Category: progressive

The National Endowment for Democracy Promotes Anything but Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy is widely considered to be a Non-Government Organization (NGO). The thing that makes this NGO special is that it receives most of its funding from the United States government. An organization that receives most of its $200 million dollar budget from the government shouldn’t be considered a Non-Government Organization. The…

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What the War Machine Could Buy

In 2020 the U.S Government spent approximately $934 billion on the military. Of that, about $720 billion was utilized by the Department of Defense (DOD). These are extremely disproportionate numbers when compared to other national expenditures. The funds spent on the seemingly endless war machine have the potential to replace death and destruction with peace…

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Prison Labor, An Abuse

In America there are roughly 2.3 million people incarcerated. That equates to about 698 people per 100,000 that are jailed right now. Convictions span across the board along with varying levels of sentences. There are several issues at hand when it comes to mass incarceration but one glaring problem is the abuse of the prison…

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What the Media Wont Tell You About Incoming Secretary of State Antony Blinken

By: Chris Weber Will the soon-to-be Secretary of State Antony Blinken carry on the United States’ long-standing tradition of committing war crimes in the middle east? How can we take Antony Blinken seriously as Secretary of State when we know he supported military intervention in Iraq in 2003? Blinken was a leading voice in the…

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Wealth: A Disproportion

Wealth inequality in the United States has entered larger than ever disproportions. Wages are stagnating while the cost of living steadily climbs and many Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Federal programs, like the minimum wage, are put into place to help combat poverty and guarantee individuals’ livable wages but it…

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Americas Revolving Door

In the political stratosphere the term “revolving- door” is synonymous with an individual who made the switch from government into private sector employment as a lobbyist. Corporations, especially, are fond of employing lobbyists that have had a previous tenure in politics. This leverage allows the corporation to garner support in government, with the help of…

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