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  • There has been much debate in recent years about limiting the freedom of speech. Some argue that so-called "hate speech" is a threat to our society. I believe that trying to stifle it is an even bigger threat.

    Opinion: Six Reasons We Need to Protect "Hate Speech"

    Opinion: Six Reasons We Need to Protect "Hate Speech"

    by M S Beltran1

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  • The media has raised the alarm that the free press is under attack and that these attacks could result in destroying our democracy. It is true, the free press has been attacked a lot lately, but not necessarily without justification. Journalists are not above criticism.

    Free Press Is Vital to Democracy; So Is Calling out the Press

    Free Press Is Vital to Democracy; So Is Calling out the Press

    by M S Beltran0

  • Because the Republican Party was founded to abolish slavery, the Democratic Party hijacked the issue, turning racism into a Republican problem by claiming that the parties switched sides on race.

    Republicans and Democrats Did Not Switch Sides on Race

    Republicans and Democrats Did Not Switch Sides on Race

    by Linda Sue Grimes10

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  • Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ message was riddled in divisive rhetoric even before he took office; his opinions on race, gender, religion and other social issues lacked good reasoning and intent. Interestingly, this message was able to resonate with 'Conservative and Christian' demographics.

    A Christian and Conservative in the Age of Trump

    A Christian and Conservative in the Age of Trump

    by Al Stine3

  • It's hard to say if we've learned anything from the Montreal Massacre. Canada's worst mass shooting to date is now being acknowledged as a gender-based act of violence. But has gender-based violence in the world improved at all in the past 30 years?

    Gender-Based Violence as Real Today as Dec. 6, 1989

    Gender-Based Violence as Real Today as Dec. 6, 1989

    by Chris St-Jean0

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  • Discussing politics or religion in polite company is asking for trouble. However, the consequences of avoiding political discussion could be much worse than the discomfort they cause; we'd be subjecting future society to increased political polarisation where leaders are unable to hear each other.

    Discussing Politics in Polite Company: A Missed Crisitunity

    Discussing Politics in Polite Company: A Missed Crisitunity

    by Martin Yearley0

  • An in-depth look at the French citizenship process from the basic requirements to all the necessary paperwork. Prepare yourself by learning the steps to become a French citizen outlined in this guide.

    Steps to Obtaining French Citizenship

    Steps to Obtaining French Citizenship

    by Melanie Palen101

  • Chocolate bars have a dark, often untold story of human trafficking and child slavery. Cocoa plantations on the Ivory Coast use unpaid child labor to harvest the cocoa beans, often employing tactics such as physical abuse by overseers on plantations in West Africa.

    Chocolate Slavery: Slave Labor in the Cocoa Industry

    Chocolate Slavery: Slave Labor in the Cocoa Industry

    by Leah Lefler102

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