Category Archives: Current Events

If you prick us do we not bleed? A shakespearean take on the the logical fallacies of anti-semitism

In response to recent anti-Semitic incidents that have taken place in major cities across the globe, including New York, London, Paris, Jerusalem, and my hometown of Los Angeles, a quote from a 16th-century play by William Shakespeare comes to mind. In the first scene of the third act of Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare conveyed an unprecedented message

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Let there be light- or independence? – What happened in Texas and why?

People wait in line to fill propane tanks, in Houston. Image Credit: AP On February 16 and 17, 2021, millions of people living in the state of Texas were affected by aberrant, statewide power outages and were left stranded with no connection to electricity. Texans had no source of heat amid unbearably frigid temperatures. Many tragically died of carbon monoxide

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Transition authorized: Trump admin. cooperating with biden team

It has been nearly three weeks since election day 2020 and more than two weeks since the race was called by major media sites, but only today can president-elect Joe Biden officially begin the presidential transition process.  The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent U.S. government agency that helps manage the functioning of most federal agencies in America. The transition of

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SAt / act in 2020?

As a high school student now trying to apply to college, we all face a similar situation due to COVID-19: should we take the SAT or ACT?  Because of the Global Pandemic, the College Board and American College Testing organizations, creators of these standardized tests, asked colleges for the upcoming year to be sympathetic to high schoolers and acknowledge that

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Our review of The Amy Coney Barrett S.C. confirmation hearings

The tragic passing of the distinguished Supreme Court Justice and vibrant women’s rights activist, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left a void in our hearts, a deprived justice system, and an abandoned Supreme Court Justice seat. After RBG’s passing, President Trump made no hesitation in promptly pursuing a nominee to fill her vacant seat. This past week, members of Congress spent four

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REGISTER TO VOTE!- All the reg. deadlines you need to know..

**REGISTER TO VOTE!** The following information is provided by the Valley Torah High P.A.C. – (Political Advocacy Club) Dear reader and fellow constituent, One of the most important duties and privileges we have as citizens of such a vibrant democracy is the right to vote. The Valley Torah P.A.C. is committed to ensuring that our community has every opportunity to

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The key takeaways from the first presidential debate between current President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

The first presidential debate, riddled with interruptions and name-calling, covered a wide range of topics from the supreme court vacancy to the pandemic to racial injustice but did not produce coherent and constructive arguments from either side of the podium. The candidates offered more bile and tormenting comments than proposed policy changes for Washington. With Fox News anchor Chris Wallace

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ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS of the COVID-19 lockdown- a statistical analysis

The image above is satellite imagery of the air pollution levels in China, the virus’s origin, in 2019, left, vs 2020, right. Photograph: Guardian Visuals / ESA satellite data. ** The novel Coronavirus pandemic has made the headlines of practically every media news story, every day, for the past 6 months so far. Schools have been shut down, restaurants are

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Justice During the Dark Hours of Political Partisanship: Senator Mitt W. Romney’s profile in Courage

For the third time in United States history, the House of Representatives voted to formally impeach the President of the United States based on two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, on December 18, 2019 (“Articles of Impeachment Against Donald John Trump”). With the nation in the midst of a highly polarized era, the impeachment process

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