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Op-ed

Why Urban Liberals Need To Stop Dismissing Rural Communities

White, bigoted, uneducated, isolated, incestuous, extremely religious, redneck, conservative, farmer, broken-down, Trump country. If liberal people from urban areas were asked to name concepts they associated with the word rural, their list would undoubtedly include phrases similar to these. For members of the LGBT community and people of color, less-populated areas have negative connotations. The rural reputation, from an urban and suburban viewpoint, is generally one of intolerance and ignorance, an unwelcoming place to be

Politics

State Department Announces Cut in Aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

The White House reported this Saturday that the United States will be cutting aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, an end to the months-long fight the Trump administration has been waging against the Obama-era policy. A spokesperson for the State Department said that “at the Secretary’s instruction, we are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 assistance programs for the Northern Triangle.” The program in question is the U.S.

Politics

The Longest Government Shutdown In History Could Become Dangerous

Twenty-five days. That’s how long the U.S. government has been shut down over President Trump’s unmet demand that Congress supply $5.7 billion to be spent on a Southern border wall. These funds were expected by December 21, 2018 in order for the new federal spending legislation to be passed and for business to go on as usual. However, since Democrats, Republicans and Trump could not agree to any compromises concerning “The Wall” or its budget before this date, Trump

Op-ed

Why We Still Need Social Justice

It’s almost 2019, and with all the progress that has been made towards representation, equality, and human rights, some people (namely those who are white, straight and/or cis) have been wondering whether or not the fight for social justice is even necessary anymore in the U.S. While it’s true that America has come a long way, even in the last half century, we are still far from the finish line of a society where everyone

International

Why World Leaders Are Planning To #DitchTheDollar

The U.S. dollar is the world’s greatest reserve currency, with around 63% of global reserves held in it. It also enjoys a special position as the fiat currency – or a currency widely relied upon by businesspeople worldwide – and as the primary currency in which international bilateral trading is done, even when the U.S. is not a party in the said deal. All this has given the U.S. dollar, and hence the country it

Politics

Ben & Jerry’s Releases Anti-Trump Flavored Ice Cream

It seems that the current climate has pushed companies to appeal to the masses like never before by taking political stands. Big industries such as Microsoft have even become political by stating they will protect their undocumented & DREAMer employees. More and more companies are taking risks to appeal to the liberal market, including Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. B&J’s has been teasing their new flavors for hours until they went live at 10 AM on Oct. 30th.

LGBT+

A Note To Trump: Trans People #WontBeErased

Trans Lifeline:  877-565-8860 I GLBT National Help Center: 1-888-843-4564 In their latest attempt not to discriminate against women under Title IX, the Trump administration has decided to institute a legal and fixed definition of gender, which in turn discriminates against transgender people. (Nailed it.) For those who don’t know what Title IX is, it’s a law under the Education Amendments Act of 1972 that basically says no federally-funded institution can deny someone from participating in

Op-ed

Why “It’s A Very Scary Time” For Cis-Het White Men

In the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings and eventual judicial confirmation to the United States Supreme Court, America has been left with many mingling emotions. However, the dominant and most concerning feeling, according to President Trump, is fear. Which is undoubtedly a strange and terrible new sensation for cisgender heterosexual white men. It’s evident that our country’s biggest issue isn’t men being chauvinists and rapists. No, the problem is women degrading the character of men

Politics

The Language of World News: The Changing Face of Trump-era Journalism

In the era of “fake news,” it seems the entire journalism industry has come under fire. Regardless of which side a source supports, it is apparent that world news dialect has been completely altered since the politics of yesteryear — or  pre-2016, for that matter. After gracing the pages of ancient Greek literature, this powerful rhetorical device has become a large facet of political vocabulary, though many lack an understanding of its foundation. It is

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