Author: Patrick Farrell

America First: How 2020 Will Shape The US

On Thursday of this past week, Presidential nominee Joe Biden unveiled his plan to revive the US economy from the fallout of the coronavirus-related recession with a pledge to “build back better.” In other words, he promised a vision of economic success, one that appears over-optimistic as we reach the

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A War on Words: Social Media & Free Speech

Facebook and other social media platforms have seen a huge drop in advertisers recently as companies flock to join the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign. Over the course of this past week, Lego, Ford and Starbucks have paused marketing on all social mediums. Facebook has seen the most backlash, with

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“We Are Where We Are:” U.S. Hits Record High In Daily Cases

Based on figures from John Hopkins University, the U.S. recorded an all-time daily high of 40,000 Coronavirus infections on Thursday. Considering many other Western countries are seeing loosened restrictions following strict lockdowns and strong civilian participation in social distancing protocols, the U.S. is once again showing its true colors: a

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Peace To Prosperity: Netanyahu Moves To Annex The West Bank

“We don’t know what are the plans regarding the rights of the Palestinians residing in these territories,” said Tamar Hermann, a public opinion analyst at the Israel Democracy Institute. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is maintaining the timeline to annex parts of the West Bank and thus expand Israel’s sovereignty over

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We Were Wrong: A Note On Protests In America

What can I say that will make this right? What can I do? Perhaps I should wait and listen, hold off a few days until the waves begin to settle. But then won’t I be too late? Will my silence be the voice of complicity? Maybe I should attend a

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The Tinderbox: A Look At Blame Amidst Chaos

People all across the globe are watching the U.S., captivated by the mountain of smoke rising up from burning buildings, the 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, the widespread economic distress, and the failings of a splintered government. It has been said that “our country is on fire,” that our democracy is

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Thoughts And Prayers: A Response To COVID-19

President Trump announced Friday that places of worship are to be deemed “essential services,” accompanied with a brusque command for governors to reopen churches and other houses of prayer that have otherwise remained closed by the coronavirus pandemic. While the declaration will be seen as a relief to those who

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The Rohingya Crisis: The Dirt Under Another’s Shoe

An Unknown Crisis, An Ignored People On 15 May 2020, it was reported that the first coronavirus case has been detected in one of Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps, according to Aljazeera. This settlement in southern Bangladesh is home to a million refugees and fears have risen as to the possible

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Indirect Invasion? U.S Denies Venezuelan Coup Involvement

The Issue At Hand While the global community continues to face the unprecedented ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world of international espionage and military incursions continues to functional as normal. Today, President Donald Trump denied official U.S involvement in the failed coup plot against his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro.

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Fuelling The Fire: Mexican Cartels Provide Virus Aid

If bad people do good things, then are they necessarily bad people? This difficult question is one that Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has had to face as he recently acknowledged that drug cartels have been distributing care packages to the public across the country. This movement to accumulate

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Coronavirus Outbreak Threatens Navajo Nation

As of writing this article, there are nearly 1.5 million cases of COVID-19 across the globe. This pandemic has completely uprooted the sense of normality and comfort that most people have been living in, emphasis on most. But for struggling communities and neglected minorities, the effects of the pandemic are

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