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.

James Howell10 hours ago
Buying into an Agenda
Mr. Marco Rubio, you were asked by a seventeen year old mass shooting survivor if you would accept any money from the NRA after this. The only answer you could give is that “people buy into my agenda....
Anna Flaherty10 hours ago
Why Is Gun Control Such an Issue for America?
As we all know, America has long suffered the consequences of having lenient gun laws. The 2nd amendment has allowed American people to carry firearms since 1791. While many American people see the be...
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han a day ago
Desensitization of the Media
About a week ago, Florida suffered another mass shooting. The 18th mass school shooting since 2018 began, and that is only two months. Not only is that a painfully short timeframe for that many mass s...
Guns in Your Grandchild's America
This is about the future America our kids and grandkids will grow up in. If you want that future to look like the present or the past, I'd suggest you stop reading here. If you appreciate the concept ...
Erika Oneya day ago
School Shootings
I am getting so angry with hearing about school shootings. We just had a shooting in Florida, bomb threat in Central, Texas and a threat of a shooting in my hometown of Raymondville, Texas. Seriously?...
Valerie Hess3 days ago
To Shoot, or Not to Shoot...
In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Florida, it’s left people searching for answers. We need solutions to a widespread issue that’s taken numerous amounts of innocent lives, and scarred many ot...
Diane Nivens3 days ago
I Will Die for Your Kids
As I sit here on my bed, having just received news of school being cancelled due to an ice storm, I can't help but think of the recent school shooting tragedy. You see, I'm not a teacher...yet. I'm tr...
Gun Control and Human Freedom
I first want to express my condolences for all the victims and families of the recent shooting in Florida as well as all other innocent lives that have been taken by shootings in the past. Many people...
Kate Bennett6 days ago
When Are Things Going to Change?!
Alyssa Alhadeff, 14 Scott Beigel, 35 Martin Duque Anguiano, 14 Nicholas Dworet, 17 Aaron Feis, 37 Jaime Guttenberg, 14 Chris Hixon, 49 Luke Hoyer, 15 Cara Loughran, 14 Gina Montalto, 14 Joaquin Oliver...
Mary Caitlyn6 days ago
Gun Control
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." When our founding fathers wrote that into the suprem...
Thoughts & Prayers Aren't Enough
This past week the United States endured yet another senseless mass shooting, this time at a high school in Florida where 17 people died, 14 students & 3 faculty. All human lives. Though, this isn't t...
Avi Sato7 days ago
Thoughts, Prayers, Guns
Travel anywhere in the world and you’ll find that people expect Americans to love three things – baseball, beer, and guns. And not necessarily in that order. In the wake of another brutal shooting in ...
James Howell7 days ago
Mental Health and Guns in America
As I write this I am extremely conflicted. I’m conflicted as a human, a parent, and a responsible gun owner. I can’t even begin to imagine what those families in Florida are currently going through an...
Katy Preen7 days ago
A Trigger for Change
Another day, another high school massacre. They happen so frequently now, that the shock value just isn’t there anymore. How awful, that the senseless deaths of children no longer shock us. Predictabl...
Anne Reboa7 days ago
Wake Up America
At 21 years old, all I know is being a student. All I know is going school, learning whatever curriculum I need to learn, and going home when my day at school is finished. I am very lucky that I have ...
Caitie Perry7 days ago
Don't Blame Gun Control
Bullying has become an epidemic. Yes, you could shrug and say, "bullying has always been around. Back in the good ole day—" and I would stop you right there. Yes, bullying has always been around. But ...
Shanon Norman8 days ago
Another School Massacre
I found out today about the massacre at a Florida public school. 17 people dead. Families in agony. A 19-year old mentally-ill kid with a gun. The media and masses reporting while political leaders de...
The True Minimum Wage in California
The minimum wage, such a hotly contested situation, is now $10.50 an hour in the State of California. The politicians bicker constantly about what minimum wage should be. Is $10.50 an hour livable for...