Opinion: From Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance

With this month being National Autism Awareness Month, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and more autism acceptance organizations are pushing towards celebrating the acceptance of autistic people this year, rather than simply being aware of their existence. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, “Awareness is knowing something exists and understanding a situation or subject based on facts or experiences.” Acceptance, however, […]

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Opinion: Possible Trade War Could Hurt American Manufacturers

President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has been met with much opposition both at home and abroad. The biggest concern on everyone’s mind has been the initiation of an all-out trade war. Democrats and Republicans alike are pleading with the president to reconsider his decision. “You’re punishing the American taxpayers, and you are making […]

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The Lessons that Rwanda Can Teach the World

Twenty-four years ago, on the morning of April 7, 1994, members of the ethnic majority Hutu population of Rwanda began genocide against members of another ethnic Rwandan group, the Tutsis. The Rwandan genocide would kill between 800,000 and 1 million people in the course of just 100 days.  Killers primarily used machetes to slowly murder friends, neighbors and random fellow […]

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Opinion: 2020 U.S. Census to Feature Controversial Citizenship Question

The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship, for good reason. The U.S. Constitution requires an “actual enumeration” every 10 years. It is vital that this enumeration is a fair and accurate count of the total U.S. population, including the number of citizens and noncitizens. The question of citizenship in the 2020 Census will help with this objective […]

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