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  • Bailey Matwiiw
    Published 6 days ago
    Australia Hellfire

    Australia Hellfire

    Australia is home to just over 25 million people, and around 200,000 different animal species, 386 of which are mammals native to Australia. Not only do the bushfires threaten civilization and the well-being of Australian residents, but the natural aspect of the country as well. With fires spreading all over the area, affecting every state, centring in New South Wales (which is the main habitat for koalas) and Victoria, scientists and biologists are concerned about the negative impacts of bushfires on the environment. Ecosystems could be at stake, and the state of the country could be in extreme danger, considering the maintenance of biodiversity and the preservation of habitats. Thousands of people are awaiting evacuation, and the firefight efforts need more support. No matter how far away you are, or how impossible you might think it is, there is always a way to help. But first, we need to look at why it is such a pressing matter.
  • Christopher Boswell
    Published 6 days ago
    The Trump Train Phenomenon

    The Trump Train Phenomenon

    “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” ― Mark Twain
  • Pious
    Published 6 days ago
    IS CLEAN ENERGY Really CLEAN AS WE THINK?

    IS CLEAN ENERGY Really CLEAN AS WE THINK?

    The vast fields of wind turbines under the gorgeous blue sky always remind us of a feeling of serenity and peace. Given that, birds are not deemed to feel that way. In the US alone, scientists estimate that roughly 150,000 birds are affected: from being slashed to changes to customs/habitats [1].
  • Cheryl E
    Published 6 days ago
    Will Prince Harry and Meghan retain their Royal titles?

    Will Prince Harry and Meghan retain their Royal titles?

    According to a poll done by Cosmopolitan, most people believe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be able to retain their titles once the dust has settled. The Duke and Duchess of Duchess of Sussex recently went to the press and announced they were cutting back on Royal duties, before they notified the Queen. HRM was understandably hurt because her grandson did not first seek her approval. An emergency meeting took place Monday, between the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Harry. It’s was later announced that the Elizabeth II has given her permission for her grandson and his family to make the changes they desire. Truthfully, Harry and Meghan were going to do what they wanted to with or without the blessing of the House of Windsor.
  • Donna McCoy
    Published 6 days ago
    The Candidate Who Inspired Me To Vote

    The Candidate Who Inspired Me To Vote

    Yesterday, I learned the candidate I had hoped to vote for ended his campaign for president. It took me by surprise as I really believed in him. I couldn’t think of a better man at this time to be my president than him. This president hopeful was Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey.
  • Anna Dohnalová
    Published 7 days ago
    Come on Czech Republic, why so low?

    Come on Czech Republic, why so low?

    The Czech Republic has dropped in this year’s global ranking of press freedom all the way to the 40th position, which represents another six-spot decline since the year 2018. The country has an index score of 24.89, which is still constituting a marginally satisfactory situation, but in the opinion of some Czech journalists, also a significant step back.
  • Alex Hall
    Published 7 days ago
    The Australian Bushfires - Horror Stories about a Nation Wide Disaster

    The Australian Bushfires - Horror Stories about a Nation Wide Disaster

    It has been upsetting to hear about the bushfires that have been happening around Australia. In Melbourne I feel removed from the bushfires that have been happening, yet I have heard even in my state of Victoria the bushfires have been causing serious damage. I also recently heard the frequently documented statistic that millions of animals were burned in the fires, and this has now been updated to be closer to one billion. The situation has become dire and catastrophic. It was declared a 'state of disaster' in Victoria and a 'state of emergency' in New South Wales. There were other alarming statistics which demonstrated how bad the fires have been.
  • Scott Santens
    Published 7 days ago
    A Visual History of the #YangMediaBlackout

    A Visual History of the #YangMediaBlackout

    Back in June of 2019, I tweeted about the latest egregious example of MSNBC excluding Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang from their ongoing coverage of the 2020 Presidential candidates. There had been previous examples, but that was the worst up to that point because they had photos of all 20 candidates who were going to be in the first debates, and instead of including Yang as one of them, they included someone who wasn't even going to be there. I then started to add each new example as a new reply, and that ongoing thread has now been covered over and over again with each new example as a source of entertaining absurdity. It's been covered by traditional media outlets like The Guardian, Vox, and The Hill. It's also been covered by new media like Ethan and Hila Klein of the H3 Podcast for their two million subscribers.
  • Peter Rose
    Published 7 days ago
    Improving democracy

    Improving democracy

    Improving democracy