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Dr. Williams10 hours ago
Coverup
They have always said that history repeats. As the United States continues to fall into disgrace with Trumpism being the order of the day it should come to no surprise to begin to see the similarities...
Iria Vasquez-Paez16 hours ago
The Need for Universal Income
Universal income is a thing European countries attempt. Normally, most people make income through work, but some make money off of SSI pensions. This is a form of universal income. Universal income im...
Christina St-Jean18 hours ago
When Paradise Turns Hellish for 38 Minutes: A Colossal Mistake
What the hell do you do when you're in the middle of what should be the vacation of a lifetime and you learn a ballistic missile is headed your way? What do you do when you're going about your daily l...
Is Trump Whitehouse Fire and Fury Book Misdirection?
The number one best seller for this week on New York Times was Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" Inside the Trump White House.
He's Not Crazy
"America's Stupidest President" "Is Trump Mentally Well Enough to Be President?" "Our President Isn't Losing His Mind—He Never Had It To Start With" If you haven't heard statements like that, I envy w...
Rich Monetti2 days ago
My Italian Immigration Story Hails from a Shithole Too
Over a century ago when my family started to immigrate from Southern Italy, I don’t doubt that established Americans thought the area was a shithole too. I’m sure they extended the sentiment to the pe...
Christina St-Jean18 hours ago
When Paradise Turns Hellish for 38 Minutes: A Colossal Mistake
What the hell do you do when you're in the middle of what should be the vacation of a lifetime and you learn a ballistic missile is headed your way? What do you do when you're going about your daily l...
Harry Benedict7 days ago
The Standing Rock Series: The Calm Before the Storm
This was during my second trip to Standing Rock; camp had grown significantly in a short time after I left from a few hundred to a couple thousand people. It was in that time we had many successive pe...
Hillari Hunter12 days ago
Gentrification Blues
My late father criticized me when I moved out of the neighborhood where he and my late stepmother lived. “That building probably has graffiti on the walls,” Dad grumbled. Yet the rent in the new place...
Logan Carmichael25 days ago
Canada Has a Major Bread Scandal
Canada is currently experiencing a major bread scandal. I know that may sound absurd and slightly dramatic, but hear me out; recent revelations have exposed collusion amongst the country’s supermarket...
Zoe Vinaccoa month ago
Poverty in Guatemala
When it comes to the term poverty, people often view the word as a person or people living in a state of extreme poorness. What most people do not know, however, is that there is an actual poverty lin...
Logan Carmichaela month ago
US-Mexico Relations & the Avocado
If you’re a millennial, chances are you love avocado and will never be able to afford a house. I can’t take credit for this idea — it came from Tim Gurner, an Australian millionaire who, earlier this ...
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Christina St-Jean18 hours ago
When Paradise Turns Hellish for 38 Minutes: A Colossal Mistake
What the hell do you do when you're in the middle of what should be the vacation of a lifetime and you learn a ballistic missile is headed your way? What do you do when you're going about your daily l...
Katy Preen6 days ago
Cosmetic Damage — Was the Grenfell Fire a Consequence of Gentrification?
Brutalist architecture is one of the most divisive styles currently in existence. I have no doubt that in future, we will come up with something even more controversial, or ugly, depending on your vie...
Mike Wayward9 days ago
Yes, Obama Spied On Trump's Campaign. No, Trump Didn't Collude With Russia.
For those of you who have already forgotten, it is a known fact that the Trump campaign was being monitored through the NSA surveillance program since mid-2016. We know this because the Obama Administration filed for at least two separate FISA warrants in order to unmask the anonymity and focus on the Trump team. The first warrant request was denied. Making it one of <20 requests to have been denied (out of thousands) since the creation of the department in 1976. For those of you who don't know ...
Is Trump Whitehouse Fire and Fury Book Misdirection?
The number one best seller for this week on New York Times was Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" Inside the Trump White House.
He's Not Crazy
"America's Stupidest President" "Is Trump Mentally Well Enough to Be President?" "Our President Isn't Losing His Mind—He Never Had It To Start With" If you haven't heard statements like that, I envy w...
Trump "Shithole" Comment Is Misdirection
It's on every TV news program. Every news radio station is covering it. It's all over social media. There are even articles being written about it for Vocal Media. Everyone has an opinion about it. It...
Russell Brummer5 days ago
World Peace
War is good for nothing; all it does is cause more war. Violence is a disease, not an attribute. Aggression can be an attribute, and there's nothing wrong with it. Peace is just giving aggression heal...
Misha Alsleben6 days ago
What's for Dinner? Plastic!
Imagine 25 years from now you and your family take a trip to the beach, you pile out of the car, and can hear the wave rushing to the shore. As you walk to the beach you see a couple bottles, caps and...
Harry Benedict6 days ago
The Standing Rock Series
This was the final day of Oceti just before they sent the military in to disperse camp... We had gathered at the other bridge where the invisible line for the reservation is now next to where Rosebud ...
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Jeremy 3 days ago
Oprah for President?
Oprah for President? Everyone is still talking about how great Oprah did on her speech which covered many topics from rape, Hollywood to racism. After her speech made headlines everywhere the possibil...
Joel Eisenberg3 days ago
Pussy-grabbing in Shithole Countries
I found a letter yesterday. It was in my late dad’s effects, within a folder that also contained my third-grade report card ... and an essay. The paper upon which the essay was written was brittle to ...
Mary Caitlyn3 days ago
Making America Great?
Let's talk about something that's been bothering me for awhile... Trump's policy on illegal immigrants. Before you get on my tail about how it's a "good thing," how illegal immigrants are "taking our ...
Morgan P. 19 days ago
Having No Fear in an America That's Trying to Make Us Powerless
When I think about movements of progress and innovation, I picture courageous leaders. These women, men, and even young folks that are passionate, or inspired by their communities, the wrongdoings tha...
Katy Preen23 days ago
What's The Story, Working Class Tory?
There have been a number of commentators recently that have ridiculed people who vote for things that are bad for them, e.g. working-class Tory or Republican voters. The focus is sometimes on politici...
Josh Contreras23 days ago
Conditioned to Cocoon
When I was six, I told my sister I wanted to buy a castle in Europe and have a summer home on the beach. She told me that I needed to get a high paying job. “I’ll just become a singer, an actor, and a...
Scott Bowen10 days ago
The Trump Fiasco Is All Richard Nixon's Fault
We really all should have seen the Trump Presidency coming. It has always been there, just underneath the surface of our lives, or really right in front of our faces. For those of us who grew up in th...
Hannah Smart16 days ago
Why I'm No Longer a Republican
On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. While I had a few minor complaints with the inauguration ceremony itself (the fact that we, a country with a secular c...
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Dr. Williamsa month ago
Against All Odds
Throughout history it has been proven that where there is acute poverty there is corruption in governments. Where there is corruption in governments there is only a perpetuating vicious cycle of econo...
Rich Monetti2 days ago
My Italian Immigration Story Hails from a Shithole Too
Over a century ago when my family started to immigrate from Southern Italy, I don’t doubt that established Americans thought the area was a shithole too. I’m sure they extended the sentiment to the pe...
Darryl Richie5 days ago
Patty Cannon: The Infamous Slave Trader of the 1800s
On Investigation Discovery, the show Deadly Women focused on a 50-year-old woman named Patty Cannon who was living in a man’s world. In 1810, in Sussex County, Delaware, Cannon was known to dress and ...
The End of Apartheid in South Africa and Its Implications
The end of South African apartheid was a resounding human rights victory heard around the world. It was from the years 1948 to 1994 South Africa was under rule of systematic racial oppression that cam...
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,...
Karan Bhullara month ago
One Problem With the Constitution
Article 2 of the Constitution sets up the executive branch. In section 1 it specifically says “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the same time of the adopt...
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Michael McKeever3 months ago
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 ...
Mark Grigorieva month 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...
Isabella Banner3 months ago
Nuclear Disarmament: Not Just For Hippies Anymore
What comes to mind when someone looks at a peace symbol? I grew up believing that the peace sign was evil, that it was the Wiccan symbol of a broken cross. I was seventeen-years-old before I discovere...
Christina St-Jean5 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...
Angie Still2 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,...
Kevin McClintock5 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 Conroy6 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...
Jordan Catto6 days ago
May's Cabinet Reshuffle - an Overview
This week, Theresa May moved forward with her cabinet reshuffle. Well, moved forward, then back again, then slightly to the left, then hopped on one foot, before eventually giving up and going back to...
Secrecy Has Kept Us Sick
Human relationships have been dominated by various shades of dark secrecy for as long as the mind cares to remember. From a macro perspective we see skeletons dancing in the closets of entertainers, p...
Dustin Murphy2 months ago
The Internet Thinks Emmanuel Macron Is James Bond — And There's a Photoshop War to Prove It
Ever woken up and found out that your nation's leader is now an international spy? This is what happened to the nation of France when it woke up Tuesday morning to find photos of President Emmanuel Ma...
Peter Rose5 days ago
Pollution and Packaging
Pollution and Packaging Pollution is defined as—to contaminate, as with poisonous or harmful substances. Deciding what is harmful is not as easy as many will think. Consider light pollution. Anyone wa...
Sherrie Poguea month ago
5 Reasons Why Child Support Reform Is Long Overdue and Child Support Enforcement Destroys Lives
Child support is important. I am not disputing the importance of supporting your children. However, the system is setup to destroy families and men. It is hard to understand why it hasn't been address...
Will Leyland2 months ago
Can This Government Last Another 12 Months? 5 Reasons Why It Won't
Tended to firstly, in order of current importance, the Irish border issue is one of utmost urgency to the current government. Liam Fox, serial liar and renowned buffoon, has in recent days indicated t...
Lau & Sara4 days ago
Is Peter Rabbit a Communist?
Is anyone surprised Armitage Hux does not like rabbits? During a lecture break, I watched the trailer for the new Peter Rabbit. Looking beyond the ridiculous concept, strange plot, exhausting amounts ...
Jody Hopkins4 days ago
Impactful Political Cartoons About Gun Control
There is a mass shooting virtually every few weeks. Hundreds of men, women, and children die because of gun violence, and still we have no solution. And while we sit around waiting for the next mass s...
Isaac Shapiro2 months ago
Is It Iron Man's Fault That Donald Trump Is President?
America has done the unprecedented and elected a man to the highest position of political power who has no government or civil service experience. If you were to go to a doctor to perform some kind of...
Delilah Jayde2 days ago
Why Oprah Might Not Be The Best Choice For Presidency
Since her inspirational Golden Globe speech went viral, talks of "Oprah 2020" has risen from whispers, to chatter, to potentially possible. We considered what she would wear to her inauguration. We po...
It Won't Be The O-val Office: Oprah Is Closing The Book On A Political Run
Despite speculation that Oprah might be considering a run for presidency, following the election of another media figure without traditional political experience, the talk show tycoon just confirmed t...
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Edward Anderson2 months ago
Here's the Thing, Taylor Swift
Is there any celebrity more careful about her reputation than Taylor Swift? Even as she begins to change her image from the good wholesome girl that many have come to love to the bad girl that she thi...