Recent revelations and news begin to paint a disturbing picture

Disturbing reports are beginning to come out regarding the lead up to the attack at the Capitol. Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD), held a press conference and revealed some disconcerting information: the Department of Defense “repeatedly denied” his requests to send the National Guard to the U.S. Capitol under siege by…

Here’s why this is important and necessary

Earlier this year, the House of Representatives established a select committee charged with investigating the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. This ability is one of the central powers given to the legislative body. The United States Congress has conducted investigations regarding the assassination of President John F…

Hillary 2024? Not as far-fetched as you might think

The next presidential election cycle is not quite for some time, even by the standards of America’s time-consuming general election campaign season. Yet for many Americans, it also feels too close. Following the Trump administration’s attempt to conduct a coup, as well the insurrection mounted by his supporters — it…

A war is being waged as zealots try to gaslight “others” into submission

Growing up in a rural, conservative, and religious community in Utah was challenging. Growing up in this community as someone who is gay was even more challenging. However, my challenges were not, and are not, exclusively unique. There are an untold number of LGBTQ+ people and youth in Utah who…

Those who predicted the worst were not being melodramatic

New reporting about what was happening amid the timeline of the attempted insurrection by Trump supporters on January 6 is jaw-dropping while also unsurprising. Jaw-dropping because the extent to which top leaders in the military and US government were actually worried about an attempted coup is unprecedented in the modern…

Conservatives remain unfazed by evidence and facts

If each year it seems that the weather is getting more severe, that wildfires are increasingly problematic and large, that temperatures are getting hotter and hotter, you are not alone. In the United States, firefighters are currently battling 48 fires across 12 states, which have consumed more than 500,000 acres…

He wants money, and he wants Americans to give it to him

When Donald Trump became president, he refused to divest from his businesses, creating an enormous conflict of interest that would come to haunt his presidency. It would also prove to be lucrative for him. Executives and foreign visitors who were seeking to curry favor with the president, not so coincidentally

Kamala Harris inherits both the haters of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

After Barack Obama’s historic election in 2008, a common refrain among some folks was how we were now living in a post-racial era of American politics. To many Americans, the first Black president meant that racism was effectively over. After serving two terms as president, Barack Obama has been out…

The history of this moment is still in the making

The peaceful transition of power has been a hallmark of American democracy since the nation’s founding. Even the most bitter of rivals — John Adams and Thomas Jefferson — committed to the peaceful transition of power despite their differences, and set a precedent necessary for the survival of the American…

From Israel to India, the Delta variant is a growing concern

Enormous strides have been made in the fight against COVID-19 in recent months. According to Bloomberg’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker, more than 2.92 billion shots have been given worldwide, with the caveat that the wealthiest countries disproportionately have the most vaccinated populations. …

Lawson Miller

Hi, I’m Lawson. BS in political science / MA in history from Arizona State University. Aspiring law student. Fighting to make the world a better place.

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