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  • Diane Randle
    Published about 11 hours ago
    iSpeak Polling Finds Polls Wrong

    iSpeak Polling Finds Polls Wrong

    iSpeak Polling Finds Polls Inaccurate Quite a Lot
  • Heather Wilkins
    Published about 14 hours ago
    Ten Great Books on Politics

    Ten Great Books on Politics

    I graduated with a college degree in English. Not English Education, nothing in marketing, nothing in social media, just general good old fashioned English.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published about 14 hours ago
    Bryan Watch: Dec Week 1

    Bryan Watch: Dec Week 1

    Other than the Judiciary Committee starting hearings that are almost certain to end with articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, it was a relatively slow week in Congress. There were only 12 votes this week, but eight of them were party line.
  • C.R. Pattison
    Published a day ago
    The Media, Money and The First Amendment

    The Media, Money and The First Amendment

    One of the greatest aspects of democracy is the freedom of diverse thought and speech (intellectual Property). The Media is the best way of ensuring that and these aspects of democracy survive. The media is everywhere nowadays, on our phones, our TVs and every-time we go out of the house we are confronted by the message of media. It's no wonder then that media is the largest industry in the world, and only growing bigger.
  • Shoshana Rees
    Published 2 days ago
    End Prescription Poverty Now

    End Prescription Poverty Now

    The legacy of 2019
  • Grant Patterson
    Published 3 days ago
    William Shakespeare's Justin Trudeau

    William Shakespeare's Justin Trudeau

    It occurred to me last night that Canada’s perpetually embarrassing Prime Minster is living out the plot of a Shakespeare play.
  • Keane Neal-Riquier
    Published 3 days ago
    Breaking Down Racism (Life Lessons - Part 9)

    Breaking Down Racism (Life Lessons - Part 9)

    Want to read the other parts? Find them on my Blog!
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 4 days ago
    A Filmmaker's Review: 'J. Edgar' (2011)

    A Filmmaker's Review: 'J. Edgar' (2011)

    I totally missed this movie when it first came out. Why? Well, there were other films that were out roughly the same time that, even though they didn't star Leonardo DiCaprio, looked far more interesting than a crime drama about one of the world's most problematic FBI Agents. It was subsequently released without much press at the AFI Film Festival in the November of that year and I'm not gonna lie - it was like crickets for some reason. The best I could hope for was the movie poster on the back of an Empire Magazine issue from round about that time. It was then released six days later in the cinemas and even though we had a little bit more of a marketing campaign, I think with the grittiness of the trailer juxtaposed with the lightness of Christmas, nobody really noticed it was on TV for thirty seconds or so. The movie itself should've been released in the summer so that it could've had a wider audience, but with a budget of $35M and a profit of $84.9M, I think the film did do pretty well on its own given the fact that it wasn't pushed so much. I think people were watching it because Leonardo DiCaprio was in it.
  • Editorial Chatterbox
    Published 5 days ago
    Realism: In the 21st Century

    Realism: In the 21st Century

    I don't want to single anyone out, but the fact that some people open their mouth to speak without thinking of the poor and suffering in my country (also the world) is really quite shocking. I am talking about my party politics page on social media where certain human-beings like to see me making a good case for the poor - and they come to fight me.