• The Case for Climate Demaoguery
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    Pundits and political junkies (myself included) would have you believe that the voting behavior of ordinary citizens reflects their ideological predilections. Thus, 2016’s Republican sweep of the presidency, the House, and the Senate are evidence of a decisive turn to the right while 2018’s “Blue Wave” in the House demonstrates  burgeoning progressivism across the country. […]

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  • VeggieTales Dubbed Racist
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    “The Annual Whiteness Forum,” a gathering of sensitized college students that met this year at Cal State in San Marcos, has dubbed VeggieTales, the beloved Christian children’s television show, racist. The argument focuses on the notion that the villains of each show are ethnic minorities, while the heroes are white. This thus brainwashes children into […]

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  • The Curious Case of Richard Nixon
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    Upon accepting the Republican nomination for president at the RNC in 1968, Richard Nixon dedicated his victory to the “non-shouters” and “non-demonstrators” of America. Nixon called these voters his Silent Majority. Weary of the Civil Rights Movement and anti-Vietnam War protesters, the Silent Majority sought solace in Richard Nixon, who made it clear that he […]

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  • Our Emotional Attachment to Ideology
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    We all love belonging to a group. Identifying with a community seems to be an inherent part of being human. Whether it is reading, knitting, baseball, R&B music, environmental science, or something else, I am sure that if you examine your identity, you will find groups where you think you belong. When these groups are […]

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  • Michael Avenatti’s Foray into Politics
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    Celebrity attorney and bona fide TV personality Michael Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault last week. The career and political future of the man who entered the limelight—and has refused to leave it—by representing Stormy Daniels now hangs in the balance. Though a benign narcissist at first, Avenatti fell out of favor with […]

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  • The Ballad of Jeff Sessions
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    It’s quite ironic that one of the first members of Congress to endorse Trump—former Attorney General Jeff Sessions—became one of his bitter foes. And it’s even more surprising that Democrats became some of the most outspoken defenders of the chief architect of family separation policy. Donald Trump’s demagoguery has surely created some strange bedfellows. From […]

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  • One Year Ago: #MeToo and McKayla Maroney
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    Editor’s Note: This article was published one year ago today. In honor of the #MeToo movement, the Parkman Post will be publishing this article once again. USA gymnastics star McKayla Maroney publicly announced her personal experience as a victim of sexual harassment in response to the recent #MeToo movement on Twitter, writing, “I had a dream […]

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  • The “Selfish” Gene
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    Survival has been the exclusive factor which caused species’ development and evolution. Starting from billions of years ago, when life emerged for the first time, species have been evolving themselves to be “selfish” in order to compete against others for resources, space and ultimately, survival. One of the biggest contributors to this process is definitely […]

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  • Is #MeToo a Moment or a Movement? Or Neither?
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    The allegations against Harvey Weinstein were first printed in The New York Times on October 5th, 2017, and ten days later actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter and encouraged women to voice their sexual assault stories under the hashtag “#MeToo”, a phrase social activist Tarana Burke first used on MySpace in 2006. The objective of […]

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  • Why Are Republicans So Hellbent on Preserving Kavanaugh?
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    Brett Kavanaugh is not fit for the Supreme Court. The mounting evidence that he likely did sexually assault three women on three different occasions should have been enough to disqualify him. But the 45-minute long, Trumpian tantrum he threw during his testimony on Thursday adds another important layer to Kavanaugh: he is an unabashed partisan […]

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