Category Archives: Political theory and the news

The Land of Immigrants… Is Dead.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This is the quote engraved on the Statue of Liberty from “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus. This used to be the sentiment that made … Continue reading

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Trump and the Power that he seems to have

(Just writing the title of the blog has made me realize how many of my blogs deal with Trump) It seems that everyday there is something in the news about our current President. And such is the case with most … Continue reading

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For the people… But not by the people.

One thing we can learn from the recent health care bill that just went through congress is that elected officials do not care for their constituents, nor do they care to hear out any input from them either. This is … Continue reading

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USA is NOT a Democracy

After the first in class discussion about which countries we think are democratic, I began to question if the USA truly was a democracy. Here are my thoughts on the topic. Despite popular belief, the United States of America is not a democracy. In a true democracy, the citizens have the right to vote on […]

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Immigration in America

Immigration is something that is always in the news. More so now because of President Trump’s opinions on immigration. If you read the news, you can see that Donald Trump does not approve of immigration, only if it’s a model … Continue reading

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A Personal Narrative About Reasoned Debate

Our class discussions on both Benhabib and Schmitt got me thinking about a personal experience I had in high school regarding trying to make a decision as a group through “reasoned debate”. My sophomore year of high school, I was … Continue reading

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Fake News (is) on Facebook.

During the past election season (November of 2016), I would often find myself astonished  by the titles of news articles people would post on Facebook. The topics of these sensational articles varied from doomsday epics, crazy claims about Hillary Clinton, … Continue reading

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