How COVID-19 impacted the modern state and what might the modern state look like post-pandemic

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At the start of the pandemic, Colorado was starting to see an increase in COVID cases and the hospitals were quickly reaching capacity. When Governor Polis issued a ‘Safer at Home’ order on April 24th, Weld County Commissioners stated publicly that they will not follow nor enforce any public health…


We need a modern welfare state to save democracy and capitalism

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There is great debate among political figures and academics about the effectiveness and relevancy of the welfare state. Libertarians feel as if the policies rob a person of their economic freedoms and responsibilities. Marxists think these policies do not address the inadequacies in the Capitalist superstructure, and some feel as…


Apple will let Parler back on the app after the company agreed to monitor hate speech and incitement

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Parler was the alternative social media outlet for Conservatives who did not feel welcome on traditional formats such as Facebook. If you recall, Parler was removed from all platforms after the Insurrection on January 6th. Parler, an alleged haven for ‘free speech’, came under heavy criticism after it failed to…


How you can manage this new era of hostility.

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At the start of the Pandemic in early 2020, America was already facing a shift in politics due to former President Donald Trump. Trump grabbed the populist movement in the United States and transformed the movement into his image. As the…


Why do some people vote against policies that would improve their well-being?

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Shortly before Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s election, a friend of mine and I were discussing student loan forgiveness. He argued that since he took out a loan and signed his name, he should be solely responsible for paying it back. I claimed that under normal circumstances, I would agree…


Within the context of the Post-Trump era, a new wave of democracy is unlikely unless we address these issues

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With Donald J. Trumps’ defeat, Americans and people worldwide can breathe a sigh of relief. Under this administration, the United States saw the most blatant attacks on our guardrails and referees of democracy. Our oldest friends and allies with other nations were damaged, and our isolationist policies weakened the average…


Americans must remain vigilant against far-right extremism

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Millions of Americans breathed a heavy sigh as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into office on January 20th. To many, it was an end to the dysfunctional reign of the Trump administration that wreaked havoc on our country. Joe Biden does not have an easy task with containing…


The attack on Capitol Hill could only be the beginning

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The attack on January 6th on Washington’s Capitol Hill was not a spontaneous incident. It was the culmination of the past ten-twelve years, that loathing racism seized upon the opportunist President Donald J. Trump. In comparison, white nationalism is nothing particularly new in this country; these extremist views that Trump…


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will start their term in office on noon, January 20th. The Biden administration will be facing one of the most significant challenges the United States has ever faced in modern times. The most urgent issue the administration must first reign in is the spread of…


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Democracy is fragile, as we’ve seen throughout history. Since ancient Greece developed a form of democracy to self-govern, democracy has provided a pathway for citizens to actively engage in the political arena and elect their governors. It has provided an engine for the masses to hold their government accountable and…

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