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Matthew Handy15 hours ago
Let's Argue
As an African American Republican, I've been called a turncoat, a coon, and even a bootlicker all because I do not fit the narrative of the African American male. From the beginning of time, African A...
Medieval Maida day ago
Review: "Dangerous" by Milo Yiannopoulos
I am almost finished with Milo Yiannopoulos’ most beloved and feared book, Dangerous, and I have to admit, I’m very impressed with the way he structured the entire thing. He’s managed to write this bo...
Katheryn Lisa2 days ago
The Aftermath of Having a Stalker
Though this is titled “The Aftermath Of Having A Stalker”, I don't truly know if the nightmare will ever end. I don't know that the anxiety attacks and triggered paranoia will completely go away. I do...
Luis Andrade2 days ago
A Matter of Dispersing Attention
As I sometimes do, here is a random Yijing reading I did within the context of world affairs, our country and Washington affairs in particular, and about our current president, who happens to be the c...
Jordan Catto2 days ago
Manchester’s LGBT “Extra-Care” Housing Community
Some quick figures regarding LGBT Statistics: In 2015, 1.7% of the UK population identified themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). More males (2.0%) than females (1.5%) identified themselves as...
Philipa Asiemo7 days ago
Appreciate Not Appropriate!
EXTRA! EXTRA!! DO NOT APPROPRIATE MINORITY CULTURE!!! Ladies and gentlemen, Boys and girls, White people. I have heard a lot of bullshit in my life on why culture vultures (people who steal from other...
Alexis Powell15 days ago
Racial Prejudice in America
Racial prejudice is defined as an irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion that typically arises from race-based stereotypes (Nittle). The media has played a major role ...
10 People Who Should Replace Sean Spicer and Why
After just a few months, the Trump administration has been a clown car of scandal. The mouthpiece for this, alongside the golden-skinned leader himself, is former Easter Bunny, Sean Spicer. Among the ...
Natasha Sydor2 months ago
This Fictional Memo to the President from 1989 Predicted Terrorism in the US
Editor's Note from Omni, 1989: On my corner, the drug guys hang out cracking (which in this context means trading insults) until launched to the pay phone by their beeping pagers. Current fashion dict...
Johnny Vedmore2 months ago
Theresa May's Father
Theresa May's Father, Reverend Hubert Brasier, was born on 20th August 1917 at 61 Clonmore Street, Wandsworth, London. Like many people a century ago, his was a home birth. Hubert’s father, Tom Brasie...
Jeremy Frommer2 months ago
Beyond #Covfefe: Tweet Fails That Could End The World
It happened around midnight. Trump, hoping to create a stirring speech for his worried, disillusioned and at times, angry, countrymen, had taken to Twitter. He wanted to say something powerful - perha...
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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.
Katheryn Lisa2 days ago
The Aftermath of Having a Stalker
Though this is titled “The Aftermath Of Having A Stalker”, I don't truly know if the nightmare will ever end. I don't know that the anxiety attacks and triggered paranoia will completely go away. I do...
Spicer Resigns; Will Scaramucci Be Better?
It makes sense, in some ways, that President Donald Trump has hired Anthony Scaramucci to be his new communications director. Scaramucci seems to have been a former supporter of Hillary Clinton, so in...
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Matthew Handy15 hours ago
Let's Argue
As an African American Republican, I've been called a turncoat, a coon, and even a bootlicker all because I do not fit the narrative of the African American male. From the beginning of time, African A...
Medieval Maida day ago
Review: "Dangerous" by Milo Yiannopoulos
I am almost finished with Milo Yiannopoulos’ most beloved and feared book, Dangerous, and I have to admit, I’m very impressed with the way he structured the entire thing. He’s managed to write this bo...
Dre Joseph3 days ago
Let's Argue
On most days, for a wild host of reasons, the 45th President Donald @$#%!^$ J. Trump succeeds, rather effortlessly (if I do say so), in making the United States a horrendous laughingstock the world ov...
Katheryn Lisa2 days ago
The Aftermath of Having a Stalker
Though this is titled “The Aftermath Of Having A Stalker”, I don't truly know if the nightmare will ever end. I don't know that the anxiety attacks and triggered paranoia will completely go away. I do...
Jessica Boarman3 days ago
Misconceptions
America, land of the free home of the poor. The land of opportunity for the chosen lucky few. Poverty is crippling in America. I understand poverty-stricken families those living paycheck to day after...
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Morgan P3 days ago
Why to Not Silence Your Voice as a Black Female
The event was going better than I thought. This was finally our time. A young black woman living in Middletown, Pennsylvania created an anti-hatred, racist, sexist (all the above) demonstration and no...
Best Election Themed Movies
Though they aren't really as popular as other genres, election themed movies still are pretty well-liked. Whether it's because of the drama, the dystopian-ism, or just the realistic scripts, there's a...
Jim Gilliam11 days ago
Dicey’s Parliament in the 21st Century
‘…sovereignty is incompatible, both internationally and internally, with another concept which also has a lengthy history, but which today is widely regarded as a paramount value: the rule of law’. Pr...
Why John McCain's Brain Cancer is Not a Tragedy
There's a sketch from The Jeselnik Offensive that saw the comedian's entire family put in danger, and it was only aired once. The controversy stemmed from Jeselnik celebrating the death of a New Zeala...
5 Ways Black People Can Practice Self-Care
The world is a mess, but it doesn’t have to be. For black Americans, today’s current political agenda and cultural issues are a lot to handle. Speaking for myself, I sometimes feel overwhelmed and str...
How To Cope with Overpopulation
There are roughly 7 billion people on this planet. No one knows exactly cause it's a little hard to keep track. But for every two people that die, about four are born. The world's population is growin...
Peter Rose3 days ago
Can Democracy Be Improved?
Is there a better way to govern than by democracy? We are living in a period where democracy is being undermined and degraded. The principle is government by the people for the people; in practice, it...
Jeremy Frommer6 days ago
In Propaganda We Trust: America's Terrifying Propaganda Affair
So many of us are products of the American education system, and all remember what it was like to sit in English class, often not having a clue as to the big picture reasons behind why we were reading...
Bram Barnes3 days ago
A Pitfall of American Liberalism
When I first was thinking up this piece, I thought I was going to write about places and memories attached to those places. While traveling Germany, my family and I stopped in Munich, where we went to...
Michael Blair3 days ago
The Scottish Sporran Legion and Other Myths
In the usual way these ideas happen, this was a random SNP tweet to which I replied. Apparently, if Scotland becomes independent, all non believers will be hunted down and thrown over the border to En...
Dre Joseph5 days ago
The Miseducation of (Black) America
I was always well aware of the accomplishments of the Black people of the great African civilizations, now long since forgotten, through my own research outside of the classroom. What is troubling to ...
Political Leadership
Formerly, my articles discussed some legislation to help our nation as well as some history to alleviate the tension with our new president. Continuing on, what does it sum up to be? All of it is base...
Trumpcare Dies in the Senate. Cause: Pre-Existing Conditions
In recent days and weeks, the debate over the future of Trumpcare in the media has generated a kind of Health Metaphor Full Employment Act. You’ve read the words: Trumpcare was On Life Support. It was...
Maruf Hossain11 days ago
Education Reimagined
Education Reimagined is a book that was self-published to tackle the issues facing the U.S. education system. The book takes a student's perspective to inform and give students a voice to speak up and...
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Jack Gardner17 days ago
Imperialism in the Modern Age
In recent years the overt undertaking of wars and attacks to undermine states and expand a nation's power and influence had become all the more obvious. We could argue that the deliberate expansion of...
Mickey Finna month ago
Libertarians
I know, I know. You’re probably picturing some country whack-job in flannel in front of a pile of MRE’s and ammunition. Well, that is a bullshit image that the media paints of Libertarianism the same ...
Matt Nappoa month ago
The Deadliest Tweet
Forget about "the Russian thing" for just a moment. Although the subject matter here is derived from the cloud that revolves around the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, there ...
Cato Conroy14 days 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...
10 People Who Should Replace Sean Spicer and Why
After just a few months, the Trump administration has been a clown car of scandal. The mouthpiece for this, alongside the golden-skinned leader himself, is former Easter Bunny, Sean Spicer. Among the ...
Mickey Finna month ago
Libertarians
I know, I know. You’re probably picturing some country whack-job in flannel in front of a pile of MRE’s and ammunition. Well, that is a bullshit image that the media paints of Libertarianism the same ...
Michael Blair3 days ago
The Scottish Sporran Legion and Other Myths
In the usual way these ideas happen, this was a random SNP tweet to which I replied. Apparently, if Scotland becomes independent, all non believers will be hunted down and thrown over the border to En...
Why John McCain's Brain Cancer is Not a Tragedy
There's a sketch from The Jeselnik Offensive that saw the comedian's entire family put in danger, and it was only aired once. The controversy stemmed from Jeselnik celebrating the death of a New Zeala...
Katy Jackson15 days ago
Dear Theresa,
Like many Brits, I have questions for you, basic questions that would warrant basic answers such as “yes” and “no”. I don’t think those words have passed your lips since you became Prime Minister, hav...
Mickey Finn5 days ago
Land of the "Free"
Baltimore Police are being accused of planting evidence on a suspect who was incarcerated for several months on drug charges. Whether the Department released the footage, or it was revealed against th...
Are Europhiles Right to Criticize Polish Judicial Reform as Undemocratic?
Some MEPs, European officials, and pro-European protesters are execrating the most recent Polish judicial reform initiative. The proposed bill, among other things, gives Polish MPs the power to appoin...
Mickey Finn8 days ago
Taxes
Okay, so I will be the guy who asks the common-sense question about wealth and taxes: If they “hurt the rich” the way that the Occupy Movement says they would, why are all of these wealthy people supp...
Matthew Kresal11 days ago
The Lobbyist As Anti-Hero
There's a line in an early episode of Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing where White House chief of staff Leo McGarry (played by the late John Spencer) tells the staff that "There are two things in the worl...
Brian Pereira20 days ago
#CNNblackmail: The New Meme War (Trump Tweet)
#CNNblackmail is currently trending, and in this article, we will break down how it all started, the response and the beginning of a new meme war. Whatever your political allegiance this story touches...
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Roger Smith23 days ago
Aslan's Deception
Clearly, as Reza Aslan so eloquently demonstrated, obscurantism is the new black. With an all but creepy smile, Aslan has been lionized, sniffing things like Islam does not need a reformation. Really?...
Patrick Wilson21 days ago
Is Western Civilization in Jeopardy?
Contrarian feminist scholar Camille Paglia is an acquired taste. In a short exposé interview with The National, she is described as “an anti-feminist feminist [and] a transgender person critical of so...
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Roger Smith23 days ago
Aslan's Deception
Clearly, as Reza Aslan so eloquently demonstrated, obscurantism is the new black. With an all but creepy smile, Aslan has been lionized, sniffing things like Islam does not need a reformation. Really?...
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Dan Johnsona month ago
American Ostrich
Americanus Ignoramus. Successor to the now extinct American Eagle. Symbolic emblem for a nation of 350 million people unwilling to face increasingly unpleasant realities. Icon of a country spoiled by ...