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  • Tyler Hall
    Published 27 minutes ago
    News Reaction Omnibus

    News Reaction Omnibus

    This Article will address certain things in the news. I am going to be strict to the point in this one. This because what I am going to say does not fill the prerequisite of a lengthy article. Therefore, I will just give a quick few paragraphs on the events affecting the world today.
  • T.P Schofield
    Published about an hour ago
    Coronavirus: A Descent into Totalitarianism
  • Dr. Megan Babb
    Published about 2 hours ago
    As Silence Cries Out, Will the White Race Listen?
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    Published about 4 hours ago
    #Anonymous
  • Robert Potter
    Published about 5 hours ago
    White People, This is Your Problem

    White People, This is Your Problem

    It’s been hard to put my thoughts into words over the past week, so I’m just going to write them out. It may be clunky, but if there’s one thing that’s become obvious to me above all else, it’s the importance of speaking out. I hope that we can all agree that awkwardness is a welcome alternative to silence.
  • Juan Faragher
    Published about 6 hours ago
    George Floyd's Death is More Than Just a Race Issue.

    George Floyd's Death is More Than Just a Race Issue.

    Within the past few days, the death of George Floyd has taken over our nation by storm. Protests have erupted across the nation, and many have taken to social media to express their outrage.
Staff Picks
  • Jeremy Frommer
    Published a day ago
    The American Spring

    The American Spring

    In the spring of 2010 the Middle East reached a tipping point. It was called the Arab spring. A decade later, we are in the midst of the American Spring. We are the country whose fuse is lit and ready to explode. With the stock market making COVID-era highs, the disconnect between reality on the street and the illusion created by printing money, lending at 0% interest rates and outright lies by the federal government, has now seeped into the psyche of the American people. The illusion that 40 million unemployed can be fooled by a check in the mail and bringing back sports is finally being shattered and the glass will cut deep across the political divide.
  • Lonely Allie .
    Published 7 days ago
    Lana Del Rey and White Clumsiness

    Lana Del Rey and White Clumsiness

    I will start by saying that I absolutely love Lana. Discovering her discography in high school truly felt like an enlightenment, and her album Ultraviolence is, to this day, one of my favorite albums of all time. However, miss Lana dropped the ball a few days ago, severely. In an attempt to confront her critics and haters, she, in the eyes of many people, shaded a handful of female artists who are either Black, part Black, part of an ethnic minority or… Ariana Grande. While I don’t think her intention was to be racially insensitive, there were several missteps in her rant, and we will take a look at them in this piece.
  • Scott Santens
    Published 2 months ago
    The Future of the United States Depends on the Immediate Adoption of UBI

    The Future of the United States Depends on the Immediate Adoption of UBI

    This article has been translated into Italian and Spanish.
  • Colton Tanner Casados-Medve
    Published 2 months ago
    Bernie's Winning Strategy: Suspend His Campaign While Continuing to Collect Delegates
  • Dr. Megan Babb
    Published 2 months ago
    COVID Pandemic Exposes the Ugly Secrets Hidden in America’s Healthcare System:

    COVID Pandemic Exposes the Ugly Secrets Hidden in America’s Healthcare System:

    Picture courtesy of Lenore Stutznegger and Norman Rainock (Norman Rainock Art Ca.)
  • Nathalia Ramos
    Published 3 months ago
    Who Is Joe Biden?

    Who Is Joe Biden?

    Joe Biden has made a primary comeback that is nothing short of extraordinary. With his chances of becoming the Democratic nominee stronger than ever I wanted to know more about the former Vice President. So, I partnered up with KnowYourVote to help put together this mini tip sheet.
Featured Collections
Activism
  • Robert Potter
    Published about 5 hours ago
    White People, This is Your Problem

    White People, This is Your Problem

    It’s been hard to put my thoughts into words over the past week, so I’m just going to write them out. It may be clunky, but if there’s one thing that’s become obvious to me above all else, it’s the importance of speaking out. I hope that we can all agree that awkwardness is a welcome alternative to silence.
  • Liesha Mapiye
    Published a day ago
    "To be silent is to side with the oppressor"

    "To be silent is to side with the oppressor"

    On the 25th of May 2020, George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin who was a Minneapolis police officer at the time. Chauvin has since been fired from his occupation and has officially been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter. Since the horrific events that occurred on the 25th, millions of people have come together to raise awareness of the continuation of police brutality and racial injustice towards black people in America. The Black Lives Matter movement has been prevalent on the streets of Minneapolis, many other cities in America, as well as on social media. Floyd's death has caused anger, grief, and general uproar to rise up from America, as well as other countries such as England.
  • MINDSOCKET
    Published 2 days ago
    Dear George Floyd,

    Dear George Floyd,

    George Floyd,
Celebrities
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 2 months ago
    Coronavirus Forces Harry and Meghan To Face Reality

    Coronavirus Forces Harry and Meghan To Face Reality

    The recent outbreak of Covid-19 in America is affecting everyone, including the Duke and Dutchess of Sussex. The Royal couple had been living in Canada but now reside in Los Angeles. The first hurdle they must deal with is funding for their security detail, which is quite expensive. The Daily Mail recently reported that because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have relinquished their duties as senior members of the British royal family, and are living in the US, they are now responsible for footing the bill for their security which is multi-million dollar tab. President Donald Trump made it clear in an interview that while he respects the queen, the US has no obligation to take on this enormous debt.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 2 months ago
    12 Interesting Things You Might Now Know About Ivanka Trump

    12 Interesting Things You Might Now Know About Ivanka Trump

    Most people know that Ivanka Trump is President Donald Trump's oldest daughter, but that's probably about all they know. There are more interesting things to know about her. Ivanka is the president's oldest daughter by Ivana Trump, his first wife. Tiffany Trump is the other first daughter by Marla Maples, Donald Trump's second wife.
  • Jonathan Reed
    Published 2 months ago
    Honorary Monarch

    Honorary Monarch

    There was universal shock at the news that HRH The Prince of Wales had tested positive for Coronavirus, forcing the Heir Apparent into self-isolation. With the diagnosis came the stark reality that both the Queen and her Heir were unable to physically lead the country through the greatest pandemic its ever faced. And whilst Her Majesty is scheduled to record an address to the Nation – only the fourth time in her long reign – her founding sentiments of duty and leadership must now skip a generation, landing on the shoulders of her grandson and second-in-line to the Throne, Prince William.
Congress
  • Juan Faragher
    Published 2 months ago
    Dear Congress, From The People.

    Dear Congress, From The People.

    (I have sent this letter to my representatives in the US Congress, I have decided to post it here because I believe that the message goes beyond just my own representatives, but to everyone that represents our interests in government. I have changed some of the formatting for Vocal, but the message remains the same. If you agree with my message then please share it. We live in dark times, but that only means we must shine the light much brighter. Let your voice be heard. Let our voice be heard. // Namaste - Ju <3)
  • Dr. Williams
    Published 4 months ago
    The Missing Pages Of American History

    The Missing Pages Of American History

    In memory is where many of us can escape the surrealness of now. For a nation that was founded by the guiding principles of Liberty, Justice, Education, and Morality have all withered by the decay of corruption, deceit, and greed of those who we entrusted to do the publics good. From humble beginnings of a fledging nation to the harsh realities of today the American public have been grossly misled. While some Presidents and members of Congress thought they were moving the country in the right direction only to have the public ill prepared for the consequences of their actions have had lasting effects on every American. Some of those actions taken were designed to deceive the public and entrench a ruling class elite.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 5 months ago
    Steil's First Year

    Steil's First Year

    Since we are wrapping up Bryan Steil’s first year in the House, it seems like a good time for a review. So here are the top votes for each month, to give you a feel for Steil’s record.
Controversies
Corruption
Defense
  • Vidello Productions
    Published about a month ago
    25 Ways North Korea Could Wipe Out South Korea
  • Skyler Sneathen
    Published 5 months ago
    What Is There To Gain From War with Iran?

    What Is There To Gain From War with Iran?

    To date over 6,000 Americans have died due to our blundering in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In the Vietnam War we lost over 58,000 Americans and what for? What have these wars brought to the American people I ask you? We are still in Afghanistan and Iraq. Vietnam was a complete failure and what is interesting is all of these wars never had a clear goal or mission in mind. I must ask what is our mission in Iran, if it begets war.
  • TheWarBlog
    Published 9 months ago
    From an Intelligence Perspective, Was 9/11 Avoidable?

    From an Intelligence Perspective, Was 9/11 Avoidable?

    The attacks on the World Trade Centre and on the Pentagon had a lasting effect on the world which we still see to this day. The events that had taken place on September 11, 2001, was quoted by many as the event that had ‘changed everything.' The attacks had caused many changes to happen in many aspects around the world and changed many attitudes as to how to cope and deal with terrorism. It had caused conflicts to begin in Afghanistan and Iraq, with many nations around the world rushing to America’s aid to deal with those that had caused 9/11. Security was increased drastically to try and prevent anything on this magnitude to ever be able to happen again. The biggest change to have come from the attacks was surely the intelligence services.
History
Humanity
  • Harshit Sahai
    Published about 24 hours ago
    Reverse Migration.

    Reverse Migration.

    Hi. So I woke up one morning and found out that my country (India) was placed under lockdown due to Covid-19 and that we weren't allowed to move out. I guess many of you would have experienced the same in your countries. This virus has taken us all aback and our governments have been reeling under immense pressure to somehow stop this pandemic on one hand and save people's lives and to help the plummeting economies on the other hand.
  • Ashish Prabhu
    Published 2 days ago
    Covid 19 Pandemic Causes Increase In Hate Crime Against South Asian People

    Covid 19 Pandemic Causes Increase In Hate Crime Against South Asian People

    It has been revealed that the Covid 19 Pandemic which began in Wuhan, China has led to an increase in incidents of hate crime against people of East Asian and South East Asian descent. Hot spots for such incidents have been formed in Asia, Europe and the Americas. There has also been an increase in Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia and anti-Semitism.
  • Kirsten Svitich
    Published 3 days ago
    What is going on?

    What is going on?

    I see you, I hear you and I will never be a bystander to your suffering. I will not try to explain your experiences because I cannot comprehend them, but I will amplify them as loudly as I can. - a promise I made to myself
Legislation
  • RobbieRoyce
    Published 21 days ago
    State-wise breakdown of the legal status of sports betting in the United States

    State-wise breakdown of the legal status of sports betting in the United States

    The world of sports betting app development has always met with crossroads – it is just that one appears after the other, and at a time when they think that it is going to be an unconfusing journey ahead!
  • Just george
    Published about a month ago
    Britains strangest Laws

    Britains strangest Laws

    Apart from the meme, I displayed on top there. which is pretty hilarious, I think it is about time you and I and some of your friends become acquainted to the somewhat strange and benevolent laws the united kingdom has.
  • mamun rahman
    Published about a month ago
    Family Immigration Visa - Family Sponsored Immigration

    Family Immigration Visa - Family Sponsored Immigration

    You can apply for a family immigration visa if a relative of yours, who is an U.S. citizen, or U.S. lawful permanent resident, files a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to sponsor your application for a green card, which will allow you to become a US permanent resident.
List
  • Scott Santens
    Published 5 months ago
    The Top Ten Andrew Yang Videos of 2019

    The Top Ten Andrew Yang Videos of 2019

    In the final week of 2019, I asked the supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang (otherwise known as the Yang Gang) to let me know their favorite videos of the year with or about him, and to vote on them using likes on Twitter. The result was a list of over 30 favorite videos. I then took the top 15 from that list and asked the Yang Gang to rank them using ranked-choice voting (one of Yang's policy proposals) to best determine the top ten videos. Over 350 people voted and this ranked list is the result.
  • Aly Moon
    Published about a year ago
    Four Uncomfortable Truths About “The Left”

    Four Uncomfortable Truths About “The Left”

    Before I get into this, I want to play my “minority card” granting me the power of immunity to personal attacks about my perceived privilege. I hope by the time you finished reading this post the following declaration will be redundant. I am a masculine looking gay woman, I grew up poor, and I am half native. I also live with a mental illness, but I mean who doesn’t these days? My point is while my stats indicate I am not a typical person of “privilege,” my education and my bank account would state otherwise. I graduated at the University of Calgary with a bachelor of social work. I basically have a degree in oppression. We were always encouraged to advocate for people in-need. While I do agree with many of the principals and philosophies of social work I've seen being a "social justice warrior" become bastardized, and hijacked by today's youth in the name of leftist politics. Here are four uncomfortable truths about "the left" that more conservative thinkers and politically centered folk find cringey and foolish.
  • Cato Conroy
    Published about a year ago
    The 10 Best Online Courses for Mastering International Politics

    The 10 Best Online Courses for Mastering International Politics

    Recently, scientists moved the Armageddon clock closer to midnight than it's ever been. This clock, which shows us how close we are to the end of the world as we know it, has been around for decades.
Politicians
  • Alex Kashko
    Published 3 days ago
    Will Dominic Cummings Break the UK?

    Will Dominic Cummings Break the UK?

    Westminster watching is almost as much fun as Kremlin during the Cold War, and about as likely to produce any understanding of what is going on that corresponds to reality. It’s even harder with the corkscrew straight brain of Boris Johnson and the contorted double helix that is the mind of the man who allegedly claimed the rich are rich because they have better genes.
  • ASHLEY SMITH
    Published 3 days ago
    So bad it works

    So bad it works

    Towards the end of last year, when the uk had a general election, I heard a theory I hadn't heard before. There were the usual posters, tv adverts and buzzwords but there were always some that stood out and got talked about the most. They were the posts that were unclear, muddled or simply looked lie they were done in a school project. There were 2 or 3 word slogans that either covered many things as were so vague or nothing as they were confusing.
  • Lux Nihili
    Published 4 days ago
    The Age of Political Arrogance

    The Age of Political Arrogance

    Political arrogance has been around for a while now, at least for the majority of the time I've been a passenger on Earth. I've never been politically naive, but this time I really was. I thought that, at least in a time of crisis like this one that we are living in now, people would come together to pull through so we can go back to fighting each other over the next thing.
Politics
  • Mudit Tiwari
    Published about 7 hours ago
    Why New York Suffered When Other Cities Were Spared by Covid-19

    Why New York Suffered When Other Cities Were Spared by Covid-19

    As of this week, at least 21,000 New Yorkers are dead from Covid-19, with a few dozen added to the city’s count every day. More than 3,000 have perished in nursing homes, many more in hospitals. Some died at home. The most brutal toll came among those who were old, poor and in the outer boroughs.
  • HowToFind .com
    Published a day ago
    Gasoline Will Be Sold At International Prices In Venezuela

    Gasoline Will Be Sold At International Prices In Venezuela

    After decades of having the cheapest gasoline in the world, Maduro said that starting next Monday a new pricing scheme will be imposed in some 200 stations located in strategic points of the country.
  • Jeremy Frommer
    Published a day ago
    The American Spring

    The American Spring

    In the spring of 2010 the Middle East reached a tipping point. It was called the Arab spring. A decade later, we are in the midst of the American Spring. We are the country whose fuse is lit and ready to explode. With the stock market making COVID-era highs, the disconnect between reality on the street and the illusion created by printing money, lending at 0% interest rates and outright lies by the federal government, has now seeped into the psyche of the American people. The illusion that 40 million unemployed can be fooled by a check in the mail and bringing back sports is finally being shattered and the glass will cut deep across the political divide.
Pop Culture
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 3 months ago
    Princess Beatrice Will Receive a Special Title After Marriage

    Princess Beatrice Will Receive a Special Title After Marriage

    When Princess Beatrice gets married on May 29, 2020, she will get a new title. Her sister Princess Eugenie did not get a similar title when she got married on October 12, 2018. There is a reason Princess Beatrice is getting a special title. The reason she is getting that title after her marriage explains why her sister Princess Eugenie did not inherit the same title.
  • Buyer Fatin
    Published 3 months ago
    Coronavirus, first victim in the US, Trump: 'probable new cases'

    Coronavirus, first victim in the US, Trump: 'probable new cases'

    There are now almost 3,000 coronavirus deaths worldwide. And America also records the first death in Washington state. The victim was a woman in her 50s. It had arrived, the US media reported, with "serious breathing problems" at EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland, Washington. It is not clear yet when the patient was hospitalized, when the symptoms first appeared and how long it took to get tested.
  • Christina St-Jean
    Published 5 months ago
    Wakanda Forever?  USDA Removes Fictional Marvel Country From Trade Partners List

    Wakanda Forever? USDA Removes Fictional Marvel Country From Trade Partners List

    In a weird case of life imitating art, the country of Wakanda - established in #Marvel canon as the homeland of King T'Challa aka Black Panther - has been struck from the list of approved free trade agreement partners with the United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA.
Trump
  • Nathalia Ramos
    Published 3 days ago
    Trump vs Twitter

    Trump vs Twitter

    This week Twitter made the move to start labelling misleading or “fake news” tweets with a disclaimer. And their first citation went to a tweet by non other than President Trump which read “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people…. And that “this will be a rigged election”
  • Garrison Spangler
    Published 5 days ago
    Trump Against Absentee Ballots, U.S. Must Push for Mail-In Voting.

    Trump Against Absentee Ballots, U.S. Must Push for Mail-In Voting.

    Absentee ballots, or mail-in voting, is a hot button issue for Donald Trump. He is an opponent of it, but according to Pew Research Center, 70% of Americans support the choice to mail-in votes. President Trump has made inaccurate claims in regards to mail-in voting. Mail-in voting gives Americans the chance to vote freely and safely during the pandemic.
  • Marjani'a Ra'Mla
    Published 6 days ago
    On Trump's "Cindy Lou WHO" Letter Circa May 2020

    On Trump's "Cindy Lou WHO" Letter Circa May 2020

    A letter written by Trump to the Director General of the World Health Organization [WHO] appears to throw ‘serious shade’ at the actions of WHO with regard to the most recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic turmoil that has caused hundreds of thousands of people to get sick and thousands of those sick to die.