Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Breastfeeding Moms: The Biggest Debate in America?

A recent Time Magazine cover featuring a young mother openly breastfeeding her 3-year-old son sparked heated debates concerning a taboo subject in America. When the controversial photo, taken originally for an article on attachment parenting, was discovered to have not been staged, furious and confused readers took to the Internet to voice their concerns on the issue [...]

Words The Government Wants You To Avoid Using While Online

For many Americans, some part of every day is spent accessing the Internet. Whether it’s checking e-mail, browsing various articles on popular news outlets, or catching up with friends on social media sites, millions of people across the country are connected via their cell phones, personal computers, and now – tablets.

Facebook Co-Founder Moves to Avoid Taxes: Bad form?

The idea of moving to another country may sound a bit unnerving for many Americans, due to financial reasons – but not for Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. It was recently released that the Brazilian native offered up his American citizenship in September 2011 and relocated to Singapore in order to avoid paying the United States a reported [...]

Mitt Romney’s Bullying Past: Is it Relevant?

The bullying crisis in America has been pushed into the spotlight recently, and who would have thought Mitt Romney would be involved? Because suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death in teens in the country, bullying remains a major issue among the country’s youth. With that said, many Americans were surprised [...]

President Obama Endorses Gay Marriage: Will This Decision Help or Hurt Him?

North Carolina’s recent decision to ban gay marriages has the country in an uproar. This new law, which passed 61 to 39 percent on Tuesday, defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman and will no longer offer benefits to same-sex couples in the state. North Carolina was already against gay marriages, but this [...]

The Trayvon Martin Case: A Closer Look At Stand Your Ground Laws


Would you stand your ground if you were placed in a situation that you felt threatened in? Would you use deadly force as a means of self-defense? What if your life was at risk and you had no other option? More than half of the states in the US have adopted some form of self-defense [...]

U.S. Secret Service Scandal: What Were They Thinking?

Apparently, what happens in Columbia doesn’t stay in Columbia. So far, six Secret Service agents, including two supervisors, have either lost their jobs or resigned as a result of an alleged prostitution scandal that blew up media outlets last weekend. The employees, who were placed in Cartagena, Colombia to prepare for President Obama’s arrival, were [...]

Transgender Miss Universe: Is the World Really Ready?


23 year old Jenna Talackova, who underwent sexual reassignment surgery at age 19, was recently disqualified from the Miss Universe pageant for stating on her application that she was a natural-born female. After weeks of controversy and media outburst, it is announced that the Canadian beauty will be the first official transgender allowed to compete [...]

The Hunger Games: Entertainment or Tool for Conditioning the Masses?

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Apocalyptic type movies have been hitting theaters in full force over the past few years, but none have made an impact like the film, The Hunger Games. The first big movie of the year 2012, this film delivered one strong performance complete with a star studded cast and special effects. Based on the epic novel [...]

Andrew Breitbart’s Death: More Questions than Answers?

Andrew Breitbart, a conservative blogger and the founder of such websites as and, died unexpectedly last week due to natural causes.  While many right-wing supporters view this as a tragic loss to the political world, close friends and conservative websites are beginning to question if his death could be more than just mere [...]

Women Politicians: Do they Gain the Female Vote?

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Female politicians are entering the political arena in great numbers. As more women are elected to public office, the face of leadership is beginning to grow slightly more feminine. But does that actually mean that female voters are the biggest support for women politicians? Take the 2008 presidential election for example, where not one but [...]

Should voting be available online?

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In a digital age where cellphones and laptops are go-to gadgets, many are left wondering when voting will finally go viral. Casting your vote for the next president can be as easy as tapping your phone’s screen or clicking your computer’s mouse – but it’s not, at least not yet. Aside from a few negatives, [...]