The coronavirus is going to permanently change the world. It already has, and will continue to do so until the pandemic ends. We are right in the middle of it right now, but once it is all over I believe the
The voting process in America is the most prevalent form democracy takes in our nation today. People all throughout the nation go to polling centers to vote, but sometimes people may not be able to make it to
Caton, I agree that America is how people are defined, but I also believe that it is the people who make America what it is. I think the people that are involved in the culture are what continually defines America. Here is an article I found interesting on the topic:…[Read more]
Nic, You make good points on why the death penalty can be a bad thing. I agree when you say a person is not afraid of death if they can bring themselves to kill someone. Your analysis is thought provoking.
The issue of guns in America is one of, if not the most important issue that envelops the country right now. As more shootings take place in this increasingly polarized climate, the debate over what role guns
Hell Matthew, I enjoyed reading your post and thought the statistics you put into this post made your claim that we have a issue much stronger. I think you may enjoy this article I found online https://everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-america/ Sincerely, Timmy
Hey Matthew, I thought you made some good points on gun violence, a massive problem in America. The statistics that you provided are really shocking. I think this article from time magazine will aid you in finding more solutions to this problem: (https://time.com/5209901/gun-violence-america-reduction/).
Hi Jillian, I thought the article was great. Your idea of how democracy is present in all facets of our lives really made me think about its effects in the country and how it effects me. Education and democracy are both very important. Here is an article that relates to the topic.…[Read more]
Medical marijuana has always been an important and controversial issue. Today, it remains at the forefront of many politicians arguments, even for the 2020 democratic candidates. The views of Americans can be
Hello Matthew, I really enjoyed reading your article and learning more about such a prevalent topic in today’s world. I found this article about the people who qualify for medical marijuana in Utah to be helpful and also relatable because we live in Utah! https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana/ut/qualification/ Have a great night!
Hi Natasha, I agree that preschool is beneficial for children. I feel that being with your peers, especially at a developing age like they are, is integral to learning and growing. Here you learn teamwork, manners, etc, which children need to be ready in future schooling.
I agree that the Baltimore Sun article is more reasonable than the other. I have seen how Trump is using rhetoric to get eyes off of him. I believe more immigrants need to be let in and Trump is using fake news to not get that to happen.
College affordability has always been an important and highly debated issue. With student loans climbing to an extreme level and more jobs requiring the completion of higher education, it has been thrust even
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