Bernie Sanders: Loses the Nomination, Wins the Internet
God bless America, land that I love. Land of the free, home of the brave, unhinged social media users that take a traditionally monumental occasion and add a little... spice.
Why Trump's Twitter Ban Is A Bad Idea
For some reason, unknown to probably everyone, Trump decided that his go-to way of communicating with the American people over the last 4 years would be Twitter. He fully embraced the medium and definitely became the first full on social media president.
Martin Luther King Jr and his impact within Europe
With Martin Luther King Day approaching (18/01/2021,) it is essential to remember all the good he created and inspired in others during his life. He was a man of significant influence, having the profound ability to entice his listeners and make them aware of all the injustices their own country was serving them. Before King came along and took hold of the civil rights movement, the topic was not often thought of, let alone spoken. King opened black Americans' eyes to the fact that they should not endure inequality, but stand up to it and demand equal rights. He also opened the eyes of white Americans who needed to know that segregation was unnecessary and cruel, that being white does not mean they can stand back and watch.
Trump’s “Go Home” Message to his MAGA Supporters was a War Cry
After president-elect Joe Biden called for the US President Donald Trump to go on national TV and denounce the attacks on the Capitol and Senate grounds, Trump responded by a one-minute video on Twitter. Twitter immediately disabled the reply, retweet, and sharing options for the video.
Alex Padillo and Deb Haland are helping change the face of American politics
When I was growing up, the president, Vice President and others in the White House were always white males. I never really gave it a thought until I saw Colin Powell and Condolrrxa Rice serving in the Bush administration as Head of the Joint Chiefs of Dtaff and Secretary of State. During the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, the focus was on equal rights for African Americans and these two certainly proved that progress had been made. When Barack Obama won the US presidency in 2008 and 2012, he made history as the first president of color as a biracial man.
The past four years as a black woman in America
This is my personal story and you don't have to agree. If you have not walked in my shoes you will never understand. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, I, along with other people of color, and the LBGTQ community felt a tightening in our chests. we braced ourselves for the worst and it came. My best friend said Trump would fire everyone as if he were still on The Apprentice and he did. I told her that racists would come out of the woodwork and they did. We both said The Donald would not be able to show himself presidential and he never did.
Why I've Donated All My Vocal Tips to BLM (And Why You Should Too)
I write this story having learned my father, a New Jersey ex-cop, and my uncle (both white, straight men in their 50's), used the n-word in casual conversation a few days ago. One man said it with an a at the end, the other with a hard r. I'm not quite sure of the context of the conversation. All I know is it had something to do with a joke my uncle told. For some warped reason, it was meant to be funny.
Voting Should Be the Last Thing You Do.
There is something amiss in the land of the free. Behind the cheery symbolism of hamburgers, baseball, and bald eagles lies something sinister and hidden. If you knock down the walls of suburban cookie-cutter homes, you may find that America is made up of cleverly designed props, decoys of political theatre.
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In The Wake Of Chaos
After four tumultuous years of chaos, we have finally arrived at the precise moment in time to officially say goodbye to #45. For those of us who had an especially hard time accepting the results of the 2016 Presidential election, it’s going to feel pretty satisfying saying the words “You’re Fired!” to Donald Trump, the man who made that phrase famous.
A Cup Of "Joe" To Go
In a world that is constantly changing where does this nation stand? When we consider the tumultuous last four years where everything that could go wrong did was reason enough to realize this nation was indeed in serious trouble. Mistakes that we let happen. Yes, we the people allowed the past Administration, Trump, from day one to carry on in an unethical, moronic and egotistical manner. Un Presidential in every way that almost brought down this nation. In complicit to the torrents of disasters were many Republicans in Congress. They aligned themselves with the train wreck of the Trump Administration.
Politics Ain't a Football Game
It’s curious to me how people are convinced to vote against their own best interests for the sake of being affiliated with the right “team”. It has baffled me that many people, who are good solid humans, can side with a party that blatantly diminishes causes they profess to care about.
Kicking Our Addiction to Executive Orders
The first few days of the Biden Presidency have seen the new president reversing many of Trump's policies and actions over the last 4 years. Many of them were things Trump had no legitimate legal authority to enact. And while it is great these things are being addressed, I find myself asking, "why did we have to wait for a new president before anyone did anything about this?"
A Dear Don Letter
Dear Donnie Trump, The reality show known as your Presidency has been canceled after just one season. Bummer, I know. But your out-of-touch, unprincipled, cognitively hollow, intellectually inept, morally flaccid approach to governing the United States of America has reached its end.
The Big Lie
I was never overly active in politics until I saw that Trump had a chance of becoming President, which is when I activated. I started voting in every election, local and national. A lot of people don't realize how important our local elections are, and until about five years ago, I was one of those people. For a long time, I didn't think my vote mattered and that things were going to be how they were going to be, but now as an experienced adult, I realized that it is only through making our voices heard that things change.
Woke? Wake me the F#%! Up.
Dear Liberals, I have a small request. Can your foot soldiers stop using my small Appalachian town as an easy target for your drive-by virtue signaling?
January 20th 2021: Welcome back America.
In the last few hours, the tears have rolled down my face as I watched the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.
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