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Trump’s Ties With The Israeli Election

Donald J. Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu have engaged in alliances of corrupt behaviors. According to the CNN news report, Trump has said that “it’s time for the U.S. to recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights.” President Trump could have an effect on the Israeli election because of this close relationship. President Trump has most recently been advocating for giving Israel more land to add to their original country, along with much approval and satisfaction

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There Needs to be More Action Regarding Reparations

In June 2014, Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a compelling piece titled “The Case of Reparations” that was published in the Atlantic. Intended to be an eye-opener to the necessity of compensating the descendants of slaves, Coates ignited a national fervor for advocating the potentiality of an economic system that aims towards redistributing wealth in the America. Recently, extended conversation on reparations has reached political platforms and has been promoted through social activism. Though mentioning the subject is a sign of initial support,

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New Zealand Beats America To Gun Reform Following Tragedy

New Zealand’s response to the mass shooting that claimed at least 50 lives is one that many Americans have petitioned, prayed and protested for. Within 72 hours following this tragedy, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that “ gun laws will change.” She confirmed that the gun reforms would be announced by March 25 — a mere ten days following the attack. What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented

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Hello, Madam President: Amy Klobuchar

Personal Background: Senator Amy Jean Klobuchar was born on May 26th 1960 in Plymouth, Minnesota. Her father was a successful journalist, and her mother, an elementary school teacher. She is of both Slovene and Swiss descent. Klobuchar attended Yale University (Class of 1982: political science major) and proceeded to attain her law degree at the University of Chicago. Klobuchar published her first book, Uncovering the Dome, in 1986. She worked as a telecommunications attorney and

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Hello, Mr President: Andrew Yang

Personal Background: If you don’t know who Andrew Yang is, don’t worry, you’re not alone in that; Yang is a new face for mainstream politics. Yang is running under the democratic party for a bid in the 2020 election. He has quickly gained a lot of ground and became a major contender for the Democrat candidate in an already crowded field. Yang is one of many Democrats who, like Bernie, call themselves “Democratic Socialist.” He

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Hello, Madam President: Tulsi Gabbard

Personal Background: Tulsi Gabbard was born on April 12, 1981, in Leloaloa, American Samoa. Her father is Hawaii state senator Mike Gabbard, and her mother Carol Gabbard is a former Hawaii Board of Education member. Tulsi Gabbard attended Hawaii Pacific University where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 2009. Tulsi Gabbard has a notable military background: She voluntarily deployed in 2004 and served with a field medical unit in

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Hello, Mr President: Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke, a fresh-faced political newcomer hailing from El Paso burst onto the political scene in 2018 when he challenged Ted Cruz for the role of Texas senator. He amassed a major following from young onlookers all across the country, despite his narrow loss. After months of flirting with the idea of running, O’Rourke has officially entered the crowded 2020 race as of Thursday, March 14. Personal Background: Robert O’Rourke was born and raised in

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Hello, Mr President: Bernie Sanders

Personal Background: Senator Bernard “Bernie” Sanders was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York by low income Jewish immigrant parents. Sanders attended Brooklyn College in 1964, and then went on to study at the University of Chicago where he gained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. During his time in Chicago, he joined the civil rights movement and joined the march on Washington. Sanders spent time after college living in a kibbutz. After his return,

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The Young People and the Climate

Climate change has grasped the attention of many, especially because of the outburst the younger generation. This issue was largely taken up after Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg began missing school every Friday to protest her government’s lax stance on climate change. Thunberg’s popularity exploded and her tactics were adopted by other European school children who also began protesting their government’s non-committal stance on climate change. American teenager Alexandria Villasenor was inspired by Thunberg and has

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National Emergencies That The Government Should Actually Be Focusing On

On February 15, President Trump declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico to access the $5.7 billion that Congress refused to give him for his promised southwestern border wall. The declaration resulted from a two-month long government shutdown that was essentially the accumulation of the President’s temper tantrum over not getting exactly what he wanted. The thing is, there are far worse emergencies in the U.S. than border control at the southern border.

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