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First Impressions: The 114th Congress

by: Michael Shields The newly-elected, Republican dominated Congress wasted little time in making their presence felt….. On January 6th of this blossoming new year, the…

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It’s Not You, It’s Them

by: Michael Shields NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has nothing to apologize about. The NYPD on the other hand…… This past week I read a…

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Declassified Skeletons

by: Douglas Grant Coming to grips with the CIA’s Torture Report…. On Tuesday the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence under Chairman Dianne Feinstein released a…

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While You Were Watching Football

by: Christopher Rockwell Sunday, hundreds of thousands converged upon New York City for The People’s Climate March, taking a global stance on climate-change to the…

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Icelandic Reflections

by: Jeremy Rist A guest contributor weighs in on Ferguson and the War on Drugs from afar…. Recently, I relocated from my comfy, conveniently located,…

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Point – Counterpoint: Common Core

by: Douglas Grant An insightful and comprehensive deliberation of the polarizing Common Core Standards Initiative…. More than a decade after the implementation of the congressional…

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Waves For Water

by: Michael Shields “The mission is simple: To get clean water to every person who needs it”….. It was over plates of escabeche de pescado…

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The Right

by: Michael Shields A recent tragedy has thrust upon us a discussion about the ethical responsibilities of journalists…. There is no question that when I…

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The White Knight Rises

by: Christopher Rockwell Pope Francis’s increasingly benevolent actions thaw the mindset of a fervent non-believer….. Fuck, I love this Pope! And I am by no…

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The Right To NOT Believe

by Michael Shields w/ Tom Rau Often mocked and ridiculed, it is high-time that atheists are treated with the same level of respect granted to…