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The risks of reopening are concerns to be considered everywhere (Courtesy of Twitter).

Reopening Restaurants Is Not Worth the Risk

July 2, 2020

The push for dining inside is motivated by those who want to move on from the coronavirus, but the coronavirus has not yet moved on from us.

Diverse literature in school curriculums must go beyond narratives of oppression (Courtesy of Twitter).

A Necessary Exercise in Empathy

June 27, 2020

It is imperative that schools see this moment as an opportunity to make meaningful changes to their curriculums, especially with regards to literature.

Protests in response to the death of George Floyd have taken place across the United States (Courtesy of Flickr).

Police Brutality Protests Highlight Racial Disparities in Challenging Injustice

June 5, 2020

Denied a majority, nonviolent protest can never fully succeed unless the majority — the beneficiary of whatever injustice is occurring — agrees to voluntarily give up their benefits to alleviate the suffering of the minority.

New Yorkers have demonstrated resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Courtesy of Flickr).

New Yorkers Respond with Grace and Poise Amid Crisis

May 4, 2020

In this heinous moment in history, New Yorkers of all ages have managed to confront each day being their best selves: kind, selfless and tough.

French President Emmanuel Macron has promoted the European Defense Initiative as an alternative to NATO. (Courtesy of Flickr)

NATO on the Brink

December 4, 2019

As leaders of member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) prepare to gather in London this week, the alliance which has kept peace in Western Europe since its foundation in 1949 is becom...

Similar to Abraham Simpson, many Baby Boomers have made it a point to complain about the innocuous phrase. (Courtesy of Flickr)

“Ageism?” OK, Boomer

December 4, 2019

The war between generations has not started, it has been ongoing.

Former President Barack Obama criticized the Democratic Party’s leftward shift. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Democratic Candidates Should Heed Obama’s Advice

December 4, 2019

If Democrats want to find the path to defeating Trump in 2020, they need to stop dwelling over the burned bridges of 2016 and start looking for the tools necessary to repair them.

President Evo Morales of Bolivia was forced from office by the Bolivian military following a disputed election. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Solidarity With Evo Morales

November 20, 2019

With the trend that the votes were headed, the fact that the remaining votes to be counted came from rural areas that form the base of Morales’ support, and that the official counting of ballots never stopped meant that any tampering was unlikely. 

Christopher Columbus is also the namesake of several landmarks in New York City, including Columbus Circle. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Why Indigenous Peoples Day and Columbus Day are Irreconcilable

November 20, 2019

Not only should Indigenous Peoples Day replace Columbus Day, but America should let Christopher Columbus die.

A Sweet But Bitter Goodbye

A Sweet But Bitter Goodbye

November 13, 2019

Never forget, when you’re on the Ram, you’re better than most.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed tax on household wealth above $50 million has drawn some criticism. (Courtesy of Twitter)

The Wealth Tax is Worth the Price

November 13, 2019

Most of these billionaires will be left with immense fortunes, the size of which most Americans cannot comprehend. In return, average Americans will once again be allowed to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

American veterans suffer from increased rates of mental health issues and suicide due to their experiences in combat. (Courtesy of Twitter)

The War For Soldiers’ Mental Health

November 13, 2019

If we can thwart the urges of suicide in our armed forces, we can truly say that through any haunting mental chasm set before us, America is not only the home of the free but the home of the brave.

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