Kate Harveston: Perhaps the most negative effect of social media on politics is its natural tendency to create an echo chamber for all Americans who use it.
Kate Harveston: A vast majority of the people serving in Congress who refer to themselves as “Republicans” and “Democrats” are in the pocket of one lobbyist or another, and will vote whichever way the money tells them to.
Kate Harveston: Many Americans are confident in the belief that the U.S. holds a place of moral leadership in the world today. But have we actually earned it?
Kate Harveston: Sessions has demanded the harshest sentences possible for drug cases just as we were finally seeing some progressive movement in the way that we treat users.
Kate Harveston: The Republican Party was warned not to lose their rapport with minorities in the early 2000s. They have done precisely that, and with Trump at the helm, they are becoming the party of misogyny and bigotry.
Kate Harveston: In the current Information Age, there is a strong demand from the American people for transparency regarding money raised for elections. The goal is to ensure complete credibility and to avoid the rise of another Boss Tweed-like character.
Kate Harveston: Surprisingly enough, marijuana smokers showed increased lung capacity when compared to both smokers and non-smokers.
Kate Harveston: Feelings of racial discrimination can result in low self-esteem, the inability to cope with everyday life and an increase in behavioral problems.
Kate Harveston: Although states are allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes, many of them aren’t making it easy for patients to secure the drug. For doctors and patients, there are often many hurdles both parties need to jump through.
Allowing openly gay scoutmasters into the BSA isn’t a betrayal. It’s not pandering. It’s not “something extra.” And it’s certainly not a defeat.