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Alex Brown

Alex Brown
Politics

Now That Christmas Is Over, Trump Will Stop Pretending To Care About Christianity

From his presidential campaign to now, President Trump has made it quite clear that he is an advocate for the celebration of Christmas. One of his campaign promises was to fight what he calls the “war on Christmas“, which, essentially, is a made-up political issue characterized solely by saying the phrase “Happy Holidays” in lieu of “Merry Christmas”. Yesterday, on Christmas, Trump took to Twitter to claim success in fighting against this “war on Christmas”

Feminism

How Your Favorite Male Celebrities Not Speaking Out Against Harvey Weinstein is Enabling Rape Culture

On Oct. 5, 2017, The New York Times published an article exposing film producer Harvey Weinstein as a serial perpetrator of sexual harassment. His victims include many women of Hollywood, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwenyth Paltrow. Many have since condemned Weinstein and his actions, including countless female actresses and even Hillary Clinton who previously accepted his donations to her political campaigns. Weinstein’s actions are undeniably disgusting, especially from the position of a man who possessed massive

Op-ed

Las Vegas Marks the 273rd U.S. Mass Shooting in 2017 — We Need Real Solutions

The Las Vegas shooting has left 59 dead and upwards of 500 injured, making it one of the deadliest shootings in American history. The shooter, identified as Stephen Paddock, used an assault rifle from a hotel room at Mandalay Bay to open fire on concert-goers across the street. If you would like to help financially, there is a GoFundMe raising money “to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las

Op-ed

Facebook Suspends People of Color For Calling Out White People Online But Doesn’t Delete Hate Speech Targeted at Minority Groups

In this day and age, critiquing established systems of power is essential — especially when critiquing white people. White people as a whole are undoubtedly the most notorious oppressors in our world, and there is nothing wrong with pointing out where we fall short. Social media has created spaces where this critiquing can take place. From Facebook rants to Twitter threads, there are so many opportunities to express what we believe. And we have the

Politics

Sen. Cory Booker To Introduce Legislation That Would Legalize Marijuana at the Federal Level

One of the most relevant and talked-about issues of our political climate is the legalization of marijuana. In recent years, there has been a big push for its legalization for medicinal uses as research has shown that it can have a plethora of benefits. And because of these evident benefits, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Eight of those states have additionally legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

Op-ed

Dear Ellen, Stop Promoting White People Who Do Literally Nothing

This past week, popular daytime talk show host Ellen Degeneres invited 16-year-old Carter Wilkerson to appear on her show. Wilkerson was an ordinary teenage boy until early this month when he struck a deal on Twitter with Wendy’s for free chicken nuggets for a year. All he had to do was get 18 million retweets (something that has never been done before). HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3 — Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm)

Politics

Protestors Demand the Decaying Sweet Potato to Release His Tax Returns in the Tax March

One of the most talked about topics of Trump’s presidential campaign was his tax returns (or rather, the lack thereof). Despite the frequent request for their release, Trump refused. Even through his election, many stayed persistent. Today, April 15, 2017, also known as “Tax Day”, protestors took to the streets to demand President Trump to finally release his tax returns. This idea stemmed from Kellyanne Conway, who shortly after Trump’s inauguration stated that “people don’t care”

Politics

Display at Western Kentucky University Compares Abortion to the Holocaust, Lynching, and Executing Rape Victims

Content Warning: graphic images “Pro-life” and “pro-choice” are two belief sets that seem to have a growing, polarizing divide these days. With President Trump purposefully nominating a Supreme Court justice that is against Roe v. Wade, the topic of abortion is seemingly prevalent. Although this polarization has been in the spotlight, a Feb. 2017 poll conducted by Quinnipiac University discovered that 67% of registered United States voters generally agree with the court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. Still,

Op-ed

Senate Republicans Throw Away the Rulebook to Please Master Trump

This morning (April 6, 2017), Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch failed to receive enough votes in the Senate to be approved. As per longstanding Senate rules, Supreme Court nominees must receive at least 60 votes to be confirmed. Gorsuch only received 55 votes thus rejecting his appointment. But Senate Republicans didn’t let that stop them from placing Trump’s pick of the litter into one of the most powerful positions in the United States. In order

Politics

Trump Continues To Take Major L’s in the Early Months of His Presidency

President Donald Trump is no stranger to failure. Prior to his run for the presidency, he was the head of various major failures. Notable amongst these losses are “Trump: The Game”, “Trump Magazine”, and “Trump University” which all failed miserably. Failure is essential in the business world, though, right? As inventor Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” This well-known quote definitely resonates with the commander-in-chief of the

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