Missouri Bars Reformed Criminals From Serving in Democratic Government

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Tyler Curtis | @tylercurtis42

Should you be prohibited from participating in a democratic government simply because you smoked pot? What about if you accessed someone else’s WiFi without permission? What if, as a teenager, you hit a few mailboxes with a baseball bat? 

In Missouri, criminals guilty of these, or any other felony crime, could become permanently unable to hold an elective office.

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The Ritual Sacrifice of Donald Trump

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Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

Donald Trump may be on his presidential death-bed. Talks of impeachment following the Ukraine scandal lead many to believe the New York businessman is in his final days. Acid-wash the state of corruption. Hunt down those that look to foreign leaders to meddle in the American political process. We need pure, straightforward, old-fashioned democracy in the US. Or at least that’s what those who still have a degree of faith in the policial system say. However, Trump is nothing but a ritual sacrifice. Cutting out his heart on the altar of the holy democratic process would only serve to mask the hollow morality of Washington D.C.

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Hong Kong Won’t Go Quietly

Dylan Palmer | @dylanpalmer22

After thirteen straight weeks of protests and civil unrest, the situation in Hong Kong has finally turned violent. On Aug. 31st, Hong Kong Police allegedly shot twice into the air to halt the advance of demonstrators deemed to be “serious threats to their lives.” On the same night, protestors used Molotov Cocktails to burn police barricades, lending credibility to the concern of the officers. As tensions continue to increase and China refuse to budge on their crackdown of Hong Kong, a question lingers:

Who’ll blink first?      

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Ilhan Omar Exposes Congress’ Dual Loyalty

Michael Sweeney | United States

On Thursday, Democratic freshman Congressman Max Rose of New York apologized for remarks made a few weeks ago by Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota. Her controversial comments were widely interpreted in the media as antisemitic. As a result, members of Democratic party leadership began the process this week of seeking a primary challenger against Omar, only months into her first term.

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