SPECIAL: POTUS Trump’s Executive Order 5

On 27 January, 2016, came the “Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States” or, colloquially, the one that started “it” all. In one sense, the public outcry stemming from the order was much ado about nothing. Now, before the effervescent heroes of the broadly-dented left take their gleaming

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Forgotten Flint: Crises Unabated

Flint River tributary pollution

As I began research on this article, I wondered what it would be like to go through what the citizens in Flint, Michigan have experienced every day since 2014. As Americans, many of us don’t think too deeply about the source of our tap water. So, I spent a day, just one day, paying close attention to my water use

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SPECIAL: Open Letter to President Trump from Staff Writer Teresa Leary

Dear President Donald J. Trump,

When I began to think about what I’d write in this letter, I paused briefly. Although I am an honest, outspoken person when it comes to political issues, sharing personal parts of my life makes me a bit nervous. However, due primarily to the “honest” part of that former statement I believe it is important

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Addendum: the 13th Amendment

I am not in the business of film review. Our editorial staff here at ModState has established this as an uncompromising policy position. Oh, and this columnist has no interest in such an endeavor. Ever. In any way. So, relax. We’re not doing it.

With that, I’d like to praise Al Eldeen’s wonderfully direct, accurate and succinct

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ModState “Thanks[for]giving” Podcast

Well, well, well! We’re rapidly approaching the most significant season in Christendom, that of the season of the Mass of Christ, i.e., Christmas, but first we must emerge unscathed on the other side of today, this most distinct of American holy days known as Thanksgiving. A massive point in our history as a nation, one not often pointed

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Executive Completion: Social Justice

Ayelet Waldman is an Israeli-American writer who served three years as a Federal public defender (trained at Harvard Law)
Ayelet Waldman is an Israeli-American writer who served three years as a Federal public defender (trained at Harvard Law)

In the household I grew up in feminism was as much a part of the daily routine as was breathing. Perceptions about equality were quite specific but to be entirely honest, until recently, I don’t believe that many of the lessons the matriarchs of my family were trying to instill began to seep in. Recently, words such as Ayelet Waldman’s

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Political Beast: “Shoot” versus “Shot”

A Young Lady Dramatically Remains Silent in a Stoic Display of Support of "Black Lives Matter"
A Young Lady Dramatically Remains Silent in a Stoic Display of Support of “Black Luves Matter”

I’ve spent the last several weeks investigating the issue of police violence, specifically when it results in death. I’ve sat through difficult interviews with the people tasked with pulling those triggers, interviews with the people at the business end of those guns, and with the community occupants left to deal with the remains

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The Rights of These United States: the Eleventh Amendment

[image: HaikuDeck.com]
[image: HaikuDeck.com]
The eleventh amendment reads, “The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another state, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.”

Well, that’s cool. But, what does it mean? Basically

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SPECIAL: POTUS Debate #3 Judge’s Ballot

Don't let it fool you: this bobblehead comes complete with "Mom Teresa Lifelike Anger Pack"...and yes, we're kidding. The "Anger Pack" costs extra!
Don’t let it fool you: this bobblehead comes complete with “Mom Teresa Lifelike Anger Pack”…and yes, we’re kidding. The “Anger Pack” costs extra!

For what feels like the better part of an aeon, a near equally-endless array of the vile punditry and our hapless American citizenry have watched a 2016 POTUS election cycle that would have Saint “Mom” Theresa swearing in rage. Were it a human pregnancy, Senator Rubio would be tempted to terminate it himself at the hands of a coat hanger from the dregs of the Flint River.

"Believe it or not, I'm walkin' on..." [BOOM!] Yes, nuclear landmines are a real thing.
“Believe it or not, I’m walkin’ on…” [BOOM!] Yes, nuclear landmines are a real thing.
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SPECIAL: POTUS Debate #2 Judge’s Ballot

“’Tawdry,’” my Uncle Zip began, “is the word for it, I believe.” The Donald arrived at the scene of the 2nd Presidential Debate needing only antihistamine to improve upon his first showing. What actually occurred at the outset was beyond anything with parallels in the conventional political realm, even in Trump’s prior

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