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...
S Ann10 hours ago
Why A Female Will Never Be President
Clickbait. Clickbait. Clickbait. The title of this article in no way coincides with my political affiliation, or, in general, beliefs at all. Yet, recent occurrences have led me to, unwillingly, begin...
Kay M13 hours ago
Gun Violence
Over the years, innocent lives have been taken by bullets. Although, death by gun is not the number one cause of death. Gun violence is still an issue. That is why I have chosen to analyze the rhetori...
An America Divided
In 1789, A small group of colonies just won their independence from a monarchy across the Pacific Ocean. Now they were faced with a dilemma; How should the government be running and who should be in c...
Robert Wellsa day ago
American Architectural Psychology
Architectural and urban designs are often reflections of the cultures that built them. In the US, a legacy of racism runs through our highways and cities.
Heeta Joshia day ago
Utilitarian Standpoint: Political Correctness & Objectivity—The Ten Times It Should Be Required
Disclaimer: If you are sensitive to socio-economic-political issues, please click out. If you have an open mind and are curious, stick around. Welcome to the US series, where I talk about subjective m...
Felix Martinez2 days 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 Kresal13 days 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 Ashlyna month 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 Pacea month 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...
Ben Kharakh2 months ago
Important Organizations That Help Immigrants in the US
In the wake of the news that the Trump administration had been separating immigrant children from their parents as they crossed the US's southern border, many people found themselves asking, "Did the ...
Joshua Lowenberg2 months ago
How to Run for Political Office in 7 Easy Steps
Running for office isn't the easiest thing to do, but I will break it down into 7 easy steps.
Dear Donald
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Political Humor
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Dear Theresa
Open letters to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; do it like they do on Downing Street.
Kay M13 hours ago
Gun Violence
Over the years, innocent lives have been taken by bullets. Although, death by gun is not the number one cause of death. Gun violence is still an issue. That is why I have chosen to analyze the rhetori...
Food Fight
Ready to be hungry? It’s fried chicken vs. pizza, as two family dynasties fight over one man’s use of a racial slur threatens a major pizza chain. Sounds like something Shonda Rhymes would write doesn...
Dillon Staples4 days ago
Protecting the Next Generation: School Shootings
Schools, while not perfect in practice, are one of the primary ways that children obtain knowledge. Children have become victims of violence in their place of learning, and, as of now, there are no feasible solutions to preventing violent acts, including shootings. Political bickering has prevented a solution that protects the lives of innocent children.
Paul Levinson4 days ago
Why Trump Loves Putin
Blackmail has often been cited, sometimes along with gratitude for the help Russia gave him in the 2016 election, as the reason Trump so adheres to Putin, as seen again in the Helsinki press conferenc...
Ellowen Ophelia5 days ago
Why Illegal Immigrants Should Not Be Illegal
While many people are avid believers that illegal immigrants should remain illegal, a whopping 72 percent of Americans believe that all immigrants should be able to stay following proper documentation...
Alex Dee14 days ago
They Just Don't Get It
It's been 531 days since Donald Trump was sworn in as our commander in chief, and every single one has been doused in controversy. The right will convince you that your feminist, liberal ideas are a p...
Robert Wellsa day ago
Overcoming Phone Anxiety Through Civic Engagement
Most of my friends know that I suffer from debilitating phone anxiety. Having to call someone I don't personally know makes all of my muscles tense up, and asking for something over the phone is often...
Sam P.3 days ago
Immigration
"Go back to where you came from!" "Immigrants are taking our jobs!" "Immigrants will cause the downfall of America." These are things that a lot of us, immigrants, hear on a daily basis. What do we do...
Eleanor Noyce7 days ago
The Politics of Being Queer: How the LGBTQ+ Community Swapped Protests for Parties
On June 28, 1970, the Christopher Street Liberation Parade marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The first 'Gay Pride March' encompassed the fifty-one blocks between the Stonewall Inn a...
An America Divided
In 1789, A small group of colonies just won their independence from a monarchy across the Pacific Ocean. Now they were faced with a dilemma; How should the government be running and who should be in c...
Robert Wellsa day ago
American Architectural Psychology
Architectural and urban designs are often reflections of the cultures that built them. In the US, a legacy of racism runs through our highways and cities.
Heeta Joshi3 days ago
Utilitarian Standpoint: Issues Where I Stand Neutral
Hey Guys, Today I want to talk about neutrality, and the top ten social issues that I stand neutral on. I wrote something similar where I listed top ten things which people are irrationally sensitive ...
Heeta Joshia day ago
Utilitarian Standpoint: Political Correctness & Objectivity—The Ten Times It Should Be Required
Disclaimer: If you are sensitive to socio-economic-political issues, please click out. If you have an open mind and are curious, stick around. Welcome to the US series, where I talk about subjective m...
T.P Schofield6 days ago
Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?
‘Political Correctness’ is in itself conceptually illusive; and has transmogrified from its 1920’s German Marxist Roots. It’s abstract character and vast encompassment has left the phrase open to mani...
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Maria 10 days ago
When You Belong Everywhere and Nowhere at the Same Time
Another family gathering full of enlightening conversation brought back the realization that after a few drinks and a little bit of Brexit chat, anyone has the potential to become an enemy. I’m joking...
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 Monetti6 days 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 ...
Goog kupo15 days ago
Why the Democratic Party Is Morally Corrupt Beyond Repair
Twas the year 1944, and a fellow named Henry Wallace was running for reelection as vice president. A peaceful man he was, a pacifist and progressive. Mr. Roosevelt prefered him, as did all the people....
Robyn Welborne2 days ago
Julius Caesar: Friend or Foe?
Julius Caesar and Pompey shared a special love/hate relationship within their personal and political life. To Caesar, Pompey represented a father figure to him; yet Caesar saw within himself to one da...
Robyn Welborne2 days ago
The Church, the Tribes, and the Roman Empire
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) Usually we just abbreviate it to “pride goeth before a fall”.” (Glen, ‘The King’s English’). A universally famous...
T.P Schofield5 days ago
The Rise of 20th Century Fascism
To acolytes of Fascist ideology, the First World War served to reiterate their deep-seated belief that Liberal Democracy was essentially antiquated. They believed a heavily nationalistic, autocratic f...
Ariadne Romanos8 days 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 Lowenberga month 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...
Ryan McGregor3 months ago
America & the Arms- Ageddon
In current times, we face many different threats to our way of life, as well as how we operate globally. Not only on a physical level either, as with advancements in technology we've become at risk to...
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 Grigoriev7 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 Still9 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...
Gas Lighting
Have you been gas-lighted? If you have, you'll probably be questioning why? You might even be questioning your sanity too. Why is this? Firstly, let me explain what gaslighting is. It is not how you l...
Patrick Dillon25 days ago
The Case for Elizabeth Warren in 2020
The Case for Elizabeth Warren in 2020 is simple. She is not the reason she should be running for President. The reason she is should run is so much deeper than that. She represents a large portion of ...
Nancy D4 months ago
Dear Donald Trump
Dear Donald Trump, Your hate towards people who are different... it works like a virus. It spreads across the population and attacks the host. The virus you have created has made its way to Canada and...
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...
Katie Greiser23 days ago
The War on Gun Control
When we hear war, we think about who we’re fighting with overseas, but what do we do when the people we’re firing at are our own citizens?
Rich Monettia month ago
Indian Point Evacuation Plan: Put Your Head Between Your Knees And....
If Indian Point happens to spring a leak, the signal will sound, everyone can check the wind and just drive in the opposite direction. As ridiculous as we all know that sounds, the direction of the pl...
Karina Thyra14 days 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 ...
Craig York25 days ago
Depictions of Communism in Cinema and Other Media
Communism has always been an ideology that has keenly interested me. As a Democratic Socialist I 'believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to ma...
Saint Writes2 months ago
When Fashion Makes a Statement... (And Why I Love It!)
In almost every facet of our pop culture today, blunt or not, you can find some sort of social commentary about what's going on in the world. Fashion is no different. Recently, the 13th annual "Fashio...
George Hermana month 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...
Maura Dudas2 months ago
Meghan Markle as the Blanket Statement of a Non-racist Monarchy
The only way to truly engage in the rage culture of our times is to observe from afar or jump headfirst into it. Not really a monarchist. I found The Crown fascinating, it revealed a part of Elisabeth...