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Statues This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Scottsdale, AZ
Statues are meant to commemorate great leaders or people who have made a great difference in this country; however, in recent discussions of history, a controversial issue has been whether or not certain historical statues should be taken down.... (more »)
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This Is America This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The recent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulted in multiple injuries, and the death of thirty-two-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer, and it brought home to many Americans the deep divisions which currently... (more »)
Wiping Out Offensive History
By , cave creek, AZ
“The Civil War wasn't really about slavery — sorry, folks — but about preserving the United States as a country” (Watson). This is a quote from the 2017 article about wiping out offensive history. People are fighting and debating the... (more »)
Transgender People in the Military
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Imagine.     Imagine you just turned 18 and you’ve been wanting your whole life to join the military and fight for your country. How would you feel if you were suddenly unable to enlist, purely because you also happened... (more »)
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Women Need a Seat at the Table This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Vice President Mike Pence stated that he does not dine alone with female colleagues or attend parties with alcohol without his wife in a 2002 interview with The Hill. Some people might not realize that these statements are harmful, sexist, and... (more »)
The Removal of the Confederate Statues
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"It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it." - Robert E Lee A hot topic right now in the United States is the removal of Confederate Statues. In case you don't know, the Confederacy became a part of the... (more »)
On War
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“The ego that sees a ‘thou’ is not the same ego that sees an ‘it’.” (99) We are us, and while this might seem a simple phrase, I believe it begins to encapsulate what Campbell describes, that we see us as an us and them as it,... (more »)
Trump's Immigration Proposal This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The United States has been one of the most culturally diverse nations for centuries, and continues to grow more and more diverse every single day. People from unique and exotic cultures all across the world travel by boat, airplane, or even on... (more »)
Why the United States Shouldn't Be...
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Recently, I read an article that said that America should stand in support of Israel. That isn’t acceptable. To start, the United States was built off of personal freedoms. Our original (non-native) settlers arrived in this country to... (more »)
Opinion?
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I think politics should resemble a temperature shower knob. There are plenty of choices of what temperature your shower can be. You could love to take hot showers. Or you could love to take cold showers. Either way. Most people have a hard time... (more »)
Overcoming Hatred and Divide
By , Homercity, PA
My phone viberates.  I turn it on to see the word News Flash  run across the screen.  A news article underneath informs me that at least thirteen people have died in a Barcelona terrorist attack.  Sorrow shoots through me.  Will the... (more »)
The Unraveling of Civil Society in Turkey
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Ever since the attempted coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last year, his administration has used that as an excuse to completely disregard civil and human rights. The Turkish government has been targeting political critics by... (more »)
Is Immigration Good or Bad?
By , st.johnsbury, United States
There are more and more immigrants every year, and from my point of view, I think this kind of phenomenon is double edge weapon since immigrants may do harm to a country while some immigrants may benefit a country.   On the one... (more »)
Is Immigration a Good or Bad Thing?
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My own opinion is immigration is not a bad thing, but at the same time, it is not a good thing in some situations. On the one hand, people should be able to travel around the world, to learn more about different countries, their culture,... (more »)
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My own opinion is immigration is not a bad thing, but at the same time, it is not a good thing in some situations. On the one hand, people should be able to travel around the world, to learn more about different countries, their culture,... (more »)
The Future Is in Our Hands
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The future is in our hands. Throughout history, people have faced challenges large and small. Humans have a unique ability to take what they are given, and see it in a new light. Time again, we prove that we are stronger than any obstacle,... (more »)
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