controversies

It seems every time one racially-charged incident ends, a gender or religious controversy takes its place; Ruminate on the issues dividing our nation and world.

  • Breeze Ghaluntah
    Published 3 days ago
    I Kneel for America

    I Kneel for America

    Oh, say can you see,
  • Grant Patterson
    Published 4 days ago
    Excuse Me, Your Dog Whistle Is Broken

    Excuse Me, Your Dog Whistle Is Broken

    Bear with me, Americans. This one takes some ‘splaining.
  • Bill Croft
    Published 9 days ago
    Make America Think Again (Pt. 2)

    Make America Think Again (Pt. 2)

    If impeachment is necessary as claimed by the Democrats in the House of Representatives, everyone, regardless of political alignment and feelings for the President, should want the process to be transparent. Love him or hate him; you should care about the process. Why? According to Representatives Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler, the evidence shows that the President has violated the law and oath of office. If so, they are obligated by law to impeach if this is true with a full House vote then place him on trial in the Senate. Otherwise, it should be dropped due to the lack of evidence. While they cite the mandate by the US Constitution, most proceedings are not laid out in the US Constitution at all. The Constitution is a framework “to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America (The Constitution of the United States, 2015).”
  • David Bulley
    Published 20 days ago
    The Abject Cowardice of Concealed Carry

    The Abject Cowardice of Concealed Carry

    I grew up in what would now correctly be considered a toxically masculine culture. Casual homophobia and racism were part of my cultural landscape, as was fighting, bragging, guns, and hunting. To a sixteen-year-old me, there was no greater insult than to be accused of acting feminine, and no greater show of weakness than to back down from a physical confrontation. Almost as bad as the ultimate cowardice of running away from a physical confrontation, however, was to over-prepare: The euphemism of bringing a gun to a knife fight. By the honor code I lived by, this was unthinkable. In fact, most of the teen boys my age wore a belt knife every day, even to school. We engaged in serious fistfights without ever considering drawing the deadly weapon from our own belt.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 22 days ago
    Why the Establishment Denies Climate Change

    Why the Establishment Denies Climate Change

    They do not know any better, despite all the proof they are offered. To place Republicans, who as a general rule, deny climate change, in positions at the Environmental Protection Agency is just wow. Climate change is real, it is a fact, and it is not going way. 2018 marks the end of seven years of drought in California. Think about what that means; many have done away with their lawns except in Southern California where the snoots actually import water for their prissy, perfect lawns while poorer neighborhoods have soccer lawns dry up. Yes, Los Angeles is a land of a lot of income inequality. Conservative Republicans hang on every word of the Trump administration until hurricanes devastate other states, since humans driving, for example, cause climate change. The ideological hot mess between Democrats and Republicans will only get worse until Republicans get their heads out of their hats in order to see that climate change actually happens. Gallup found that 85 percent of Democrats are reasonable enough to see that human activity has lead to climate change, and 38 percent of Republicans agree. To continue to deny climate change is just ridiculous. If a friend of mine in the 1990s mentioned that having to wear shorts in the winter means that climate change is happening, then by now after the seven year drought we had in California, I agree with her. Climate change should not be up for debate on this planet. We are stuck with the one planet we have and we are busy polluting, causing our own problems, and shooting ourselves in the foot. Regardless of what side you are on, conservative or liberal, you have to make sure to see that climate change needs to be addressed formally. It is backwards to pretend otherwise. Should we all be putting aside our differences and working together to fix the problems we have made for ourselves?
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 26 days ago
    Talking Star: ‘The Star Report: What is a Black Freedom Fighter?'

    Talking Star: ‘The Star Report: What is a Black Freedom Fighter?'

    Boss Man Troi “Star” Torain acknowledges Atatiana Jefferson’s father Mr. Marquis Jefferson for his stance on postponing the funeral of his daughter. He then goes to the other topic of what it means to be a freedom fighter, in particular, a black one. Star talks about his Skype session with his girlfriend in California. Boss Chick Ronnie joins the show with her spirited voice. The two discuss the bizarre Cuba Gooding Jr. video that has resurfaced on the internet. Mr. Torain said that he looked like he was allegedly on “some good s––.” Ronnie says that to raise $250,000 is questionable. Star says that these family members want to purchase “C-Classes and take trips down to the Canary Islands”...allegedly.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a month ago
    "Talking Star: 'The Star Report: Is LeBron James a Civil Rights Leader?'"

    "Talking Star: 'The Star Report: Is LeBron James a Civil Rights Leader?'"

    On a Tuesday, Mr. Torain describes the rainy and cold weather as a sign of Autumn, which is part of “cuffing season.” He thought about locking down a female, and then banished the idea. Star says that he will be going harder in this webisode. New information says that Atatiana aimed her firearm at the officer(s) according to the eight-year-old nephew. In relation to the main topic, Star doesn’t care what LeBron James has to say. Mr. Torain then asks whether James is an expert of foreign policy. Star insists that the basketball megastar should be focused on a “goddamn championship.” A total of fourteen women have spoken out against Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Grant Patterson
    Published about a month ago
    Mother Corp Makes the Case for Her Own Extinction

    Mother Corp Makes the Case for Her Own Extinction

    Sometimes, it's hard to let go of a national icon.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a month ago
    Talking Star: Should High School Teachers Carry Guns

    Talking Star: Should High School Teachers Carry Guns

    Star wants to be called f–– nut during this missive. He says that he knows Atlanta and that he used fishscale at Sharon’s Showcase. He admits that he has not been at a Waffle House in fifteen years. He experienced “the worst breakfast in years” there. He threw away the entire meal on the way home and considered not even giving the food to his coyotes when he discarded the unwanted victuals. Anyone who wears lochs and not a net disturbs Mr. Torain. Star then gets on topic and discusses Jim Jones’ success. He wonders if he sent 50 Cent a warning shot, though. On Instagram, according to Mr. Torain, he called Jim Jones a rat. Star breaks down how rich people have shooters and 50 definitely has a team on deck.
  • HowToFind .com
    Published about a month ago
    Venezuela and the Struggle for Gold

    Venezuela and the Struggle for Gold

    The "Arco Minero del Orinoco" is an area rich in mineral resources that the Republic of Venezuela has been exploiting since 2017; it occupies mostly the north of the Bolivar state and to a lesser extent the northeast of the Amazonas state and part of the Delta Amacuro state. 7000 tons of gold, copper, diamond, coltan, iron, bauxite and other minerals can be found here.
  • T.P Schofield
    Published about a month ago
    The Royal Family: A Summer to Forget

    The Royal Family: A Summer to Forget

    Accusations against Prince Andrew, Harry and Meghan’s war with the tabloids, and Boris Johnson deceiving the Queen: It’s been a somewhat tumultuous summer for the royal family. Usually detached from the nit and grit of journalistic controversy, this summer has seen all facets of the monarchy’s composition come under fire: Is the royal family above the law? Where should ultimate political power reside? As a country championing equality, is it right that one family is ‘more equal than the rest?’
  • Ada Zuba
    Published about a month ago
    Canadian Elections

    Canadian Elections

    It's October, and there are a few things that will not change about Canada. One is that snow is expected, two is that Halloween will come, three is that people forget how to drive when the snow falls. The one thing that will change is the fact that we have elections coming up pretty quick here, so I need to decide who to vote for, so it's time to bring in the candidates.