Category Archive: Current Events

The Interview: Is it appropriate to make a film depicting the assassination of a living world leader?

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Is it appropriate to make a film about the assassination of a current world leader? This is a question I’ve been asking myself ever since the threats leveled at Sony over the release… Continue reading

Americans Love Murder

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How should we grapple with the use of violent death as a plot device – from our entertainment to our news cycles? As an undeniably dreary 2014 draws to a close, the subject… Continue reading

The 2014 Midterms: What to Expect Tonight

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This is a guest post by Sam Sero, an LA-based Daily Kos blogger, comedian and artist. — Ed. First off, I’d like to thank the founders of Unfettered Equality for inviting me to… Continue reading

Midterm Election 2014: Angie’s Predictions for Major Senate and Gubernatorial Races

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Today is Midterm Election Day and as millions of people in states all over the country head to the polls to cast their votes for Senate, House of Representatives, and Governor, along with… Continue reading

A Brief Election Day Plea

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Election days in this country often feel like an unkept promise.  Yes, we can vote.  We have that much political liberty left.  But what exactly can we vote for?   On November 3rd, 2014,… Continue reading

Rejoice! Our Biennial Nightmare Will Soon Be Over

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Happy Election Day America! Today marks the close of the congressional midterm elections, which were as dark and interminable as the winter soon to be upon us. Even though the outcome of these… Continue reading

Problems with the Gamergate Movement

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Today I came across an article by Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart about the success of Gamergate and how it isn’t being covered by the “liberal media”. If this is one of the legitimate… Continue reading

Caught in the Crossfire: Civil Defense in Syria

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A story often lost in our discussions about the ongoing crisis in Syria is the unimaginable toll for civilians caught in the crossfire. When bombs strike, the White Helmets – Syrian volunteers from… Continue reading

John Oliver investigates the chilling details of the U.S. drone program

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John Olliver’s Last Week Tonight does a good job of explaining exactly why Americans should be concerned about our drone program.  He draws on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism as a resource, as did… Continue reading