Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling: Another Day, Another Police Shooting

With over 500 police shootings in 2016 already, Mr. Sterling becomes just another police victim
Sexual Violence Statistics

Intimate Sexual Violence Statistics

There is far more to sexual violence than just rape and a portion of it occurs within intimate relationships
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Progressives and Transgender Restrooms

A progressive approach to restroom policy is one which ensures the rights of all individuals are upheld
Foreign-born Justices

Foreign-Born Justices, not Presidents

If Supreme Court Justices are allowed to be foreign born, why not the president?
Merrick Garland

Merrick Garland Nomination Benefits No One

Before he leaves office, Obama needed to remind us just how un-progressive he can be
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Diverse Candidates for the Supreme Court

Obama's list of possible SCOTUS replacements is so diverse that nominating another white Christian male would be considered a tragedy
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Big Government or Big Apple?

The debate over the unlocking of a terrorist's iPhone shows once again that Republicans have no problem with big government
Guantanamo

The Relocation of Guantanamo Bay

President Obama’s plan to shut down the infamous terrorist prison is pointless from a Human Rights perspective
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Reaffirming Michigan’s Sodomy Ban

Although banning sodomy has been deemed unconstitutional across the country, Michigan's new anti-sodomy law still poses a threat to the LGBT community
Opinions of Antonin Scalia

The Worst Opinions of Antonin Scalia

The most conservative Justice in recent memory had some pretty crazy views
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The Timely Passing of Antonin Scalia

The death of the the most conservative judge on the Supreme Court just made the 2016 Election that much more important
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Three Reasons Why the Flint Water Crisis Is Far from Over

Part of the Republican response to the poisoning of Flint has been to deny the crisis even exists
Making A Murderer

Why Making A Murderer is Required Viewing

Steven Avery's case aside, the Netflix documentary exposes just how corrupt our justice system can be
El Chapo

El Chapo’s Capture is not Enough

The recapture of the Mexican drug kingpin will not lessen the drug violence, it will incite even more
Oregon Standoff

Oregon Standoff is about Provoking a War

The militiamen standoff in Oregon is not about ranching, arson or public land that never belonged to them
Ferguson Effect

The Real “Ferguson Effect”

The Ferguson effect should refer to the birth of a movement, not a "ploy to reduce scrutiny of the police"
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Racism and the False Sense of Superiority

Americans will only beat back racism when we realize we're no better than anyone else
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America’s Secret Terrorist Prisons

These two secret and unconstitutional “little Guantanamos” were designed to keep Americans locked up and and their mouths shut
Bernie Sanders Supports Legal Weed

Bernie Sanders and Legalizing Weed

Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate to support legalization and challenge the failed war on drugs
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Ben Fields: Cops and the use of Force

Not every situation should be considered hostile nor do they require the use of violence