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American Students and the Distorted Truth About Slavery

American history cannot be studied unless it is studied with all it entails, even parts people would much rather not remember. Regardless of how dark our history is, we cannot mold it into a version that is more pleasant for the ears. Slavery was real and it deserves to be studied and understood properly. American students learn a version of slavery that is considered the sanitized version. They are not given all the necessary information about what really happened in the past of their country.
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US Gun Violence: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword

The USA is stuck in a Perpetuum Mobile of gun violence and mass shootings. After yet another mass school shooting in Florida that ended innocent lives far too early, ripped families apart, and left many traumatized, we have to ask ourselves: where exactly did it go wrong? This is not yet another prompt for gun control or an “all guns are bad” article. This is the sincere question of a human being dumbstruck by the frequent nonsensical violence in supposedly one of the greatest nations on earth.
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Latin America: Cryptocurrencies in Developing Countries

2017 was a year of global changes. While feminism and immigration became a regular topic within sociopolitical discussions, in economics, especially in the Latin American sphere, the debate was set around a revolutionary kind of technology: cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
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Russia and China May Decide the Fate of Venezuela

While enabling the perpetuation of the tyranny of Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) over the country, Russia and China seem to have become the last lifeline remaining for this red-wing authoritarian regime within a national context of humanitarian devastation and economic downturn. But just how much will Russia and China influence the fate of Venezuela?
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Arthur Jones: A Republican Nazi for Congress?

We often like to point out worrisome right-wing ideologies amongst populist Republicans in the US and elsewhere in the world, and in doing so, hope to avoid slipping in a mindset where racism and bigotry are normal attitudes to have in politics. It’s only when we witness true nazi ideology when we realize just how far that sentiment can drift off in the wrong direction. Let us introduce Arthur Jones, running for Congress in an Illinois District as the only registered Republican, while also being an outspoken holocaust denier, preaching horrible hate speech against Jews, immigrants and everyone that isn’t a Christian Englishperson. Is he a Republican Nazi?
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Costa Rica: The Homophobic Race for Presidency

Religion has many purposes in the world; to some people, it brings peace, to others it brings support and explains some events in life that can’t be explained by other means. But religion can also function as a tool to promote hostile behaviors and ideologies “in the name of God.” The greatest example may be the way terrorist have twisted Islam, or how extreme conservative leaders have raised the homophobic flag simply because “God says it’s a sin.” This time, a homophobic bomb landed in Costa Rica’s ballot box, an evangelistic pastor named Fabricio Alvarado is winning the first round to be President in Costa Rica, and he is not hiding his intentions of keeping the country free from gay marriage.
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Safe Injection Sites: Addicted in Montreal

Earlier this year Montreal, Quebec in Canada had announced they would be opening several safe injections sites around the city. This raised a few eyebrows and a few concerns as well, as safe injection sites are gaining traction across Canada.
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Trump’s State of the Union Address: I’m a Bigot and I Know It

The President’s State of the Union Address is one of the most important speeches in American politics each and every year. It is a chance to address the situations of the country and to inform Democrats, Republicans, and the public alike on what’s to come. While many had hoped President Donald Trump to seek compromises and highlight reasonable unity, he didn’t really. The word left his mouth but was soon forgotten when he took the “Dreamers” hostage for the sake of his fancy border wall.
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Cannabis: The Neverending Controversy of a Flower

Feels good, doesn’t it? The feeling that comes after inhaling the THC from a joint of cannabis. Basically, every part of your body is heightened and you can’t help but feel on top of the world. At this point, most people would say they are high. Nothing will get you down. You are probably thinking to yourself that marijuana is nature’s best bounty to humanity. But why smoke in secrecy? Why not share nature’s gift in public? Oh, that’s right. You might just find yourself suffering huge fines or worse, get behind bars. It seems not everybody is happy with you smoking cannabis, huh?
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Donald Trump: President’s Mental Health is Fading

As the months go by with Donald Trump being the President of the United States, he continues to make decisions that not only alarm but also terrify the masses. His behavior is highly irrational and un-presidential and it has led politicians to start raising questions about the mental health of the current POTUS.
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