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Especially in a country that does not provide adequate healthcare, does not provide affordable childcare, routinely excludes women from the workforce, and makes no effort to provide aid for women and their children after birth, Texas’ ban on all abortions (including rape and incest), sanctioned by conservative Courts, is a violation of Women’s Reproductive Rights.

Republicans oppose universal healthcare, oppose universal childcare, oppose child tax credits, undermine public education, oppose Civil Rights protections for women, oppose social welfare programs for the poor, and oppose public health measures in fighting the pandemic. In combination with forcing women to give birth to…


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The War in Afghanistan is over. We watched the bleak reality of Taliban takeover happen before our eyes and the fall of Kabul all over the internet.

While America never achieved our biggest goals, we still did something for a lot of people. Afghan women enjoyed liberties and freedoms they never would have enjoyed before, for a time. Many young Afghans grew up in a land that offered many more promises, for a time. Even if the last 20 years were too short and our withdrawal inevitable, that was some time enjoyed by some people for some good.

It was…


Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stands over President Johnson’s shoulder as he signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act into law. Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office (WHPO)

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

- Ban discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, ethnicity, and nationality in employment and public accommodations across the nation.


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While some men characterize Rahm Emmanuel as “blunt” or “an acquired taste” Rahm exhibits abusive qualities that would get any woman (or Person of Color for that matter) fired.

I am a man who admittedly does not know much about sexism and male privilege (being a beneficiary of the latter). But I do know that if any woman acted like Rahm Emmanuel, she would not have had all the opportunities he has had. Like most recently, the ambassadorship to Japan. A country well known for its politeness. A post he is wholly unqualified for.

He has…

Grabbed a reporter.

Mailed…


Then-President George W. Bush participates in a video teleconference with Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2008. Jim Watson/Getty Images

Academics, pundits, and scholars arguing that a “light” or “small” footprint of U.S. soldiers remaining in Afghanistan could have saved the day will gloss over the fact that those were the strategies we used in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan already.

Instead of achieving their dream objectives with just a few troops, it leads to gradual escalation, prolonged conflict, and a repeat of what we saw for the last 20 years.


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As the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan with blistering speed, many Americans are criticizing the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Chaos and the fog of war are currently clouding our complete understanding of our failures and lessons we need to learn from our hasty withdrawal. However, the decision to withdraw was a decision 20 years in the making.

We as Americans became too comfortable in outsourcing our wars. War is a serious decision. The cost of human life and treasure are immense. It demands attention and sacrifice. People die and no one leaves unscarred. Refugees are forcibly displaced from their homes and soldiers…


Agent Mobius portrayed by Owen Wilson in Loki.

Agent Mobius lives for the mission of the Time Variance Authority in Loki. He is committed and devoted to the idea that the Sacred Timeline must be preserved at all costs.

In his unique position at the TVA, he holds the power to save others trapped in horrifying positions in time. It would be just as easy for him to rescue someone from the terrors of an apocalypse as it is to seize and arrest alleged “time criminals”, individuals that deviate from the Sacred Timeline and are classified as “variants” that must be corrected to preserve the timeline.

Yet, he…


Thor: Ragnarok

In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela reveals she and Odin built a militaristic society bent on conquest and Asgardian supremacy. However, it was not until Odin sought to temper his ambitions did Hela fall out of line with him. After raising his daughter to be the Goddess of Death, Odin cast her away and sealed her for the remainder of his life. Imprisoning his first-born and covering up his past with the gold and spoils from his conquests.

While explaining this history to Skurge, Hela tears down the art used to whitewash Asgard’s colonialist past and seeks to embrace the time of…


Miss Minutes from Loki.

*SPOILER WARNING FOR LOKI*

In the season finale of Loki on Disney+, we see our protagonists/anti-heroes Loki variants confront the man behind the scenes: He Who Remains. It is explained in his time castle he has resorted to developing a “benevolent dictatorship” necessary to prevent a variant of himself from engaging in a multiverse war for supremacy.

In this last episode, we get a full picture (maybe still incomplete) of the scope of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). But we also get a glimpse and visual representations of the different theoretical dimensions proposed in physics. …


The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington D.C. I took this picture on my first trip to D.C.

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was the most significant cultural and political revolution to advance the rights of Black Americans and other oppressed minorities towards equality in America since the end of the Civil War, including Mexicans segregated in Texas, women discriminated at work, Asians discriminated at the border, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people discriminated in employment. Civil Rights leaders achieved these advances because they pushed for political and legal change. Changes that would mature our democracy towards a more perfect union.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., president of the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), along…

Stevan Molinar

U.S. Army Veteran. M.A. International Relations from University of Chicago. Voter. Volunteer. I write to inform my friends as best I can.

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