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.

Mary Pisasale6 months ago
If You 'Don't See Color,' You Are Racist
Yes, I said it. Refusing to acknowledge the cultural differences and uniqueness of another ethnicity, background and history is disrespectful to them and their culture. The sentiment is often heard in...
Your Slavery Footprint—How the Choices You Make Every Day Harms People and the Planet
As the new generation of young people, Millenials, Gen Z’s and the ones to follow, we are known for our fast fashion and trends that come and go quicker than night turns into day. Whilst some of us dw...
Canadian Diplomats in Cuba Continue to Contract Mysterious Illness
This month marks the 14th Canadian diplomat to become ill while working in the Canadian embassy in Cuba. In total 27 diplomats and their families have reported contracting a type of mysterious illness...
J. P. Frattini7 months ago
Why the Gillette Commercial Is Important
The recent project released by shaving company Gillette, "We Believe: The Best Men Can Be," has fallen under a ridiculous amount of scrutiny since it's debut on January 13, 2019. The aim of the projec...
Maurice Bernier7 months 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 Treseder7 months 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 Macena7 months 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 Monetti8 months 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...
C. Raymond Martin8 months ago
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 Wyld8 months 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 Aquilar8 months 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 Geek9 months 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...
Christina St-Jean9 months ago
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 Fitch9 months ago
Drug Addiction and Decriminalization
How Rehabilitation Is More Beneficial to Drug Addicts Than Incarceration
David Wyld9 months 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-Jean9 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. Fisichella9 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 Alexander9 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...