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What Were the Political Effects of the Industrial Revolution? What Will Those of the Current Technological Revolution Be?

I’ve been on a bit of a history kick lately. They say you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been, right? There are arguably a lot of crazy twists and turns going on in our country right now. And sometimes when that’s the case, it can be good to take a…

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Stay Informed: The Importance of International News

The world is a big place. Every day, dozens of relevant news stories break across the globe: economics, politics, diplomacy, military maneuvers, sports and entertainment, to mention just a few categories. While the information revolution has made it easier to find whatever you’re searching for, the tremendous amount of information available makes it difficult to…

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When Politics and Music Meet: An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Terra Naomi

The mutually valuable relationship between politics and music is a precious tradition. The arts, in general, have long been a way for activists and those seeking to create social awareness to get important messages out there. Music, in particular, can become both an emotional outlet for the artist as well as a vehicle by which…

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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 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…