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In the wake of the most recent update from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we have two choices: continue to debate climate science and hope a piecemeal policy approach will work or accept the science and start discussing economy-wide solutions to reduce our emissions.

There may be a path forward in the recent bipartisan Senate vote to pass the infrastructure package.

The makes much-needed investments in American roads, railways, bridges, the electrical grid and broadband internet. While I can’t say whether I fully agree with the bill mainly because I don’t have time in…


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The past two years have been bizarre, and it is doubtful whether H.G. Wells or Ray Bradbury could have written a more terrifying story than what America has been experiencing. The Republicans have used the call for mask mandates to tout infringement of their civil liberties, wrongly decried violation of their HIPAA rights in having to disclose vaccination status, and applauded fellow GOP members for histrionics in lieu of governing as constituents die from COVID. With the exception of their shock and awe campaign across television, the Republicans have upheld the charade of being the party which supports civil liberties…


As Americans, we are afforded many freedoms and enjoy numerous individual liberties with one caveat; we are free to do as we please as long as our actions do not inflict harm on another person. As originally outlined as the “” by English philosopher John Stuart Mill in his 1859 essay “On Liberty,” the harm principle states “an individual’s action can be legitimately encroached upon if and only if that action might harm another individual.” In other words, a person is at liberty to swing their fist, but their liberty ends where another person’s nose begins.

Applying the harm…


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In 2001, the United States invaded Afghanistan and embarked on what would become America’s longest military conflict. Since the inception of the Afghanistan war, America has spent on war efforts.

Twenty years and four presidents later, Joe Biden announced in April the withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan, marking an end to the 20 year war. The withdrawal of troops doesn’t signify the end of the war completely, but marks the end of America’s involvement.

At home, there is no longer an appetite for the war in Afghanistan. In a recent poll, with…


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It’s been six months since QAnon posted online. The last post by QAnon, known as a Q drop, was on December 8th. After the January 6th Capitol insurrection, many in QAnon and its prophecies. For other believers, they are now looking for answers and scouring previous Q drops for clues.

Radicalization and recruitment into extremist groups usually begins with individuals who are dissatisfied with their lives, who lack security, and who want to feel good about themselves and their identity groups. Oftentimes a life-altering event has taken place, such as divorce, death of a family member…


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In an effort to combat domestic violent extremism, the Biden administration unveiled a . The administration’s commitment to confronting, defusing and countering homegrown terror is a welcome change from the last administration’s of conspiracy and hate-fueled extremist groups.

Serving as the first national strategy to combat domestic terrorism, it signals a shift in the focus of counterterrorism efforts, going from fighting foreign terrorists to zeroing in on domestic violent extremists.

The strategy coordinates a government-wide approach and : improving information sharing among law enforcement agencies, preventing recruitment by extremists groups…


Since Obama left the White House in 2016, Democrats have suffered an identity crisis as their partisan counterparts have abandoned principles and values for shock jock-like candidates and vitriolic rhetoric.

As the Republicans have honed their message and embraced Trumpism, the Democrats are still working to find their footing after peaking with Obama’s presidency. Aside from the Democrats’ problem of not grooming notable candidates to fill the Obama-size hole left in the party, they also have a messaging problem.

Over the past few election cycles, Democrats have failed to create messaging that resonates with voters while at the same time…


On Tuesday, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried launched her gubernatorial campaign. In recent months, Fried has made waves in taking DeSantis to task over his handling of the pandemic and his record as governor. While Commissioner Fried has in a matchup against Governor DeSantis, she is not the only Democrat looking to unseat DeSantis. Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist is also running as a Democrat for governor.

The primary race between Fried and Crist is sure to be an interesting race. …


It has been seven years since the last major conflict between Israel and Palestine. The 2014 Gaza war lasted 50 days, and in its wake in 1967, with Palestinian civilians accounting for a majority of fatalities in the West Bank.

For the past week, the world has watched as violence has escalated between Israel and Palestine. The recent conflict was triggered by a land dispute and from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. Since the 1950s Palestinian families have been living…


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It has been over 120 days since Trump was de-platformed and last Wednesday’s ruling by Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the social media company’s ban on Donald Trump from its platforms. The “Mr. Trump created an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible.” This finding justified the banning but found fault with Facebook for their hasty decision without clear criteria. The decision to uphold Trump’s ban will be reevaluated in six months. …

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