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You Have A Choice: A Preview of Potential Presidential Candidates for 2016- Bernie Sanders

03.17.15


Bernard “Bernie” Sanders is a Junior United States Independent (non-partisan) Senator from Vermont. Originally from Brooklyn, Sanders is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American History; he served 16 years in the House of Representatives before two terms in Senate. Throughout his career, Sanders has focused on the shrinking American middle class and the growing income and wealth gaps in the United States. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Sanders in 2014 helped passed legislation reforming the VA health care system.


By Tom Horton

Election Results Are In

11.11.14


The election for governor, among other offices, has ended, and the results are in. Governor Cuomo, the Democratic Candidate (D), is the winner. Cuomo won with nearly 54% of the votes, compared to Rob Astorino, Republican, with about 41% of the votes, Howie Hawkins, Green Party, with about 5% of votes, and Michael McDermott, Libertarian Party, with about .5% of votes. This was a smaller margin than four years ago when Cuomo won with 66% of votes.The incumbent Governor Cuomo won eight upstate counties, winning most urban centers including New York City and Albany,....


By Joshua White

Rights against Badges III: Police Brutality, Media Presence, and Racism

11.11.14


It has been nearly four months since the streets of Ferguson, MO and the surrounding St. Louis counties began fighting for the possible indictment of police Officer Darren Wilson. The allegations against Wilson are for the death of 18 year old Michael Brown and whether the shots that ultimately killed Brown were fired to murder on the basis of race, or solely to protect the life of the officer and surrounding community. Additionally, it has been four months of awareness and the forced awakening of issues such as police brutality and excessive force....


By Joanne Georges  

Tuesday is Election Time for NY Governors

11.04.14


It’s that special time that only happens every four years, where every resident of New York State gets to exercise their democratic powers: election time for the office of Governor. The election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor – among other offices - is Tuesday, November 4, and every vote counts. The four candidates running for Governor in this election are Andrew Cuomo....


By Joshua White

Rights against Badges II

10.07.14


Fifty-nine days after the shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown, residents of Ferguson, MO continue protesting for the arrest of Police Officer Darren Wilson, the chance for a special prosecutor, and overall justice for their community. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like any of their requests have been met. While Missouri Chief of Police Tom Jackson made attempts....


By Joanne Georges

Rights Against Badges

09.23.14


From Staten Island, New York to Ferguson, Missouri or the Walmarts of Ohio to the streets of California, stories, allegations, and reports have emerged about the inconsistent and often excess use of police force. While each story emerges there are claims of racism, sexism, and classism being the driving force to clouding these officers’ minds during their hours of duty. While some....


By Joanne Georges

The Crisis in Ukraine 

04.15.14


If you've been paying any kind of attention to world news for the past several months, you know that something big has been going down in Ukraine. Rumors of a World War III or Cold War II have been spreading, but are they true? For those of you who aren’t quite up-to-date on the Ukrainian Crisis, or are wishing for a general explanation of the situation, here’s a basic summary of the crisis since November....


By Jenny McInerney

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