Here is what occurred today around the world. Oregon increased its minimum wage. Now, the western state boasts the highest minimum wage in the country at $14.75 in urban areas. Nigeria has shut down one of its cattle markets. Officials claimed that this market was helping finance the terrorist group Boko Haram, but the public is… Continue reading A Daily Rundown- March 4th
Today is historic. Not because of the San Bernardino shooting that killed 14 people, or because two mass shootings occurred on the same day– which is scarily regular, but a government has finally said “Enough is enough”. And it wasn’t even the American government. Enter Australia, the Canada of the rest of the world. Australia… Continue reading Australia-America’s Savior From Gun Violence?
Planned Parenthood: somehow the subject of so much debate despite helping hundreds of thousands of people, not just women, across the United States, not just with abortions, but with sex ed, prenatal care, breast cancer screenings, and more. On November 27, a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado killed three people and injured… Continue reading Terrorists vs Planned Parenthood
Today, I would like to begin a series of posts that focuses specifically on what the title suggests: bigots and bullshit. This week, the most urgent focus of this post are the racist Islamophobes who are actively ruining the reputation of the United States as the “land of the free and home of the brave”,… Continue reading Bigots and Bullshit Part 1
When tragedy strikes, the question is always why? Why would anyone do such a terrible thing, and how could they possibly justify it? There are a plethora of reasons- hate for a group, belief that it is somehow right, faith in a twisted form of a beautiful religion- but in the end, all that people… Continue reading Prayers for Paris