General Commentary

Locked Up and Locked Out

Locked Up and Locked Out

The American criminal justice system currently boasts 2.3 million prisoners. Since 2002, the United States has had the highest incarceration rate in the entire world. Per the Population Reference Bureau, there are 100 prisoners for every 100,000 citizens. We cannot have a discussion about our prison system without first bringing special attention to the amount of black prisoners in America.

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Student Activism – A Force for Change

Student Activism – A Force for Change

This month, a school full of children suffered an enormous tragedy. Again. Seventeen young people were gunned down inside a Florida high school but instead of devolving into the same cycle of meaningless debate, we’re seeing a new moment of student leadership. In a time of crushing grief and anger and fear, these students have chosen to rise up and

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Rambo is real, armed with an AR-15 and killing Americans by the dozen

Rambo is real, armed with an AR-15 and killing Americans by the dozen

In 1985, Sylvester Stallone single-handedly killed 58 people over 96 minutes. Of course, the deaths were onscreen in the movie, “Rambo: First Blood, Part II,” which was critically-panned and labeled unrealistic because there’s no way a single person could to take out an entire army. More than 30 years later in America, there’s real-life, Rambo-like bloodshed, only the death toll

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Mayor de Blasio and 76 U.S. Mayors and Elected Officials Push House and Senate to Support Congressional Review Act Resolution to #SaveNetNeutrality

Mayor de Blasio and 76 U.S. Mayors and Elected Officials Push House and Senate to Support Congressional Review Act Resolution to #SaveNetNeutrality

While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to kill net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017, I’ve said before and I’ll say again, where the Federal government steps back, Cities step forward to protect an open internet. Just a week before the vote, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined sixty-eight cities Mayors and elected officials in signing a letter to the

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Handout: The truth about our computerized election systems

Handout: The truth about our computerized election systems

Our elections are under attack. Intelligence officials concur that Russia plans to target the 2018 midterm elections.[i] One hundred experts in the fields of computer science and statistics have recommended paper ballots and post-election statistical audits to protect our democracy.[ii] But some election officials have undermined efforts to implement these security measures with irresponsible and false assurances that it would

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Why Can’t They Come Legally?

Why Can’t They Come Legally?

One of the oft-heard retorts in the current debate over the fate of Dreamers - immigrants brought to the United States at a young age - is "why don't they come legally?" Those who are unfamiliar with the immigration system frequently presume that Dreamers are simply lazy and never bothered to file for citizenship. Of course, they could not be

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Dishonest Don

Dishonest Don

"Dishonest Don" 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

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I Dare You to Do Your Job

I Dare You to Do Your Job

Fine, you win.  Despite the overwhelming majority of Americans who approve of increased background checks – no problem, ignore us.  You have never even admitted to the FACT the United States is unique in the size and scope of its gun violence problem – that is your personal choice.  Making it illegal for the CDC to even study the problem

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When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

What do you want to be when you grow up? This question was asked several times when you were a child. So many kids wanted to be an astronaut, a firefighter, basketball player, singer. I myself wanted to be a doctor dancer, yes, I was an overachiever trying to tackle two professions in one. When we finally did grow up

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A CONVERSATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA

A CONVERSATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA

PatriotNotPartisan is honored and excited to welcome author Andrea Chalupa to chat with one of our contributing editors, Dr. Keith Pochick.  Andrea is a New York based writer who graduated from the University of California at Davis with High Honors in History and studied Ukrainian at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. She has spoken about Ukraine in the Council of

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Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering

An Ohio congressman -- and the chairman of the GOP efforts to hold the House in 2018 -- admitted something this week that politicians usually try to hide: The Republicans owe their big majorities to gerrymandering. "It starts with the congressional lines," Rep. Steve Stivers told Politico, conceding that his party has started with a big advantage throughout this entire decade.

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Nearly 100 Arrested and Over 700 Rally for the Dream Act

Nearly 100 Arrested and Over 700 Rally for the Dream Act

Nearly 100 Arrested and Over 700 Rally for the Dream Act Progressive Leaders from the Healthcare, Labor and Women’s Rights Movement Join Immigrant Youth; Call on Congress to Reject Trump Deportation Plan and to Pass Dream Act Now Washington, D.C. - Today, the National Day of Action for the Dream Act brought together hundreds of progressive allies from the healthcare, labor,

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Mississippi Woman Criminally Charged for Pregnancy Outcome After Home Birth

Mississippi Woman Criminally Charged for Pregnancy Outcome After Home Birth

“What's happening to Mrs. Fisher and her family is the latest in a line of women of color having their pregnancies and specifically pregnancy loss criminalized." The details of the allegations against Fisher have not been made public. However, the case hearkens back to similar instances when women have been criminally charged for pregnancy outcomes. A Mississippi woman is facing

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Worse than Amateur Hour: The tragedy of Trump’s unqualified appointees

Worse than Amateur Hour: The tragedy of Trump’s unqualified appointees

During the election, many of my conservative friends argued that Trump would be good for the country because he would promote their ideals. He would appoint conservative judges, pass conservative legislation, and encourage conservative policies and priorities at every level of government. Sure, he may rely too heavily on racist, divisive rhetoric, and sure he may have a less than

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Rewriting Rockwell

Rewriting Rockwell

I was not raised in middle America, I do not frequent a local diner, I know some, but not all of my neighbors, I have never held a manual job, I’ve not considered buying a truck, I do not own a gun, I did not serve in the military, and I have no qualifications as a first responder. I am,

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JAMES COMEY – THE NON-PARTISAN PATRIOT

JAMES COMEY – THE NON-PARTISAN PATRIOT

I’ve had some time since last summer to process the events surrounding former FBI Director James Comey’s firing, as well as his role in influencing the 2016 Presidential election.  My opinion is now solidified.  The man is a well-read, loyal, experienced, humble, and passionate American throwback.  He is Donald Trump’s character foil, for he is everything Trump is not. I

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PatriotNOTPartisan’s First Annual #SOTYou Twitter Candidate Forum

PatriotNOTPartisan’s First Annual #SOTYou Twitter Candidate Forum

PatriotNOTPartisan’s First Annual #SOTYou Twitter Candidate Forum On Tuesday, January 30th, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Address. PatriotNOTPartisan has invited candidates for office from across the country to participate in a non-partisan* moderated live response on Twitter, and you’re invited! Follow @PatNotPart and #SOTYou on Twitter and join: Stacey Abrams, candidate for Governor of Georgia

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Alyssa Milano launches #StateOfTheDream Initiative

Alyssa Milano launches #StateOfTheDream Initiative

Alyssa Milano launches #StateOfTheDream InitiativeAs Digital Counter-Programming to Trump’s State of the Union Address On Tuesday, January 30th(6pm PST/9pm EST), Donald Trump will deliver his SOTU address. #StateOfTheDream will highlight what truly makes America great: that we come from many places, races and creeds, and together work for a more perfect union. The digital #StateOfTheDream initiative will support dreamers and immigrants, call for

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Unconscionable

Unconscionable

On January 18, 2018, the Trump administration announced the formation of a new division of the Department of Health and Human Services, entitled the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division.  The new Division, which will be part of the Office of Civil Rights, is designed to protect healthcare professionals who refuse to offer birth control or abortion based on their religious

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Who Is Donald Trump Jr? Narrated by Alyssa Milano via NowThis

Who Is Donald Trump Jr? Narrated by Alyssa Milano via NowThis

Donald Trump Jr. followed his father's footsteps not just in name, but in beauty pageant creepiness, and, of course, lying about Russia pic.twitter.com/3BBPJBwYVi — NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 24, 2018 VIA NowThis, Narrated by Alyssa Milano NowThis (@nowthisnews)  Alyssa Milano is an Actor, Activist & Philanthropist. She is an UNICEF Ambassador who is trying to make a better future for her,

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Members of Congress Meeting with Czech Ultranationalist Politician Party Leadership Called for Gassing of Jews, Minorities

Members of Congress Meeting with Czech Ultranationalist Politician Party Leadership Called for Gassing of Jews, Minorities

This afternoon, five Republican members of Congress will meet with Tomio Okamura, Czech politician and founder of the extreme right-wing Freedom and Direct Democracy Party in Prague. Steve King (R-IA), Andy Harris (R-MD), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) requested the meeting, which Okamura says will cover topics ranging from trade to immigration. Founded in 2015,

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#SchumerShutdown

#SchumerShutdown

#SchumerShutdown - the hashtag that GOP leaders are using to accuse Democrats of causing the shutdown became the trending hashtag. As the hashtag continues to boom, republicans are gaining a boost in efforts to blame Democrats. We should move forward with consideration for solution and compromise, not pointing fingers to blame. Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram:JNick9456 Currently a

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The Inspirational Nature of TIME’S UP

The Inspirational Nature of TIME’S UP

The TIME'S UP initiative, a movement developed by over 300 women in the entertainment industry, launched in January with a solidarity letter demonstrating each endorser's desire to help protect women who are confronted by sexual harassment in the workplace. The TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund, which "will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment,

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Meet Brianna Westbrook, the Transwoman Running for Congress

Meet Brianna Westbrook, the Transwoman Running for Congress

The 2018 election cycle is shaping up to be quite exciting and is filled with candidates who are prepared to fight the GOP establishment and promote a progressive agenda. One such candidate is Brianna Westbrook, who is running for the U.S. House, representing Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. If elected, she will become the first openly transgender Congressperson and has vowed

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Alyssa Milano Speaks at Power to the Polls – Atlanta, Georgia

Alyssa Milano Speaks at Power to the Polls – Atlanta, Georgia

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Who Wants to be an Oligarch?

Who Wants to be an Oligarch?

Does Contestant Donnie Trump have what it takes? This parody makes following the money fun and suggests the so-called "nothing-burger" may in fact be a something-borscht with a side of definitely-a-thing caviar.   About Rise and Resist Rise and Resist is a direct action group committed to opposing, disrupting, and defeating any government act that threatens democracy, equality, and our

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