Paul Ryan: A Frail and Ineffective Leader

Come next Congressional term, Speaker Paul Ryan will no longer serve in the House of Representatives. Disregarding his reasoning for leaving, Ryan’s tenure as speaker can simply be described in one word: failure. I still recall my relatives describing Ryan when he was only beginning to rise the ranks in the House. The combination of Ryan’s young, blue-eyed face and verbal support for family values … Continue reading Paul Ryan: A Frail and Ineffective Leader

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A Letter to the President

Dear Mr. President, I’m not sure if you’re aware, but this country was built on the backs of immigrants — and not the white ones. Since before the American Colonies declared independence from Great Britain, millions of people living in Africa were brought here to be slaves. They were tortured, raped and leashed from their dignity. Slaves had their mouths stuffed with animal waste — … Continue reading A Letter to the President

Congress: Pass Common-Sense Gun Laws

I am sure you have heard members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) exclaim that “guns make people safer,” or that the “only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Those lines are flawed for many reasons. For starters, when the adrenaline kicks in because one fears for their life, shooting a gun becomes challenging, to … Continue reading Congress: Pass Common-Sense Gun Laws

Our Kid President

Sitting in a preschool classroom, I often heard children arguing about petty topics. “My action figure is more powerful,” one kid said. “No, mine is,” the other exclaimed. The kids were put on a time out afterward — but continued yelling at each other across the room. “This is your fault,” and “I hate you,” they shouted. It was clear that they were following their … Continue reading Our Kid President

Congress: Take the Steering Wheel on Foreign Policy

When Jan. 20 hits, President Donald Trump will have officially been in office for one year. And although his actions have caused great damage to the country, most of his conduct can be reversed. For instance, the GOP tax bill he signed into law, which will cause 13 million to lose healthcare and add nearly $1 trillion to the national debt by 2027, can be … Continue reading Congress: Take the Steering Wheel on Foreign Policy

Republicans: the Resistance Is Coming for You

It was midnight on Nov. 8, 2016. I was devastated — realizing that not only will Donald Trump be the next president, but Republicans will have full control of Congress. I did not fathom how to cope with such a fact. I feared that millions will get slashed by the Republicans’ actions. But many exclaimed that Democrats, like I, should give Republicans a chance, that … Continue reading Republicans: the Resistance Is Coming for You

Both Sides Are at Fault in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have proved to be anything but innocent. Instead of caring for each other’s well-being, both have done the contrary, which obviously makes peace harder to achieve. This upcoming May, Israel will turn 70 years old. Israeli-Jews will, presumably, celebrate throughout the state with enthusiasm and joy. Palestinians, on the other hand, will not. As one who was born in … Continue reading Both Sides Are at Fault in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict