Is Alabama Embracing Private Police?

Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

Are private police on the rise down in the deep south? In Alabama, it’s a possibility. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey recently signed legislation allowing Briarwood Presbyterian Church to establish its own private police force. While this may not be a full embrace of non-government policing state-wide, it sets a substantial precedent for the state of Alabama and private security.

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Nancy Pelosi Was Out of Order, and That’s a Good Thing

Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

On the 16th of July, 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s supposedly racist comments on Twitter the day before. Because of her endorsement and the way she stated it, a floor fight ensued. Later that day, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer ruled her statements “out of order”. He elaborated, explaining, “The words used by the gentlewoman from California contained an accusation of racist behavior on the part of the president” and that “The words should not be used in debate”. However, this move was not a show of Hoyer’s demure sense of civility. Rather, it was a mistaken, though well-intentioned, dismissal of any harsh moral critique of the president. 

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The House Minimum Wage Raise Bill Will Be a Disaster

Nicolas Gonzalez@Nicogonz15

On July 18th, 2019, the House of Representatives passed a bill which will raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Rep. Adam Schiff, Twitter (D-CA-28).

Schiff claims that 33 million Americans will receive a well-deserved raise, however, it will only take jobs off the market and make that 33 million downsize significantly.

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Rufo Chacon Describes Life Without Sight After Attack

Rafael Augusto B.L. de Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

Two weeks ago, Venezuelan student Rufo Chacon’s life permanently changed for the worse. For the offense of peaceful protest, cops fired 52 rubber bullets in his face, leaving him permanently blind. Now, the 16-year-old-boy faces a life of challenges as he tries to adapt to his new life as a blind man in Venezuela. The boy was part of a protest demanding basic goods and cooking gas, which are in shortages. The Venezuelan movement for better conditions soon turned into a bloodbath when police officers started firing rubber bullets. Several other people were also injured, including Chacon’s sister.

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Is It Time to Trust-Bust Big Tech Social Media?

Jack Parkos | @laissez_faire76

Sitting upon Mt. Rushmore is four presidents who many consider to be the nation’s greatest. One of these four is Theodore Roosevelt. He’s well known for his “Big Stick Diplomacy” and conservationist efforts. Perhaps the most controversial policy of Roosevelt was his trust-busting. It’s possible that it’s time to trust-bust the big tech giants like Facebook and Google.

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