Tag: America

Eric Porterfield should resign for homophobic comments

Photo courtesy of West Virginia Legislature A West Virginia Republican state lawmaker is facing bipartisan backlash after comparing LGBTQ+ people to the Ku Klux Klan in a recent interview.  In the interview, Eric Porterfield claimed the LGBTQ+ community has “persecuted” him because of comments he has made in the past […]

What you missed from the State of the Union

Photo courtesy of Shealah Craighead, Wikipedia Following a historic 35-day government shutdown, President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address on Feb. 4 following Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s call to delay the speech until the government was reopened. If you’re wondering which parts of it to […]

Project Dragonfly draws criticism and concerns

Photo courtesy of Google Google employees and American citizens have been calling for the popular search engine to cancel “Project Dragonfly,” which is a censored search engine that the company has reportedly been building for the Chinese market. Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify in front of Congress on Tuesday, and […]

Pre-Existing Conditions clause must not be repealed

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia We are currently master’s in social work students at Ramapo College. In our social policy class, we have learned about the details of the Affordable Care Act and are writing to express our commitment to advocate for this essential law to stay in place. […]

Marijuana legalization in NJ remains controversial

Photo courtesy of Eric Fenderson, Wikipedia Living in 2018, recreational marijuana use has become increasingly more controversial regarding whether it should be legal at a federal level or not. Public support of marijuana is at an all time high, with 62 percent of American voters supporting the legalization of the […]

“American BBQ” Attracts National Attention

Photo courtesy of James Montgomery Flagg, Wikipedia Ramapo College made recent national headlines with controversy over an American-themed barbecue. CampusReform.org published an article on Tuesday claiming, “Students at Ramapo College were recently forced to change the theme of an ‘American BBQ’ because the administration deemed it too ‘offensive.’” The article […]

Trump’s Unorthodox Campaign Proves Effective

Photo courtesy of Michael Vadon, Wikipedia Without question, Donald Trump has challenged the structure of the typical presidential campaign. Trump, a billionaire businessman with no previous background in politics, has surprised almost all of America with his unorthodox approach in trying to become the GOP nominee. By self-funding his campaign, sidestepping […]