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Why are this year’s West Coast wildfires so destructive?

This week large swathes of California were enveloped in flames as wildfires claimed homes and lives in California. 33 have been confirmed dead so far from the blazes, most were elderly and one was just 14 years old. Hundreds are missing as a result of the event, and thousands of homes and businesses have been damaged. According to state authorities, this year’s wildfire season has been one of the worst in history, and as of this morning, 17 fires have been considered the deadliest in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties, which are still uncontained. A total of 220,000 acres in …

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Maxine Waters’ record shows that she benefits herself more than her constituents

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a California Democrat and member of the House Financial Services Committee with a penchant for corrupt practice. The congresswoman, who came into power in 1990, has found more attention for her ethical issues than her contributions as a legislator which prompted Washington based Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics to dub her one of the “most corrupt elected officials”  Her constituency has nothing to show for the number of years that this corrupt congresswoman has stayed in office. Rather, she has worked very hard to enrich herself and her family members by leveraging her connections in the …

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The Supreme Court’s Double Standard

Two recent instances have exposed the double standard of when judges, including Supreme Court justices, become political. First was the speech delivered by Justice Neil Gorsuch of the Supreme Court at the Trump Hotel last Thursday. The second incidence was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court’s comment when she blamed sexism as responsible for the presidential victory of President Trump. While the media criticized the former for his choice of venue for his speech, the latter did not receive the same degree of criticism. Supreme Court justices often become entangled in politics as they are appointed by a …

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Is Donald Trump a Conservative?

With the victory of President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party has once again taken up the leading position in America. The party has control of the Congress and the White House while a good majority of governors and state legislators also belong to the party. While this is a landmark achievement for the conservatives, the conservative movement is in a state of confusion about what conservationism really means. Why? President Donald Trump. The president does not fit into the traditional box of Republican leaders, or even the mold of most traditional presidents which makes it …

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Anthemgate: NFL Owners take a stance on Football Players kneeling

Anthemgate: the latest chapter In midst of an already eventful month, the latest chapter of Anthemgate is upon us as the President, NFL owner Jerry Jones, and more players participated in the act of protest. Since the preseason of 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has knelt when the national anthem played, and this year other athletes have knelt during the national anthem instead of standing for the national song. The act was meant to  be a statement of protest against police brutality and inequality in the treatment of people of color by police. Kaepernick stated via NFL.com  I am …

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10 Reasons why Reactionary Tribalism is Dangerous

Reactionary tribalism is a phenomenon we are seeing throughout our political rhetoric in America. That is to say, groups who associate by common political, ethnic or social identity, and whose hateful rhetoric feeds off of and fuels one another have set our discourse down a spiraling path that leads to a dangerous and dark place. Many times the discussion will boil down to two extremes: on one hand, White Nationalists, or modern Nazi’s. On the other side are Antifa, or modern cultural Marxists. These two relatively small tribes on opposite ends of the political spectrum feed off of their hatred …

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Finally, Pelosi condemns ANTIFA

ANTIFA is a self-styled radical leftist group whose ideologies are marked as anti-fascist, and focused on fighting the far-right and white supremacist groups. While some ANTIFA activities resemble live action role play,  in August ANTIFA members violently clashed with peaceful right wing protesters at Berkeley University bringing forth criticism of the group from members of both parties. Until recently, ANTIFA has not received official condemnation from the Democratic party. On the other hand, President Trump has raised his voice that the hostile protests and ideology of ANTIFA-like groups must be given strict disapproval. Despite the silence from the House minority …