Tag Archives: Rrita Osmani

Free Speech 101

The First Amendment remains close to the hearts of lovers of democracy everywhere. It states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government

The U.S. Does Not Care About The Syrian People

On April 6, 2017, Donald Trump ordered 59 cruise missiles on Syria’s Shayrat air base. In his address to the public, Trump used language that rationalized the air strikes based on humanitarian issues. In regard to the chemical agents used against the Syrian people, he state: “no child of God should ever suffer such horror.”He

Don’t Praise Kendrick

Kendrick Lamar’s verse, “I’m so f****** sick and tired of the Photoshop / show me somethin’ natural like afro on Richard Pryor/ Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks” is being praised as a breakthrough from traditionally misogynistic rap verses. However, even while moving past common themes of Eurocentric beauty and the

Planned Parenthood Can Combat Poverty

With the current war waged on Planned Parenthood by our government, it is important to understand what is at risk. Planned Parenthood, despite popular belief, is more than just a place where women go to get abortions. Planned Parenthood’s general services include: anemia testing, cholesterol screening, diabetes screening, physical exams, flu vaccines, help with quitting

The Polarization of American Politics

According to the Pew Research Center, “55 percent of Democrats say that the Republican Party makes them ‘afraid,’ while 49 percent of Republicans say the same about the Democratic Party”. When asked about whether the other party’s policies threaten the nation, 45 percent of Republicans believe this exemplifies the Democratic Party and 41 percent of