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How Democrats Handed the Presidency to Trump

By Eamon Workman The entire 2016 Presidential campaign has left America tired and distraught. With two candidates who few seemed to truly and completely embrace, the country was left to nit pick and bully over the minutest of details to determine which candidate was hated the least. For Republicans, Trump was a brash bully and […]

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Voting Against Peace in Colombia

By Mel Gurtov Those of us who study how to end wars rather than find new ways to prosecute them must be stunned, like many Colombians, by a popular vote there on October 2 that rejected the peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).  No one predicted that after […]

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Nuclear weapons – the time for abolition is now

by Robert F. Dodge, M.D. At the United Nations this past week, 123 nations voted to commence negotiations next year on a new treaty to prohibit the possession of nuclear weapons.  Despite President Obama’s own words in his 2009 pledge to seek the security of a world free of nuclear weapons, the U.S. voted “no” […]

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Republicans have but two choices

By Gordon Fellman To cut to the chase: Republican politicians and party leaders have two options and only two. Option One: Risk supporting Trump on the grounds that you will get one or more reactionary appointments to the Supreme Court, all the while making the United States the laughing stock of the world (has it […]

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Supremes, the Senate and the Dirty Donalds, Segretti to Trump

By Tom H. Hastings OK, the Republicans said when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away late last winter, we are not going to do our Constitutional work reviewing any nominations President Obama might make because we think the American people should have a voice in choosing the members of the highest court in the […]

Creating Change After the Shooting in Orlando

Creating Change After the Shooting in Orlando

By Ashley Glenn, Informer Media Group After 49 people were counted dead and leaving 53 wounded, the Orlando shooting at the local gay nightclub, Pulse, sent shockwaves throughout LGBT communities across the country. When Las Vegas local, Jim McCoy, woke up that Sunday to the news, he checked Facebook to see that close friends who […]

I’m Not Your Shorty

By Laura Finley, Ph.D. It wasn’t the first time. Like most women—84 percent across 22 countries, in fact– I have been catcalled by random men many times.  In a widely shared 2014 experiment, a woman in New York City received 100 catcalls in just ten hours.  But last night was definitely the scariest I have […]

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Ground Zero Is Everywhere

by Winslow Myers The philosopher Krishnamurti once asserted that we are each totally responsible for the whole world. Global climate change, among other issues, has made this provocation seem more and more undeniable. It is impossible to shift elsewhere the responsibility we each bear for our own environmental footprint. There is no way not to […]

Football Great Will Smith and Mental Illness in America

By Glenn Mollette The alleged shooting death of New Orleans football great Will Smith by Cardell Hayes is tragic. At this point we have not heard all that happened with a car accident that turned into Hayes shooting Smith six times and also Smith’s wife. You probably know by now that Hayes sued the city […]

The Oscars Do NOT Have a Diversity Problem

by Joshua Morris I know the headline might upset a lot of people. I consider that unfortunate, but I will not apologize for what I am about to write because I myself am offended. I think I am justified in being offended, and I think it’s my duty and my right to express how I feel; […]

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