Category: Political Philosophy

Donald Trump's University Fraud Scam and The Fruit of The Poisoned Tree: Snidely Whiplash meets Bernie Madoff

Donald Trump's University Fraud Scam and The Fruit of The Poisoned Tree: Snidely Whiplash meets Bernie Madoff
“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” – Theodore Roosevelt  President Roosevelt’s quote is a perfect epitaph for the death of education in this country. To foster knowledge one must adopt a philosophical system, which includes a code of ethics and morals. Striving for an... Read more »

Classic Actress Ruta Lee's Impassioned Views on Social Justice or "Ruta for President 2016!"

Classic Actress Ruta Lee's Impassioned Views on Social Justice or "Ruta for President 2016!"
Who would have thought that a 24-year-old would find his exact ideals embodied in an 80-year-old? As I was scrounging around the simultaneous treasure trove and garbage heap that is YouTube, I decided to search a woman who I have adored since I was five and saw Scooby-Doo and The Ghoul School, in which Ms.... Read more »

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer": Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer": Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Those words, for countless years, have inspired everyone from black kids yearning for equality and artists creating beautiful masterpieces. Everyone, from the lowest of the low... Read more »
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Dracula and Donald Trump: The Rationality of Fear

Dracula and Donald Trump: The Rationality of Fear
Don’t we all remember, as children, huddling around the TV with our friends and being scared senseless by a horror movie? These campy classics have become a part of our collective experience, simultaneously invigorating and terrifying the masses. Whether you think of classics Horror movies, like Dracula, Frankenstein or The Creature from the Black Lagoon,... Read more »

Mavis Staples for President 2016: The Anti-Trump!

Mavis Staples for President 2016: The Anti-Trump!
“I think it’s time for the whole nation to start listening to something that means something…this is everybody’s land, this is not just my land, this is our land. This land belongs to everybody; if they would think like that, we’d have a better United States. You know it’s really rough what the colored entertainers... Read more »

The Pursuit of Happiness...and Irrationality: A Political and Societal Query

The Pursuit of Happiness...and Irrationality: A Political and Societal Query
When one studies philosophy, one comes away with a clear definition of the concepts of rationality and irrationality: “Rationality is man’s basic virtue, the source of all his other virtues. Man’s basic vice, the source of all his evils, is the act of unfocusing his mind, the suspension of his consciousness, which is not blindness,... Read more »
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The Washington Square Dance, a political song for the present

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I quickly wanted to share this humorous song that I found very poignant, as the political pundits roar. What we really need in politics is cohesiveness and unity, not separation and pointless rhetoric. We spend so much time drawing lines in the sand and dividing our lives up into neat little boxes. When it comes... Read more »

Donald Trump threatens Cubs' Chairman's Mother on Twitter

Donald Trump threatens Cubs' Chairman's Mother on Twitter
This morning, as I was putting out The Sun Times at the library where I work, I came across this headline that made me stop in my tracks: “Cubs’ Chairman: ‘surreal when Donald Trump threatens your mom.” I was obviously intrigued and I decided to take a moment and read the article thoroughly, just to... Read more »