controversies

It seems every time one racially-charged incident ends, a gender or religious controversy takes its place; Ruminate on the issues dividing our nation and world.

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In response to a post I made on my Facebook page about the Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS confirmation and subsequent inaccurate, misinformed or blatantly ignorant comments by multiple people, I had no choice...
Sydney Lovell4 days ago
America Has a History of Separating Families
Many Americans were rightfully shocked and appalled. Soon after, the current state of the US was most commonly compared to the likes of Nazi Germany. Though most comparisons come from distant pasts an...
Despite All My Rage
"Calm down, your PMS is making you rage," says the dude who punched a hole in the wall because his girlfriend's ex sent her a text. "She went all crazy girlfriend on him," says the dude who regularly ...
Michelle Schultz15 days ago
The Kavanaugh Case
My family and about 90 percent of the people I surround myself with have been following the Kavanaugh case religiously, from completely opposite ends of the spectrum, I might add. Even if they weren't...
Kimberly Alcorn19 days ago
The Kavanaugh vs. Dr. Ford Dilemma
Unless you’ve had your head under a rock these last few weeks, you’ve probably heard some of the commotion surrounding Brett Kavanaugh becoming the next Justice on the Supreme Court. He has been accus...
Nathalie Martin24 days ago
Equal Pay? What's Equal Pay?
September, in my opinion, has been one of the most depressing months of the year to date. In a year where we have lost some of the greatest influencers in music, film, and British comedy we have had n...
James Howella month ago
White Pride and Nationalism
I’m not exactly sure where these ideas come from. Essentially being born white or in a certain country is nothing more than a genetic lottery. Your parents created you wherever they were at the time. ...
James Howella month ago
When Will Hate Speech No Longer be Considered Part of Free Speech?
So we think about the first amendment, the right to free speech. This gives us the power to say that we don’t like a politician, or a certain policy. It gives us the right to disagree with each other ...
Jaden Bleua month ago
Up and Running vs. Wobbly Stepping
A Comparison of Two Healthcare Systems
How Other Countries Do Healthcare
You have to wonder why the United States doesn’t do free healthcare for all, how much they wring and gnash their hands at the prospect of universal healthcare. This idea is outright offensive to capit...
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Quinn Qa month ago
The Holocaust: A Conflicting Genocide
11 million innocent lives unjustly taken; people robbed of their future families, friends and successes. The Holocaust spanned 12 years of dictatorship and terror, with the intent on wiping out the en...
Oqhaxx 1208a month ago
Differences Between Floods in Rich and Floods in Poor Countries
When a natural disaster strikes a poor country and a rich country, there will always be different consequences.
The Right to Adequate Healthcare
How many people have inadequate care? I mean, some are tied down to living paycheck-to-paycheck, but nobody wants to talk about that in polite company. Wages in the United States are stagnant right no...
Stephen Greena month ago
Dear Mr. Kaepernick
Dear Mr. Kaepernick, It has come to my attention that you have signed on with Nike to do an ad campaign for them. Mostly because my Facebook is lit up with dozens of my friends and family freaking out...
Sarah Elizabetha month ago
Let's Face the Opioid Epidemic in America Together!!
Even though opiates can relieve pain and improve quality of life temporarily, the opioid epidemic is becoming a widespread problem all over the United States and is still continuing. Opioids are drugs...
SKYLERIZED a month ago
Reason First: Worst Ways That Kaepernick Has Shamed America
Nike can do whatever it wants to do within the confines of the law. The multi-billion-dollar corporation has every right to choose what athletes represent its brand. It may be recovering from its #MeT...
Rebecca Whitea month ago
Blimps Over London
Both are balloons. Both are used as protest images. Both are funny in their own way. Their reactions, however, couldn't be more different. Both politicians (does Trump count?) have been turned into ba...
Rich Monetti2 months ago
Boys Engaging with Phony Guns and Violent Pretend Play Doesn’t Mean They Will Act It Out in Real Life
I’ve never seen a Ninja movie and have no idea what a Pokemon is. But I’ve witnessed many a boy portray these characters on the playground or in the gym. They can seamlessly fall into character and di...