Why Our Revolution is not THE Revolution

Why Our Revolution is not THE Revolution

My fellow progressives, Allow me to be critical for a moment. After watching the grand opening of Our Revolution and the fine speech that Bernie Sanders delivered tonight, I can’t help but think that someone needs to take a step back and actually be critical. Because energy and optimism were often noticeably lacking in the More »

The War on Drugs is Not a Partisan Issue

The War on Drugs is Not a Partisan Issue

John Stossel is an asshat. This is a scientifically accurate fact. Occasionally slithering out of his underground lair to antagonize the least well-off and to remind us that pinkos are wusses, Stossel has carved out a niche among the neo-conservative movement as a marginally lucid attack dog with a proclivity to punch downward. Regardless of his More »

Voting Green: It’s Not Just Win Or Lose,  It’s How You Play The Game

Voting Green: It’s Not Just Win Or Lose, It’s How You Play The Game

One of the pro-Hillary talking points this election cycle has been about ‘winning.’ It goes something like this: we live in a two-party system and there are only two legitimate choices. H.R. Clinton is the only candidate who can beat the Republicans and she is going to win, anyhow, and the third party alternatives are More »

If Only Elections Got The Turnout of Pokémon GO

If Only Elections Got The Turnout of Pokémon GO

We’ve slugged through the mess of presidential primary season and now we’re lurching towards the horizon of November elections. Sure, Trump is something from Idiocracy and Hillary is what she is, but the real buzz out there is Pokémon GO. Amiright? New hotness mobile app Pokémon GO continues to surge in popularity and player base. As More »

Watch: Muslim-American Woman Told To Leave Store Over Her Refusal To Remove Hijab

Watch: Muslim-American Woman Told To Leave Store Over Her Refusal To Remove Hijab

A Muslim-American Mother of 4 was recently asked to leave a Family Dollar Store for refusing to remove her face veil. At a Family Dollar Store in Gary, Indiana, Sarah Safi, who is a Muslim-American mother of four children, was shopping for charcoal for a family barbecue. Safi allegedly got a out ten steps into More »

 

Why Our Revolution is not THE Revolution

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My fellow progressives, Allow me to be critical for a moment. After watching the grand opening of Our Revolution and the fine speech that Bernie Sanders delivered tonight, I can’t help but think that someone needs to take a step

The War on Drugs is Not a Partisan Issue

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John Stossel is an asshat. This is a scientifically accurate fact. Occasionally slithering out of his underground lair to antagonize the least well-off and to remind us that pinkos are wusses, Stossel has carved out a niche among the neo-conservative movement

Voting Green: It’s Not Just Win Or Lose, It’s How You Play The Game

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One of the pro-Hillary talking points this election cycle has been about ‘winning.’ It goes something like this: we live in a two-party system and there are only two legitimate choices. H.R. Clinton is the only candidate who can beat

If Only Elections Got The Turnout of Pokémon GO

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We’ve slugged through the mess of presidential primary season and now we’re lurching towards the horizon of November elections. Sure, Trump is something from Idiocracy and Hillary is what she is, but the real buzz out there is Pokémon GO.

Watch: Muslim-American Woman Told To Leave Store Over Her Refusal To Remove Hijab

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A Muslim-American Mother of 4 was recently asked to leave a Family Dollar Store for refusing to remove her face veil. At a Family Dollar Store in Gary, Indiana, Sarah Safi, who is a Muslim-American mother of four children, was

“Fallen Maiden”: A Look Back at a Political Poem

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Update (7/26/2016): The circus of horror that was the 2016 Republican National Convention has come to a close. The DNC has just begun and old themes are still there. While I’ll take the more positive rhetoric of the Dems’ convention

To Prevent Another Massacre: The Orlando Shooting

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On June 12th, 50 people were killed and 53 were injured when Omar Mateen opened gunfire at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. Omar Mateen was killed in a police shootout after he had taken people as hostages. Racism, homophobia and lack of

One Weird Trick to Prevent Gun Violence

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The Nightcap News Desk has just received word that King Obama is in the process of drafting an executive order sending a hoard of jackbooted government thugs from the IRS and FEMA into your neighborhood to confiscate all yer guns! 

Orlando, Mass Shootings, and The Failure of Common Sense

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I’m tired of seeing news about mass shootings in the U.S. We are really good at inventing and allowing our own tragedies. Senselessly. And, it’s infuriating. I don’t care how you feel about guns and the 2nd Amendment. Logic has

Delusional Senior Citizen Declares Herself Presidential Nominee

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While the rest of the rational world understands that one can’t be declared a political party’s nominee until every vote is cast and every delegate accounted for, a crazy lady under Federal investigation for mishandling state secrets and racketeering has

The Forgotten Black Female Victims of Police Brutality

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#SayHerName is a hashtag that is often said on the Internet, but seems to be hidden from the rest of the world. We all know about black male victims of police brutality and what their names are. The most well

Term Limits Provide False Hope for Curbing Elite Control

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Regardless of political affiliation, there is one thing that most people generally agree on—that the level of money in our political system has a corrupting influence on those who are creating laws. A June 2015 NYT/CBS News Poll showed that

Meat Lovers Worst Nightmare

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So you love to eat meat. Say you also love the outdoors. What would be the worst thing that could happen if you love both? Going outdoors, getting bit by a tick that causes you to have an allergy to

Unity Among The Left Wing?

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For nearly as long as I have held an opinion on politics, I have considered myself and my ideals to lean more towards that of a Liberal, or a Progressive than any other ideology in the political realm. You see,

The Democratic National Convention May Be More Violent Than 1968

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When the Democratic Primary kicked off last year, the Party Elite snickered and thought it was cute that Bernie Sanders was running for president. They laughed, they mocked, they held lavish fundraisers, and then they laughed again. Something happened once

How Does The Right To Vote Matter When The Only Two Choices Are Essentially Criminals?

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If you are anything like I am, then you’ve most likely been heading to the voting booth election after election, casting your only vote for the lesser of two evils, hoping for drastic changes to be made under their reign.