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John Oliver Breaks Down The Risks Translators Take In The Middle East (Video)

John Oliver Breaks Down The Risks Translators Take In The Middle East (Video)

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Foreign translators regularly risk their lives for American troops, yet it’s nearly impossible for them to start a new life in the US. HBO’s John Oliver discusses the danger translators face both on and off the battlefield, and takes you through the unnecessarily difficult process to earn permission to live in the United States. The […]

The Short And Long Reasons Why Millennials Hate Politics

The Short And Long Reasons Why Millennials Hate Politics

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It’s no secret that Millennials appear disinterested in politics today, especially in the United States. In fact, a recent Pew study concluded that Millennials aren’t fans of political parties, with half of Millennials describing themselves as politically independent. Here’s why: Long Version Politics has become an old boys’ club and there isn’t much room for younger generations […]

Why Voter ID Laws Are Actually A Good Thing

Why Voter ID Laws Are Actually A Good Thing

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of Elite Daily It seems nowadays as soon as somebody even mentions “voter ID laws,” a great deal of controversy ensues. The common objection seems to be something along the lines of, “Why should we […]

The Short And Long Reasons Why Millennials Hate Politics
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The Short And Long Reasons Why Millennials Hate Politics

It’s no secret that Millennials appear disinterested in politics today, especially in the United States. In fact, a recent Pew study concluded that Millennials aren’t fans of political parties, with half of Millennials describing themselves as politically independent. Here’s why: Long Version Politics has become an old boys’ club and there isn’t much room for younger generations […]
Why Voter ID Laws Are Actually A Good Thing
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Why Voter ID Laws Are Actually A Good Thing

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of Elite Daily It seems nowadays as soon as somebody even mentions “voter ID laws,” a great deal of controversy ensues. The common objection seems to be something along the lines of, “Why should we […]
How Voter ID Laws Are Just Another Hidden Form Of Racism In The US
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How Voter ID Laws Are Just Another Hidden Form Of Racism In The US

Across the country, Republican-dominated state legislatures are passing laws that disenfranchise millions of otherwise eligible voters. Dozens of states have passed laws that require a photo ID to vote. Ostensibly, these laws are justified because they prevent voter fraud. At first, the laws appear to be effective ways to ensure every election be decided fairly. […]

Jon Stewart Is Right: 5 Reasons Why White Privilege Is Alive And Well
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Jon Stewart Is Right: 5 Reasons Why White Privilege Is Alive And Well

Last night, Bill O’Reilly appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to promote his new book, “Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General.” It became quickly apparent, however, that the show’s host did not intend to discuss the book whatsoever. Instead, Stewart confronted O’Reilly about a completely different issue: […]

Here’s What’s Happening With The British Vote To Recognize Palestine
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Here’s What’s Happening With The British Vote To Recognize Palestine

The British government released a White Paper 75 years ago that promoted the creation of a Jewish national home in Palestine. Back then, it was British mandatory Palestine. Less than a decade later, it was no longer Palestine at all. In 1948, this land became the infant state of Israel, which would grow to reach big […]

Enemy Lines: Why The Kurdish People Need America’s Help
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Enemy Lines: Why The Kurdish People Need America’s Help

Millennials, it seems to me, have a particular aversion to war and armed conflict. That’s not hard to believe when you consider most of our earliest memories are of September 11, 2001. Instead of waking up to eat breakfast and go to school, we were greeted with images of New York City under attack. Two years […]

The US Kept Chemical Weapons In Iraq A Secret, Now ISIS May Have Them
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The US Kept Chemical Weapons In Iraq A Secret, Now ISIS May Have Them

The United States invaded Iraq in 2003 under the pretense that Saddam Hussein’s government was actively developing weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Soon after the invasion, it became apparent that there was no WMDs program. The Bush administration had been adamant that Saddam Hussein was deliberately hiding an active WMDs program, but UN inspectors found […]

Calm Down People: Why The Wendy Davis Ad Isn’t Actually A Big Deal
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Calm Down People: Why The Wendy Davis Ad Isn’t Actually A Big Deal

Last Friday, Wendy Davis, the Texas Democratic Party’s gubernatorial candidate, released an ad attacking opponent Greg Abbott. Political pundits on all sides have since dubbed it the “wheelchair ad” and eviscerated it (and the Davis campaign) six ways from Sunday. What’s all the fuss about? The ad, which specifically targets Abbott’s history of defending hospitals […]