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.

Maurice Bernier2 days ago
A Wall or No Wall!!! My Country for a Wall
Right now, as I write, it is ten days into the new year of 2019 in New York City, a city so nice that you want a slice (of pizza, of course). We have so many activities going on here that it is almost...
Kylee Treseder4 days ago
Showcasing School Shooters
Mass shootings have unfortunately become a tragic, but normalized part of our society. Although mass shootings only make up a small portion of the total gun crimes in this country, they only continue ...
Paula Macena8 days ago
Gun Control and Why We Need It
The controversial topic of gun control has been a front and center issue for many years, most recently hitting the front page after the fatal shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flor...
Rich Monetti9 days ago
Are You Sure That Your Ancestors Came Here Legally and That Today's Immigrants Just Want a Handout
Immigration, a subject that gets everyone’s ire up. I am among them. For me, it’s the generalizations that infuriate me, and unfortunately, my fellow Italians do their fare share. So let’s begin. On F...
There Is No Great Replacement
Alright. So, this will be my third piece (second concerning a conspiracy theory) and honestly, this one feels like I'm putting my own head in a noose, like I'm about to catch all kinds of shit for thi...
David Wyld19 days ago
Get Out! (...Of Our Doubletree Hotel)
If there is one "most unfortunate trend of 2018," other than some things we could point to in fashion, music and movies (I'm talking to you, Will Ferrell!), there is one serious trend that seriously n...
Sophia Aquilara month ago
Saudi Arabia and Human Trafficking
Human trafficking in Saudi Arabia has a major role internationally, women from Asian and African countries are trafficked here as well. Men and women for both forced labor and prostitution purposes, e...
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Such A Geeka month ago
The Peterson 'Paradox'
If you, like me, follow gender politics, we both may need a moment and some cannabis. If anything exemplifies, for me, the current situation in gender, it's the idea of a Thanksgiving dinner in a larg...
Trump and the Apostles' Creed: Should He or Shouldn't He?
Much has been made in recent days of President Trump not having recited the Apostles' Creed during former President George H.W. Bush's funeral on December 5. Comments have ranged from questions regard...
Linda Fitcha month ago
Drug Addiction and Decriminalization
How Rehabilitation Is More Beneficial to Drug Addicts Than Incarceration
David Wylda month ago
New Mexico—It's like a State, like All the Others!
Believe it or not, there's a big business today that exists trying to improve something that sounds like a bad oxymoron—that is customer service in government. At all levels of government—and indeed a...
Christina St-Jean2 months ago
Dear Donald Trump: Migrants with Children Aren't 'Stone Cold Criminals'
When you're a parent, you want what's best for your family. If there's a better opportunity elsewhere for you and your family to thrive, odds are pretty good that you will do what you can to take adva...
D.S. Fisichella2 months ago
The Making of a DACA Dreamer
Outside the rolled up window of our Chevy Equinox, the world was the live version of a snow globe. I watched the passing of Evergreen trees dusted with snow so soft, it looked like powdered sugar. Amo...
Sydney Alexander2 months ago
In Defense of Monica Lewinsky
A young woman, maybe barely older than her mid twenties, falls in love with her. Her boss is handsome, charming, and much older than her. It’s a story you’ve heard before. I’m sure of it. Maybe it hap...
David Wyld2 months ago
Step 1: Google It!
It is Branding 101 in the modern world. Say you want to name your new product? Say you need to come up with a name for your new small business? Say you have the desire to create an organization to hel...
Jessica Jane2 months ago
"Anchor Babies"
When you hear the term "anchor baby" what do you think of? Until recently, I didn't actually think there was such a term. The definition of an anchor baby can roughly translate to a parent, or parents...
Tabitha Reno2 months ago
Baraboo High School (WI): Modern Racism and Nazi Culture
The internet has absolutely exploded this past Monday, understandably so, as the photo shown above surfaced on Twitter and began to circulate rapidly. In the photo, a group of high-school Junior-aged ...
Nationalism Is Not Patriotism
On Veterans Day this year, we celebrate 100 years since the Armistice that ended World War I. America's European allies gathered in Paris this past weekend to honor and thank our fallen soldiers, thos...