Archive for category: Politics

The Media’s Representation of Israel Leaves Much To Be Desired

The Media’s Representation of Israel Leaves Much To Be Desired

There is no problem with taking a stance on an issue. But there is a problem when it’s based on lies and omissions.

Scotland Should Become Independent

Scotland Should Become Independent

Independence means that decisions formerly made at Westminster will be in Scotland’s hands.

Why Not Michael Brown?

Why Not Michael Brown?

Does our system simply not work, or does it work exactly the way it was intended to?

Point: The Answer in Iraq Is Not Military Action

Point: The Answer in Iraq Is Not Military Action

The end goal is to stop all wars – not create more of them. The only way to do that is to take all military action off the table.

Counterpoint: Kurdistan Has a Future, Not a United Iraq

Counterpoint: Kurdistan Has a Future, Not a United Iraq

There is one faction in Iraq that ought to be worthy of our support, the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Gun Control Efforts Are Futile and Misguided

Gun Control Efforts Are Futile and Misguided

A handgun ban is unthinkable in the United States, but gun control advocates would do well to understand that restricting legal access to firearms does not address the causes of violence—it merely changes their methodology.

We Must Implement New Housing and Programs For The Homeless

We Must Implement New Housing and Programs For The Homeless

There are not enough shelters and public housing facilities to accommodate the rising number of homeless people and families.

We Must Remove Desexualization From Equality

We Must Remove Desexualization From Equality

Gender equality is a battle which it seems we’ll always be fighting—or at least for many years to come—and with every step forward, there’s almost as many opponents pushing us back.

Stop Belittling Affirmative Action Applicant

Stop Belittling Affirmative Action Applicant

People believe that affirmative action allows unqualified minority students into top universities, ignoring their accomplishments and subjecting them to constant judgment and offensive behavior.

Stephen Colbert Should Apologize: White Liberal Hypocrisy and the Power of Hashtag Activism

Stephen Colbert Should Apologize: White Liberal Hypocrisy and the Power of Hashtag Activism

If you want to end racism, don’t marginalize and otherize members of a community of color. Rather, actually listen to what they’re saying.