Politics

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 November 20, 2016 8 comments Politics, Trending, World
Tesla Facing Competition, Government Regulations and Unions After Successful Model 3 Launch

Tesla Facing Competition, Government Regulations and Unions After Successful Model 3 Launch

Electric car pioneer Tesla is having an incredibly challenging – and lucrative – 2016. According to Tesla’s Vice President of Business Development Diarmuid O’Connell, the company has taken nearly 400,000 reservations for its Model 3. That impressive number was achieved without drivers being able to test-drive the vehicle and without […]

by November 18, 2016 8 comments Politics, Trending
What Happened After the Duel That Killed Alexander Hamilton? Gallery

What Happened After the Duel That Killed Alexander Hamilton? Gallery

The musical Hamilton is a cultural phenomenon. The Broadway show, written by Manuel Lin Miranda, has broken box office records and dominated the Tony Awards. A mix tape of the music is in the works, a PBS performance has been filmed and the actors are all being offered new roles […]

by November 17, 2016 6 comments Politics, World
Willie Nelson Has His Own Brand of Weed

Willie Nelson Has His Own Brand of Weed

Willie Nelson’s brand of weed is now available everywhere that marijuana is legal. Nelson is an outlaw country singer who has long extolled the virtues of smoking dope. He has been stopped on tour buses and arrested for possession of marijuana on multiple occasions, so the coming of legal weed […]

by November 6, 2016 6 comments Arts, Food, Politics, Science, Trending
New York City Startup Serves Up Rare Dishes Cooked by Refugees

New York City Startup Serves Up Rare Dishes Cooked by Refugees

Even in a city as diverse as New York City, few people have ever had a taste of momo, the bite-sized dumplings that are popular in Nepal. The traditional Nepalese dumpling is filled with meat, flavorful spices, wrapped in delicate dough and then steamed or fried. Thanks to a new […]

by November 4, 2016 4 comments Food, Politics, Trending, 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 November 1, 2016 10 comments Politics, Trending
Suicide Epidemic in the First Nation of Attawapiskat Raises Questions About Plight of First Nations People

Suicide Epidemic in the First Nation of Attawapiskat Raises Questions About Plight of First Nations People

The small First Nation of Attawapiskat is recovering from a devastating spate of suicides among its residents. Chief Bruce Shisheesh has declared a state of emergency, which allows the Nation to receive immediate outside resources. Between September of 2015 and April of 2016, more than 100 people attempted suicide. There […]

by October 16, 2016 5 comments Politics, Trending, World
Fascinating Facts About the Fourth of July

Fascinating Facts About the Fourth of July

  The history of the Fourth of July is a fascinating examination of American culture. Although Americans celebrate their independence on July 4, which is said to mark the day the Declaration of Independence was made, the reality is a little more complicated. John Adams advocated for celebrating independence on […]

by June 30, 2016 6 comments Politics, World
Uber and Lyft Get the Boot: What Just Happened in Austin

Uber and Lyft Get the Boot: What Just Happened in Austin

Austin is America’s 11th largest city. When the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft rolled into the city back in 2014, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Austin prides itself on being an oasis of progressivism in the deep south, with a can-do attitude and commitment to keeping things […]

by May 13, 2016 11 comments Politics, Trending
Aerial view of the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill and the Mario Filho (Maracana)  stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 10, 2013. The Maracana stadium will host the upcomig Confederations Cup next June, the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. AFP PHOTO /VANDERLEI ALMEIDAVANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian President Impeachment Trial: Will It Impact the Rio Summer Olympics?

Brazil, which hosts the 2016 Olympic Games in just a matter of months, has plunged into chaos with the sudden decision of the Brazil House of Representatives to hold an impeachment trial for President Dilma Rousseff. The country had already been under scrutiny for what many saw as a lack […]

by May 9, 2016 8 comments Politics, Trending, World