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Peter Rose14 hours ago
Were Empires Good or Bad?
Were empires good or bad? Judging history with today's opinions achieves nothing. We are subjected to a lot of claims that Britain was wrong to have had an empire. Most of the criticism of Britain's e...
Craig Middleton18 hours ago
Energy: What the US Government Really Hopes to Get Out of South America
Since declaring himself Venezuela’s interim president in late January, Juan Guaido has drawn the world’s attention to the cash-poor, oil-rich nation. Several countries have recognized his presidency a...
Sara Lipski18 hours ago
What Every College Student Needs to Know About the Proposed Changes to Title IX
Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education in the United States, has proposed changes to Title IX that could have major effects on students—and yet many don't even know what this important amendment is. ...
Tim Bryce2 days ago
Something Doesn't Add Up
BRYCE ON POLITICS The Democrats' perspective of our country. Click for AUDIO VERSION. As I watch the televised news, and listen to Democrats, particularly the younger generation, be it on college camp...
I'm a Black Democrat, Not a Fan of Trump, but I May Be Open to Voting for Him, Maybe
I've been a Democrat-leaning Independent ever since I became an American citizen in 2006. In the last three presidential elections I've voted for the Democratic Candidate for president. For the mid-te...
All Your Heroes Are Dead
"Man, in his arrogance, thinks himself a great work. Worthy of the interposition of a deity..." Darwin wrote in his notebook in the decades prior before he would publish The Origin of Species, this si...
The 16th Amendment
The 16th Amendment was ratified in 1913, due to the American federal government wanting a source of revenue while in fact reversing the 1896 Supreme Court decision that did not allow for a nationwide ...
Benjamin Reese4 days ago
A United Ireland
Ireland has been torn between two ideological religions; The Protestants in the North, and the Catholics in the South. This divide has led to bloodshed, and political turmoil for the Irish. As a proud...
The Reparations Debate Is More Than a Dollar Figure
The topic of reparations for African Americans isn’t a new concept. America as a country has touched on this issue, albeit briefly, quite a few times during the course of its history. Recent political jockeying for the 2020 election season has brought the topic back to the forefront for both African Americans, and the greater public. What are reparations? Why is the debate taking place now? Wasn’t slavery a long time ago? Those questions and others are typical of how the dialogue on this topic h...