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The Biggest Questions for the Kavanaugh FBI Investigation

The public testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the man she alleges assaulted her at a party in high school, have a few inconsistencies. In other words, there’s a few things that are fishy that are going on. 1) When did the party happen? Blasey: “One evening that summer, after a day of diving at the club, I attended a small gathering at a house in the Bethesda area.” Kavanaugh: “The event

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This Is Why Women Are So Afraid to Speak Out

The Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testimony has sparked countless debates, conversations and disagreements, each of them with the identical question at hand: Is Dr. Ford to be believed or not? As a result of the established inquiry, numerous amounts of people — celebrities included — have taken to Instagram and Twitter where they have been sharing their opinions on the matter, executing the hashtag #WeBelieveHer. Well-known stars of hit TV shows The Vampire Diaries and

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The Bureaucratic Void of the Trump Presidency

Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, a member of the National Security Council, was a virtually unheard of civil servant to the vast majority despite her instrumental role in crafting the Iran Nuclear Deal, a negotiation widely disparaged by the current administration. Yet, parallel to the ascent of the Trump administration, numerous devoted members of the federal bureaucracy, such as Nowrouzzadeh, have found themselves forced to abdicate prestigious positions earned through diligent loyalty to the American people, and shoved

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Trump’s Ignorance Towards Hurricane Maria Only Made It Worse

On Sept. 20, 2017, the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record made landfall as a Category 5 storm to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, destroying approximately 80% of the island and leaving 100% of citizens powerless and in the wake of an utter disaster. The death toll, in Hurricane Maria’s aftermath, was officiated at an estimated 2,975, with some still unaccounted for. Water and food shortages ran rampant, hospitals were closed due to damage

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This Bill Could End the Opioid Crisis

With the discussion of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, all other political news has taken the backseat or slipped under the radar. Fortunately, there is some positive news. The Senate recently released a bipartisan legislation that has provisions on stopping illegal drugs from crossing the border, creating inclusive recovery centers, and discovering new ways to treat children who are affected by the opioid epidemic. The fact that the Senate went past party divisions and united to

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How the Border Patrol Serial Killer Coverage Enforces the Wrong Stereotypes

ICE can’t seem to be out of the news for very long. An intelligence supervisor for Border Patrol has just been arrested for the murder of four women and the possible attempt of a fifth. Despite having a gun pulled on her and being grabbed, the fifth victim managed to escape the car and notify a state trooper on a suspicious man who allegedly killed one of her friends. Juan David Ortiz befriended all the

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Donald Trump Jr. Continues to Be Trash As He Mocks Kavanaugh’s Accuser on Instagram

Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, came forward in an interview with the Washington Post with an allegation that Brett Kavanaugh, who is the POTUS’s pick to be the next Supreme Court Justice, sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago. The woman originally submitted a letter without her name, which described her experience of the circumstance that transpired while she and Kavanaugh were still in high school. On the

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How Much Political Power should CEO Activism Have?

Our faith in politicians when it comes to morals, ethics, and overall trust has deteriorated in recent years. Perhaps this sentiment of political distrust isn’t new, however in this current age of complete political ambiguity and need for fundamental leadership, we have turned to people with almost as much power as the politicians; the CEOs. The million and billionaire chief executives seem to be more inclined to take powerful social stances on many issues relating

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Why Women Are Afraid of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

It’s September 2018 and there are men screaming at feminists on Twitter about how women have equal rights, and that we are just whiny babies. I have run out of energy to defend my views because I feel like a broken record every time I say that women often face adversity, harassment, and unequal treatment compared to their male counterparts. Right now, I can have my feminist views, and the men screaming on Twitter can

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We’re Becoming Desensitized to Gun Violence

It seems that everywhere you look, there’s gun violence. At some point, it has become a regular event to see it on the news. The only word to describe the feeling when details of the latest shooting flashes across my screen is suffocation. Whether it’s at a school, concert, or mall, you can’t escape the looming threat of gun violence. It’s practically everywhere. When news of a shooting at a video game tournament in Florida flashed

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