Politics

Why Do Terrorists Operate From Brussels? The Answer is Not What You Think

Why Do Terrorists Operate From Brussels? The Answer is Not What You Think

In the wake of the terrorist attack on Brussels, many people have expressed surprised that terrorists are still operational in Belgium. Brussels has been a hotbed of jihadists for years. The Paris terrorist attacks were launched by ISIS members living in Brussels, so the country should have been on high […]

by March 26, 2017 0 comments Politics, Trending, World
Saturday Night Live’s Best 4 Sketches About Presidential Election 2016

Saturday Night Live’s Best 4 Sketches About Presidential Election 2016

The 2016 presidential election is already one for the record books, with businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump’s shocking run toward the Republican nomination, while on the Democratic side, new voters have been engaged by a Jewish Democratic Socialist. The crazy cast of characters that has emerged  includes an […]

by March 19, 2017 5 comments Arts, Politics
Muslim American Woman Will Compete for Team USA in Olympics Wearing a Hijab

Muslim American Woman Will Compete for Team USA in Olympics Wearing a Hijab

Ibtihaj Muhammad grew up in New Jersey in a typical all-American family. Her mother was a special education teacher and her father was a narcotics detective. She had three sisters and one brother, and all four kids were expected to compete in sports. Like many Americans, the family took their […]

by March 16, 2017 5 comments Politics, Trending
Nancy Reagan Dead at 94; Wife of Ronald Reagan Changed Role of First Lady

Nancy Reagan Dead at 94; Wife of Ronald Reagan Changed Role of First Lady

Nancy Reagan, wife of Ronald Reagan, died on Sunday, March 6 at her home in Los Angeles. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Life as a Political Wife Nancy was a staunch guardian of her husband’s legacy and was a lighting rod for controversy during his political career. […]

by March 14, 2017 2 comments Politics, Trending
7 Cities Other Than Flint With a Water Pollution Crisis

7 Cities Other Than Flint With a Water Pollution Crisis

The lead poising crisis in Flint, Michigan is an ongoing scandal that suggests the American water supply is less safe than people once believed. The Flint water supply became poisoned in 2014 after the city decided to switch its water supply from water drawn from Lake Huron to treated water […]

by March 13, 2017 5 comments Politics, Science
Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Comments on U.S. Education Policy

Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Comments on U.S. Education Policy

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, education advocates are asking what his candidacy means for education policy. Trump has not made extensive statements about his positions yet, but he has made his views known on social media and television commercials, and what he has to […]

by March 12, 2017 7 comments Politics, Science, Trending, World
From Jeffrey Dahmer to OJ Simpson: Renewed Interest in Murder Houses

From Jeffrey Dahmer to OJ Simpson: Renewed Interest in Murder Houses

Just in case the potential for a divided convention, brokered candidate, mass demonstrations, and massive media hype didn’t make the Republican National Convention crazy enough, now there is the prospect of renting a home where a serial killer was active to add even more spice to the situation. That’s because […]

by March 6, 2017 5 comments Politics, Trending
Google’s Controversial Decision to Honor Yuri Kochiyama With Google Doodle

Google’s Controversial Decision to Honor Yuri Kochiyama With Google Doodle

On May 19, 2016, Google Doodle honored civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American who was friends with Malcolm X. Kochiyama is a legendary civil rights activist to many Americans. However, her public endorsement of controversial figures like Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Osama Bin Laden. Kochiyama was born to […]

by February 26, 2017 8 comments Politics, Trending, World
Inside Pittsburgh’s Asylum City for Exiled Writers

Inside Pittsburgh’s Asylum City for Exiled Writers

In the 1980s, Salman Rushdie was subject to a fatwa, or death sentence, because of his novel The Satanic Verses. He was forced into exile. Although Rushdie had wealth and fame, his time in hiding taxed his resources. When Rushdie emerged, he and other writers formed the International Parliament of […]

by February 25, 2017 6 comments Arts, Politics, World
Should Revenge Porn Be Illegal? New Law Targets Disclosure of Private Pictures Online

Should Revenge Porn Be Illegal? New Law Targets Disclosure of Private Pictures Online

The debate over whether “revenge porn” should be a criminal act has been reopened, as the federal government considers whether to pass a law criminalizing the disclosure of private sexual acts. The Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA) was introduced in Congress over the summer. It would carry federal felony penalties […]

by February 20, 2017 10 comments Politics, Trending