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2014’s sleaziest political scandals

As we round out 2014, it’s time to reflect on how scandalous year it truly was. This year was pretty much all-around shitty, but the politics of 2014 took the…

Obama’s biggest wins and losses and what they mean for 2015

Man, 2014 was such a whirl, wasn’t it? This was the year that a teenager from Brooklyn captivated the nation doing the dance my uncle used to do at family…

What are Malaysians saying about Air Asia Flight QZ 8501?

Earlier this week, the head of Indonesia's national search and rescue agency said that because contact with Air Asia flight QZ 8501 was lost over the Java Sea, that is…

Cuban political asylee calls Obama’s policy ‘smartest’ approach to Cuba

The United States dissolved diplomatic ties with the Republic of Cuba in 1961, enforcing a crippling and widespread economic embargo. President Obama reversed this policy on December 17. In an…

Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases reveal sad truth

Yesterday's decision by a Staten Island not to prosecute the officer who murdered Eric Garner feels like a decision handed down by a grand jury in bizarro world. It’s inconceivable…

Additional suggested curriculum changes for the Texas State Board of Education

Dear Texas State Board of Education, I write today in support of your proposed changes to the standards for American history curricula across the state. In light of recent events, however,…

Oil theft won’t bankroll ISIS for long

ISIS has turned to stealing and selling oil in order to bankroll their operations. Here's why that won't work for long. …

The necessary middle ground between hashtag slacktivism and violent riots

An imposing but unarmed black man was shot six times by a white police officer with a buzz cut. Cue tired stereotypes, paranoid herd behavior, and polarizing media obfuscation. Thousands…

Silence condones injustice: An unexpected lesson from Boy Meets World

When I was growing up and could only relate to other children as protagonists, one of my favorite shows on TV was “Boy Meets World.” Watching that show was like…

A pastor’s perspective: How Christians should respond to #Ferguson

For the Christian, the only thing simple about Ferguson is how you respond — with grace. That means instead of posting a diatribe against the system or the protestors, you…

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