“Trump’s exit from the Iran nuclear deal” Video Response
International Politics

“Trump’s exit from the Iran nuclear deal” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement. On May 8, President Donald Trump pulled the…

OurWeek in Politics (6/2-6/10/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (6/2-6/10/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Alienates American’s Allies at G7 Summit Due to Erratic Behavior,…

2018 ARSC Conference Overview
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2018 ARSC Conference Overview

Readers of the blog know that I am an enthusiast of recorded sound. Last month, I was excited to attend the annual conference for the…

OurWeek In Politics (5/20-5/27/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (5/20-5/27/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Puts Forward New Trump Administration Policy Towards Iran…

Czech Republic Country Profile
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Czech Republic Country Profile

The Czech Republic is a unitary parliamentary republic located in Central Europe. It consists of the historical provinces of Bohemia and Moravia along with the…

“Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge” Video Response
International Politics

“Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses the recent anti-corruption purge undertaken by the government of Saudi Arabia. On November 4, 2017, several Saudi Arabian business leaders,…

George Herbert Mead & Pragmatic Philosophy
Philosophy

George Herbert Mead & Pragmatic Philosophy

George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) is a major figure in Philosophy and (along with Willam James and John Dewey), is one of the founders of Pragmatism,…

OurWeek in Politics (4/7-4/14/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (4/7-4/14/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US, UK, and France Bomb Syria Over “Suspected” Chemical Weapons Attack The US…

Immanuel Kant & Dentological Ethics
Philosophy

Immanuel Kant & Dentological Ethics

One of the most influential figures on Western philosophical thought was Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), a German philosopher active during the 18th Century. Kant’s contributions to the fields…

OurWeek In Politics (3/25-4/1/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (3/25-4/1/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US Expels 60 Russian diplomats in Response to UK nerve agent attack On March…

Predictions for 2020-2030

Maybe people are asking will the Democrats take back the house in 2018? I suspect they will make significant gains. Upsets in Pennsylvania and elsewhere…

Soldiers: Desertion, Rebellion, and the Philosophy of the Refusal to Fight
American History

Soldiers: Desertion, Rebellion, and the Philosophy of the Refusal to Fight

In human history, war has often been a method for different governments, nation states or organizations to control resources. These wars have become bloodier and…

Noam Chomsky: Philosophy, Anarco-Syndicalism, and Truth to Power
Philosophy

Noam Chomsky: Philosophy, Anarco-Syndicalism, and Truth to Power

One of the most significant political theorists in recent memory is Noam Chomsky. Noam Chomsky is known for his contributions to linguistics, philosophy, history, and…

OurWeek in Politics (3/11-3/18/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (3/11-3/18/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On March 13, President…

What Is Philosphy?
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What Is Philosphy?

Philosophy (literally meaning “love of wisdom” in Greek) is the study of general and fundamental queries concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind,…

Iraq Country Profile
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Iraq Country Profile

Iraq (officially known as the Republic of Iraq) is a Federal parliamentary republic located in the central part of the Middle East. Iraq bordered by…

What is Politics?
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What is Politics?

Politics (meaning “affairs of the cities” in Greek) is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group. It refers to achieving…

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “Democratization: theory and experience”
Comparative Politics

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “Democratization: theory and experience”

In the third chapter of the book “Democratization: theory and experience,” Laurence Whitehead looks at the concept of civil society and its relationship to democratization….

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “The Civic Culture”
Comparative Politics

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “The Civic Culture”

In the book “The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations, An Analytic Study,” Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba present a study of…

OurWeek In Politics (2/11-2/18/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (2/11-2/18/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Florida School Shooting Leave 17 Dead, 15 Wounded On February 14, a mass…

“10 Minutes: Trump One Year President” Video Response
American Economics

“10 Minutes: Trump One Year President” Video Response

This video by PressTV presents a review of President Donald Trump’s first full year in office. One year has passed since Donald Trump has been…

OurWeek In Politics (1/28-2/3/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (1/28-2/3/18)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred this week 1. President Donald Trump Give First “State of the Union” Address On January 30,…

Bertrand Russell & “Appearance and Reality”
Philosophy

Bertrand Russell & “Appearance and Reality”

One of the most well-known and influential philosophers of the 20th Century was Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and…

Satire on the Go: Trump’s New Appointment

President Trump has now appointed a new cabinet, member Bill Coal of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bill Coal is a former sex offender who was caught…

OurWeek In Politics (12/24-12/30/17)
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OurWeek In Politics (12/24-12/30/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred this week: 1. Major Protests Break Out in Iran On December 28, a series of protest…

Lebanon Country Profile
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Lebanon Country Profile

One of the most unstable countries in the Middle East is Lebanon. Officially known as the Lebanese Republic, Lebanon is a parliamentary republic located in…

OurWeek in Politics (12/9-12/16/17)
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OurWeek in Politics (12/9-12/16/17)

Here Are the main events in Politics that occurred this week: 1. Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Special Election Race In a major upset, Democratic…

OurWeek in Politics (12/2-12/9/17)
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OurWeek in Politics (12/2-12/9/17)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as the Capitol of Israel On December 6,…

Seven Must-Know Facts For Planning College Political Events

Have you ever tried to organize a college event? Did you get frustrated by issues of planning and attendance? College is a stressful environment often…

From The Vault: Five Selections From My Record Collection (#1)
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From The Vault: Five Selections From My Record Collection (#1)

As a follow-up on my post regarding record collecting as a hobby, here are five 78 RPM records from my extensive Record Collection These recordings…

What is the Middle East?
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What is the Middle East?

The Middle East is the term for a region consisting of countries in Southwest Asia and the Northern part of Africa. The term “Middle East”…

OurWeek in Politics (11/5-11/11/17)
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OurWeek in Politics (11/5-11/11/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Democrats Sweep Virginia and New Jersey Gubernatorial Elections Voters in Virginia…

Oh Henry!
Literature

Oh Henry!

Oh Henry! By: Thomas Duncan Walter was walking down the candy aisle of his local grocery store in a rural town in Eastern Ohio. He…

History Of The Democratic Party
American History

History Of The Democratic Party

One of the two major political parties in the US is the Democratic Party. With its roots being traced back to the late 18th Century…

Morocco Country Profile
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Morocco Country Profile

Arguably one of the most stable countries in the Middle East is Morocco. Officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, Morocco is a Constitutional monarchy…

Killing Petroleum, From the Most Unlikely Sources;Water

Everyone is shocked oil has gone down in the last few years when it was close to $4 a gallon now under $3. Why has…

“Origins of the crisis in Yemen” Video Response
International Politics

“Origins of the crisis in Yemen” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses the background of the current political crisis in Yemen. Yemen is located in the Southwestern part of the Middle East…

History of the Republican Party
American Economics

History of the Republican Party

The Republican Party is one of the two main political parties currently active in the United States. Founded by anti-slavery activists, economic modernizers, and liberal…

OurWeek In Politics (10/14/10/21/17)
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OurWeek In Politics (10/14/10/21/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. NJ Gubernatorial Elections Heats Up In The Final Stretch The ongoing…

Feminist Political Philosophies
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Feminist Political Philosophies

Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share the common goal to achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of…

What is Libertarianism?
OurDictionary

What is Libertarianism?

Libertarianism is a political theory that upholds individual liberty as the key to a good and proper society. Libertarianism seeks to highlight the importance of…

Our Week In Politics #9 (10/8-10/15/17)
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Our Week In Politics #9 (10/8-10/15/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Donald Trump Decertifies The Iran Nuclear Deal On October 13,…

OurWeek in Politics #8 (9/16-9/23/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #8 (9/16-9/23/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Trump Gives First Speech Before The United Nations On September…

OurWeek in Politics #7 (9/9-9/16/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #7 (9/9-9/16/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Push to Repeal “Obamacare” Resumes in the Senate On September 13,…

OurWeek in Politics #6 (9/2-9/9/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #6 (9/2-9/9/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Trump Ends the DACA Program On September 5, President Donald…

OurWeek in Politics #5 (8/26-9/2/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #5 (8/26-9/2/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Donald Trump Puts Forward Tax Reform Proposal In a speech…

Social Contract Theory
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Social Contract Theory

Social Contract Theory is a concept that dates back to the Age of Enlightenment that explores the origins of society and the legitimacy of the…

Palestine Country Profile
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Palestine Country Profile

One of the most notable countries in the Middle East is Palestine. Officially known as the State of Palestine, Palestine is a Parliamentary Republic located…

OurWeek in Politics #4 (8/19-8/26/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #4 (8/19-8/26/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Trump Impeachment Talk Begins to Gain Traction in Congress This past…

Satire on the Go: Bob’s Wish
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Satire on the Go: Bob’s Wish

We are coming to you live from Belmar New Jersey with some new money making slogans, of-course profit and charity mixed together for the perfect…

The Man

He has words, not common words, but words meant to cut, cut the fabric of the soul. Words meant to entangle his victims in the…

OurWeek in Politics #3 (8/12-8/19/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #3 (8/12-8/19/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. NJ Congressional Members Lead Push for Legislative Changes After the Charlottesville Incident…

Nigeria Country Profile
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Nigeria Country Profile

One of the most notable emerging countries is Nigeria. Officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria is a Federal presidential republic located in…

My Response to Neo-Con Propaganda Video
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My Response to Neo-Con Propaganda Video

here is the propaganda video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJIHCczsbJo Fucking Neo-Con propaganda. The US lied about Nuclear weapons and the invasion was a war crime.You kill a million…

OurWeek in Politics #2 (8/5-8/12/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #2 (8/5-8/12/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Tensions Between North Korea & The US Heat Up Over the…

“Decline of the Ottoman Empire” Video Response
History

“Decline of the Ottoman Empire” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses the decline of the Ottoman Empire during the late 19th and early 20th Century. The Ottoman Empire was an empire…

OurWeek in Politics #1 (7/31-8/5/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #1 (7/31-8/5/17)

Here are the major events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Court Revives Bridgegate Records Suit The Bridgegate scandal was back in the news on…

Five Things You Need to Know About Record Collecting
OurSounds

Five Things You Need to Know About Record Collecting

Outside of my professional interests/scholarly pursuits, I am a Record Collector. I have been collecting records a little over 10 years and have amassed thousands…

What is Zionism?
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What is Zionism?

Zionism is an international movement that supports the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel (known as…

Grassroots Organizations for Collective Policies
Media

Grassroots Organizations for Collective Policies

` Organizations and Links helpful to good Grassroots policy idea and website links.Along with Information General + Organizations  Eventbrite  -Post Events on here to get…

Three Dominant Conceptions of God
Philosophy

Three Dominant Conceptions of God

Classical Theism is the belief in which God is an absolute and ultimate metaphysical being. Whereas most theists agree that God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and…

Are You Bad At Critical Thinking?
Philosophy

Are You Bad At Critical Thinking?

Within every academic field and in one’s personal life, it is important to recognize when an individual is acting as a Un-Critical Thinker and is giving…

Socio-political Inequalities in the Middle East: How to Address Them
International Politics

Socio-political Inequalities in the Middle East: How to Address Them

A major issue facing the Middle East is the continued struggle to address the limited level of political freedom and high level of socioeconomic inequalities…

The US Nuclear Attack on Japan was Immoral
American History

The US Nuclear Attack on Japan was Immoral

“I am a death, destroyer of worlds” J. Robert Oppenheimer quoting the Bhagavad Gita Traveling back to 1945, an era where World War II had wiped…

“Islamic Conquest of Persia” Video Response
History

“Islamic Conquest of Persia” Video Response

This video by Caspian Report discusses the Islamic conquest of Persia (Present-day Iran) during the 7th Century AD. The rise of Islam as a religion…

“Venezuela’s Political Crisis” Video Response

This video by Capsian Report discusses the current political crisis in Venezuela. Venezuela is now experiencing a protracted political crisis that threatens to tear apart…

Theories of Democratic Transitions
International Politics

Theories of Democratic Transitions

In the study of Democratic Transitions and regime collapse at the international level, there exist many theories that can be used to help explain the…

Analysis of the 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial Election
2017 Off-Year Elections

Analysis of the 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial Election

The 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial Election is set to be held on November 7. Incumbent Republican Governor Chris Christie (who was first elected in 2009…

TrumpCare – Developing Slogans with the Donald
Public Policy

TrumpCare – Developing Slogans with the Donald

TrumpCare- Killing poor people, was never so easy TrumpCare- Poor or Black? Not our problem. TrumpCare- Rich people stay rich and the poor get less…

Ivanka Trumps SHOES!
American Law

Ivanka Trumps SHOES!

News Break folks, the newest fashions are in. Walking on poor people is the new style. In China, Ivanka Trump’s factory has been sighted for…

Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey: Recent Policy Proposals
Public Policy

Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey: Recent Policy Proposals

Although Governor Chris Christie (R) is strongly opposed to legalizing Marijuana (arguing that it is a “gateway” drug despite the fact that it has been…

Classic Liberalism vs. Contemporary Liberalism and Neo-Liberalism
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Classic Liberalism vs. Contemporary Liberalism and Neo-Liberalism

The ideology that is identified as Classic Liberalism came out of the thinking of an economist and political philosopher named Adam Smith. Adam Smith was…

Another Misguided Video on ISIS and Middle East History
International Politics

Another Misguided Video on ISIS and Middle East History

  Kurzgesagt (YouTube Channel) – In a Nutshell – You are good at many things. But please stay away from Foreign Policy. The US invaded…

Notes to self

People to contact for Political ladder rise Whats relationship between racial hierarchies and class consciousnesses in America/in general? Do an art ski on international politics…

Breaking News NJ Democratic Election Winner
Satire

Breaking News NJ Democratic Election Winner

Breaking News the Democratic Primary winner is Phil Murphy. After a long tough race, Murphy outspending all of his appoints by millions managed to skate…

Universal Basic Income a Conservative Idea?
Development

Universal Basic Income a Conservative Idea?

What is Universal Basic Income? The idea that every citizen of a state should receive a basic income to survive. Instead of work 9-5 regular…

Traditional Conservatism vs Modern Conservatism & Neo-Conservatism
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Traditional Conservatism vs Modern Conservatism & Neo-Conservatism

Traditional Conservatism is based on the belief in a limited role for the federal government, traditional values such as religion and morality, and the implementation…

Iran Country Profile
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Iran Country Profile

*(This article was originally posted on December 30, 2016, but was updated in response to President Trump’s visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel and the…

The Science of Snacking & Healthy Meals
Food

The Science of Snacking & Healthy Meals

“Healthy Meals for the hungry, in an easy way, as the mind devours the recipe, the stomach is filled.” Sauteed Spinach Takes 5 mins of Cooking,…

Ideal US foreign Policy in the Middle East
International Politics

Ideal US foreign Policy in the Middle East

A major debate within public policy is the ideal foreign policy that the US should follow with regards to the Middle East. some argue that…

The Political System of Belgium & its Role in the UN
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The Political System of Belgium & its Role in the UN

Officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium, Belgium is a constitutional monarchy located in Western Europe. Belgium is bordered by Germany, France, the Netherlands, and…

Iran v. Saudi Arabia Rivalry and its Impact on Middle East Politics
International Politics

Iran v. Saudi Arabia Rivalry and its Impact on Middle East Politics

Within the Middle East, there are a number of different issues that will ultimately shape the future of the region. Some of the specific issues…

The UN & Human Rights
International Law

The UN & Human Rights

A key area of interest among political scientists is the promotion of human rights and democracy at the international level. Over the past century, many…

Analysis of the 2017 Iranian Presidential Election
Elections

Analysis of the 2017 Iranian Presidential Election

This Friday, the 12th Iranian Presidential Election is set to be held. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is running for a second term and faces opposing…

Marco Palladino for Public Office

Idea to add categories Criminal Justice Environmental Social Economic Educationally Liberty Green energy/infrastructure development http://www.jill2016.com/plan Income inequality https://talkpoverty.org/2015/06/10/solutions-economic-inequality/ Marco Palladino is a 22-year-old running for…

Eight Essential Habits of Effective Thinkers
Philosophy

Eight Essential Habits of Effective Thinkers

  Within nearly every field of study, it is important to be a fair in one’s thoughts and actions. By being non-judgmental towards the thoughts, actions,…

Ockham’s Razor
Philosophy

Ockham’s Razor

Ockham’s Razor is a well-known concept within philosophy and logic. It stipulates that in trying to understand something and to determine the solution to a given problem,…

Pascals Wager
Philosophy

Pascals Wager

Pascal’s Wager is a philosophical concept developed by French philosopher Blaise Pascal during the mid 17th Century. The argument is rooted in the concept of game theory…

“Democratization: A Critical Introduction” Summary
International Politics

“Democratization: A Critical Introduction” Summary

In the book “Democratization: a critical introduction,” Jean Grugel discusses how a range of global pressures and events combined to create a political opportunity for…

International Trade & Classic Liberalism
Economics

International Trade & Classic Liberalism

In recent centuries, many different economic theories have emerged to address pressing economic issues facing individual societies and the global economy. Diverse economic theories such…

The Idea of the “Banking Concept in Education”
Philosophy

The Idea of the “Banking Concept in Education”

The Banking Concept in Education is a concept in philosophy originally explored by Brazilian philosopher Paulo Freire in his 1968 book “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.”…

“A Persian Requiem” Book Analysis
Literature

“A Persian Requiem” Book Analysis

A Persian Requiem is a 1969 novel by Iranian author Simin Daneshvar. A Persian Requiem is set in the Iranian city of Shiraz during the…

The Blind Mayor
Literature

The Blind Mayor

By Marco Palladino 4/4/17-Creative Writing It was the Mayor’s first day in office after a blurry campaign, his adversaries remained like specs in the eye…

“They Die Strangers” Book Analysis
Cultural Studies

“They Die Strangers” Book Analysis

The book They Die Strangers: A Novella and Stories from Yemen is a fiction book written by Mohammad Abdul-Wali and published in 2002. The book…

US Policy Afghanistan,What You should Know
Essays

US Policy Afghanistan,What You should Know

Afghanistan, the United States, the Soviet Union, And Illegitimacy PS 401: Seminar in Political Science Fall 2016 Marco Palladino (Work In Progress citations not cited…

Rape Jokes- Feminists Say No
Literature

Rape Jokes- Feminists Say No

Tackling the topic of humor is a particularly difficult area because it can be extremely subjective. A joke might be funny to one person or…

Does the US care about human beings killed in Gas Attack?
International Law

Does the US care about human beings killed in Gas Attack?

The short answer to the question is “maybe,” the shorter answer is “fuck no.” Why do I say that? Well, let’s look at the record….

The Village in the Forrest
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The Village in the Forrest

Isene Dagelaish 4/12/17 The Village in the Forrest I live in a small village in India. Every day I walk two miles to provide fresh…

US Foreign Policy Middle East and Afghanistan
International Politics

US Foreign Policy Middle East and Afghanistan

Under the new Trump Administration, we seem to see a popular rise against the banning of Muslims from the United States. What does that mean?…

The Flag of the Day
Satire

The Flag of the Day

Jingoism,Jangoism, Lingoism, Languoism The Flag of the Day The man had a flag, it was covered in red. He held it high, it pointed toward the…