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Trump’s 2020 Kickoff Celebration of Exaggerations and Lies

It’s a surprise to nobody that Incumbent President Donald Trump is running for reelection in the 2020 presidential election. Surrounded by a large pack of his rabid and loyal base in a giant Florida stadium, he declared to the world that he was far from being done in the White House. Spewing rhetoric that he’s been pushing since his first day in office, he played the crowd perfectly. This was Trump’s big party for him

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Your Reckless Driving Affects Others

No 15-year-old wants to hear about car accidents first thing in the morning, but there I sat, listening to my elderly driver’s ed teacher drone on about fatal incidents involving telephone poles and semi-trucks at 10 in the morning. By the time he started the precautionary safety film, the entire class’s eyelids were beginning to shut. But half-way through the film, after seeing traumatic images and violent collisions, none of us wanted to get behind

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The Uncanny Idiosyncratic Behavior of the Media: The Toxic Vice Doctrine

In a world so PC, so misbehaved and so unpredictable, a world where comedians and reality TV stars become world leader and mothers don’t believe in vaccinating their children, I find that we have arrived at the front door of the beloved quirky Vice media and have had the welcome rug pulled from under our feet. Vice media, in the beginning, was unique, bold and a refreshing concept. It had a bite and it was

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders was Really, Really Bad at her Job

“I hope that it will be that I showed up every day and I did the very best job … to be transparent and honest throughout that process and do everything I could to make America a little better that day than it was the day before,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during an interview last December. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Last Thursday she announced that she would be leaving her White House post

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Does Martin Luther King Jr.’s Alleged Hypocrisy Outweigh His Contribution To The Civil Rights Movement?

Despite Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight against discrimination in the 1960s, a current report stated that a secret FBI recording depicted the civil rights activist having an affair with 40 women and watching a pastor sexually assaulting another. Meant to be opened in 2027, the tapes were disclosed—holding recordings from King’s hotel rooms in the 1960s. The bugs were situated in the rooms because King’s aide, Stanley Levison, was accused of being a Communist. According

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US Army’s Tweet Reveals the Horrifying Reality of Military Service

This Memorial Day weekend the US Army issued a tweet asking followers, “How has serving impacted you?.” What followed was thousands of replies from service members and their friends and family, many detailing stories of PTSD, suicide, substance abuse, disabilities and sexual assault. My children's father used his military leave to periodically return to town to try to kill me and cause other havoc. He was never held accountable. One time he took our son

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Mueller Just Kicked the Impeachment Nest

When the original summary about the election by the special counsel came out in March 2019, it was up to William Bar, the US Attorney General, to summarize and send out the message to the American people about what was in it. He came back with the conclusive answer that created a huge collective sigh from most Democrats “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired

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Political Neutrality Is A Privilege: Check Yours

In an age defined by upheaval and turmoil, abstaining from political involvement can seem like the exclusive path to maintaining a shred of sanity. However, there is merit to what online “social justice warriors” have been expressing about willful ignorance – that it is the most implicit yet toxic expression of privilege known to the hemisphere of Western activism. Before even delving into the bulk of this debate, it should be duly noted that taking

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The Rise of Social Media Activism: Is It Effective?

If you’ve been on Instagram in the past week, you’ve been bombarded with story posts about the recent abortion legislation in the United States. Countless people expressing their thoughts and feelings on the situation, reposting tweets and headlines. As I peruse these images the question strikes me over and over again: is social media activism effective? Personally, I don’t usually post my political opinions online. But I don’t have anything against people posting their thoughts

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Here’s Why High School Isn’t Making Me Smarter

Brazil is unlike many other countries. Here we only have three years of high school, where there is an intense amount of content and exams each and every week of the year. The grades don’t work like in the United States, where it’s based on letter scale (from A to F); here, the grades are from 0 to 10 and the least you’ve got to get to not fail is a 7, the rough equivalent

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