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Deprogramming implicit bias is everyone’s job

At the confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate Merrick Garland, United States Senator Joe Neely Kennedy asked Garland if implicit bias made him a racist. He went on to misunderstand, either genuinely or purposely, what implicit bias even is. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon issue with the rest of the American …

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The absolutely vital subject we need more of in schools: civics

Many people bemoan the fact that children aren’t being taught cursive or how to balance a check book in schools (news flash: those things are becoming obsolete), but the one thing that we never hear about in the ranking of school subjects: government education.  In most social studies curricula throughout the …

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People and pets should not be stuck outside in a winter storm

The weather the last few weeks has been dangerously cold. In fact, Meteorologist Doug Heady reported that the temperature the night of Monday, Feb. 15 were the coldest we have seen in a decade, with Pittsburg reported to be at -11 degrees Fahrenheit.   Between the many layers of ice, the below …

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The two primary political parties are not the same

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel said, “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant.” This is the position you take when you say, “Oh, …

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Sexual Assault Is Never Funny

Following the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) logged onto Instagram and told her truth-a truth that she had not told many people about before that moment. AOC disclosed that she is a sexual assault survivor.   Survivors of sexual assault experience Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). PTSD can present itself in many different …

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