Democrats & Liberals

Congratulations Joe Biden!

Posted by Warren Porter on January 12, 2017 at 4:22 PM

In a surprise move, Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Joseph R. Biden Jr. for his lifetime of public service.

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Higher Education Dilemmas to Continue under a Trump Presidency

Posted by DanikaK on December 19, 2016 at 6:10 PM

The state of higher education has been in flux for many years. The introduction of new technologies, coupled with increased cost of tuition, and economic financial strain have rapidly changed the university climate. Not only have teachers, staff, and administration had to navigate these new changes, but in years to come, they will also have a new battles to fight under president elect Donald Trump.

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What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Global Oil Prices?

Posted by HollyW on December 12, 2016 at 8:20 AM

The Trump presidency will heavily impact the oil industry, though it’s unclear exactly what will happen. Throughout Trump’s campaign, he made promises to expand US oil production and mentioned ideas that would change the entire global oil industry, such as dismantling the Iran nuclear deal.

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The Minesweeper World

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on December 10, 2016 at 9:14 AM

I like to make a lot of metaphors out of games, because games often tell you something about different kinds of choices. Depending on the game, it can tell you something very useful about how you make you make your choices, or what choices could be made. So, what does Minesweeper have to tell us? That there are is a world of threats out there, and the more you leave to chance, the more likely it will blow up in your face.

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Google: We Will Be 100 Percent Green By 2017

Posted by KeelanB on December 7, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Google has claimed the company will be 100 percent green by early next year, in an official blog post this week. They used 5.7 terawatt hours of electricity in 2015!

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Marijuana Use Ingrained In NBA Culture Says NY Knicks President

Posted by KeelanB on December 7, 2016 at 7:50 AM

In an appearance on CBS Sports Network this week New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said marijuana use is ingrained in the NBA and there is no way it can be legislated out of pro basketball. His comments are not particularly surprising considering his own admitted marijuana and other drug consumption during his time on the court.

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A Stupid Accusation or a Stupid Crime Just Took Place.

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on November 28, 2016 at 7:45 AM

This has to be one of the dumbest things I ever heard, and the most irresponsible. You are the President of the United States in waiting, which means your role is supposed to be to enforce the law, and what the law says is simple: the government has to prove what it says. What Trump is saying is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. If you think about it, that is.

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Aging Baby Boomers: a Growing Concern for the U.S. Healthcare Field

Posted by DanikaK on November 23, 2016 at 5:28 PM

Donald Trump's win on November 8th was an unexpected and unwelcome turn of events to many in the United States.

Throughout the campaign, political analyst Lara Brown, who teaches in the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, expressed that a Trump win was something leftists and liberals should prepare for.

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The Sugarcoats 1: No Peace with the Alt-Right

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on November 22, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Folks talk about many on the Alt-Right as if they're merely being naughty little boys, those scamps. Now I can understand the wish not to have the new emphasis on putting misogyny, racism and other bad behavior in the past become so stifling that it takes the playfulness out of society or our lives. That said, in the name of preserving that forgiving gray area of social behavior, we shouldn't promote the bigoted sort of beliefs and ideologies that our fathers and grandfathers fought against.

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Pay to Play: Trump Edition

Posted by Warren Porter on November 19, 2016 at 12:26 PM

After months spent pillorying Hillary Clinton for foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, the Right has developed a new code of morality for Washington DC. Past precedents were thrown out the window. No longer was an actual quid pro quo interaction necessary to allege corruption.

According to critics, the Clinton's should have refused donations from anyone but the most pristine characters. It didn't matter that the charity got top ratings. It didn't matter that nearly all the money was spent on unambiguously benevolent causes, with as little as possible being spent on fundraising or administration. Nope, all that mattered was who made the donation. Because in the bizarre world of rightist "logic", it is better to do fewer good works just to avoid giving unscrupulous people good PR.

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An Amateur Cognitive Theorist's Perspective on Trump

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on November 13, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Whatever the Republicans think happened on Tuesday, they lost. What? But obviously, they won the election! Well, thanks for pointing that out. But still, that, in part, was why they lost. When they say, "Make America Great Again", which America are they talking about?

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Hate Crimes spike in wake of election

Posted by Warren Porter on November 12, 2016 at 6:41 PM

The United States has witnessed a rash of vandalism, intimidation and other crimes against minority groups in the past few days. Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, White Supremacists are feeling comfortable engaging in a wide array of hateful activities.

As the torrent of reported crimes continues to flood my social media accounts, I eagerly await to hear what President-Elect Donald Trump will say on this matter.

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Trump is not Hitler (yet)

Posted by Warren Porter on November 11, 2016 at 10:33 AM

I understand that many of my brethren remain upset that the next President is a man who has stoked America's racial divides and forged a new identity politics surrounding White nationalism. I understand that many people are upset that a demagogue will ascend to the Presidency despite receiving fewer votes than his opponent.

Many of these people are expressing their frustration and anger with peaceful demonstration and protest.

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John Pilger Warns of America-China Cold War in New Documentary

Posted by KeelanB on November 9, 2016 at 4:59 PM

America, whether left or right is a nation that finds itself in conflict far too often. Since 9/11 a policy of intervention based along its interests (but guised as humanitarianism or anti-terrorism) has cost hundreds of thousands lives and is at least indirectly tied to the rise of ISIS and the reactionary responses in domestic and foreign policy because of it. Ever looming is the so called threat from Russia, but as far as mega powers go, China poses just as much risk to US "national interests", and Washington's insistence on policing the Pacific and enforcing rules that stifle China's dominance is only increasing that risk.

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