Hillary’s October Surprise

This crazy month started out with Donald Trump’s October surprise, and is ending with Hillary Clinton getting quite the October surprise of her own. The Clinton campaign was blindsided last Friday when FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to the heads of all 16 Congressional Committees, notifying them of newly discovered emails that they believe to be pertinent to the Clinton email investigation. To be clear: the emails may contain new and important information, or they may not. Of course Republicans jumped all Read More

Stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

For the past several months, the mainstream media has largely ignored the ongoing protests by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe regarding the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux say this pipeline is scheduled to run through some of their sacred burial grounds and prayer sites, and could potentially destroy culturally significant artifacts. They are also extremely concerned that this pipeline could contaminate their drinking water. In addition, this land was given (back) to them by the U.S. government in a Treaty that was Read More

Americans Prefer 1950’s Culture and Way of Life

A survey of 2,010 Americans found that slightly more than half of respondents prefer 1950’s culture and way of life to that of today. When asked “Since the 1950’s, do you think American culture and way of life has mostly changed for the better, or has it mostly changed for the worse”, 48 percent of “All Americans” say it has changed mostly for the better, compared to 51 percent who say it has change mostly for the worse. My mother, who is Read More

An Open Letter to Mike Rowe

Dear Mike, My name is Lauren and I’m a politically-engaged Millennial from Baltimore, MD. I am a fan of yours, and not just because we are both ‘Baltimorans‘. You are an intelligent, thoughtful person, and I have a lot of respect for you. I’m writing you this open letter because I want to address your recent remarks about why you won’t encourage people to vote (and I want to apologize ahead of time for what I’m sure will be a lengthy letter — Read More

Trump’s October Surprise

About 24 hours ago, Donald Trump got one hell of an October surprise when a hot mic recording from 2005 in which he bragged about sexually assaulting women was released. In it he is heard saying awful, disgusting things about women. It was quite shocking — even for Donald Trump. Since then, several Republican leaders who had supported Trump have taken back their endorsements, strongly denounced what Trump said, and a few called for him to step down from the top of the Read More