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Gun Rights, Race, and Military Veterans

Disclaimer: I am a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a progressive democrat. I think we should try to prevent the deaths of the 30,000 people who fall to gun violence by legislating firearms restrictions. (CDC, 2016) However, this is not … Continue reading

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“The Thoreau of the West”: Edward Abbey and Henry David Thoreau

Dubbed by Larry McMurtry as the “Thoreau of the West”, Edward Abbey was an author and philosopher whose work in defense of the environment was shaped in part by Henry Thoreau’s writing. Where Thoreau faced the scourge of slavery and … Continue reading

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Religion and Democracy

Current events have brought the separation of church and state and the role of religion in the affairs of the state to the forefront of modern democratic discourse. The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 created a wave of fear … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

We have read in the Classic Slave Narratives the lives of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. These narratives form an important part of African-American identity formation as well as demonstrate the considerable adversity past African-Americans have experienced. The shadow of slavery … Continue reading

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Civil Rights and Human Rights

When reflecting on the difference between Human Rights and Civil rights it can be resolved that in order to be entitled to civil rights, one has to first be recognized as human. When you look through the lens of world … Continue reading

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