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Is Jimmy Carter One Of The Weakest Former Presidents Of America?

From 1977 to 1981, Jimmy Carter served as the 39th president of the United States. During his presidency, he had a huge focus on human rights and even attempted to intertwine human rights with foreign policy. Even though his advocacy for civil liberties was well-liked among many, he proved to be a weak leader, putting the United States in economic and diplomatic turmoil. For instance, Carter admitted the Shah of Iran into the United States

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If You Value Progress, Vote Blue to Flip the Legislative Branch

Midterm elections are undeniably underrated. Historically, voter turnout for off-years sticks at around 40%, compared to 60% in the Presidential cycles. Thankfully, this year, people are paying attention. Over the summer, a significant number of people rushed to vote in the primaries. There’s a lot going on in politics and there’s so much we need to care about. Ever since Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement and Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s messy

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Why We Deserve An FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford came forward and accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in the 1980’s when they were in high school. She wants the FBI to independently investigate her claim before she testifies in front of the Senate – however, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley has shut this idea down. “It’s not the FBI’s role to investigate a matter such as this,” Grassley wrote in a letter to

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Unpopular Opinion: The Politically Correct Are Nicer People

In recent years, unlikely experts from all across the U.S., including professors, psychologists and various authors, have gotten up on their high horses to preach the dangers of a phenomenon they call being “politically correct,” or PC. These groups of conservatives, moderates, and even select liberals assert that the largest issue plaguing America and its universities today is Millennial and Gen-Z college students calling for academic censorship, punishment for microaggressions, and endangering the freedom of

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Trump Didn’t Really Defeat Journalism, Silicon Valley Did

Despite the daily routine of attacking the media and journalists, I am tired of giving Trump the victory of quintessentially ‘defeating’ or ‘ruining’ modern journalism. Though Mr. Trump did play his part, and managed to continuously paint the media as the ultimate adversary, and wage a cultural war on designated outlets such as CNN and The Washington Post, the real laceration of freedom of speech may have already happened long before he became president. One

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What I Learned Going to a Beto O’Rourke Town Hall

As weird as it was for a Democrat to be inching his way up the polls in Texas, it was weird for a girl who is the product of two very Republican parents to be supporting him. It was a wet, humid day and dozens of people huddled around a small stage just off the Texas A&M campus in College Station, Texas. Although the sky was gray, the excitement everyone felt to see this rock

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Kamer Nizamdeen’s Arrest: Islamophobia or an Act of Racism?

Kamer Nizamdeen, a 25-year-old Sri Lankan citizen who immigrated to Australia in order to pursue his higher education at the University of New South Wales, is an extraordinary boy with quite a lot of unbeatable talents in the field of tech. He not only studied alongside working, mentoring and helping his college friends with some projects but also with numerous other students, he collaborated with NSW police, along with the NSW government, and developed an

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Let’s Talk About Walmart Underpaying Its Workers

The Walton family, the owners of Walmart, happen to be the richest family in the United States. They currently possess an estimated net worth of $149 billion. There is no denying that they have built Walmart into a signpost of capitalism and successful business. After all, Walmart serves to be the dominating market force for the average American and controls almost 10% of US retail sales. In 2017, Walmart made almost 14 billion dollars in profit, and today continues to

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Opinion: Should Pope Francis Resign for Helping Cover up Sexual Abuse?

Catholics are praying that the wave of sexual assault allegations are coming to an end after another startling allegation made headlines recently. Investigations on sexual abuse ranged from Philadelphia, to overseas where priests in Australia and Latin America were convicted of sexual abuse over the summer. As Pope Francis visited Ireland to talk directly to those who claim that they have been sexually assaulted by Catholic ministers, a shocking letter released to the public stated

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What Has Fox News Taught Me? Avoid Conflicts of Interest.

“Hard to believe you would have gotten all those invitations if you didn’t pull a few punches,” says Meryl Streep in the Oscar-nominated film The Post, as former newspaper CEO Katharine Graham. She’s needling infamous Post Editor Bill Bradlee, portrayed by Tom Hanks, for his questionable relationship with JFK. Today, the Washington Post is “pledged to avoid conflict of interest wherever and whenever possible.” There is a reason why conflicts of interest are scrupulously examined,

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