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Why you love capitalism – even if You don’t

Katelyn Moriarty

February 17, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Capitalism developed in the late 16th century in Europe, and has transformed into a successful economic system used all over the globe. This type of free market and supportive economic system is continuously scorned for only allowing the elites or wealthy to succeed, leaving the lower class behind an...

Congressional term limits are necessary

Congressional term limits are necessary

Katelyn Moriarty

February 6, 2018


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Congressmen consistently let their constituents down. Congressional approval ratings are at a low, and the first step to fixing it is implementing congressional term limits. Reducing the incredibly high incumbency rate would allow other people to be represented with equal chances in their districts dur...

The economic era of Trump

The economic era of Trump

Katelyn Moriarty

February 2, 2018


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On Dec. 20. of 2017, congress passed the GOP tax plan led by President Donald Trump. The tax plan held promises of lowering corporate taxes, raising wages and boosting the economy overall. Not only has the economy seen a great push upward since this bill was passed but also since President Trump has stepped into office....

Welfare should not be permanent

Katelyn Moriarty

January 20, 2018


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Welfare was incorporated into the economy in 1935 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the purpose of supporting the disabled, elderly, and unemployed. Welfare was not created to float people money while they choose not to work. The program has continued on into present day society and is no ...

Accountability of the individual

Accountability of the individual

Katelyn Moriarty

November 27, 2017


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People like to think that being independent is the utmost important point of focus when it comes to achieving who they want to be and finding themselves. However, working with people in a team or group is the better alternative, as it teaches responsibility and accountability. By learning to communicate,...

Automation systems and the dangers they bring

Automation systems and the dangers they bring

Katelyn Moriarty

November 11, 2017


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The technological innovations and advancements of the future are regarded with both excitement and fear. Artificial intelligence and automation in both personal and professional life is a large source of anxiety for people. Billionaires and inventors have continued to speak out against the advancement...

Hollywood vs the middle class

Hollywood vs the middle class

Katelyn Moriarty

November 5, 2017


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Celebrities today like to think they stand for something and are unique in their own way, but most follow the same routine and are cut from the same cloth as any other person. They seem to think that just because they are entertainers and have a large following they are more important than middle class...

The War on Boys

The War on Boys

Katelyn Moriarty

October 30, 2017


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In a time with such a delicate political climate, basic schoolyard games such as tug-of-war have changed into tug-of-peace, and tag in one way or another has either been banned or adjusted at several schools around the country. While most of the reasoning behind these bans or reforms are said to be for...

The global struggle for democracy

The global struggle for democracy

Katelyn Moriarty

October 21, 2017


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Catalonia is a small area in the North Eastern part of Spain that has been fighting for its independence since 1714. For this campaign to still be going on is despicable. Each region or state should have the option to secede from whatever nation they belong to, though in this case they are not allowed...

The patriotism within nationalism

Katelyn Moriarty

October 17, 2017


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Nationalism is defined by Google as "patriotic feelings, principles, or efforts," it is the feeling of superiority over other countries. However, in many instances when people take on national pride, others paint the person as a racist bigot obsessed with the apparent superiority of their country and...

Palestine is not the victim

Katelyn Moriarty

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Talk It Out

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been the center of attention for decades and will most likely continue to be for quite some time. A crucial piece of the history of this issue is the existence of some problematic people that reside in Palestine. Although an astounding number of people believe Palestine...

Current tension with North Korea cannot be blamed on Trump

Current tension with North Korea cannot be blamed on Trump

Katelyn Moriarty

September 14, 2017


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President Ronald Reagan once said, “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” His words ring true today in regards to North Korea’s apparent lack of understanding toward President Donald Trump’s choice not to relax or give in to demands that are only beneficial to the...

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