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What’s with the Right’s War on Marijuana Legalization?

Since California’s historic passage of Proposition 215 in 1996, which made cannabis use for medicinal purposes legal, Americans have become increasingly accepting of the drug and marijuana legalization. Today, 70 percent of American voters oppose the enforcement of federal marijuana laws. But hardline conservatives aren’t buying it. Led by attorney general Jeff Sessions, the right…

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Thoughts on Michael Wolff’s Controversial Fire and Fury Book

2018 started off with a bang: the publication of an insider’s peek into the tremendously dysfunctional Trump administration. Michael Wolff, the reporter responsible for its conception, toured the internal White House for several weeks. He spoke to many staffers within the administration, including Trump allies and the since-alienated Steve Bannon. Reports have indicated that small…

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So, How Has Trump’s First Year Affected Women’s Rights Issues Today?

Donald J. Trump’s first year in office is coming to a close, and as such, I wanted to evaluate what he truly has and hasn’t accomplished, especially in regards to women’s rights. During his time on the campaign trail, Trump made numerous promises regarding advances for women. But like most of his campaign promises, his…

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The Majority of America Identifies as Independent. So What’s With the Negative Stigma Around Moderates?

Our last election was disappointing, to say the least. I say this not necessarily from one political camp or the other, but because the majority of Americans seem to agree with this sentiment. Those of us voting in the last election mostly voted from necessity, and not from true inspiration for our candidate. We voted…

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The Best Political Blogs for Moderates to Follow in 2018

Today, it feels nearly impossible to discern who is telling the truth and who is, as the President is so fond of screaming, “fake news.” My right-leaning father and I are consistently battling each other with conflicting facts from our niche news sources. For example, his conservative news bubble is telling him that Trump’s approval…