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Mark Duran

Mark graduated from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a BA in Political Science (2015). Writing interests include human/civil rights, working class issues, and reviewing books/films that concentrate on social issues.
Kyle Rittenhouse

The Privilege of Being Kyle Rittenhouse

How Kyle Rittenhouse benefited from white privilege after shooting unarmed Black Lives Matter protesters
brazil olympics evictions

Brazil Olympics, Brazil Evictions

Forced evictions before the World Cup and now the Olympics has displaced thousands against their will
gulliver's travels gun control

Gulliver’s Travels Meets Gun Control

Gulliver and America's gun nuts share a common ideology
Larissa Martinez

What we can Learn from Larissa Martinez

The success story of undocumented immigrant Larissa Martinez is a slap in the face to Trump supporters
Trump's Foreign Policy

The Dangers of Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump's foreign policy is built upon contradiction, ignorance and destruction

DePaul University vs. Milo Yiannopoulos

Conservatives, no matter how wrong they are, should still be allowed to speak
Look Who's Back

Look Who’s Back – A Warning from History

Netflix's "Look Who's Back" has Hitler come back in the 21st century to thunderous applause
The GOP is Beyond Saving

From Bad to Worse: The GOP is Beyond Saving

Planting seeds of fear and ignorance has damaged the party to the point where it is virtually unelectable

Why Bernie or Bust Misses the Point

A Bernie Sanders supporter explains why Bernie or Bust is a horrible idea.
cruz and trump

Cruz and Trump Play Tough, Not Smart

Following the Brussels attacks, it's clear that Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are more interested in playing tough than acting smart
Berta Cáceres

The Blood of Berta Cáceres is on America’s Hands

The Honduran Indigenous Leader's assassaination raises once again a need to look at the United States' role in the violence that plagues Latin America

Caitlyn Jenner’s Contradictory Conservatism

For Jenner to say that Hillary's record on woman's right is selfish and self serving is reproachable.
Clinton's Unnecessary Wars

Hillary Clinton’s Unnecessary Wars

Two failed military interventions in a decade leaves some liberals uneasy of a Clinton Presidency
GOP Candidates, trump, rubio, cruz

GOP Candidates and the Fanatics Who Support Them

Anyone can see how radical the GOP candidates have become through their own religious supporters
super delegates

Super Delegates: An Undemocratic Process

The Super Delegate System of the Democratic Primary was designed solely to protect the Democratic Party establishment
class warfare

Republicans and the End of Class Warfare

It took just four years, and Donald Trump, for the Republican Party to stop using the rhetoric of class warfare to discredit talk of income inequality
Scott Lively

Scott Lively: When Anti-Gay Activists Succeed

After gay rights victories across America, religious fundamentalists are now taking their failed battles to other countries... and winning
El Chapo

El Chapo’s Capture is not Enough

The recapture of the Mexican drug kingpin will not lessen the drug violence, it will incite even more
Ferguson Effect

The Real “Ferguson Effect”

The Ferguson effect should refer to the birth of a movement, not a "ploy to reduce scrutiny of the police"

Hillary Clinton’s Likability Obsession

The former first lady's desperation to lure Latino voters is doing her more harm than good