Sexual Harassment on Capitol Hill Although women in Hollywood were the first to speak up, the #MeToo movement has rattled Capitol Hill. It seems there have always been the likes of Anthony Weiner, and every year or so a new sex scandal brakes. Typically, the Representative resigns in shame. Never to be heard from again. This cycle is one that repeats without fail and without question. However, 2017 was different. […]
Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan This Thursday, Kabul, Afghanistan suffered an explosion for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility. The bomb went off in a Shiite cultural center, killing over 40 people (as the body count stands, now), and injuring many more. This is, unfortunately, only the latest in a series of bombings orchestrated by ISIS to target Afghan civilians. In just the past two years there have been over a dozen attacks in Afghanistan. All of them have been claimed by ISIS. Thursdays assault involved just one suicide bomber. However he or she chose their target strategically, as the cultural center was, at the time, hosting a discussion group in their basement. The United States government has responded [...]
Cardinal Bernard Law, Priest and Pariah, Dies at 86 Former Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Bernard Law passed away on Wednesday, December 20th, at the age of 86. Despite the tendency to remember only the best of the deceased, few are willing to give such leeway to Law. […]
By now almost everyone has heard of the infamous polygamous Mormon cult called Bountiful. However, Mormons are not the only group using religion to explain bad behavior. Lately, Canada has been facing another faith that allows polygamy: Islam. Without a doubt, feminism and multiculturalism are clashing in Canada. The question is, will women or religion win the legal war? […]
Terrorism on the New York Subway Continuing the sporadic terrorism that has spread throughout the United States and Europe (not to mention the Middle East), several people were injured by a pipe bomb that was set off on Monday in New York City’s Port Authority subway station. Though five were harmed, nobody was killed in the explosion. The suspect, Mr. Akayed Ullah, survived as well. He is currently being treated for burns in Bellevue Hospital. Ullah used a homemade pipe bomb. Although his choice of weapons failed to do significant damage, the fact that he was motivated by loyalty to the Islamic State leaves a shaken New York populace. President Trump has responded to the attack with a re-emphasis on immigration control. Specifically, he is [...]
Two of the most interesting events this week were centered around women. The first major event was a summit put on by Women Political Leaders.
It was 1995 and Pope John Paul II Wrote a Feminist Letter. This letter was presented to the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing
Last Saturday, the United States Senate passed the Tax Cut (TCJA) and Jobs Act, a sweeping tax reform that leaves little in the current code untouched. The $1.5 trillion bill was passed in a 51-49 vote, with sole support coming from the senate’s Republican majority. […]
We’re two months out from the September 24th election, and Germany’s parliament still hasn’t reached a majority consensus. The election ensured Angela Merkel’s continuation as Prime Minister, but her party, the Christian Democratic Union, failed to receive a majority of votes.
The United Kingdom is preparing for another royal wedding. This time, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales will be tying the knot! Who is the lucky lady? American Actress Meghan Markle.