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In Defense of Bernie Sanders

In August this author questioned Bernie’s motives, now he’s urging us to vote for the Vermont Senator in the primaries.

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Refugee Realities Post-Paris

It is unreasonable to deny these individuals help because we are afraid of what might happen if we give them their lives back. That is not how humanity works.

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Paris in the Days After

The people of Paris did not die at the hands of the Islamic State so we could surrender our ideals to fanatics.

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Against Right-to-Work: The Case for Unity in a Divided World

The rhetoric, like their policies, is divisive. It speaks to the spirit of competition, pitting us in an imagined “us vs. them” scenario where we must compete with each other and prostitute ourselves to the industries and businesses in order to prosper. Unfortunately, this is the reality which Governor Scott Walker and the Republican leadership have imposed upon us.

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Spring 2015 Activist Spotlight: Asher Platts

Every quarter, Positive Activism seeks to discover a new activist and find out what what really makes them tick! This spotlight piece features Asher Platts. Here Asher shares his story of how he came to be so involved with the Greens and offers inspiration to those considering becoming involved with the political system.

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You Need to Donate to the International Rescue Committee. Here’s Why.

Around the world there are people who are suffering and struggling to live conflict free lives: in the Congo, in South Sudan, in Laos, in Syria, and several other places. These persons often flee their homes, becoming categorized in one of three ways based on United Nations definitions. It is our duty to help them.

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The Marijuana War Part II

James Bittner discusses the philosophical arguments buried beneath the surface of drug use and regulation in Part II of his series.

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Governor Walker Needs to Reconsider His New Drug Testing Policy

In Wisconsin, whatever Governor Walker’s intentions may be with his drug testing policy, the evidence shows that to implement such a policy would condemn WI taxpayers to frivolous spending in order to catch insignificant amounts of users. Additionally, it is morally wrong to use taxpayer funds in order to violate the constitutional rights of the poor.

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Help Us Alleviate Homelessness In Madison WI This Winter!

There are thousands of individuals in Madison and the surrounding areas that spend the entirety of winter doing one thing – trying to stay alive. Help us change that.

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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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