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.

Eric Durland4 days ago
Mass Shootings
The one thing I most disagree with Bernie Sanders on—a man who I wholeheartedly stand behind regardless of the matter—is his stance on gun legislation. Because, the blatant truth to at least one man, ...
Johnny Vedmore5 days ago
Epstein's Buried Treasure Tunnel: FBI Prep Work, Ground Penetrating Radar and Jeff's Shady Suicide
Jeffrey Epstein’s officially dead, or so it seems. It has been a long decade for the people who have been following the case on the independent media. For those who only watch the old mainstream news,...
Whitney Alese8 days ago
What Is Up With White Men and Mass Shootings?
This story has been updated following the recent 2019 Mass Shootings. I am going to come out and address the proverbial elephant in the mass shooting room: what is up with all of the White guys commit...
Is Violence in Video Games Still an Issue?
Violence in video games has been a topic of discussion for years. Back in the 90s there was a huge backlash on violent video games when the game Mortal Kombat was first introduced. I was about 13 at t...
Political Fear - Let's Be Honest!
Honestly, where do we even begin? There's been a weight of fear and sadness that overcame me, and what seems to be the rest of the world. Rather or not you want to believe that social media has a part...
Kacie Turton12 days ago
Where Is 'Safe'?
Dear Vocal Readers, Oh, safety, it seems to be a thing of the past in today's society. At this point mass shootings are just a regular occurrence in the US, which is beyond morbid. To become desensiti...
Steve Llano12 days ago
Video Blames
The horrific mass shootings of the past couple of days are about to enter the well-known cycle of public discourse meant to account for their existence. People have to talk about these events to make sense of them, to account for why they happened, and to make sense of them—that is, to make sure they do not disrupt the normal order of the country. As usual, video games and the internet are taking a lot of the blame. But something is different this time. Rhetoric—oratory, persuasion, and discussi...
Olivia Anne Page14 days ago
From El Paso with Amor
More than half a million people live in El Paso Tx, and 35,0000 visit a day! El Pasoans took to the internet to reach out to their friends and family. This letter is to Thank all of the amazing people...
Kathy Jura20 days ago
Am I Racist?
Thoughts on my part in the current national debate.
Josh Cheon21 days ago
Why You Should Boycott the 2020 Olympics
There are quite a few reasons to boycott the 2020 Olympics, and no, not just because I’m Korean. Here, I’ll explain a few: Japan has committed war crimes, and still has not provided reparations; nor a...
Erin Brewer23 days ago
For the Good of the Faith
The beliefs in which we are raised often form the backbone we use to support our views and arguments. Faith is a wonderful thing. The certainty that there is a benevolent higher power out in the unive...
Chris Ageea month ago
'Critics Were Much More Right Than I:' Geraldo Changes His Tune on Trump
Though the veteran broadcaster has been a longtime friend of the president and a defender on a variety of issues, Geraldo Rivera has drawn the line at Donald Trump's recent behavior.
Nathalie Phana month ago
How to Influence Culture (and Work to Eradicate Racism)
Donald Trump is a showman. He's an appalling and revolting racist clown who shocks, amuses, and offends his audience to stay relevant. He is a circus player that stands on a platform built not of government and policy, but of fear and blind loyalty. There's no one who better understands the idea that "There's no such thing as bad publicity" than Donald Trump. What he also understands too well is that words have power, especially the words of arguably one of the most powerful and influential worl...
8 8a month ago
The Story Of...
How the Sacklers directly changed my family, and our lives, forever. Three beautiful children, a loving family, and a thriving, nationwide family-owned business... This was the life prior to my husband being prescribed opiates. I didn’t know that he was instantly addicted. It was a gradual process, when beer at night turned into him secretly snorting them because they are that bad, adding hard liquor. They cause instant brain malfunction. After all, the Sakimers easily-accessible test pilots wer...
Dhyana Za month ago
Tubman $20: Not About Harriet
I have never been a fan of putting Tubman on the $20, especially at a time when the lives of black people today are of no more value to this country than when she lived. Like many others, I thought th...
Hilary Englanda month ago
Misplaced Outrage
The “outrage” of indignant and blustering virtue signalers in the USA has reached fever pitch these days, and nothing triggers the mentally delicate like the current and trendy topic of outrage over “...
Bradley Perrya month ago
The New Most Hated Class
There was a time in the history of this country when people felt safe and assured when there was an officer in their presence. When kids came up to us and wanted to be us, and their parents wanted us ...
To Serve and Protect
I realize that this is a heated topic, and I mean no disrespect to anyone, nor am I trying to minimize the senseless tragedies that occur each day across the globe, or dishonour their memories. Firstl...