America, Home of the Brave

The United States has three poignant images that pertain to its reputation: food, liberty, and now, guns. In the Bill of Rights, there are 10 amendments that Americans cherish more than the 10 commandments; should their Christianity intervene. Among those amendments, is the second one: The Right to Bear Arms. Despite being lauded as one… Continue reading America, Home of the Brave

America’s Hostility Towards the Arts

As children, we recall learning the following: multiplication logs, latitude versus longitude, and that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. We remember these just from mere repetition within a fluorescently lit classroom that smells like play dough mixed with an essence of cosmic brownies. We may dimly recollect memories of music class and… Continue reading America’s Hostility Towards the Arts

Decriminalizing Marijuana is a Civil Rights Case

On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, the Obama administration’s relatively passive policy on the enforcement of federal cannabis laws. While pot remains illegal under federal law, the Justice Department chief withdrew federal guidelines that limited prosecutions of businesses and individuals who sold pot in a legal manner, according to Politico.… Continue reading Decriminalizing Marijuana is a Civil Rights Case