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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…

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Online Filter Bubbles Are Making Us Politically Dumb

There’s no question: the Internet is the most efficient communication tool ever invented. Unfortunately, most days, it feels like it’s only making us stupider. The unrelenting chaos leading up to and now trailing in the wake of the 2016 election is proof that the way we use the Internet is destroying everything we love. It’s…

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The Division of the Western World

Have you ever heard of the state of Jefferson? Unless you’ve spent a considerable amount of time in the far northern reaches of California, you probably answered no. The idea centers on dividing California into two states, after which the northern section would go by the Founding Father’s name. What about “Calexit,” or the idea…

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Why Has Sexual Assault Become a Partisan Issue?

If a teacher, school counselor or coach stood accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, they would face immediate suspension, if not immediate dismissal and revocation of their license. Even when a celebrity such as Kevin Spacey is accused of child molestation, there are immediate repercussions. Netflix canceled his show House of Cards, and condemnation…

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A List of Things Greedy, Man-Hating Feminists Should Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving

Things are so much better than they used to be. A century ago, women got the right to vote, and we haven’t been the same since. You’d think we’d be happy, but we’re always complaining about silly things like wage gaps and #MeToo. ‘Tis the season for turkey, stuffing and gravy. So, fem-nazis, sit back…

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Bridging Our Partisan Divide Is Essential to Fixing U.S. Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a report card for American Infrastructure again this past year and gave it a D+. When compared with other modern nations, and with our own development from years past, the state of American infrastructure was one grade above failing. Keep in mind that another report, released in…