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Mikal Goodman

Politics

Key Points Of President Trump’s State Of The Union Address

Clocking in at one hour and 20 minutes, President Trump delivered the third longest State of the Union speech in history, according to the American Presidency Project. Since the average person would not have maintained focus for the entirety of the speech, let’s go over a few key points of Tuesdays’ SOTU. Calls For Bipartisanship and Unity In the beginning of his address, President Trumps said “Tonight, I call upon on all of us to

Op-ed

Giving Trump His Wall Is Not A Compromise, It Is A Weakness

On Saturday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) gave a statement on the Senate floor in which he announced, “For the sake of compromise, for the sake of coming together, I offered it.” The “it” in this sentence being President Trump’s border wall along the Mexican border.  Early Saturday, Schumer stated that “During the meeting, in exchange for strong DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) protections, I reluctantly put the border wall on the table for

Real Life

PSA: Tide Pods Are Not For Eating

Recently, a new “challenge” has been formed know simply as the “Tide Pod Challenge” in which the participants put the detergent pods into their mouths, sometimes even chew them and then post videos of what happens, because of course, that is what people should do in their free time. If it was not already news to you, let me inform those of you who are reading this article of the fact that Tide Pods are

Real Life

If You Are Under 21, You Are Not A Millennial

Chances are that if you are on this website, you have seen the world “millennial” a multitude of times. Millennial is the title given to the generation of people born between the years of 1981 and 1997, depending on the source. So to be blunt, if you were born after 1997, you are not a millennial. You are part of of what is known simply as “Generation Z,” which encompasses all children born between 1998

Race

Dispelling Misconceptions About Islam — With A Muslim

About a day or two ago, my coworker and I got into a rather “heated” conversation over Islam and its teachings, stereotypes, and his overall bigotry. He is firm in his stance that all people who are of Arab descent and follow the teachings of Islam are terrorists, they are violent and so on. To this, I responded how most normal people would, politely disagreeing with that completely incorrect assumption. Although I am not Muslim,

Real Life

6 Things I’ve Learned In A Long Distance Relationship

On February 24, I will have spent the last two years of my life in a relationship with someone who, within that time, has become one of my best friends, my most trusted confidante, and the love of my life. This relationship just so happens to be long distance, but that doesn’t make what we have any less valid than a “traditional” relationship. However, there are somethings you learn quickly being in a long distance

Politics

Michigan May Soon Be Electing Its First Muslim Governor

Will the United States have its first Muslim Governor? In Michigan, that seems to be the possibility. His name is Abdul El-Sayed and he seems to be the progressive power we need in a Republican-controlled nation. Born to Egyptian immigrants in the Metro-Detroit area, Abdul is the embodiment of what the “American Dream” is supposed to represent. He attended Bloomfield Hills Andover High School and graduated from the University of Michigan, where he delivered the student

Politics

Are Progressives Gaining Ground In The Democratic Party?

If you have followed the Democratic party at any length, you have most likely come to realize that the party frankly does not like Progressives. Democratic National Committee (D.N.C.) Chairman Tom Perez for removed party officials who backed Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison’s go at the chairmanship. Former D.N.C. Chairwoman Donna Brazile discovered evidence of the Clinton Campaign’s rigging of the primaries during her stint as Chairwoman, which you can read more about here. However, despite these intentional

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