Prioritize Public Health Over the American Economy Amid COVID-19

“Will some people be affected? Yes. Will some people be affected badly? Yes. But we have to get our country open, and we have to get it open soon.” So President Donald Trump said. Over a month ago, President Trump openly declared his willingness to sacrifice his people’s lives for his beloved economy. President Trump’s […]

Removing Public Statues of Racist Figures: A Step in the Right Direction

The Fight over America’s Statues Around the US, and in other parts of the world, activists are demanding the removal of certain statues depicting historical figures, which they believe celebrate racist actions. In Richmond, Virginia, protesters took down a statue of Jefferson Davis, and pushed a Christopher Columbus statue into a pond. Additionally, in England, […]

The Downfall of Truth in America Becomes Apparent in a Time of Crisis

On May 26, Twitter took a bold move. The popular social media site started to flag President Trump’s tweets for false, misleading, and dangerous claims. The President, an avid user of Twitter, consistently employs the platform to diffuse his views, thoughts, and emotions to his followers, averaging about 29 tweets per day. The President’s statements, […]

The Culture of Terrorism

This isn’t an easy world to live in. With every additional headline emblazoned in the media, we feel an added weight upon our shoulders as a global community. New accounts of hate crimes, terrorist attacks, abuse and corruption have become the daily norm. It shouldn’t be that way, but it is. Most notably, we see […]

On Islam

Unfortunately, Pakistan is often associated with “Islamic” extremist groups. I’m sure you are all familiar with names such as ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban. You have probably seen and heard about the despicable and inhuman actions ISIS is doing to try and gain land in Iraq and Syria and the terror group’s bizarre and simply […]

The Interview is Banned: Will We be Stuck Watching Mediocre Movies?

As a nation that was built upon the Freedom of Speech since 1776, the United States is now facing serious condemnation after many theaters have chosen to ban the release of “The Interview”, which was set to premiere on Christmas day. At first, there were just empty threats coming from North Korea regarding the film […]

Letting the Candle Burn: House Prefers Weapons Over Earth

Despite all the recent support in favor of climate change legislation, the House of Representatives demanded the Pentagon to not finance climate change legislation. Though the Pentagon supported new legislation, military hawks in the House refused to designate some of their precious military spending to go towards new climate change initiatives. These security warmongers are […]

Live Blog: Minimum Wage Developments

As the entire nation is being swept up in a storm over the national minimum wage, certain states and other jurisdictions are taking their own steps to combat income inequality and poverty. [Image Attribute: Denis Bocquet via Compfight cc]

No! Me First: The Battle Over Net Neutrality

Internet service works pretty simply. You pay a company like Verizon, Time Warner, or Comcast and the company gives you access to the Internet through a router or through Ethernet cables. You connect to the network and you browse the web. From United for Social Change to Google, the current model supports both the smaller and […]