January 7, 2020

Amid an incredibly nerve-wracking, heartbreaking, and often horrifying news cycle so far this decade January 7th, 2020 has probably been the least interesting day, from a reporting standpoint to date. But that doesn’t mean that nothing has happened, in fact, a lot of considerable news has happened today. Among those things is the fact that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to reporters today. And that’s the topic of this post. Secretary Pompeo appeared in front of reporters at the… Read more

August 26, 2019

In the run-up to the 2020 Presidential Election Democrats and Republicans all over the country are debating a variety of issues. One issue that comes up from time to time is the possibility of lowering the voting age. The purpose of this article is to discuss that idea, explain why I’m in support of lowering the voting age. Even if we disagree, which is fine because frankly, I understand why people might hesitate on this issue or even be opposed… Read more

August 5, 2019

Right now is a sensitive time to talk about policies and politics but we need to have this conversation and we need to have it now. As a country, we are recovering from a series of mass-shootings that took dozens of lives over the course of a week and one especially heinous mass-shooting that was specifically aimed at killing and intimidating Hispanic people. Those are the shooters own, racist and hateful words. And in response to that, today’s news coverage… Read more

August 4, 2019

We need to talk about Telegramgate. And more specifically, on the real dangers of an overemphasis on it which makes it possible for us to miss the forest for the trees. And by us, I mean estadounidenses whose knowledge of Puerto Rican politics is secondary, not primary. This is an article that is casual news-listeners and for people who don’t pay close attention to the events that are being described, but it’s possible that a wider range of readers will… Read more

July 30, 2019

For a while, there was a range of videos on YouTube by American (US-ian) leftists that explored a somewhat obscure term: stochastic terrorism. The reason I mention them is that they were some of the first times I heard the word, which is really neat. Today’s article is intended to serve as a primer for anyone who is curious about this term, and why I think it matters that people know it. Why am I specifically discussing this? I study… Read more

June 22, 2019

There was a congressional hearing on the topic of reparations on Wednesday. This post isn’t about that congressional hearing, that’s just a neat thing that people should know about if they didn’t already hear about it. No, this post is about what happened before that. Specifically, it’s about what Senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said during a news conference after being asked about the topic of reparations on Tuesday the 18th. And… yikes. The video is only a… Read more

June 20, 2019

This is a disclaimer because the subject matter being discussed today is capable of evoking strong feelings in some. I have a feeling I’m gonna know what some readers of this article were thinking when they clicked on it. I bet some people came in here ready for a spicy take regarding Bladensburg. Some atheists were probably a bit excited to read that. Some Christians came in here ready to disagree vigorously with someone who they imagined was an anti-theist…. Read more

June 11, 2019

Tate Reeves, Mississippi’s Lieutenant Governor and one of the candidates who is running to become Mississippi’s next governor in an election later this year, is afraid of American values. Specifically, he’s afraid of a diversity of thought. This is why he’s lashed out against a range of secular groups for rightfully criticizing license plates in Mississippi that state the nation’s motto, “In God we trust”. It’s worth noting that in Mississippi if you want to get other license plates you… Read more

May 16, 2019

There are ghouls in office, and many of them make and help pass laws. In case you’re wondering, I’m actually not talking about the presidency. I’m talking about the people in state-level legislative chambers, those with real power and the ability to pass legislation that directly and immediately impacts people. Sadly we tend to ignore these people. And that matters a lot, because their power is real and immediate. By ignoring them and letting them fester in the dark, we… Read more

February 10, 2019

In North Carolina, news headlines describe the tense state of emotions for some Hispanic & Latin-American people and families throughout the state. Immigrant rights groups have spoken out and spoken up in defense of immigrants statewide as immigration officials make aggressive moves that make some immigrants hesitant to go out. Though some elected officials such as the chairman of the Democratic Party of North Carolina, Wayne Goodwin, some sheriffs, and state level legislators have spoken out, many politicians including all… Read more

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