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American Rioting Comes to the Capital

While such a riot in the heartland of American democracy surely created striking images and made for great media spectacle, for those who had followed the events of the summer, it simply represented a continuation of the increasingly common trend of turning to violence as a legitimate means of political recourse.

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Free Money? An Introduction to Modern Monetary Theory

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, C-SPAN host Steve Scully asked President Barack Obama: “At what point do we run out of money?” Obama responded with “Well, we are out of money now.”

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Failure: Trump's Egocentric Strategic Power-Grabbing

From the Roman Empire to Chinese dynasties to Cold War-era African regimes, coups have thrown wrenches into the stream of history, marking the erosion of domestic governmental legitimacy as well as the rest of the world’s perception of a state.

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01.06.21

On January 6th, 2021, a coup d’etat was attempted by Trump loyalists on Capitol Hill. In efforts to overturn the certification of the 2020 general election, the results of which Trump cast doubt on for months in advance, the loyalists arrived armed with pipe bombs for both major political national headquarters, zip ties for potential hostages, and their dedication to not wearing masks.

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Infanticide or Forced Pregnancy?

While right-wing Christians espouse the sanctity of life and the horrors of infanticide, liberalist secularists argue for the right of bodily autonomy and a woman’s right to privacy. ... How are these diametrically opposed groups to come to a consensus or an agreement on law when the facts at hand are fundamentally disputable in the eyes of each group?

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The Corporate Hypocrisy of the Democratic Party

Democrats have long abandoned the American worker in favor of a “woke,” corporate agenda, driven largely by political opportunism and the radically shifting social values of the Democratic base.

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The Future Must Be Nuclear

The haunting scenes of 2020’s natural disasters convey the extent to which such calamities have escalated in the past few decades, in direct correlation to staggering increases in pollutant emissions, the production of waste, and energy consumption.

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Drug Policy is Just Recycled Bigotry? Always Has Been: Dissecting the American War on Drugs

It’s common to call the “War on Drugs” a failure. In truth, that would be extremely generous. The “War on Drugs” has been a horrific series of policy choices that have targeted the United States’ most vulnerable populations, and the tens of thousands of deaths every year prove it.

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American Athletes: Pawns of the People & the Government

Considering the fact that athletes can be affected by police brutality regardless of race or socioeconomic background, you would think they have just as much of a right as anyone else to protest and yet people have managed to turn the wealth disparity between these athletes and the average person into a reason as to why they should not be protesting.

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Leftist Complacency in the 2020 Election

This idea that the next POTUS will lead to irrevocable change has shaped an agenda that both sides are promoting: that their candidate should be elected solely out of fear of the ‘evil’ alternative. A prominent example of this is the left today and their insistence that settling for Joe Biden, the ‘lesser of two evils,’ is the correct move for any pursuit of left-wing politics.

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Life, Liberty, and the Right To Vote

Despite a slow return to normalcy, institutions are still falling apart, workers are still losing their jobs, and education is still being reshaped as doctors, politicians, and scientists still scramble for solutions. During a vital election year, all American citizens have been asked an unprecedented question: should they gamble their safety to exercise their right to vote? Does their single vote really matter?

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A Record of the Asymmetrical Partisanship of the SCOTUS

Reportedly, RBG’s dying wish was that she be replaced after the next election. However, the constitution clearly provides the president with the right and duty to install justices without regard to when during their term, and all the presidents with the opportunity to nominate a justice in the final year of their term did so.

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Biden vs Trump: Competing Economic Plans

If the past few months have demonstrated anything, it’s that social justice issues drive popular politics. They have become the centralized issue of this election and while I agree that they are without a doubt an extremely important factor, it has also become evident that a significant amount of people do not know the nuances of either candidate's plans outside of these issues.

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Why Wealth Taxes Will Fail America

Hypocritically, the rich are seen as both the root of all of America’s problems, as well as a panacea. It is true that there is significant wealth inequality in the United States, but it seems that the most vocalized response to this is to blame the successful, instead of looking inwards to see what each individual can do for themselves first, or perhaps learn from those who have “made it”.

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The Gross Immorality of Abortion

Being pro-life is not about forcing a woman to pay for her mistakes. Being pro-life is about recognizing that every human life, no matter how small, no matter the circumstance from which it was conceived, has value.

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Choice is Cool. Choice is Freedom

“How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelet?" - George Carlin.

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A Statement of Intent

What is the point of another publication claiming they know the truth, the way it all really is? Aren’t there enough blogs, newspapers, magazines, journals, news channels, and YouTube creators who think that they and they alone have the keys to progress and utopia?

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The Toxic Limits of Empathy

The prolonged digital nature of news consumption and activism leads to desensitization to the issues we claim to care the most about, excarberating the exchange of negativity in the context of our political and cultural discourse.

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The Defacement of Western Civilization

American society is not perfect, and it is not only moral, but patriotic, to want better for every single person living in it for the future. What is being witnessed on the streets of this nation, however, is not an attempt at progressive reform but rather at the regressive destruction of American history and culture.

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The Empty Premise of 'Eat the Rich'

As America faces rising wealth disparity and stagnant wages, socialism has grown increasingly popular while capitalism is being touted as a tool for inequality and injustice.

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The Story of Your Life: Narrative and Perspective

In the quirkier corners of internet literature, there is a writer who coins words to describe the multitude of complex feelings a person experiences, but language fails to describe - the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

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A Diagnosis of The Public Education System's Shortcomings

The main focus of American attention should only be directed towards the amount of funding for public schools, but also to the distribution of funds among specific public schools.

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The Obsolescence of Capitalism

Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., George Orwell, Hellen Keller, Oscar Wilde, W.E.B Du Bois, Malcolm X, and more. Each of these figures are iconic shapers of history in their own right, but what unites them is a belief in socialism.

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Portland: America's Modern Experiment with Fascism

Portland, Oregon. Quite the conundrum. Federal agents have run amok in the city, black-bagging (kidnapping) innocent protesters, refusing to identify themselves, breaking the hand of a calm Navy veteran in two places, and tear-gassing groups of Portland moms without the consent of the city.

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The Twisted Aftermath of the Anti-Police Narrative

In fact, the narrative of the police are at the front lines of a systemic, society-wide “war on blacks” is the direct cause for an increase in interracial violence in colored communities, ultimately amounting to more deaths in the very groups that the movement preaches to empower.

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