various countries of the UK are being betrayed on differentiating aspects of Brexit; with alternative as to how these could be sought to a resolution.
Johnny Vedmore4 days ago
The Corrupt Conception of the UK Conservative Party - Robert Peel the Prime Minister of Rotten Boroughs
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Tim Bryce4 days ago
The Political War of the Entertainment Media
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Selena Vazquez6 days ago
Ending a Relationship Because of a Difference in Opinion, Specifically Political Ones
Politics are extremely controversial and there are different sides to every issue. People tend to frown upon those who end their relationship with someone because of a difference of opinion, but when ...
Politics and Humanity
I, as many of you, i'm sure, have recently started to see attack ads about candidates running for office. Like the first cannons of long forgotten battles shattering the peace of nations, as the popul...
Glitch X10 days ago
The Neutrality Mentality
This past week I've been going through a moment of intently reflecting on certain things—to the point where I've almost been borderline dissociative. It started with my senior project and a simple con...
Brett Hogana month ago
Censorship and Alternative Media
Censorship and Alternative Media: How harsher regulations inspire resistance Introduction “According to Freedom House (2015), about 86% of the world’s population resides in partially or fully censored...
The Venezuela Crisis
Can Venezuela return democracy to the people?
Viktorija Lipkaite3 months ago
Never-Ending Story of Corruption in Ukraine
Corruption had been a widespread and growing problem in Ukraine, way before the collapse of the USSR, when Soviet nature was present and country’s leaders used to be integrated in communist ruling eli...
Jose Soto5 days ago
The Importance of Cesar Chavez, Now and Then
As a young student, I learned about Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and other great American activists and leaders, all of whose stories had an incredi...
The 24th Amendment
The 24th Amendment is what stops Congress and any state from allowing the right to vote to be predicated on a payment poll of taxes, or any kind of tax for that matter. Voting is supposed to be free. ...
Jonathan Reed14 days ago
A Worthy Coronation
“Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon,...
Bryan Watch June 1
We have a first this week on Bryan Watch. Representative Steil’s first extreme vote, Roll Call #232 (June 3). Steil was one of 58 Republicans to vote against HR 2157, the supplemental appropriations b...
Bryan Watch: May Week 4
This was a big week for Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI 1). He was the leader of the fight against the Consumers First Act, and the House voted on his very first amendment to a bill and on his first motion to ...
Bryan Watch: May Week 3
There were two major issues this week in the House: Equality for LGBTQ citizens, and expanding access to health care. The week closed with the House passing HR 5, The Equality Act, just in time for Ga...
Dominic Martin4 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...
Edward Anderson4 months ago
Sly Spy
"You dirty, double-crossing rat." That is one of James Cagney's most famous lines. It is also applicable in many instances in politics and especially when it comes to the FBI and CIA. Most of their jo...
Patrick Hollis7 months ago
Martial Law Imposed in Ukraine as Tensions with Russia Increase Once More
The latest and most significant upscale of tensions between the Ukraine and Russia has had such major repercussions around the Ukraine that President Peter Poroshenko has imposed Marshall Law on the s...
Aly Ledenea month 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 Conroy4 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 Kotz8 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...
Jonathan Reed20 days ago
Tears At Dawn
Oh, Theresa… hasn’t it all gone horribly wrong! After months of will she/won’t she, finally Theresa May announced her resignation as Prime Minister. She stood, like so many before her, in front of tha...
Bryan Watch: May Week 2
Time once again for a weekend wrap-up on what the House of Representatives, and specifically Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI 1) has been up to. Short answer: Voting like a typical Republican. The big issue of ...
Edward Anderson2 months ago
Why Republicans Should Love Mayor Pete
Pete Buttigieg is surging in the polls, recently beating such heavyweight names as Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Cory Booker, he also came within spitting distance of Senator Bernie Sanders. In...
Iria Vasquez-Paez21 hours ago
The 25th Amendment
The 25th Amendment delves into what is to be done if a sitting President dies while in office. The Amendment takes into account what happens to a President if necessary, whether found in the circumsta...
William Turner2 days ago
Jury Nullification
Jury nullification is an important concept in the United States, and one that prosecutors really don’t like. It has the capacity to allow individual citizens to exercise independent judgment about the...
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Claire Peters6 days ago
Statutes of Limitations: Is It Too Late to Sue?
Whether you watch lots of crime shows on television, or just have a basic understanding of law, you’ve likely come across the phrase “statute of limitations.” While this phrase may sound a bit dauntin...
Eliza White3 months ago
Why Hate Speech Cannot Exist in America
As a teenager in a public school in California, I am constantly surrounded by leftist opinions. With my conservative views, I can find it quite frustrating when people are spouting their opinions with...
Catherine Agati3 months ago
That's Racist
Recently the actor Orlando Jones, who plays Mr. Nancy on American Gods, posted a video on his Instagram. The video shows a white woman, Corinne Terrone, screaming racial slurs at a black man, named Er...
Michael Eric Ross4 months ago
Liam Neeson and the Outrage Age
When you first heard it, it sounded as if Liam Neeson was offering an expression of life imitating art, speaking in an outtake from any of his Taken trilogy or Gangs of New York, or from Non-Stop or The Commuter, or a scene from his latest film, Cold Pursuit: the famed Oscar-nominated Irish actor as the bludgeoning avenger, the everyman prowling the streets, seeking justice — or at least vengeance. But Leeson’s admission in a Feb. 4 interview with The Independent, was a deeply personal one, and ...
WatchMojo 6 days 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.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex: One Year After Becoming a Royal
Meghan Markle, former Suits actress, married Prince Harry one year ago on May 19, 2018. It was at that time that Meghan became a royal with all the rights and privileges that any other royal has. Even...
Kenya Smith4 months ago
Can Ye Ever Be as Good as Kanye?
Are we witnessing the downfall of Kanye West, also know as Ye? Has the “creative genius” turned into a creative moron? The star who once said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” can now wear...