Oreo Enters 2020 Race

An Oreo cookie entered the 2020 presidential race on Friday. Unlike other candidates, the Oreo is both white and a person of color, and gender-neutral. The fact that it’s accidentally vegan is expected to appeal to plant-based and meat-eaters alike. But the Oreo faces headwinds in swing-state Wisconsin due to its opposition to the dairy industry. And skeptics have expressed concern that people tend to pull the Oreo apart. A

McConnell Announces Impeachment Trial Rules

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the rules for Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Thursday. McConnell said each member of the Senate will have access to the board, two dice, tokens, 32 houses, 12 hotels, Chance and Community Chest cards, a Title Deed card for each property, and play money. McConnell will start the trial by giving each senator $1,500 in play money divided as follows: 2 each of

McConnell on Display at Smithsonian December 24-January 7

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History for two weeks, according to Special Exhibitions Curator Jen Bakerfield. The exhibit, Men Without a Conscience, provides visitors the opportunity to see examples of people who abdicate moral responsibility to advance their personal interest. “We’re really excited the McConnell family agreed to lend him to the museum,” Bakerfield said. “He’s the best example

The Problem with Children

Given how little governments are doing to combat climate change, it may take more participation from individuals to prevent its worst impacts. Driving, flying, and eating animals cause significant harm, but not having children may be the best decision we can make to save the planet. Children significantly contribute to environmental degradation. According to research, the most effective way to reduce climate impact is to not have children–an even more significant

The Butcher’s Daughter

The Butcher’s Daughter, with locations in Nolita, the West Village, and Williamsburg, is a bright and cheery plant-based cafe, juice bar, and vegetable slaughterhouse. They treat their fruits and veggies like a butcher would meat–chopping and carving them into delicious food. I visited the Nolita location, a hip spot south of NYU. Celia, a friendly waitress, greeted me with a welcome that would make every restaurant owner proud. Her energy matched

Cocoyo

I’m always on the lookout for new plant-based products, so when I spotted Cocoyo living coconut yogurt this week, I decided to check it out. Although vegan yogurt has been in grocery stores for years (it’s as simple as replacing the milk from cows with coconut milk), most yogurts are filled with added sugars, so I avoid them. Cocoyo’s ingredients are the cleanest I’ve seen in a yogurt: raw young

Democrats Announce New Debate Format

The Democrat National Committee announced a new format for the debate in Los Angeles tonight. The debate will include 64 candidates, including 12 new candidates who declared today. Additional candidates may qualify if they meet any of the following criteria: (1) paid admission as an audience member, (2) current or former registered voter, or neither, or (3) raised $50,000 in rare coins from at least 100,000 people in the past

Trump Selects Mar-a-Lago for Senate Impeachment Trial

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Thursday that Donald Trump’s U.S. Senate impeachment trial will be held at Mar-a-Lago. “We feel comfortable with the President’s decision given that the current Articles of Impeachment don’t address any violations of the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clause,” McConnell explained. “It’s the best location for a trial,” Trump said. “People call it the Winter White House. Some people say we have the biggest

2016 Lindsay Graham Interviews 2019 Lindsay Graham

On Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol, 2019 Lindsay Graham sat down for a contentious interview with 2016 Lindsay Graham. All of the statements in this interview are direct quotes from Senator Graham.2016 Lindsay: Trump is a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot. He doesn’t represent my party. He doesn’t represent the values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for. You can’t nominate a nut job. He is just generally

The Anatomy of a Trump Speech

Donald Trump delivered a speech in Pennsylvania on December 10, 2019. I separated myself from the emotion of the speech and focused on its content. This is what I found. Climate Change Trump Quote: “The ocean is going to rise one-eighth of an inch within the next 250 years. We’re going to be wiped out.” Facts: According to NOAA, the sea level rose 2.6 inches from 1993-2014 alone, and it’s