Marnie Grundman14 minutes ago
The Real Reason Why We Aren’t Asking the Department of Health and Human Services #WhereAreTheChildren
As our eyes and hearts are drawn to the plight of the ~2000 immigrant children separated from their parents, we are continuing to fail our missing and abused foster children. It isn’t newsworthy if we...
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Edward Anderson19 hours ago
Open Letter to the Media
To Fellow Members of the Media: There is an issue that can no longer be ignored. It’s not that Susan Lucci isn’t the Oscar-Winner that she should be, though that is an issue for another day, the issue...
Carlos Guerra20 hours ago
2018 Volcanos
- Hawaii, Kilauea Volcano - It was on the 3rd of may when the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued an evacuation order for hundreds of people. A fissure had opened up near the indigenous volcanic struc...
Little Onion21 hours ago
Yulin Dog Meat Festival Outrages Animal Rights Activists
All around the world, animal rights activists, including comedian Ricky Gervais, have been outraged by China's annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. This 10-day dog meat festival sees hundreds of dogs slaughtered and butchered before being prepared for cooking and eating by locals and visitors to the event. Dogs are eaten in various countries across Eastern Asia but contrary to belief, the eating of dogs is not endemic to China where the Yulin Dog Meat Festival takes place. Those that back the Yulin F...
Graham Ohayona day ago
Torah for These Times
In this essay, I am going to discuss the relevance of the Torah in the times in which we find ourselves. I want to be abundantly clear, that I am not going to speak at the pulpit, nor do I have any in...
Bradley Perry2 days ago
Washington DC's Hypocrisy
There seems to be a disconnect in Washington D.C. and the rest of the country. Of course Hollywood is just as disconnected, but there is a clear double standard between "them" and "us." From the way t...
Shandi Pace10 days ago
How John F. Kennedy Became a Cultural Icon
Tensions reached new heights due to marches on civil rights, women’s rights, the never-ending war in Vietnam and farmworker conditions. Although the majority of these movements began peacefully, the o...
Ben Kharakh22 days ago
Important Organizations That Help Immigrants in the US
In the wake of the news that the Trump administration had been separating immigrant children from their parents as they crossed the US's southern border, many people found themselves asking, "Did the ...
Joshua Lowenberga month ago
How to Run for Political Office in 7 Easy Steps
Running for office isn't the easiest thing to do, but I will break it down into 7 easy steps.
Sedona Schuehlea month ago
There Have NOT Been 22 School Shootings This Year
First, and most importantly, skewing statistics to suit an argument only discredits the argument that would have been just as important and shocking otherwise. The number presented below is by no mean...
Ben Kharakha month ago
America's Colonialist Relationship with Puerto Rico
Politicians are in league with corporations hellbent on destroying an entire American territory. High unemployment, high poverty, austerity measures, natural disaster, and an unwieldy amount of debt: ...
Jaz Persing2 months ago
Love in the Time of POTUS 45
I’m drinking champagne alone in the Broadway Bar on the night of the Women’s March on Washington. I just left the Orpheum, where the Literary Death Match poets and readers declared hopes for daughters...
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Carlos Guerra20 hours ago
2018 Volcanos
- Hawaii, Kilauea Volcano - It was on the 3rd of may when the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued an evacuation order for hundreds of people. A fissure had opened up near the indigenous volcanic struc...
Graham Ohayona day ago
Torah for These Times
In this essay, I am going to discuss the relevance of the Torah in the times in which we find ourselves. I want to be abundantly clear, that I am not going to speak at the pulpit, nor do I have any in...
Why Do Some People Want the Apocalypse?
Some people seem to have empty lives other than their brand of religion, which fills the void. In order to keep the world working, we all have to do our part by getting out of bed just to go to work. ...
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Edward Anderson19 hours ago
Open Letter to the Media
To Fellow Members of the Media: There is an issue that can no longer be ignored. It’s not that Susan Lucci isn’t the Oscar-Winner that she should be, though that is an issue for another day, the issue...
Stephen Walden7 days ago
President Trump, North Korea, and the Evangelical Base
The Trump administration focused on two primary talking points this past Friday: Jesus is fine with separating families who are fleeing horrific conditions. Americans should honor President Trump when...
E McNeal10 days ago
Dear Mr. Trump
Dear Donald, I’ve been putting off writing you this. I’ve been waiting for you to come around, but by now I’ve realized, that isn’t going to happen. And honestly that hurts me. I come from a family of...
Little Onion21 hours ago
Yulin Dog Meat Festival Outrages Animal Rights Activists
All around the world, animal rights activists, including comedian Ricky Gervais, have been outraged by China's annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. This 10-day dog meat festival sees hundreds of dogs slaughtered and butchered before being prepared for cooking and eating by locals and visitors to the event. Dogs are eaten in various countries across Eastern Asia but contrary to belief, the eating of dogs is not endemic to China where the Yulin Dog Meat Festival takes place. Those that back the Yulin F...
Isabella S2 days ago
Troubled Waters
The ocean is in great danger. The ocean needs our help along with the thousands upon thousands of species that cannot speak for themselves. Ocean pollution is a problem that is mainly caused by human ...
Victoria Gawlik2 days ago
Internet, a Broken Tool
It connects everyone, it starts revolutions, provides access to places across the world in seconds, it entertains and informs you, and it gives you a voice. The internet is something that has taken th...
Jake Haydn6 days ago
The Problem With 'The Left'
Take your most stereotypical extreme "Lefty." Anti-Establishment, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-War, Anti-Racism, Anti-this & Anti-that. Do you see the problem? Negativity so deeply entrenched in their core i...
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Dr. Williams6 days ago
Human Rights?
Today, our Republicans in congress and the Trump Administration are quite apt in forging a complete antithesis to the preamble to the Declaration of Independence. For that matter, in no other time in ...
Thomas Sebacher7 days ago
Fascism
In academic and popular discussion, there is a great misunderstanding of how fascism functions and how it forms. Here I will discuss the precepts and the formation of fascist societies and governments...
Marnie Grundman14 minutes ago
The Real Reason Why We Aren’t Asking the Department of Health and Human Services #WhereAreTheChildren
As our eyes and hearts are drawn to the plight of the ~2000 immigrant children separated from their parents, we are continuing to fail our missing and abused foster children. It isn’t newsworthy if we...
Amy Alexander5 days ago
What If We Change the World?
I hate the world we live in. It’s an intolerant and cruel place where you don’t get to just be yourself. I hate the fact that it’s so difficult and painful to love ourselves and to be proud; the fact ...
John Cooper6 days ago
Renegotiating the Intergenerational Contract
It’s reasonably safe to say that parents expect their children to be better off than they were at the same age. Polling shows that, across age groups, the majority of people expect the next generation...
T.P Schofield3 days ago
The British Media’s Most Elaborate Lie
The relentless momentum of Corbynism displayed during the 2017 General Election campaign has all but dissipated, Labour’s opposition to the Conservatives is lackluster at best, and most notably of all...
Grace Mitchell5 days ago
Child Labor
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Jerame Lang5 days ago
American Nightmare
America was founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The contradictory nature of these ideals become evident through the mechanisms by which they are attained, for non...
Selena Huerta3 days ago
Equiano
Throughout the journey from Africa to Montserrat, Equiano possessed a strong conscience, curiosity, dedication, and overall, high morals. Even though he was separated from his sister in the process, h...
T.P Schofield9 days ago
Winston Churchill - The Fraud
Winston Churchill’s demigod-like status is unrivaled in the field of British political history; he was a personification of "Britishness" encompassing the very values that put the "Great" in Great Bri...
Shandi Pace10 days ago
How John F. Kennedy Became a Cultural Icon
Tensions reached new heights due to marches on civil rights, women’s rights, the never-ending war in Vietnam and farmworker conditions. Although the majority of these movements began peacefully, the o...
Joshua Lowenberg15 days ago
Could the "Blue Wave" Be Starting to Break Far from Shore?
The Democratic party is being plagued by multiple issues that could easily keep them from retaking the Congress. The "Blue Wave" which Democrats had been hoping for (taking many congressional seats an...
Ryan McGregor2 months ago
America & the Arms- Ageddon
In current times, we face many different threats to our way of life, as well as how we operate globally. Not only on a physical level either, as with advancements in technology we've become at risk to...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
Why I Want to Run for Office
I want to make a difference in the world. First I’m going to get onto the Work2Future board in San Jose, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month. I can get to this meeting, first thing. Second,...
Anna Flaherty4 months ago
Why We Have to Sympathise with Terrorists if We Want to Fix the Problem
Perhaps to you that seems like a bold statement, something radical and unacceptable. But allow me to explain... There is no universal definition of terrorism, but there are some rules as to what is wi...
Joe Wilson5 months ago
How Likely Is War with North Korea?
As you've seen on the news, the North Korean administration is getting itself lots of attention in the Western world. Threat of war looms over us, and Trump acts as a catalyst, returning verbal fire a...
Mark Grigoriev7 months ago
Russia Defeats ISIS in Syria
A Russian coalition consisting of Syrian forces and their allies took over the last ISIS stronghold in Syria, the city of Abu-Kemal. The flags of Syria and Russia as a sign of their defeat of the last...
Drugs You Didn't Even Know Existed
A recurring theme in the psychology of addiction is that the opposite of addiction is connection. That means that getting hooked on opioids is more about an inability to achieve emotional intimacy tha...
Angie Still8 months 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 McClintock10 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...
Nancy D3 months ago
Dear Donald Trump
Dear Donald Trump, Your hate towards people who are different... it works like a virus. It spreads across the population and attacks the host. The virus you have created has made its way to Canada and...
Dan Maughan3 months ago
Jeremy Corbyn and Nuclear Weapons: The Red Button Excuse
Jeremy Corbyn was made leader of the Labour Party on the 12th of September, 2015. Ever since then, he has been a talisman for social care, those opposing austerity in all areas of society, and the you...
Graeme Mills3 months ago
Donald Trump And Bernie Sanders Are Cut From the Same Cloth (an Essay)
Traditions of thought, such as liberalism and realism, have recently evolved into not quite as easily definable concepts as they relate to modern political thought movements. Aspects of the modern pol...
Leona Freebush5 days ago
Why Cycle Races Should Be Illegal on Public Roads in the UK
Here's some interesting information to learn before we get into this heated topic that we think is extremely relevant. First of all, let's look at speeds. This will all become relevant, so bear with u...
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Dr. Williams19 days ago
The Torch Has Been Passed
In all through those years since the late 1960s, the United States has evolved into a nation that ceased to learn from the lessons of the past as to what made America such a the great nation. This was...
Emily Tarffa month ago
Marriage Should Be About Love, Not Gender
An issue that has been very popular recently is marriage equality, same sex marriage, or gay marriage. Whatever you call it, it’s basically a push to change the law so that two consenting adults can b...
Saint Writesa month ago
When Fashion Makes a Statement... (And Why I Love It!)
In almost every facet of our pop culture today, blunt or not, you can find some sort of social commentary about what's going on in the world. Fashion is no different. Recently, the 13th annual "Fashio...
Paula Macenaa month ago
'This Is America: Women's Edit' Is 'All Lives Matter' in a Nutshell
Self-proclaimed comedian and Canadian white feminist, Nicole Arbour, has already been known for many problematic statements in the past. Over the years of her career, she has won herself a reputation ...
Lem Binge2 months ago
The Most British Day Ever Isn't British at All
"So what is there to be excited about?" I hear you murmur quietly to the friend next to you, nervous that if you get caught saying such things the Queen will have your head on a spike. Last week, we h...
George Herman13 days ago
Best Political Writers of All Time
Whether they were for or against the government shouldn't matter. The matter at hand should be more accentuated by what their words still mean to this day, how their eras have shaped our own, and the ...
Why Jordan Peterson Doesn't Matter
The celebrity psychologist has reached a cult following. I recently attended one of his promotional talks in London, part of his 12 Rules for Life Tour. Apprehensive at first, my feelings remained uns...
Maura Dudasa month ago
Meghan Markle as the Blanket Statement of a Non-racist Monarchy
The only way to truly engage in the rage culture of our times is to observe from afar or jump headfirst into it. Not really a monarchist. I found The Crown fascinating, it revealed a part of Elisabeth...