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Republicans should sit down, shut up and listen to Lindsey Graham

Yesterday evening, President Obama announced his executive order to (temporarily) reform(ish) immigration. Since then the GOP has been in a tizzy about what their response should be. Should they shut…

25 years later: Why the U.S. won’t adopt the child rights treaty

This year on the International Day of the Child — appropriately celebrated on Nov. 20 — we will mark the 25th anniversary of the Conventions on the Rights of…

What to expect from the Republican-controlled Congress

In January, Republicans will run both houses of Congress — not that anyone is surprised. The Senate takeover was engineered by Mitch McConnell and was largely a campaign waged against…

Supreme Court Roundup: Death and taxes (and gay marriage)

By Brandon Bub Nov. 9, 2014 This turned out to be a more of an eventful week in the legal world than I might have anticipated. Cases regarding Obamacare, gay marriage…

An in-depth look at Scott Walker’s victory

The incoming Republican wave crashed especially hard for Democrats in Wisconsin, who for the better part of a year fought tooth and nail to try to unseat Governor Scott Walker.…

Pope Francis fan club ignores long history of Catholic Church and evolution

The internet exploded on Tuesday when Pope Francis said God is not "a magician with a magic wand" and that the Big Bang and evolution were not inconsistent with church…

Attention sports fans, halloween participants and makeup artists: Blackface is still offensive

Whelp, it’s happened again. And lately it seems to be happening all the time. It’s nothing though; just that a few people still think it's cool to wear blackface. Here's…

South Florida City Council votes to secede over climate change concerns

It looks like even Florida is sick of Florida. In the second piece of absurd Florida news in as many weeks, the city of South Miami has passed a resolution to…

Crime is going down but Americans refuse to believe it

Crime has been steadily decreasing since the 90s, but Americans haven't gotten the message. A new study by Chapman University says that Americans believe crime has remained steady over the…

Ebola hysteria and the stigmatization of African migrants

Mass media coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and now in the United States, has left Americans just short of hysterics. In a culture that has an appetite…