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.

Jonathan Reed8 hours ago
Heir, Big Spender
There is always one day a year where the Royal family collectively hide behind their palace walls, lock the gates and wait patiently for the storm to pass: Royal finance day. Every year, the Monarchy ...
How Outrage Culture Works Against You
People are always mad about something. Like a rollercoaster, the anger at indignity gets the adrenaline pumping, words get heated, and people feel the vindication of being right, or otherwise proving ...
Life Begins with the Choice
Let’s make one thing clear from the start. Pro-choice isn’t a euphemism for “pro-abortion.” No one wants to have an abortion. Sometimes it just so happens that one needs one. And if that’s the case, o...
Craig Middleton6 days ago
The Evolution of Gun Laws in the United States
Since the right to bear arms was enshrined in the United States Constitution over 200 years ago, federal gun laws have been an evolving concept. Initially meant to allow citizens to protect themselves...
Entry to the EEC Will Define Exit from the EU
It is just about three years since the referendum was held on UK membership of the European Union, and in that time there have been two Prime Ministers and two elections which ought never to have happ...
Denying Pride, Support, and the Rainbow Flag
It is heartbreaking to know that the path to equality and justice is not a linear one. This last week, Vice President Mike Pence admitted to the claims that the Trump Administration had been denying r...
Craig Middleton14 days ago
You Don't Need to Own a Gun
America is the world’s leader in gun-related killings. In the US, it costs as much money to own a MacBook, as it does to own an assault rifle. This is relatively little compared to the rest of the wor...
Gun Control Sounds Good in Theory, But It's Really Not
One year and three months ago, the Marjorie Stonemann Douglas High School massacre took place in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen people and injuring seventeen more. The gunman, Nikolas Cruz, was formally charged with seventeen counts of premeditated murder. Not long afterwards, government control over the ownership of firearms has been one of the most highly debated topics through the leftist media; the idea of gun control legislation was well-received, and even demanded by the public. Like...
Craig Middleton20 days ago
Is China Robbing the USA of Its Intellectual Property?
In the midst of what many are calling a trade war, it is safe to say that the United States and China have had a competitive relationship in recent years. But, have both sides been playing a fair game...
C K20 days ago
Youtube
"YouTube is changing its community guidelines to ban videos promoting the superiority of any group as a justification for discrimination against others based on their age, gender, race, caste, religio...
SKYLERIZED 21 days ago
Reason First: Should the Governor of Alabama Sign Off on a Bill to Make Chemical Castration Legal?
For the monsters who feel that they can terrorize young children, chemical castration seems to be a fitting punishment for their vicious actions. It seems also that the state of Alabama could do one t...
alyssa lerch23 days ago
One Thousand, Five Hundred, and Seventy-Four Days Ago
It is June 3rd, 2019. This means it has been precisely 1,574 days since the day that gun violence struck a cord in my heart, personally. On February 10th, 2015, a man that I spent a majority of my lif...
Louisiana Passes 'Heartbeat Bill' Abortion Ban in State Legislature
The Louisiana State Legislature passed SB184 Wednesday morning in a 79-23 vote, which would "[prohibit] the abortion of an unborn being with a detectable heartbeat." The bill is expected to be signed ...
SKYLERIZED a month ago
Reason First: Should More Than Just Marijuana Be Legalized?
Marijuana is the du jour semi-legal drug in America today as far as a push for federal legalization is concerned. But why not other drugs? Can’t heroin and opioids be legalized and freely available, r...
SKYLERIZED a month ago
Reason First: Will the Figures Behind #MeToo and #TimesUp Take Down Rapper Sosamann?
In the time of the #MeToo and #TimesUp era, Houston rapper Sosamann ought to know better than to be caught up in a quagmire regarding holding women against their will. In any time period, this would b...
Ash Criba month ago
Bodies and Babies
After the law making abortions illegal in Alabama (my own state), I started to do my own research, and look around. I've known people in my own school who have had abortions, and their own children, e...
michael angeloa month ago
Does My Life Matter?
(To warn: content revolves around reproductive rights and abortion.) Without a doubt, the most recent changes in state legislation pertaining to reproductive rights has sparked massive dialogue on all...
Mora Jonesa month ago
Alabama's Abortion Abomination
In light of the newest American abomination that is the Alabama Abortion Bill (and now Missouri), it seemed entirely essential to resume the conversation which should’ve been put to bed years and year...