Israel vs. Hamas: An interfaith perspective

For as long as I can remember I’ve known about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Young and impressionable, I believed Palestine was the “bad guy” and Israel was the “good guy”, trying to return to reclaim its rightful homeland. As the years have passed, I’ve become aware that history is no one-dimensional, black/white slab, but rather a multidimensional, multicolored prism which changes in appearance depending on the light.

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The Election: Why it doesn’t matter THAT much (and why I’m still optimistic about the results).

Anything the president wants to get done has to go through the legislative branch, which is currently split almost right down the middle. This is a problem because it’s no longer conservative AND liberal, it’s conservative VS liberal. (To clarify: I’m not taking issue with our system, checks and balances are clearly necessary. I’m taking issue with the people running our system and their unwillingness to go across party lines.)

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In the War on Women, We Are Winning.

I spent this election cycle surrounded by women passionate about protecting our access to healthcare and contraception, our equal pay for equal work, and our protection against sexual abuse and violence; but, I didn’t realize until after Missouri’s Senate race was called as a victory for McCaskill by the news networks how legitimately terrified I had been at the prospect of a win for Akin. I screamed, my best friend called me crying, and my social media feeds exploded in celebration.

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