Beto O’Rourke offers neither policy nor vision
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Beto O’Rourke offers neither policy nor vision

Beto O’Rourke is mounting a presidential campaign without policy substance. The former three-term Texas representative speaks in platitudes about coming together to fight for better things; the nature of those things and how we will fight for them are yet to be determined. He acknowledges the impact of climate change and likes the concept of…

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Vote like your whole planet depended on it

Even a cursory examination of recent news regarding the environment reveals that our planet is in dire straits. This year, Earth experienced the hottest August documented in history, its sixteenth consecutive record-warm month. The past few decades have seen an increase in extreme weather events, including heat waves, coastal flooding and droughts, which scientists believe…

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Confronting the deplorable: A look at media sensationalism

A political firestorm was ignited last Friday night. At an LGBT fundraiser in New York City, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton remarked that “half of Trump’s supporters” could be put “into what I call the basket of deplorables.” These people, she asserted, are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic” and she excoriated Donald Trump, the…