USA

The USA’s Broken Again, Here Are 9 Songs from the Last Time It Was

A lot of people are freaking out about Donald Trump being in the White House. Good, they should be. However, as we watch the limits of democracy tested almost daily by the mix of corruption, demagoguery, and corruption we see coming from the administration, we’ve started to forget exactly how bad things were just a little over a decade ago.
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Crime in Chicago

Crime in Chicago: Media-Driven or As Bad as It Seems?

Chicago is on its way to see an all-time high in violent crime this year. With more than 700 homicides in 2016 (now considered one of the worst years for violence in Chicago), the city is already more than halfway to reach those same numbers in 2017. On the other hand, is crime there as frequent as the media tells us?
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Propaganda Cartoons

Cartoons & Propaganda in the U.S.: Disney, Hitler & War bonds

We’ve already taken a look at how racist cartoons have been in the past. However, those examples were solely meant for entertainment purposes back then; there is an another dimension of old racist cartoons we haven’t yet touched on: Propaganda Cartoons.
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Clean Coal?

Clean Coal: How Lobbyists Undermined US Interests for Profit

During the 2016 U.S. election, Donald Trump stood on the podium during a rally in West Virginia. Trump had chosen West Virginia, historically an epicenter for coal production, to unleash his full support for what he perceived as an ‘American’ energy source. In front of the screaming crowd, he donned a coal miners hat and gave a vague series of talking points on his support of coal.
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DACA

DACA is Gone for Now – What Could Bring it Back?

President Donald Trump is looking to give Congress a window to resolve DACA’s shutdown before recipients lose their status on March 5, 2018. The administration formally announced the end of DACA on September 5, 2017. This leaves Congress with roughly six months to work on a solution.
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Quackery

Quackery is Alive and Well in the 21st Century

Despite the fact that you’re reading this on a machine that most likely fits in your pocket and would have been inconceivable just 20 years ago you’d be forgiven for forgetting that humanity is actually at the peak of its scientific knowledge, so why is quackery still prevalent?
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Kymriah

Kymriah: A Futuristic Approach to Leukemia Treatment

There is a breakthrough on the battlefield that is leukemia treatment, and it goes by the name Kymriah, a gene altering therapy created by Novartis. Last August 30th, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first ever CAR-T cell therapy for children and young adults under 25 who are suffering from an acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the United States.
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Lead poisoned birds

American Birds are Being Lead-Poisoned

Lead is one of the most commonly found elements in the crust of planet Earth, and it has been mined and used for thousands of years in many industrial and commercial products. The Greeks mined it for hundreds of years, and they knew how to convert it into white lead as well. It has been used as the basis for paints and covering products for centuries due to its amazing properties.
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