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UBI: What every American should know

UBI (Universal Basic Income) is one of the more progressive outlooks I support. Essentially, it’s a guaranteed paycheck from the government to all citizens. This payback system would simplify welfare tremendously. The funds could be as little 11,770 for a single American per annum. Simply put, this would keep every American above the poverty line (provided they spend their UBI …

Alabama and Texas Shootings — Statement

Over Labor Day weekend, two mass shootings in Mobile, Alabama and Odessa, Texas yielded seven dead and thirty injured; harmed individuals included three police officers, ten high schoolers, and a seventeen month-old girl.  Texas, in the wake of the Odessa shooting, passed a series of new gun legislation that will actually loosen restrictions on guns. The state’s most notable change …

The Amazon Rainforest is on fire, and this is why you should care

Here we are again. The outcome of poor environmental policy has come to a head. What happens next? Well, here’s the truth: the Amazon Rainforest is on fire. There’s no denying that the 83% surge in wildfires since 2018 is a result of intensive agricultural practices and deforestation (though, President Jair Bolsonaro certainly wants to try). Brazil’s freshly elected president …

Jair Bolsonaro & the Amazon fires — Statement

Over the past few days, massive fires have been decimating the Amazon Rainforest and releasing huge amounts of smoke over the largest city* in the Western Hemisphere: Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — infamous for hailing the authoritarian dictatorship of Brazil (from 1964-1965), inciting violence against LGBTQ+ people¹, and slowly crushing democracy in Brazil — is now suggesting …

The Business End of a Gun – How to enact gun control in the United States

About the author:David Consiglio, Jr. is a school teacher and political activist. He is the founder of the online blog War Donkey, which can be found at quora.com/q/war-donkey. In 1964, The Surgeon General of the United States published a pivotal report¹ ​laying out the hazards of smoking on human health. At that time, over 40% of adult Americans smoked.² About 40% …

Steve King – Statement

Representative Steve King’s (R, IA-4) comments about rape and incest helping to sustain the human race are repugnant, misogynistic, and far below the standard for what we should expect to hear from a member of Congress. His attempt to rationalize strict abortion bans by demanding rape & incest victims is repugnant.  King has a long history of racist and nonsensical …

Are we underestimating overfishing?

Human obsession with the fishing industry has sparked unforeseen consequences in oceans worldwide. With modern fisheries spanning every corner of our oceans, the depletion of worldwide fish populations was disaster waiting to strike. 70% of fish stocks are being overused or are completely depleted. An ever-growing human population coupled with our basic need for protein has led us here: utter …

President Trump’s Racist Twitter Scandal – Statement

President Trump’s recent Twitter attack on four freshman congresswoman is abhorrent. The Blue Club condemns President Trump’s actions and calls for him to retract his statement, delete the tweets, and apologize to the Congresswomen involved. It is especially imperative that Ilhan Omar, the Congresswoman for Minnesota’s 5th District, is served due apologies. President Trump’s refusal to quell the spread of …

Greek Elections

On July 7th 2019, Greece’s New Democracy party returned to power after 4 years with a sweeping victory in the recent parliamentary elections. New Democracy (also known as ND) is a center-right, pro-EU, classical liberal party led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece’s new Prime Minister. Mitsotakis has replaced Alexis Tsipras, leader of the democratic socialist, alter-globalist, populist party Syriza, which suffered …

Sudan: Update

Written by Kash Jain, founder, 7/17/2019 In the past month, the Northeast African country of Sudan has been trapped in a bitter power struggle between its people and the Authoritarian government (the region’s current dictatorship replaced President Omar al-Bashir upon his overthrow this past April).  Sudan’s military government clashed with countless citizens vying for democratic rule, ultimately leading to the …