Fight for free speech

UC Berkeley cancels visit from conservative speaker, citing safety concerns Hitler was not really that bad of a guy. Black Lives Matter is worse than the Ku Klux Klan. Muslims should be banned from America. All of these statements are blatantly false and should incite rage in anyone who reads them. However, if these statements were not allowed to be […]

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Nuclear weapons watch

North Korea continues missile tests despite threats from US and neighbors “The shield stands guard, and the sword stands ready.” These bold and clear words spoken by Vice President Mike Pence while addressing U.S. military personnel regarding North Korea’s apparent missile test failure, speaks to the tension building between the two countries. Following the seemingly botched trial missile launch, President […]

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Patriots protest

Several players boycott team’s visit to White House On Wednesday, April 19 President Donald Trump invited the New England Patriots to visit the White House for the annual Super Bowl victory celebration. However, not every Patriots player accepted his invitation, as two-dozen players opted out of the ceremony. Head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Craft attended the ceremony, in […]

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Deal or no deal

Trump administration looking to end Iran deal The historic Iran nuclear deal passed during the Obama administration was a milestone in and of itself. An agreement between the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and the European Union rarely sees itself come to fruition. Barack Obama seemed optimistic about the deal and the possibilities it held at the time. […]

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God’s army

Atlanta church to hire police force Jesus tells Peter in the book of Matthew that the gates of hell will not prevail against his church. That is especially true of Briarwood Presbyterian Church now that it has decided to form its own police force. Briarwood Presbyterian Church is a church of more than 4,000 attendees located in Birmingham, Alabama. Not […]

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Politically correct sports

Cleveland Indians come under pressure from MLB to change team name Society’s vernacular is constantly changing. What one word means today may mean something completely different decades later. The term redskin and the pictures depicting Native Americans found in many sports teams today are meant to be a tribute to America’s first people, not an insult. The image of a […]

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Flying unfriendly skies

United Airlines experiences customer service nightmare following viral video If you have any sort of a vague presence on social media, you’ve heard, seen or read a subtweet about the United Airlines mishap on a flight from Chicago to Louisville. According to USA Today, David Dao was forcibly removed from a United flight after being asked to leave the plane […]

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Second winter

Possible return to Cold War relations Tension is a defining factor in U.S.-Russian relations, and major ideological differences have prevented the two nations from getting along since the formation of the Soviet Union.  Since the end of the Cold War, relations have remained tense between the two nations, with so much constant friction that I almost disregard it when I […]

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Eroding environmental protection

The Trump Administration works to undo Clean Power Plan, focus on jobs Since early February, the Trump administration has been working hard to demolish the environmental regulations put in place by the former Obama administration. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday, March 28 at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters that would undo the Clean Power Plan. According to […]

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Invasion of privacy

Internet providers now have the ability to sell the browsing history of customers It was just last month that the House of Representatives voted to block online privacy regulations, thus giving internet providers the option to sell their customers private browsing habits if they so desire. With former President Barack Obama’s original intention being to give consumers’ a stronger hold […]

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Sanctuary cities and citizenship

New Trump policies target illegal immigration by increasing deportations To some people, like Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Lamb, whom a Fox News article said is opposed to sanctuary cities, sanctuary cities prevent illegal criminals from being deported back to their home country.  To people like Seth Stodder, who worked for both the Bush and Obama administrations dealing with border […]

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That’s What Sarah Said

As I sat in church this past Palm Sunday, I pondered the news I read that morning that ISIS claimed the bombing of two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, killing more than 40 people. Egypt as a country declared a three-month state of emergency to recover from the bombings and help discover who carried out the attacks. How lucky I […]

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Jumping through hoops

Building a new life in a foreign country is tough for those making the transition The age-old adage of, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” needs to make a comeback — especially in a time when immigrants are being demonized in the media, in the public and even by classmates. Becoming a citizen […]

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Beauty & protest

Christians outraged by classic remake Audiences are raving over how Disney’s real-life remake of “Beauty and the Beast” mimics the original animated picture released in 1991. However, Hollywood made sure that audiences were aware of one difference. A Deutsche Welle (DW) article entitled “Disney to feature first gay character in Beauty and the Beast,” was published in early February before […]

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