I also think that there’s a struggle over resources that is creating a cycle of violence that’s going on between western countries and Islamic fundamentalists, and that cycle doesn’t seem like it will be broken anytime soon.
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.
Having armed guards at every school is a bad idea because at Columbine High School, they did the same thing and it was useless. Arming teachers is also a bad idea because I wouldn’t feel safe in school with teachers having guns on them. What if a teacher gets mad and shoots a kid?
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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.)
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.
“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote,” William E. Simon, former US Secretary of the Treasury Today is an important day for my Pakistani family; […]
Ah – election season. A time where flimsy plastic signs fill the medians and political debates seem to be America’s favorite pastime. I normally try to avoid discussing these formal […]
If you read the headlines over the weekend or today, you might have noticed the American Family Association campaigning against the Southern Poverty Law Center’s anti-bullying program taking place in […]