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Joe Snaith12 hours ago
From Laissez-Faire to State Welfare
Britain was unique in that it was the first country to experience industrial revolution. This had a profound impact on the British population. As industrialization expanded and as a result of urbaniza...
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Phillipa Hopwood13 hours ago
The Handmaid's Tale Asks Some Huge Questions About Society
The Handmaid's Tale has been airing on Channel 4 in the UK for the past few months and its first season comes to its conclusion on Sunday night as the world waits to find out if Offred has become preg...
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Farha Khalidi14 hours ago
I'm a Muslim Lower-Class Woman Who Loves Trump
This past year, I've been called a lot of names. A terrorist. A sand n*****. Osama. But none of them have stuck with me the way one insult stuck with me. I was called, a "democrat." It really sucks to...
Lizzy Arrow16 hours ago
Revisiting Anti-Semitic Incidents
Remember me talking about the meanings of Zionist and Anti-Semitism? I think I might have ranted about how racist and cruel people are. Guess what, I'm back again writing a revisit about something tha...
J Reed16 hours ago
Justine Ruszczyk and Police Brutality
There is a concept in law called "Qualified Immunity" which prevents government employees from being sued when taking action in their official capacity. Furthermore, prosecutors and police officials h...
Christina St-Jean16 hours ago
#TrumpMilitaryTransBan - WHY?
Via a series of three tweets in the early hours of July 26, United States President Donald J. Trump pulled the country back another couple of decades in the fight for civil rights for all. "After cons...
Dear Donald: It's Not Always About You
Mr. Trump; When you are already holding the top job in the United States, you shouldn't need to keep campaigning, and especially not with children. Are you really so insecure that you need to see a bu...
Philipa Asiemo11 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 Powell19 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...
Political Humor
Where political gaffes become comedy fodder.
Dear Donald
Open letters to the President of the United States from the people of the world. Submit your own grievances, praises, and suggestions through Vocal today.
Dear Theresa
Open letters to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; do it like they do on Downing Street.
Lizzy Arrow16 hours ago
Revisiting Anti-Semitic Incidents
Remember me talking about the meanings of Zionist and Anti-Semitism? I think I might have ranted about how racist and cruel people are. Guess what, I'm back again writing a revisit about something tha...
J Reed16 hours ago
Justine Ruszczyk and Police Brutality
There is a concept in law called "Qualified Immunity" which prevents government employees from being sued when taking action in their official capacity. Furthermore, prosecutors and police officials h...
Christina St-Jean16 hours ago
#TrumpMilitaryTransBan - WHY?
Via a series of three tweets in the early hours of July 26, United States President Donald J. Trump pulled the country back another couple of decades in the fight for civil rights for all. "After cons...
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Phillipa Hopwood13 hours ago
The Handmaid's Tale Asks Some Huge Questions About Society
The Handmaid's Tale has been airing on Channel 4 in the UK for the past few months and its first season comes to its conclusion on Sunday night as the world waits to find out if Offred has become preg...
FK
Farha Khalidi14 hours ago
I'm a Muslim Lower-Class Woman Who Loves Trump
This past year, I've been called a lot of names. A terrorist. A sand n*****. Osama. But none of them have stuck with me the way one insult stuck with me. I was called, a "democrat." It really sucks to...
Christina St-Jean16 hours ago
#TrumpMilitaryTransBan - WHY?
Via a series of three tweets in the early hours of July 26, United States President Donald J. Trump pulled the country back another couple of decades in the fight for civil rights for all. "After cons...
Alan Borgars2 days ago
Green Politics Must Evolve, Quickly
Green politics, associated not only with protecting our environment and our planet but also with peace and alternative lifestyles, is still not too popular among the general public. In modern history ...
Lizzy Arrow3 days ago
When Politicians Don't Really Understand!
I believe that politicians think that they are the only people in the world; they don't really care about anybody else, they just lie and tax the people more. What about taxing the rich more, not the ...
Katheryn Lisa5 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...
Daniel Hirst2 days ago
Arresting People for Bad Health
Except for the innovative exceptions such as Portugal, Canada, and some American states, the common stance adopted throughout the world has been the full criminal prohibition of all forms of recreatio...
Alan Borgars2 days ago
Green Politics Must Evolve, Quickly
Green politics, associated not only with protecting our environment and our planet but also with peace and alternative lifestyles, is still not too popular among the general public. In modern history ...
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Dr. Williams2 days ago
Camelot
At a time when the world is in chaos, where the hopes and dreams can never be realized, we would be wise to remember that there was a place in time where goodness and virtue prevailed. Camelot, the na...
Lizzy Arrow16 hours ago
Revisiting Anti-Semitic Incidents
Remember me talking about the meanings of Zionist and Anti-Semitism? I think I might have ranted about how racist and cruel people are. Guess what, I'm back again writing a revisit about something tha...
DW
Dr. Williams2 days ago
Camelot
At a time when the world is in chaos, where the hopes and dreams can never be realized, we would be wise to remember that there was a place in time where goodness and virtue prevailed. Camelot, the na...
Kate Adams3 days ago
Homeless in America
I understand societies' image of the ever growing homeless population in America. No matter where one goes, whether it is running errands in your respective hometown or on vacation in another state, j...
Peter Rose6 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 Frommer10 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...
Joe Snaith12 hours ago
From Laissez-Faire to State Welfare
Britain was unique in that it was the first country to experience industrial revolution. This had a profound impact on the British population. As industrialization expanded and as a result of urbaniza...
Daniel Hirst2 days ago
Arresting People for Bad Health
Except for the innovative exceptions such as Portugal, Canada, and some American states, the common stance adopted throughout the world has been the full criminal prohibition of all forms of recreatio...
Is North Korea Truly a Threat to International Security?
After World War II, Korea was divided into two states. The Soviet backed North and the US backed south. In 1950, the Korean war broke out because The North and Kim Il Sung wanted to reunite Korea but ...
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 Hossain14 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...
Is North Korea Truly a Threat to International Security?
After World War II, Korea was divided into two states. The Soviet backed North and the US backed south. In 1950, the Korean war broke out because The North and Kim Il Sung wanted to reunite Korea but ...
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Jack Gardner21 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 ...
Cato Conroy18 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 ...
Republican Senators Open Fire on Trump on Hot Mic
It's finally happened. One Republican senator has ripped President Trump for an apparent lack of knowledge, while a Democratic senator, in an effort to show support, seemed to question Trump's mental ...
Michael Blair7 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...
Mickey Finn8 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 Finn12 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 Kresal15 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 Pereira23 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 Smitha month 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 Wilson24 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 Smitha month 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 ...