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#MeToo – A Timeline

#MeToo – A Timeline

1973. Mom's a secretary at a state college in Pennsylvania. The man she works for is highly educated, highly respected. She types 90 words a minute. Her shorthand is impeccable. She wears skirts and modest blouses, just as the dress code requires. He tells her how much he likes watching her walk away. From that day on, she no longer

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The Tragedy of Politics

The Tragedy of Politics

I have had a passion for politics for quite some time now, and though I'm well aware as a college student that in the grand scheme of things my opinions don't matter very much, as of late I've grown quite weary of the direction and associated taboos attached to the modern political conversation. I've certainly changed a great deal in

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That Son of a B****

That Son of a B****

Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram:JNick9456 Currently a student at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay; double majoring in Democracy & Justice Studies, and History. At the beginning of my college career, I intended to major in Art and then perhaps teach the subject. However, as I continued to take various classes, I soon discovered my passion for equality and

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Reflections on the <del>Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre</del> Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Reflections on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Reflections on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre Las Vegas Mass Shooting, Which State Statute NRS 202.4415 Defines as an "Act of Terrorism" (I wrote this on December 15th, 2012, the day after the murders of 20 students and 6 educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Since then, nearly 2000 Americans have died in mass shootings,

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Why this veteran is taking a knee

Why this veteran is taking a knee

Recently, I tweeted this: I was a Military Police K-9 handler. I reject police brutality & support peaceful protest.#TakeTheKnee #VeteransForKaepernick pic.twitter.com/ILB3YRkGi0 - Jon@ScratchPolitics (@ScratchPolitics) September 25, 2017 I have more to say about it than a tweet will allow. Here goes. I served in the Army from the ages of 18 to 22, but, despite being on active duty during

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President Dude-bro

President Dude-bro

I did some bartending in my youth, mostly in college bars and such. It was one of the better paying gigs I could get, and I learned a lot about dealing with people at their worst. I have many stories; some I only tell when I'm a bit less than sober. Lately, though, I've been thinking a lot about one

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Confederate Flag

Confederate Flag

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they're endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. A new nation, conceived in liberty, dedicated to the proposition that all men were created equal. Those men rebelled against that dedication. We must not, we cannot

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HOW TO ENTER TRUMP’S UNITED STATES

HOW TO ENTER TRUMP’S UNITED STATES

On October 18, the new travel ban - aka "Muslim Ban 3.0" - will be fully effective (unless recently-filed court challenges are successful.) Trump's third try to ban Muslims works like this: 1. The affected countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Each country has their own restrictions - but no new immigrant visas (green

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MY COMMENT ON THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN SCANDAL

MY COMMENT ON THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN SCANDAL

I've been asked a number of times to comment on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. While I am sickened and angered over the disturbing accusations of Weinstein's sexual predation and abuse of power, I'm happy - ecstatic even - that it has opened up a dialogue around the continued sexual harassment, objectification and degradation of women. To the women who have

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Why Donald Trump’s Presidency Requires Vigilance

Why Donald Trump’s Presidency Requires Vigilance

President Donald J. Trump stands interpreted by many individuals as the culprit responsible for the upsurge in recent racist and bigoted views and marches against minorities. His failure to properly demonize white supremacists, pardoning Joe Arpaio, and banning trans people certainly adds ammo to the machine gun. Whether through Trump's rowdy tweets or statements or controversial policies, the reality stands

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Permissible Words For Donald Trump

Permissible Words For Donald Trump

Jemele Hill has recently made headlines for calling Donald Trump a white supremacist. On both sides of the political spectrum there are many names used to slander the opposition. I want to take a look at legitimate names to attribute to Donald, based on documented fact and analytical observation, not just emotional opinions. Let's start with something simple. A "liar"

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New Jim Crow

New Jim Crow

Inspired by The Abolition of White Democracy, have we as a society carried negative attitudes regarding race to present day? Considering mass incarceration and inequality with opportunity for minorities in the United States, it has been suggested that racial stereotypes and a sense of privilege with 'whiteness' have been carried forward. Oppression, inequality, and injustice linger as equality and civil

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Donald Adrift

Donald Adrift

Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram:JNick9456 Currently a student at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay; double majoring in Democracy & Justice Studies, and History. At the beginning of my college career, I intended to major in Art and then perhaps teach the subject. However, as I continued to take various classes, I soon discovered my passion for equality and

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Monster in the White House

Monster in the White House

Donald Trump does not like to be dressed down, especially by a woman. Therefore, it must be a particularly painful weekend for Trump following the raw and emotional verbal stripping he received from San Juan Mayor Carmen Y. Cruz. With her city in ruin, and the rest of the island rapidly descending into third-world country status, Cruz lit Rocket Mouth's

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The Party of Falsity

The Party of Falsity

Democrats are not the party of equality, in my opinion. Their ideologies contradict the platforms that they run on and claim to value, I find myself feeling. I'll provide a few examples, and explain further. The democrat party is typically found connected with today's feminists, who I feel are vastly anti men's rights. By definition feminism is for equality of

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Moving the Goalposts

Moving the Goalposts

While watching all the protests during the NFL games this weekend, I felt an emotion that I'm sure is shared by many; I felt frustrated. I watched the players kneel, watched the owners and commentators support them or choose not to, and as I did, I felt an almost overwhelming urge to bang my head into my desk until sweet

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Hacking the Voters

Hacking the Voters

Why a British company has Americans voter data and how British law can help us get it back How did Cambridge Analytica get our data? Who did they get it from? How did they process it? Who were the recipients of our data? Can we opt-out? Can they justify lawful compliance under UK Data Protection law? Donate to the CrowdJustice

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In Defense of Stone Mountain

In Defense of Stone Mountain

On August 15th, in a press conference at Trump Tower, president Trump successfully retconned the media into focusing on confederate statues, instead of the Nazis marching in the streets. As the country's attention turns to the signs of the confederacy in their cities, those of us in the peach state may be turning to stone mountain. As a native Georgian,

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Trump’s Sunday Game Plan; Divide.

Trump’s Sunday Game Plan; Divide.

It's a tough time to remain in a relationship with someone who truly supports the President. The heat is on; our core principles now govern whether or not we will become estranged from our friends and family. It's hard, every time I hang out with my Trump-Fan friend, not to preempt the visit with the concerns of the world in

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The Importance of Unpredictability

The Importance of Unpredictability

Donald Trump reiterated that it was important to be "unpredictable" with nuclear weapons. In his unpredictability, and his willingness to go to war, he would be one to cause a war with the alternative motive of creating jobs for citizens. Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram:JNick9456 Currently a student at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay; double majoring in Democracy

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The Muslim Agenda

The Muslim Agenda

Islam is the third most widely practiced religion in the United States after Christianity and Judaism. If you were to scroll through Twitter or watch FOX "news" on a 24-hour loop, it might appear as though Islam is a religion of hatred and violence. The idea of violence being the main proponent of Islam skyrocketed in America after the 9/11

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If You Are Pro-Abortion, You’ve Probably Used These 5 Arguments – Here’s Why You’re Wrong

If You Are Pro-Abortion, You’ve Probably Used These 5 Arguments – Here’s Why You’re Wrong

Yesterday - Mother's Day - infamous head of the abortion mill known as Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards tweeted this: Nothing says "I love you, Mom!" like standing up for the right of mothers everywhere to get the care they need. https://t.co/uFRM9UeosH I responded with this: @CecileRichards Nothing says "I love you, Mom!" Like the deafening silence of a dead baby

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The Trump Monument

The Trump Monument

Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram:JNick9456 Currently a student at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay; double majoring in Democracy & Justice Studies, and History. At the beginning of my college career, I intended to major in Art and then perhaps teach the subject. However, as I continued to take various classes, I soon discovered my passion for equality and

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Democrats Messaging Misses Masses

Democrats Messaging Misses Masses

The problem with the Democratic party is poor messaging. In 2016 people that voted for Trump, really had more in common with the Democratic Platform, but nobody explained that to them. A good way to share the Democratic message is through listening tours scheduled in high republican/Trump counties. Gerrymandering has painted too many districts deep red, but the individuals living

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The Benefits of #FakeNews

The Benefits of #FakeNews

I got into an argument the other day. This happens quite often; it's part of my day job, actually. But in this particular argument, I was losing to a better mind with a better case. It happens. There's always someone smarter, and sometimes, no matter how much we want to win, we have to understand that we can't be right

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Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram: JNick9456 Currently a student at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay; double majoring in Democracy & Justice Studies, and History. At the beginning of my college career, I intended to major in Art and then perhaps teach the subject. However, as I continued to take various classes, I soon discovered my passion for equality and

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How To Be An Ally

How To Be An Ally

From the Margins to the Center Our modern world is organized through a complex matrix of oppressive mechanisms, which we know commonly as Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, Ability, etc. To better understand a dynamic of oppression, you have to be able to track the power: Who has more, who has less, and how is it being wielded/fought for/protected/dismantled and so

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A Nation’s Shame

A Nation’s Shame

Saturday, a Wisconsin jury determined that a 15-year-old girl was mentally ill when she participated in the 2014 stabbing of a classmate. Authorities charged Anissa Weier with second-degree homicide when she was just twelve after she and a friend lured another girl to a secluded area and stabbed her at the behest of a fictional internet character. Anissa Weier in

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