Why I am Marrying a Canadian

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There was a time, back in grade school, when I believed in democracy; a time I had faith in the American public and their ability to elect competent leaders. That time has since passed.

Who Are the White Helmets?

Movie poster for the documentary, The White Helmets.

The White Helmets have not received the amount of attention they deserve for their many accomplishments, and they are rarely acknowledged by news outlets when tragedy hits.

Kaepernick Takes a Seat For Justice

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Once you make it to the NFL, you’re bound to be on TV excessively throughout your career. These American football players have taken on a path in life that is under the spotlight and media’s eye every step of the way.

First They Come For the Gossipers

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“Today’s gossip is tomorrow’s news.”

For more than 13 years, this maxim guided the reporting of Gawker, a blog known for its youthful and snarky take on everything from celebrity scandals to politics to fast food.

The Vice Presidential Debate: 90 Minutes I’ll Never Get Back

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On Tuesday, Oct.

Recognizing Holidays on College Campuses

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The frustration and struggle of being absent from a college class is real.

To Defeat Terrorism, We Must Starve It

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The “War on Terror.” This term, crafted by the Bush administration in the aftermath of 9/11, has shaped Western foreign policy for more than a decade.

Porn Ed: Where are Teens Learning About Sex?

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Bum­bum. Girly parts. Cookie. ​Octopus​. All are names young girls are told to call their “treasure downstair”. By the time a girl is twelve she has heard thousands of sugar­coated names to describe what is scientifically called a vagina.

Pit Bulls and the BS Bans They Are Up Against

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Alright, I’m here to dismiss some of the stigmas that surround Pit Bulls: the fact that there is such a fear of Pit Bulls only hurts the ability of the breed to get adopted.

Out of the Closet, Into the Revolution

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Four years ago, I fell in love with a man and he fell in love with me. In order to protect his identity, I will simply say he was from a country and a culture that expressly forbade the love that we had for each other.


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