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Jonathan Reed8 hours ago
Heir, Big Spender
There is always one day a year where the Royal family collectively hide behind their palace walls, lock the gates and wait patiently for the storm to pass: Royal finance day. Every year, the Monarchy ...
Texxx-Man Cosplay10 hours ago
4 Years of Marriage Equality
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that marriage equality was the law of the land in all 50 states, almost 46 years to the day that the uprising of the Stonewall Inn occurred in New York. T...
How Outrage Culture Works Against You
People are always mad about something. Like a rollercoaster, the anger at indignity gets the adrenaline pumping, words get heated, and people feel the vindication of being right, or otherwise proving ...
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Kevin Gardner2 days ago
5 Things You Need When Running a Political Campaign
Have you ever thought that running a political campaign would be easy? Some of my less-political friends seem to think so. I think it’s probably a problem of naivety, because a lot of people try to ru...
Luke Rodgers2 days ago
A Democratic War
Democracy started a couple millennium ago, back in 500 B.C. in the ancient Greek city of Athens, created by an Athenian named Cleisthenes. All men, whether rich or poor, were allowed to vote by the Go...
Jonathan Reed2 days ago
"Fab Four" No More
Only 18 months ago did we watch the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex—a.k.a “the Fab Four”— passionately talk about their numerous charitable endeavours through the huge...
Conversion Therapy
If you are not part of the LGBT community, it is likely that you have never heard of conversion therapy. For those who are part of the community, it is a heartbreaking and devastating thing that has d...
The 26th Amendment
I got to vote at 18, I remember that I took this very seriously. I couldn’t drive yet because of my family, but I decided to vote. I felt powerful, and I think I voted for Clinton that year again, des...
Twelve Boots4 days ago
Democratic Presidential Candidate Speech Styles Part 3
If you haven't already read Democratic Presidential Candidate Speech Styles Part 1 and Part 2, click on the links to read an analysis of the first nine candidates from Iowa's political speed dating rounds. This series looks at what stood out to me the most, and how they decided to best use their five minutes. Tone, body language, vocabulary, charisma, these are the things that make or break a quick, and sometimes first, impression. Using my experience as a teacher of Oracy, and my passion for Am...