Latest in The Swamp
  • Nicholas Dark
    Published about 9 hours ago
    How a company you have never heard of will shape the next decade.

    How a company you have never heard of will shape the next decade.

  • Natalie White
    Published about 10 hours ago
    Trump Needs to Go!

    Trump Needs to Go!

    I am not one to usually speak about politics or one to even know how the whole politics thing works. I have always hated sitting through my PIG, or Participation in Government, class in high school. It was the worst! I NEVER knew what was going on or what the terms meant or who any of the famous politicians we talked about were. But hey, I passed, so I must have picked up on some things.
  • Richard Douglas
    Published about 10 hours ago
    Covid comes home to roost

    Covid comes home to roost

    Back in August I started writing about the situation surrounding Covid 19 and never finished. I wrote:
  • Jide Okonjo
    Published about 10 hours ago
    5 Things You Can Do IMMEDIATELY To Help #EndSARS and Those Injured at Lekki Massacre.
  • Tim Bryce
    Published about 11 hours ago
    What it Means to Vote for Joe Biden
  • Paul Levinson
    Published about 16 hours ago
    Review of 'The Trial of the Chicago Seven'

    Review of 'The Trial of the Chicago Seven'

    My wife and I saw The Trial of the Chicago Seven on Netflix on Saturday. Having lived through the real trial of the Chicago Seven (originally Eight) in 1969-1970, we thought there was a little too much fiction in this docu-drama to be 100% successful and effective. Nonetheless, it was powerful viewing.
Staff Picks
  • Chantal Spurgeon
    Published about a month ago
    Voting Is Your Most Important Right

    Voting Is Your Most Important Right

    In 2016, about 43% of eligible voters did not even bother to cast a ballot. How this could have changed the last 4 years, we will never know.
  • Sabine Lucile Scott
    Published 2 months ago
    Lizzo, Telling It Like It Is

    Lizzo, Telling It Like It Is

    Lizzo is an American musician, originally from Detroit, Michigan. Lizzo's success was so swift that she was named Time Magazine's "Entertainer of the Year" in 2019 and her album " Cuz I Love You" made number four on the Billboard 200 list of most popular music in the United States. After her flute performance at the 2019 BET Awards, Lizzo received a standing ovation from the crowd, which included popular singer Rihanna. Lizzo's song "Good As Hell" became very popular last year, climbing up the charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Lizzo is also a well-know exemplar of body positivity. In a Vice interview she said, " You can wake up and change many things about your appearance, but the inevitability of waking up in your own skin what unifies us."
  • Whitney Smart
    Published 2 months ago
    The Running Faucet vs. The Leaky Faucet (The Slow Drip)

    The Running Faucet vs. The Leaky Faucet (The Slow Drip)

    Being Black, at any given time, in any given country, on any given day, is usually in and of itself a trying experience for most (but not all) Black people. Whether it’s the constant microaggressions we face on a daily and continuous basis, the sometimes blatant racist attacks and remarks that are levied at us with complete disregard for our humanity or feelings, or the total lack of regard for our lives when encountering law enforcement and medical professionals, we live our lives knowing that in most cases we will be treated differently. We see it in the ways we are treated in other non-black POC’s grocery stores, taxi cabs and restaurants. We see it in our education systems and the ways Black children and communities in particular are not or poorly invested in. These disparities are not new or unique to the Black experience, no matter what country you live in. But there IS a difference in how they are displayed and the corresponding effects they have on our community as a whole.
  • Eli Mshomi
    Published 2 months ago
    Vote by Mail: The Pandemic’s Saving Grace?
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 2 months ago
    Kamala Harris: Interesting Things About Joe Biden's Running Mate

    Kamala Harris: Interesting Things About Joe Biden's Running Mate

    Senator Kamala Harris was already well known by some who follow politics. However, there are some interesting things that people might not know about the person who will be on the ticket along with Joe Biden for the 2020 Presidential Election.
  • gemma dart
    Published 2 months ago
    Are You Still Watching Black Lives Matter?

    Are You Still Watching Black Lives Matter?

    We're witnessing history in the making - a revolution for equality and justice. For some this revolution happening on our doorsteps, for others across seas.
Featured Collections
Activism
  • V. H.
    Published 2 days ago
    Nuts & Bolts of Americanism

    Nuts & Bolts of Americanism

    Devlin Bronte Rachele
  • Holly Katie
    Published 3 days ago
    Black & Blue

    Black & Blue

    Where to begin? When it comes to BLM--whether taken as ‘black’ or ‘blue’--I am an expert of neither. So whenever I bring up topics related to either, qualities of Impostor Syndrome make sure to gouge me with their talons the moment I feel any hesitation. But perhaps because I am neither black nor a police officer, I have an outsider’s perspective that could aid with impartiality? Or perhaps this is just hopeful, daft naïveté?
  • Claire Raymond
    Published 3 days ago
    Undoing The Damage

    Undoing The Damage

    It’s not looking great at the minute, is it? The world has descended into a dystopian Hades and people are turning on each other like the plastics. Half the world has shut down because of Covid, and the other half is trying to pretend it doesn’t exist. Lives, jobs and hopes have been lost. People are angry, frightened, and they’re taking it out on each other. There are 2 phrases I can’t stand right now, one is “The new normal.” The other is, “We’re all in this together,” because we’re not. We should be, but we’re not. A worrying amount of people are out for themselves and have lost every single iota of compassion for their fellow human beings. 
Celebrities
Congress
  • Ted Prezelski
    Published 16 days ago
    Third in Line

    Third in Line

    There has been talk of presidential succession, which brings up an issue I have with our line of succession.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 18 days ago
    Bryanwatch: Late Sep 2020

    Bryanwatch: Late Sep 2020

    A relatively calm week in Congress, with only a dozen votes. Probably good considering the level of insanity the rest of American politics saw this week. There were 9 party line votes, and Rep. Steil sided with his Republican colleagues on every one of them.
  • Chantal Spurgeon
    Published 23 days ago
    What Congress Must Do In 2021

    What Congress Must Do In 2021

    This week will be a very telling week. President Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination on Saturday, and the Senate has vowed to immediately take up her confirmation. Tuesday night sees the first debate between candidates Trump and Biden. Trump's tax returns appear to have been revealed, and many are in an uproar over the fact that he has paid fewer taxes than a restaurant server or grocery clerk. As colder weather is rolling for autumn, COVID-19 numbers have again begun to rise. The election is just over a month away. This next week could be a turning point in campaigns for the many Senate and House seats up for grabs. The hope is that the Democrats can keep control of the House, and turn control of the Senate.
Controversies
  • P
    Published about 17 hours ago
    What is Happening in Africa?
  • Jide Okonjo
    Published a day ago
    Everything You Missed From DJ Switch's LIVE Video From Lekki Toll Gate Shooting.
  • Whitney Smart
    Published a day ago
    The Illusion Of Inclusion.

    The Illusion Of Inclusion.

    I was listening to an interview that Sean Combs a.k.a. Diddy recently did with Charlamagne Tha God, in which he was reflecting on how no matter how successful people like Jay-Z, Oprah and himself are, when they walk into the rooms of corporate companies, they are still treated like N*****. He referred to the few Black people that make it as “an illusion of inclusion,” that he was afraid that the Black community would potentially fall into because they see the Oprah’s and Tyler Perry’s, Dr. Dre’s and Jay-Z’s of the world and think we’ve made it as a people. This made me reflect on my time in the corporate world and how this definitely applied in that setting.
Corruption
Defense
History
Humanity
  • Cody D'Andrea
    Published 3 days ago
    Stimulus

    Stimulus

    Good day readers! Today is Monday October 19th 2020 and like many Americans just like me your wanting to know the status of the stimulus. As I have read it seems that today the Speaker Pelosi and Steve Mnuchin will speak at 3pm eastern 2pm central. 😱
  • Angeline White
    Published 6 days ago
    It's Illegal To Exist

    It's Illegal To Exist

    Newborns are shoved in day-cares. If you’re lucky your parents can afford a nice one that makes sure you get stimulation and learning. If you’re really lucky you have a parent at home. Mostly, there’s no time to answer why. If you’re different, alienation can start here.
  • Jade Walker
    Published 7 days ago
    Ending Poverty

    Ending Poverty

    We abuse food. Every year, every month, every day, every minute someone wastes food. Maybe it is harmless to you. Maybe you just didn’t want the rest of that sandwich but have you ever analyzed the real picture here. There could be millions of individuals who just did the same thing because they felt the same way. The U.S. population recorded in 2018 is 327.2 million. Now, 97.3 million of that are people who make a low income meeting just above the poverty line. Approximately 18.5 million of that number is in poverty. That is about 64% of Texas.
Legislation
List
  • Deepak Chaubey
    Published 3 days ago
    Top 10 balanced News channels or websites in India on which you can trust.

    Top 10 balanced News channels or websites in India on which you can trust.

    Fake news is always a big problem in almost every country but there is media to curb this. But think of the situation where media is the one who is promoting and spreading fake news for sake of TRP (Television Rating Point). And recently we witnessed it. So I would say Almost all news channels in India have been sold by the ruling parties. Media is considered as voice of voiceless people but think when they are shutting these voices. Then it would certainly result in killing of the democracy of that country.
  • Vidello Productions
    Published 3 days ago
    11 CRAZY Things The Secret Service Use To PROTECT President Trump
  • Tarol Jackson
    Published 9 days ago
    5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP IN AMERICA

    5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP IN AMERICA

    If there’s anything that’s more evident amongst my friend groups and acquaintances alike it’s that we are all eager, thirsty and ready to start building wealth in one way or another. We all have the knowledge, the education, the support systems, and resources to do so right? Well… while building wealth involves learning how compound interests and loans work there’s also another element and that is the racial wealth gap. A gap that’s only growing larger in size each year.
Politicians
Politics
  • Robert Potter
    Published a day ago
    Election Day Is The Beginning

    Election Day Is The Beginning

    Democrats, I know we are all done with Trump. I know we are exhausted explaining what new insane thing his administration is doing every day, and I know we are sick of the cruelty. We are tired of weeks feeling like months, and four years feeling like forty. I would equate our politics to driving on a road in the middle of dense fog with just enough light to only be able to see five feet ahead of you. You’ve been driving for a while with no sense of where you’re headed but the exact distance you’ve traveled is fuzzy. The last rest stop feels like it was four hundred miles ago.
  • Vinay Varrier
    Published a day ago
    Patriot or nationalist?

    Patriot or nationalist?

    The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war. — Sydney J. Harris
  • Saurabh Adhane
    Published 2 days ago
    America Has Worst Foreign Policy In The Decade

    America Has Worst Foreign Policy In The Decade

    America is Superpower in the world and America has more power to influence the world. But America is losing its glory because of its Foreign Policy.
Pop Culture
  • Aisling Owens
    Published 19 days ago
    Justifying my Royal Interest

    Justifying my Royal Interest

    If you’re Irish, it forms part of your cultural identity to express disdain towards Britain. Whether it’s scoffing at Brexit, fuming at their claiming of Irish actors as ‘British’ when they start doing well for themselves, or good old-fashioned rugby rivalry, it runs through our veins. The Brits are the classic baddies we love to hate.
  • Sabine Lucile Scott
    Published 2 months ago
    Lizzo, Telling It Like It Is

    Lizzo, Telling It Like It Is

    Lizzo is an American musician, originally from Detroit, Michigan. Lizzo's success was so swift that she was named Time Magazine's "Entertainer of the Year" in 2019 and her album " Cuz I Love You" made number four on the Billboard 200 list of most popular music in the United States. After her flute performance at the 2019 BET Awards, Lizzo received a standing ovation from the crowd, which included popular singer Rihanna. Lizzo's song "Good As Hell" became very popular last year, climbing up the charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Lizzo is also a well-know exemplar of body positivity. In a Vice interview she said, " You can wake up and change many things about your appearance, but the inevitability of waking up in your own skin what unifies us."
  • Tom Guyton-Day
    Published 3 months ago
    BBC - my love hate relationship

    BBC - my love hate relationship

    I'm what you might call a long standing suffering defender of the BBC, having grown up watching all sorts of BBC produced television and radio and being spoon fed a daily dose of BBC News Online (it being forever the main source of news for the family). I've watched a copious number of superb documentaries and read incredibly insightful feature pieces, got angry over Brexit, and tweeted numerous times over stupid people on Question Time.
Trump
  • Natalie White
    Published about 10 hours ago
    Trump Needs to Go!

    Trump Needs to Go!

    I am not one to usually speak about politics or one to even know how the whole politics thing works. I have always hated sitting through my PIG, or Participation in Government, class in high school. It was the worst! I NEVER knew what was going on or what the terms meant or who any of the famous politicians we talked about were. But hey, I passed, so I must have picked up on some things.
  • Robert Potter
    Published 2 days ago
    In 2016, Trump Ran On Not Having A Record

    In 2016, Trump Ran On Not Having A Record

    Historians will be analyzing the 2016 election for years to come. It was, for lack of a better explanation, a perfect storm. You can blame James Comey, imperfectly calibrated polling, the media, a historically maligned candidate, a loyal Republican party, sexism in politics, the Electoral College, Democratic complacency, or a myriad of other factors. Take your pick! At this point, I have to believe all of those reasons played a factor in the historic upset that gave Donald Trump the presidency.
  • Henry Ackerman
    Published 3 days ago
    TRUMP ON FINAL DEBATE MODERATOR KRISTEN WELKER: "She's always been terrible and unfair"

    TRUMP ON FINAL DEBATE MODERATOR KRISTEN WELKER: "She's always been terrible and unfair"

    On Saturday, President Trump tweeted "She’s always been terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters, but I’ll still play the game. The people know! How’s Steve Scully doing?"