V. Renae10 hours ago
Another Election Think Piece
It was nice to see a succinct picture, a sentiment shared by thousands like me, that with a click of a button could speak for me and my feelings about what has happened in this country. But no one spe...
Claire Woodham13 hours ago
Save the Elephants
An elephant is killed every fifteen minutes for its ivory. 8 months ago, I learned that Don Young, rep. for Alaska was trying to push a bill through Congress. That bill is called The African Elephant ...
Harjit Singh15 hours ago
An Open Letter To Australia
Thank you. Just, thank you. In the past year we have seen some horrific atrocities occur to the LGBT community. Whether it be fathers murdering their own son for being gay or the horrific allegations ...
Darryl Richiea day ago
“There Has Been No Oppression in the Last 100 Years” – Former Nfl Player and Coach Mike Ditka
Former Chicago Bears star and NFL Coach Mike Ditka was interviewed for a radio show and criticized the NFL players right to silent protest. Ditka said, “There has been no oppression in the last 100 ye...
Marisol Lunaa day ago
I am a Feminist Republican
Since the dawn of Donald Trump's reign, people have been put into boxes based on face values. If you are a woman and want your rights, you must be a Democrat. Right? Right?? Actually, as oppposed to p...
White America Needs to Stop Looking for Loopholes
Do you think wayward politicians will somehow see the light soon and stop being so extremist and authoritative? Do you expect them to finally find some compassion within themselves to reverse their at...
Harjit Singh15 hours ago
An Open Letter To Australia
Thank you. Just, thank you. In the past year we have seen some horrific atrocities occur to the LGBT community. Whether it be fathers murdering their own son for being gay or the horrific allegations ...
One Year Later
November 8, 2016 — a date that that will live in infamy, at least to me anyway. This wasn’t just a simple fall day. It was election day last year. I remember it, as well as the hours before and after ...
Amanda Jackson20 days ago
Millennial Path to Power
For a lazy generation, we Millennials are killing off quite a lot of things. From the diamond industry to local stores to the hotel and taxi businesses, we are constantly destroying parts of our socie...
Tarin Campanellaa month ago
Cultural Appropriation Costumes
Let's start this article with a caveat. I am a White, cisgender female. I experience a great deal of privilege. I also do not have children, so when a friend of mine posted a Facebook status talking a...
David Bulleya month ago
Stop Using “Snowflake” As an Insult
It is fun to turn around and use the insult intended for liberal progressives on the conservative base in an attempt to point out how poorly conservatives react to having their feelings hurt. The insu...
Reanne Kingdon2 months ago
Las Vegas Attacks
I wasn’t going to post this, but with the Las Vegas attacks earlier this week, I want to add my thoughts, just as I did with Manchester. I was going to talk about gun control and the Second Amendment ...
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Darryl Richiea day ago
“There Has Been No Oppression in the Last 100 Years” – Former Nfl Player and Coach Mike Ditka
Former Chicago Bears star and NFL Coach Mike Ditka was interviewed for a radio show and criticized the NFL players right to silent protest. Ditka said, “There has been no oppression in the last 100 ye...
White America Needs to Stop Looking for Loopholes
Do you think wayward politicians will somehow see the light soon and stop being so extremist and authoritative? Do you expect them to finally find some compassion within themselves to reverse their at...
David Bulley4 days ago
America is Exactly Wrong in Its Approach to North Korea
In any middle school American social studies class, as they look at ancient cultures, the message is repeated and reinforced: With trade comes the exchange of ideas. Through all of history from the Ph...
Dylan Gonzalez3 days ago
Dear Donald, You Are the New Face of Floyd
Dear Donald, I would like to know how well you know your history, specifically of pop culture. I ask because the world of pop culture—especially music—has always reflected on politicians’ effects on s...
Ryan Golden6 days ago
Why I Refuse to Engage with Trump Supporters
My father and I have had (too) many conversations concerning the recent rise of President Trump and a far right ideology in american politics, most of them ending with my father and I declaring that w...
Black and Gold
The black banners unfurled down the avenue on every pillar and pole. Long and sleek, material fluttering in the wind with a gentle flap and shiver. The gold indicia that was embroidered on it weighted...
V. Renae10 hours ago
Another Election Think Piece
It was nice to see a succinct picture, a sentiment shared by thousands like me, that with a click of a button could speak for me and my feelings about what has happened in this country. But no one spe...
Claire Woodham13 hours ago
Save the Elephants
An elephant is killed every fifteen minutes for its ivory. 8 months ago, I learned that Don Young, rep. for Alaska was trying to push a bill through Congress. That bill is called The African Elephant ...
SR James10 days ago
The Serial Killers We May Never Catch
If I weren't writing about the deaths of real people, with real lives and loves and hearts, this entire thing could almost be taken as comical. A woman in a coma was found fit-to-work by Work Capabili...
Peter Rose3 days ago
Allowing Totalitarian Regimes to Take Over
The causes of totalitarian regimes taking power: In Germany, between 1930 to 1940, there was starvation, there was extreme poverty, there was total despair, and no one did anything to help the sufferi...
Peter Rose5 days ago
The Right to Say No
The right to say no. This is a big issue with regard to gender respect for personal boundaries, but it is also a big issue with regard to international boundaries. Every nation has the right to refuse...
Jeff Watson 8 days ago
The Left Needs Liberalism More Than Ever
I’ve pretty much had it with the absolute rigidity that exists in current social justice/leftist circles. The abandonment of liberalism by many on the left and the blind adherence to identity politics...
Alex Gould4 days ago
Terror Changes a City in a Day
Terrorism has changed London in so many ways. Often, we don't even notice it. It's usual to be stuck at the train station, with no bin to put your gum in, because the IRA hid bombs in public litter bi...
Rich Monetti9 days ago
Israeli Survivor of Munich Olympics Shares Story
Recently at Chabad of Bedford Hills, Dan Alon recounted his ordeal as an Israeli athlete at the 1972 Olympic Games, and the pain he kept silent for the next 35 years. But the tragedy that took the liv...
Maria Luisa9 days ago
Does America Have a Mental Health Problem?
On Sunday, November 5, a man shot up a church located in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing up to 26 people, making this the United State's 307th mass shooting this year. Donald Trump's response left ...
Clare Woodford15 days ago
Where Does Authority Come From?
Where does authority come from? Legally, authority is shaped by the people, the people who vote, the people who are being voted for, the people who enforce laws, and the people who break laws. Authori...
DW
Dr. Williams16 days ago
The Hour Glass
As the sands of time flow downward the sea of change continues to ebb. It ebbs not with grace but with a velocity of a coming tsunami. The world that I once knew when I was young is unrecognizable now...
Peter Rosea month ago
Are the Days of Honest Debate Over?
Are the days of honest debate over? Are we on a decent to continuous confrontation? It is widely acknowledged that if you are in a debate, before presenting ideas that oppose those presented by anothe...
Eve's Politics 2 days ago
The Good Ole Boys Club: An Antiquated System That No Longer Belongs In America
The Good ole boys club is a club where men like Roy Moore are protected and get away with despicable behavior. This club has been in America for centuries, it was created during an era where only men ...
Johnny Vedmore4 days ago
Who Is Ireland’s Barbara Hewson? Age of Consent to 13, Murder, and Bono. 1498 Til Now
Oh Barbara Hewson. Where does one begin with thee? Many people see you as an enigma, probably paid by old men to do their dirty work of lobbying for the reduction of the age of consent. But I’m not su...
Tim Bryce5 days ago
How Should We Interpret History?
To most Americans, it is unsettling to watch historical statues toppled and the names of our forefathers besmirched. We used to hold these people in reverential awe, such as George Washington, Thomas ...
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 ...
Daniel Fuchs3 months ago
Dear President Trump
President Trump, First, thank you for running and taking on the enormous undertaking of MAGA. Recently, as talk grew about the large Powerball jackpot, I began to think what could be done with that ki...
Dre Joseph3 months ago
We the People...
I don't give a shit how long its been or how far Black people (and others) have come since 1789. NO. FUCKING. BODY... should be allowed to hide behind freedom of speech to spew and express racial, rel...
Isabella Banner20 days 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-Jean3 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...
DW
Dr. Williams3 months ago
The Conflicts Waged In the Name of War
History is an invaluable tool. For it tells us of the mistakes made in the past so as to not repeat those same mistakes. Yet, our leaders have continually failed to head the lessons that history is su...
Angie Still15 days 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 McClintock3 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 Conroy4 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...
Felix Milbank2 days ago
The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow is in Sight for Australia
A historic new chapter of equal rights in Australia is developing. Yesterday, Australians finally discovered the increasingly anticipated result of an 8-week long poll on legalizing same-sex marriage ...
Adrian Wale2 days ago
On Your Bike Boris
Imagine you are in a foreign country and suddenly you find yourself arrested on charges that make no sense to you. You will undoubtedly feel scared and vulnerable. You could well find yourself in a ro...
Dear Theresa, We're Human, Too
Before I begin, no, I’m not from the UK. I’m from the U.S. where human rights and freedom plays an important role in our country. Despite the fact that my family was from the Middle East, Turkey to be...
JM Cox13 days ago
The Clean Missouri Ballot Initiative Aims to End Corruption in State Politics
Political corruption has been very much in the news lately. The most recent stories have focused on foreign interference in our most recent elections. But other forms of corruption are much older, and...
Reasons Why You Should Consider ACA Enrollment
Recently, the ACA reopened for enrollments for the 2018 enrollment season. This means that from November 1 until December 15 of this year, people can go to healthcare.gov and see what options are avai...
Laura Echeverria2 months ago
"Dream Act" Myth Buster
It's likely that you've heard about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the president's recent decision regarding the program. Roughly 56% of Americans support Dreamers and undocumen...
#WomenBoycottTwitter: Did It Make A Difference, Or Did Women Silence Their Voice?
Anytime people are banding together to fight a common cause for the greater good, I'm intrigued. The #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, which occurred Friday Oct. 13, definitely has me intrigued, but it's...
Christina St-Jean3 months ago
Is It a Threat? Is It a Joke? Scaramucci Says He'll Bring a "Professionally Monogrammed Front Stabbing Knife" for Stephen Colbert
Anthony Scaramucci, aka "The Mooch", aka the White House Communications Director with the shortest lived tenure, seems like he might be going off the rails. In an August 10 tweet, Scaramucci posted, "...
There Is a War in the World of Communist Memes
The socialist presence on Facebook is now well established, especially in the world of memes. Even Vice wrote about it. Sassy Socialist Memes, with its 900,000 likes, is maybe the most well-known of t...
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...
"We Don’t Care About Your Sexuality But We Care About The Crime" — The Media Missteps Regarding Kevin Spacey
Look at Daily Mail, The New York Times, or even The Hill and you'll see a theme as far as Kevin Spacey is concerned. "Spacey comes out as gay amid allegations of advance on teen boy," says the headlin...
Kevin Spacey Under Fire Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Coming Out
"I was drunk and didn't know what I was doing." "I don't remember what happened." Men and women alike have both used lines similar to these when it comes to behavior that does not fit with how they us...