humanity

Humanity topics include pieces on the real lives of politicians, legislators, activists, women in politics and the everyday voter.

I See Humans, but No Humanity
I've started and stopped and deleted and rewritten this so many times because what do I say? What can I say? What do I say to mothers and fathers who have lost their sons and daughters, wives and husb...
Catherine Agati7 days ago
How Do We Measure Up?
Hakas are being performed multiple times a day in New Zealand at the moment and sadly it is not for a rugby game or wedding. The Hakas are being performed to honor the 50 people that recently lost the...
The Day of the Mandalay Bay Shooting
I grew up in the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada for the last ten or so years of my young life. As you can probably imagine, the city life was just as fascinating to me as it was for any other child that g...
Caitlin McDonald14 days ago
Swimming Against the Tide
I’ve lived in the UK since 2006 when I first came over for graduate school. Every year the immigration rules became more stringent, sometimes in surprising ways. For example, when I realised that the ...
Talking About My Generation!
I am a child of the sixties, the decade when four lads from Liverpool were changing pop culture forever, the United States were fighting a losing battle in some far away country (good to see something...
alexandria Urrutia2 months ago
In Love with a DACA Kid
I am not here to discuss political views on the current DACA situation. I am not here to share my view on the DACA situation. I am just venting about what it is like to be in love with someone who at ...
M. Tomasch2 months ago
Not "Offended," Just on the Offense
Two of the buzzwords that have surfaced in mainstream media (primarily social media) in recent years are "offended" and "triggered." It has become a joke to one particular group of people who ridicule...
Jo Pietersen2 months ago
The Good News
As a sort of ode to last year's me, I wanted to start a blog this year called the Good News. It's sole purpose is to basically steal the spotlight from the typical miserable news stories, making it at...
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Brian 2 months ago
Canadian Racism that Is Largely Ignored
So it's often heard that Canada and the USA have two different mentalities when it comes to immigration. This is a little bit of a hot topic in the USA right now. It's made me think of the different i...
Chris Hearn3 months ago
Je Suis Charlie... Still!
It's hard to believe that four years have passed since the brutal attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, France. If you recall, on January 7, 2015, Islamic terrorists entered the offices of the ...
Nimra hussain3 months ago
Sara's Untold Story
Immigrants to the United States of America
Jo' Ash3 months ago
Warning: This Post Is Problematic
2018 was the year that I heard the word "problematic" more times than I ever had before in my whole entire life. It was a good year for the word "offensive" too. They become catch all terms to describ...
Mardoll Gatsby3 months ago
Extremism Thrives on Rejection and the Fear of Being Forgotten
When I think about what anchored me down to my former beliefs, I realized that it wasn't only because I was a broken, vulnerable person running on learned behavior, it was because I wanted to be a par...
Dielle Ciesco3 months ago
Meme-Busting: It's Half the Story
This morning, while purusing one of my favorite Facebook groups, I encountered one of those very political posts that sparks heated debate. It was started by one of the members concerning the Gilet Ja...
Ash Welsh3 months ago
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Where Did It All Go Wrong?
The average American listens to four hours of music per day (Stutz). Assuming the average American gets eight hours of sleep per night, they spend 25 percent of the time they are awake listening to mu...
Rae'Lee Klein3 months ago
What Are We Doing Wrong?
We the People—Three simple words that define one of the world's strongest countries. We the People, are the forgotten "4th" branch of government, and hold the power to make our young country succeed o...
Bailey Welki4 months ago
God Bless America, Right?
The world I live in is scary. The country I live in is dehumanizing. This society, as a whole, is fucked up. We’ve become so uncivilized, detached from basic core values, overly sensitive in meaningle...
Jacob Brown4 months ago
The Yellow Vests
Over the course of the last few days, a movement has sprung up in Paris, France. After the French president, President Macron, introduced the first carbon tax to the world, the people recognized it fo...