Author: Cameron Edgington

I Miss The Old Kanye

On July 4, 2020, the nation celebrated its birthday with fireworks, patriotism, and a declaration from the Founding Father of modern hip-hop. Rapper, philanthropist, and Chicago native Kanye West announced a presidential bid on the Fourth of July, eliciting a surprised, yet the predictable response from Twitter and the media.

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It Can’t Happen Here…

Sinclair Lewis put it best when he wrote:  “Why, America’s the only free nation on earth. Besides! Country’s too big for a   revolution. No, no! Couldn’t happen here!” It was first reported on Thursday, July 16th that unmarked federal agents had descended on Portland, Oregon and were “seizing people and

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FTP – Fix The Police: A Series On Police Reform

After a Fourth of July weekend that left many to ponder the real legacy of our country in a time of crisis, many Americans have called for a restructured policing system that better reflects the ideals of its citizenry. This not only includes “defunding the police,” but trimming budgets, solving

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Disgusting

This past Friday, The New York Times reported that Russia had secretly paid bounties to Afghan militants for the scalps of U.S. soldiers, news that shocked and disgusted Americans across the country. To make matters worse, the report also stated that President Trump was briefed in early March by an

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Why Reform Won’t Cut It: A Series On Police Reform

While the death of George Floyd inspired protests across the world, many are coming to a close as demonstrators are calling for real reform and legislation. Key objectives include creating a system that administers justice blindly and promotes racial equality. But how can we address deep-rooted systemic problems that require

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Policing A Pandemic

A lot has changed in the past few months, including how we police ourselves. Police departments across the country have been grappling with new power that would be authoritarian without the context of a pandemic, and face a number of challenges in implementing stay-at-home orders in their respective states. Police

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Trump Moves To Further Deregulate Environmental Protection

In a little over three years, the Trump administration has completely reversed 64 environmental regulations, and is in the process of reversing 34 more, making that an average of a little more than one every three weeks. Such regulations range from auto emissions standards to ending payments to the Green

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A Hodge-Podge Of Incompetence

One of the most dangerous aspects of the pandemic is the steady flow of falsehoods and disinformation being distributed across social media. In particular, on Facebook, articles that promote supposed ‘cures’ create false narratives about the virus’ transmission, or evoke racial hostilities towards certain ethnic groups that can be misleading

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Report: The Ravaging Effects Of Indoor Air Pollution

Introduction In the past few months, citizens across the globe have been forced into isolation as a social-distancing measure to combat the spread of COVID-19. The OWP sends out its condolences to those who have lost friends and family members. However, as we begin to spend even more time inside

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