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What’s happened to the United State’s Global Image?

After Nixon’s notorious Watergate scandal, his Vice President and eventual successor, Gerald Ford, uttered this optimistic line in his inaugural speech, “our long national nightmare is over.” Present-day America is currently facing many “national nightmares,” and neither a new year nor a presidential inauguration will put an automatic halt to …

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The Rising Demand for Young Leaders in Office

As November approaches, the future of young voters will depend on two candidates – both of whom are over 70. Critical decisions for the country rest on men who qualify for senior citizen benefits; this fact emphasizes a desperate need for young people in government.  Powerful youth are pivotal in policy-making, as …

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Let’s Talk About Defunding the Police.

The idea of defunding law enforcement in the United States has recently become an exceptionally controversial topic of debate. Most people see different sides of the coin when it comes to police depending on where you live or even what your ethnic background is. It’s also safe to assume that …

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Black vs. Blue: A Battle of the BLMs

In a sweet-sounding sentiment, a Blue Lives Matter group in New York makes an innocent statement regarding their humble organization.  “We are Blue Lives Matter NYC, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created to help Law Enforcement Officers and their families during their time of need,” their website states. “Members of …

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Wearing a Mask is More Important then Ever

Since the beginning of the pandemic, wearing a mask has been the easiest way to protect yourself and others from the novel coronavirus. Despite this solution’s simplicity, the virus has still not been contained because many people have become more carefree and are not wearing masks when necessary or are outright refusing to.  Those …

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Setting the Stage for a Revolution

“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious,” George Orwell said in his renowned novel, 1984. In San Diego and across the country, “One solution: Revolution” is a chant and mantra that protestors repeat as they march through their hometowns. …

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Terrorism does not have a race or religion

  On Feb. 15, Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested and charged with both gun and drug offenses, but much is currently left uncovered. Hasson has been labeled “crazy,” a “lunatic,” and a “nihilist” by media sources such as Washington Examiner, but in actuality, he is much more. …

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What you need to know about antidepressants

In the United States, about 20% of teens are plagued with moderate to severe depression. As a result, antidepressants are often prescribed in order to lessen the crippling effects of mental illness. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), better known as Antidepressants-  such as Zoloft, Prozac, and Lexapro balance chemicals known as …

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California: Into the Future

Once a state painted red, California has become identifiable by its increasingly democratic and liberal ideologies. Enforced by its majority democratic voters, California made the transition from right to left after the 1988 election in which Republican George H. W. Bush was elected as president. Bush is the last Republican …

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