Here’s Why Rescinding DACA Sucks (including links to help you speak out)

Last Tuesday, Trump decided to end DACA. It's no secret that I am very much not on the Trump train, and this just adds to the reasons why. Trump claims that the reason behind moving to rescind DACA is basically that it's not good enough, and that the US isn't ready for a "comprehensive immigration …

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Discussion: Political Statements in Jane the Virgin

I posted awhile ago about all the reasons the TV show Jane the Virgin is one of my favorites.  As season 3 comes to a close, every one of those reasons still holds.  Jane the Virgin is definitely in my top five favorite TV shows ever (up there with Parks and Rec and Breaking Bad, in case you're wondering). …

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Why Do We Hate Discussing Controversial Issues?

I know very few people that enjoy discussing politics and controversial social issues.  Most people, including me, tend to shy away from these topics and stick to lighter, more enjoyable, less divisive conversations.  In my experience, the people who actively bring up politics and divisive issues are the ones who have strong opinions backed by …

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Discussion: Is It Ethical for an Entire Editorial Board to Take a Stand Against a Candidate?

About a week ago, I got into a quick Twitter conversation.  (I rarely get on Twitter, but since realizing that it's a form of mini-blogging I've tried to get more on board.)  Charlie Burris, a newscaster for the UT Vols, had tweeted this: https://twitter.com/Charlie_Burris/status/781807546290036736 The link leads to a USAToday editorial that explains why people …

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