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A leftist with a background in journalism. I read a lot of comic books as a kid, so I am always standing up for the little guy. rafaelpine.writer@gmail.com

The Fox News provocateur is facing calls to resign after employing similar rhetoric to that of far-right mass shooters. His words are not just absurd — they’re dangerous.

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The glorification of extreme wealth and the myth of the well-intended, altruistic entrepreneur are bringing our society more harm than good.

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The perils of being a political blogger.

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American presidential elections resemble a display of theatrics meant to keep constituents entertained while their pockets are looted by Wall Street.

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Accepting the killing of non-menacing suspects on sight opens dangerous precedents for the American police.

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Portland, An Ideological Battleground


In my childhood home, there were no tales of the boogeyman, for our boogeyman was real — it had a face, an ideology, a history, and it had massacred and murdered people we knew.

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In the fight against this historic pandemic, the dichotomy between private and public health sectors has been a defining factor.

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Police Brutality

“This is not a de-escalation strategy — this is flat-out urban warfare”, claimed the city’s Mayor.

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28 years later, the unedited version of the band’s video clip for the song “Jeremy” has resurfaced on their YouTube page for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

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