Category Archives: Current Events/Political Issues

Reaction to the 2016 Presidential Election

Back in August I wrote the following blog on the Trump Effect: https://jpierro21blog.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/the-trump-effect/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true. I mention this because it is the main reason for the result of the presidential election. Donald Trump didn’t necessarily win the election based on specific policies … Continue reading

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The Trump Effect

The greatest thing the United States of America ever accomplished was managing to convince its citizens that they live in a country ruled by democracy and freedom. We’re only free to live our lives within the limitations of the government … Continue reading

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Massachusetts’ Under-the-Radar Epidemic

It’s almost hard to believe that this situation can be described as “under-the-radar”, despite Governor Deval Patrick declaring a state of emergency in March of 2014. A little over a year later, things have only gotten worse in Massachusetts and … Continue reading

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Sex vs. Violence: the Media Contradiction

One of the more blatant contradictions of today’s media (and that’s saying a lot) is the attitudes towards sex and violence. On the one hand, violence is borderline glorified with movies, TV shows, video games, and even the news making … Continue reading

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Time to Repeal the Second Prohibition

A generation in the United States that has already had a big enough influence to impact legalization of gay marriage and universal healthcare is well on its way to achieving the next goal: Federal legalization of marijuana in the United … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

World Cup Fever has been raging across the world for the last month, with many exciting moments, big surprises, unlikely heroes, and an epic conclusion. From the perspective of someone who only tunes into soccer during big events such as … Continue reading

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Reverse Racism

The topic of racism in the United States has been brought to light once again because of the ongoing Donald Sterling saga. To be honest, I think there is a massive double standard concerning racism in the United States. Racism … Continue reading

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