It is often difficult for an alcoholic to directly admit his or her problem. The alcoholic may justify a drink at a celebration or to ease a headache, while still not admitting addiction. These mindsets are unlikely to end the alcoholic’s habit. It won’t disappear through ignorance. The logical first step to stopping the problem is confronting it head-on. Sometimes that takes the help and support of others. Sometimes that means an intervention. Sometimes we need a Donald Trump.
It’s well known that Demi Lovato recently subtweeted Taylor Swift remaining silent about Ke$ha’s fight to get out of her contract with her producer, Dr. Luke, whom she accused of rape and verbal abuse. After Swift donated $250,000 to Ke$ha, Lovato was still unsatisfied: “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed,” she tweeted.
Starbucks has come under fire recently for its lack of Christmas-themed images on its annual holiday cups. Instead of Starbucks’ usual red and green cups adorned with various images that represent Christmas and the holiday season, this year there were only red cups with the coffee company’s logo. Many Christians were enraged by the lack of Christmas representation on the cups, claiming that this was “an attack on Christmas” and part of the “war on Christianity.”
On October 21, the Ohio Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 214 with a 23-10 vote along partisan lines with a Republican majority. According to SB 214, the purpose of the bill is to require, “the Department of Health to ensure that state funds and certain federal funds are not used either to perform or promote nontherapeutic abortions, or to contract or affiliate with any entity that performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortions.” So what exactly does this mean? Planned Parenthood is being defunded in the state of Ohio.
Sydney Dawes | email@example.com | @sydneydawes_95
Move over, Griswold v. Connecticut! Make way, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The legal world of contraception is changing yet again. As stated in Law360’s post earlier this September, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon came to a decision in March for Life et al. v. Burwell et al.
Lifestyle Writer | Abigail Thomas | firstname.lastname@example.org
In honor of Earth Day last week, it’s only fair that we talk about one of Mother Nature’s “greatest” gifts to women—periods. Whether or not you’re a fan of the monthly event, you’re most likely a fan of freedom of speech. So, how are periods and freedom of speech related, you ask? Continue reading Social Media Censorship: What’s the deal?→
Society Staff Writer | Melanie Foster | email@example.com
Presidential candidates for 2016 are beginning to emerge. Ted Cruz was the first to announce his candidacy at the end of March, followed by Rand Paul in early April. The most recent announcements have come from Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio. Continue reading Candidate Watch: Who Has Entered The Race?→
Leslie Termuhlen | Society Writer | firstname.lastname@example.org
President Obama called for an end to conversion therapies for members of the LGBT community last week after gaining over 121,000 signatures on a petition. Leelah Alcorn inspired the petition, which has gained vast amounts of momentum since January. Alcorn was a transgender 17 year old from Cincinnati, Ohio, who had been forced to undergo conversion therapy after coming out to her parents. Continue reading LGBT Equality Looks Hopeful With President Obama’s Statement→