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Renovating Marriage For The Digital Age

This article is not about who should be allowed to marry nor what constitutes a marriage, but rather where we feel as a society the point of interaction between love and government should be.

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Drones and why it is time for a serious public discussion.

About the Author  Ryan is a political scientist, humanist, and dog lover. He is currently a Master’s Candidate studying International Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin Madison.   The Basics What is a predator drone? For the purposes of…

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Positive Activism Fall Spotlight: Aly Wane

Every quarter, Positive Activism seeks to discover a new activist and find out what what really makes them tick! This fall’s spotlight piece features Aly Wane an “illegal alien” fighting for peace, equality, and the fair treatment of immigrants. Read…

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Your True Purchasing Power – Part One – Using Your Money as a Political Tool

Welcome to the first part of a two part series on purchasing power. This short series will focus around the idea that you, and I, and each individual consumer is a political actor, whether we know it or not, and…

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Kenyan Service Trip Wrap Up

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Extreme Poverty in Western America: Pine Ridge Reservation.

NOTE This article, while drawing many ties, does not focus itself on the trail of tears or genocide of the Native American. If you are interested in this topic, start here. Update 7/24/2013 Added Red Cloud Indian School. A brief introduction…

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5 Things You Should Know About Brazil

If you have seen posts floating around Twitter and now Facebook with the hashtag #changeBrazil #acordaBrazil, if you are mystified by the sudden appearance of Brazil in your newsfeed, if you know nothing, or even if you already know of…

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The [black] face of poverty in America.

According to data from the US Census Bureau, African Americans make up approximately 35% of Americans below the poverty line, with Hispanics not far behind at 33%. While the latter statistic has increased rapidly over the past decade, the former…

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