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Racism Allegations Compel Vermont Lawmaker to Resign

February 13, 2019 by

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Vermont’s only black female lawmaker has resigned. Kiah Morris decided to step down from her position after she had received harassment from a white nationalist. The man will not be pressed with any charges because, by law, his comments are covered by the First Amendment. Kiah’s harasser was covered by the First Amendment, which states […]

Government Shuts Down over Border Wall

January 10, 2019 by

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Is Trump going to keep his biggest campaign promise? President Trump has conceded to shut down the American government because Congress hasn’t provided funding for his pledged border wall. Before Trump was elected, he guaranteed that border security would be increased with his proposition for a wall on the border of the U.S and Mexico. […]

National Monument to be Reduced in Size for Mining

December 19, 2018 by

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Grand Staircase Escalante, a protected sacred monument, is being reduced in size to be mined despite national outcry. The Trump administration is cutting the Grand Staircase Escalante nearly in half. This new proposition will open new oil and gas leasing opportunities in protected lands, reduce drilling regulations, and dissolve habitat-protected shelter for endangered species. The […]

Trump Trying to End Birthright Citizenship

December 14, 2018 by

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In a recent interview with Axios on HBO, President Trump revealed that he is preparing an executive order to nullify the long-accepted constitutional right of birthright citizenship in the United States. Legally, he can’t do this, as the 14th Amendment has protected this right for over a century: “All persons born or naturalized in the United […]

Marijuana Is Sometimes Legal, but Still Debilitating

December 13, 2018 by

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Marijuana impacts the brain in many negative ways. The main cannabinoid found in marijuana that affects the brain is THC, which is similar to the brain chemical anandamide. These two chemicals reward the brain, encouraging addiction. Humans have an Endocannabinoid System found in many areas of the brain. Our bodies’ natural cannabinoid, anandamide, acts upon […]

Pipe Bombs Mailed to Democrats

December 10, 2018 by

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At least fourteen Democrats recently received live pipe bombs, all of similar design and packaging, leading to suspicions of a coordinated attack. High-profile Democrats received live explosive devices in what appears to be a large scale attack on government officials, media corporations, and anyone opposed to President Donald Trump. All of these cases seem to […]

Opinion: Migrant Children Separated from Families In Concentration Camps

December 7, 2018 by

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Under President Trump’s executive order, children are being separated from their parents at the border and are being detained in a “tent city” in Texas. Some opponents to the plan have used the term “concentration camps,” as these camps are prison-like facilities that prevent underage individuals from leaving because of who they are. As the […]