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Those against LGBT rights similar to racists from Civil Rights-era

Those against LGBT rights similar to racists from Civil Rights-era

Kyle Shook

April 13, 2011

The name Hazel Bryan Massery is probably unfamiliar to a lot of Americans. Similarly, Elizabeth Eckford, while probably more prominent, is still not an everyday name heard in 2011. These two women’s paths crossed in a single moment that would be photographed and evolve into one of America’s most notabl...

Some female politicians hamper women’s rights

Kyle Shook

March 30, 2011

The floodwaters of the 2012 presidential election have begun to seep through the cracks of the dam holding them back. Mainstream candidates such as Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gengrich and Michele Bachmann have announced the formation of exploratory committees. This is truly an interesting time in the world of...

Politicians, citizens ostracize American Muslims under guise of national security

Photo courtesy of Sean Kennedy Oops, it seems Rep. King and Gov. Barbour forgot about that pesky establishment clause, not to mention common decency.

Kyle Shook

March 16, 2011

Dr. Benjamin Franklin once stated, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” This sentiment, spoken over 200 years ago, proved eerily accurate in the course of American history. Living in proverbial isolation and sharing borders w...

State budget priorities unbalanced and unfair

State budget priorities unbalanced and unfair

Kyle Shook

February 23, 2011

In the shadow of the massive protests in Egypt that unseated a president, the shot seems to have been heard around the world. In Madison, Wisconsin, thousands of public employees (many of them teachers) came out in protest of plans by the Governor to limit collective bargaining, basically unplugging la...

Gun laws in dire need of common sense reforms

Kyle Shook

February 9, 2011

In the wake of the Arizona shooting that left six dead and a United States congresswoman seriously injured, the question of gun control resurfaces again in these lovely, well-armed United States. In recent years, with tragedies like the Columbine shootings and the Virginia Tech massacre, the issue has c...

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