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August 2019
Tlaib

Weekend Review: Israel Bar U.S. Reps. Omar and Tlaib

Posted: August 19, 2019 at 5:21 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Middle East, WORLD

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu banned Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from travel to the country following a tweet from Pres. Trump.  Trump wrote, “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said […]

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court

Indian Child Welfare Act Might Go to Supreme Court for the 3rd Time

Posted: August 18, 2019 at 5:39 am   /   Article, U.S.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was constitutional. The next step in appeals is the Supreme Court. This overturned a previous ruling from a district court judge in Texas who found the act unconstitutional. The case might make its way to the Supreme […]

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FGM

Female Genital Mutilation​ Still Legal In Amerca

Posted: August 16, 2019 at 6:29 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

Female genital mutilation (FGM), or female circumcision, seems like a thing of the past. Western society tends to associate it with an older, more cultish version of religion. But as technology progresses, the world grows smaller. More cultural practices, typically done in secret, have come to light. And the United States needs to rise to […]

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Due Process

ABA Reject Guilty Until Proven Innocent Affirmative Consent Resolution

Posted: August 14, 2019 at 2:14 pm   /   Article, news, U.S.

The House of Delegates of the American Bar Association rejected the resolution to endorse the affirmative assent standard. The affirmative assent standard states that an encounter should be considered assault unless each party obtained a clear ‘yes’ before every sexual act. The law states that due process is necessary for a proper trial. It has […]

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DRC

DRC Sees Ebola Surge As 3 Cases Are Confirmed

Posted: August 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) risks plummeting image in the international community as fears over its lingering Ebola crisis thicken among surrounding countries. DRC’s battle with Ebola is showing no sign of thawing after another Ebola victim, one-year old girl, was confirmed dea recently. The recent death makes it the third to be confirmed in […]

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Epstein

Weekend Reviews: Jeffrey Epstein Found

Posted: August 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S., WORLD

The U.S. Justice Department has reported that Jeffrey Epstein, accused child sex trafficker, was found dead of apparent suicide in his jail cell in a federal prison in Manhattan. Epstein hung himself and was found unresponsive early Saturday morning, but  was pronounced dead at the hospital. Epstein, 66, faced the prospect of up to 45 […]

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Medicare

Medicare-For-All Vs GOP War on Women’s Healthcare

Posted: August 11, 2019 at 11:52 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S.

During the first two rounds of primary debates, the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination spent a good deal of their allotted time discussing healthcare reform and, in particular, versions of an expanded Medicare public option.  Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren support a Medicare For All plan that would phase out private insurance over […]

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Democratic

​2020 Democratic​ Presidential Candidates by Popularity

Posted: August 11, 2019 at 11:32 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S.

There are currently 24 Democratic candidates running for the nomination in 2020. With so many on the platform, voters feel overwhelmed by the choices. Who better to ask than the people who elected them into office, before? Senators, congressional representatives, and former governors all have approval ratings from their districts. Some candidates running, like Mayor […]

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Williamson

Could Hollywood Accept Marianne Williamson As President?

Posted: August 9, 2019 at 12:29 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics

There are many underdogs running for the Democratic presidential nomination. One in particular has been successful at seizing the spotlight with her spiritual, strange quips and radical policy. Love her or hate her, Marianne Williamson, the spiritual author and socialite, is rapidly gaining notoriety.  As Williamson scrambles to gather more donors, the odds are not […]

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El Paso

El Paso Mass Shooting Marks 250th In 215days

Posted: August 4, 2019 at 1:24 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, TRENDING, U.S.

At least 20 people have died and dozens more are injured following a shooting yesterday at a Walmart adjacent shopping center in El Paso, Texas. One of the deceased victims was an infant child. A 21-year-old man is in custody and suspected of posting a manifesto to message boards like 8chan before he opened fire […]

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