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The single tax is alive and well, and it’s only getting worse

I live in an area of the country that has seen an overwhelming swell in housing prices since the beginning of the pandemic. Rent followed suit. It’s flat-out weird but completely understandable.

We are inundated with people fleeing Southern California in search of lower-cost housing in a still desirable location…

Sadly, the naturalization process is rooted in suspicion and fear of the “other”

As the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 coup attempt seeks to determine who knew and did what in the run-up to that fateful day, the process has gotten me thinking about citizenship.

Specifically, what it takes to become a citizen of the United States, and what is expected…

Getting “Cancelled” has become a mark of prestige within certain, more radicalized segments of the population, especially for those insulated with cash

Dave Chappelle is touring the nation to discuss cancel culture. “If this is what being canceled is, I love it!

The term “cancel culture” has been in our vernacular since 2016 and is often used as a shield by celebrities and politicians who demonstrate harmful behavior to dismiss critics as…

Whether you’re in the US, Finland or Argentina, opposing abortion often comes from living in a bubble.

When I moved to Argentina, I was shocked to find out the country, as most others in Latin America, didn’t allow for women to terminate their pregnancies legally and safely, in a hospital.

Do I want to live in a country that doesn’t allow women to have full reproductive rights…

And that’s its biggest problem and challenge for the 21st century

The far-right is on the rise everywhere, not just in the United States.

In the Argentinian primary elections in September, the ruling Peronist coalition party, Frente de Todos (FdT), was dealt a massive surprise in the villas miseria, or slums, of the capital.

Peronism usually loses elections in the rich…

How do we create communities where this can’t happen?

The other day, a friend sent me a photo of the billboard from the side of the road in my hometown. It was put up by a local realtor and read: “Tired of the Plandemic? Move to the country!” and implored viewers to contact him. Next to the text was…

The misogynist ideology is creating terrorists. We should be worried.

Last month, 22-year-old Jake Davison killed five people, including a three-year-old girl and his own mother, in Plymouth, England. Then he shot himself. Initial media reports spoke of a “domestic incident” but as investigations went on it was quickly revealed that Davison was deeply enmeshed in the misogynist online “incel”…

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