The Cost of Freedom: Propaganda, Historical Narrative And The American Dream

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Independence Day is always bittersweet for me. While I appreciate the opportunity to celebrate Americans’ relative freedom (especially this year after marriage between two people, regardless of gender, was backed by The Supreme Court), I can’t help but notice the irony of such a holiday — there are still so many people who live in this “free” country who don’t experience the same level of freedom as I do. There

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The Age of Wise Mentors Is Over — It’s Time To Listen To Yourself

ClaireDearing

We’ve all been lied to. Whether you were told that the Tooth Fairy was real, or that your pet went to visit a farm after an extended illness, or that someone would always be there for you, you know now that people don’t always tell the truth. So who do you trust? When you’re growing up, you’ve got to put at least a little trust in someone. You need someone

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Goodbye, Phineas and Ferb — And Hello, Mikey Murphey’s Law

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June 12 marked the end of summer — at least in the world of Phineas and Ferb. After five seasons, three Emmys, and a made-for-TV film, Disney is sending Phineas and Ferb off to pasture and ushering in Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh’s new show, Mikey Murphey’s Law. Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh’s show about a mixed family (Phineas and Ferb are step-brothers), exciting summer activities and a

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Marriage Is A Right For Everyone

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Today marks the beginning of a new era in the MOGAI rights movement. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that marriage is a right for everyone — not just heterosexual couples. The White House Twitter avatar is now awash in rainbow, and people are celebrating all over the country. This Fourth of July, we will finally be able to celebrate this freedom, pursuing our happiness and honoring our love with

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