Most recently published stories in The Swamp.
The Twenty-second Amendment
The 22nd amendment was approved on February 27th, 1951, making permanent a tradition that has had a tremendous impact on the idea of governance in the United States of America. Although this is not the most well-known amendment, its significance in American history cannot be emphasised. This is because the 22nd Amendment requires...
Stand Up For Ukraine
In all the years that we humans have graced this planet with our presence, there has been one constant that seems to follow us wherever we go… war. Even when we speak of peace, the routes which we plot out to get there can often be considered an offensive strategy – peace by force, whether you like it or not. We trudge onward, leaving a trail of destruction in our wake. At times it feels almost impossible to go on, the relentless stream of bad news becoming overbearing, willing us to switch off and stop paying attention. It is imperative that we keep paying attention.
As America Sleeps, A Dangerous Axis Develops
It is hard to fathom that the Biden administration is only a bit more than a year old. Over the last year, the Biden agenda has seemed laser-focused on keeping COVID-pandemic stimulus funding, and restrictions, alive - while simultaneously undoing nearly all of the Trump administration's executive orders . Meanwhile, the media and American public have been focused on the domestic side effects of these policies, like rapidly rising , a supply-chain , and skyrocketing in our inner cities.
Can We Trust The Media Anymore? I Don’t Because…
Remember the movie ‘The Truman Show’*? A movie by Jim Carey in 1998? Are we ‘living’ in this movie nowadays? We are made to believe what’s reported to us is the truth
Violence erupts in new Paris protest against security law
The weekly nationwide protests are becoming a major headache for President Emmanuel Macron’s government, with tensions intensified by the beating of a black music producer by police last month.
Macron: France persuaded Trump to strike in Syria
Appearing live on French television BFM and online investigative site Mediapart nearly a year into his term, the 40-year-old leader said the U.S., Britain and France had "full international legitimacy to intervene" with the strikes, to enforce international humanitarian law.
Supreme Court Outlaws Flu Shots In Favor Of "DIY" Treatments
We could all see it coming for months. In a ruling that came out last week, the United States Supreme Court has effectively outlawed the influenza vaccine. It is well known for bringing the world out of the 1919 pandemic and has been periodically upgraded over the years to combat dangerous mutations of the original H1N1 virus. For lack of better phrasing- it stops people from dying.
SCOTUS's Most Recent Decision
When my grandmother was pregnant in the 50’s and 60’s, she and my grandfather knew to go to a Jewish obstetrician because should anything go wrong, a Jewish obstetrician saves the mother’s life. When my mother needed an emergency hysterectomy to save her life in the late 90’s, the doctors required her husband to sign off acknowledging he knew and consenting to it. From around 2018 to a couple months ago, when I told doctors I wanted my tubes tied I was denied, told no one would ever help me even in the most dire of circumstances, or was dismissed with no hope of a referral.
Johnson To Address Ukrainian Parliament.
The resistance and defiance that Ukraine has shown to the Russian invasion have been nothing short of a miracle. The country has paid a terrible price for standing up to Vladimir Putin. Scores of its armed services have been killed and badly injured. The civilian population has paid a heavy price in death and injuries also. Cities and towns have been pummeled to dust by Russian missile strikes, bombing, and shelling. Vast amounts of the Ukrainian population have fled the country. Others remain in hiding or try to carry on with their lives.
How the Republican Party Just Caused Its Own Death Due To Hate
Don't get me wrong about being happy and optimistic that the GOP is causing its own demise. I'm goddamn furious like the rest of you sane, rational thinking, pro-women people about the overturning of Roe vs. Wade if this plays out the way it sounds like it will. I'm disgusted that America is being set back in time at least 50 years or more by the religious right and old, white, men.
How to Overcome The Supreme Court Decision to Strike Down Roe v. Wade
Lawrence O'Donnell pointed this out on his MSNBC show a little past 10pm Eastern time last night: The Supreme Court is what it is today because two Presidents who did not win the popular vote -- George W. Bush and Trump -- got to appoint Supreme Court justices.
Mariupol's tunnel warriors seek to slow Russian onslaught
As Russian forces close in on the southern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, a small number of resistance fighters hope to slow them down using a tunnel system below a vast industrial site as their base.