Published 4m ago - Kimberly Lee Keyboard symbols used to rule the roost. But some of us got complacent, and what with emojis, bitmoj In short, the answer is that neither party, especially one of them, seems inclined to reach over the aisle to get anything done, ever.
I would posit that the apparently endless stand-off might be remedied by the following: Published 6m ago - Martin Levinson The Republicans think Obamacare is a mess and that it should be repealed. As you will see from the following exampl Published 7m ago - Elaine Kendall When the 18th Amendment to the American Constitution, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, became law, what happened? A colossal epidemic of violence, corruption and crime.
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You should look contemporary but not Among the things he learned there were: Baldwin had a vision of the future and knew Trump would be elected in In rehearsal, the lines were entirely Help Make Grocery Shopping Worse!
Repeal and Replace Published 7m ago - Elaine Kendall When the 18th Amendment to the American Constitution, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, became law, what happened? Have a Trumpless Day Published 8m ago - Elaine Kendall First, check the back of your closet or a bureau drawer for something bought or given to you before ; the graduation wristwatch that merely tells time; shoes; a jacket, shirt or sweater that never matched anything.
It spread around the net like wildfire, and many applicants copied the style. It was when Stanford did not place word limits on essays. Critics wondered how so silly an essay would get someone admitted to Stanford Business School. Or were people being too harsh in judging the quality of the essay? This was during the era of the page essay, and this person wrote like words. That was what was soooo shocking. Everyone else was beating their heads and poof, this short, identity politics chick just breezes in.
So then it was really clear. That year you could see people following that template. It was really sad. People will follow people if they think there is something that could help them.
Partly for amusement, partly for the historical significance, we reprint the essay in its entirety certain words are deleted to conceal the identity of the author:. Without over-dramatizing it, I believe a simple corn tortilla was the catalyst for a significant life change that would lead me to discover what matters most to me: Most of the students from the high school I attended in [deleted] were from middle- and low-income Latino and Asian households.
As a Latina-American, I was comfortable within my high school environment. However, reflecting back, I recognize that I was raised in a well-intended conservative household that offered little exposure to people outside of my immediate community. I was accustomed to the way things were at home and as a result, I was admittedly a little close-minded and uneasy with change. Gone were my Asian and Latino friends with whom I found it so easy to relate.
I was in a new environment surrounded by strangers from different places and backgrounds. I initially dealt with this by gravitating toward people who were similar to me or appeared to share the same values I had grown up with.
Instead of trying to develop relationships with students from diverse backgrounds, I put up my guard, with doubts about how I could relate to them.
However, everything changed one fateful night in the college dining hall at the much-anticipated fajita bar. For the first time in weeks I had a corn tortilla. What was once commonplace had become a strong reminder of home. Instead, I was in a different place, with new people and experiences. Gone were the days of having a tortilla with dinner every night — life, as I knew it, had changed. That was when I realized I had to make a choice: I took a chance and decided to make a change.
My decision to breakout of old mindsets and embrace diversity enabled me to open up to new people and ideas. This openness has helped me build a number of meaningful relationships that have not only brought me great joy but also changed my outlook on life and my future. As such, what matters most to me is challenging the way I think and constantly learning and growing by building relationships with people who inspire me, challenge me, or are otherwise different from me.
By contrasting my experiences and values against those of others, I am better able to understand the values I grew up with and have opened my perspective to new ideas.
Relationships with three people in particular have changed my perspective, shaped my values, and made me who I am today: I became friends with a Latino Admissions Officer at [deleted] College; [deleted] and I had a strong affinity with one another because we both grew up in [deleted].
Because of his ethnicity and place of birth, I assumed we were very similar and shared common views and lifestyles. A few weeks into our friendship, I attended a panel hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Students Association to learn more about issues impacting the gay community. I was surprised to see [deleted] describing the challenges he faced as a gay Latino. Until that point, it never occurred to me that he could have had a different background, which included being gay. I assumed that because of a few common factors, we were similar and I knew him well.
As a result, I had inadvertently failed to recognize that [deleted] comprised a set of unique values and experiences that I could learn from. That meeting, and my subsequent interactions with [deleted], left an indelible mark in my mind. As I became more open and recognized his unique qualities and experiences, he could sense my interest in his life and shared more with me. Coming from a conservative household myself, I understood how that type of news might be received.
I admired his strength and commitment to himself when he introduced me to his partner. Our friendship taught me many important values. First, it strengthened my resolve to be tolerant and to love my family and friends unconditionally. In addition, our relationship taught me to enter all new situations with an open mind, with no preset notions or assumptions simply based on perceived background or outward appearance.
This was something very different from what I had experienced in my home community, where most people had similar backgrounds and values, and were not always open to new ones. I learned that it was important to acknowledge the unique challenges and events that others have experienced and to understand how those events could impact their outlook. By setting those expectations for myself, I was able to learn more about him and others around me. Openness is a value I will always subscribe to.
My ability to be open to new people and ideas has helped me forge many other relationships ever since. Another relationship that changed my life is one with a Professor of Economics I regard as a mentor and good friend. I first observed Professor [deleted] when she gave a speech about the application of statistical analysis to everyday scenarios.
I immediately wanted to meet her. She struck me as someone I could look up to as a role model — I was interested in her field of study and intrigued by her confidence and role as the only female economics professor in the department.
In retrospect, part of the intrigue was also the contrast between the professor and my mother, who was raised on a ranch in [deleted] and educated to become a secretary. Although it goes without saying that I am proud of my mother and view her as an ideal role model in many respects, I never had the opportunity to develop a relationship with a woman who was a leader in her professional field — Professor [deleted] was my first exposure to a successful female leader in academia.
Ultimately, I learned about much more than how to graph supply and demand curves.
Essays See classic essays: A Modest Proposal to Convert Shopping Malls into Prisons and Smoking as Religion and other examples of satirical essays. See other long-form .
Dec 12, · Satirical essay writing is a style of writing that uses satire to criticize or poke fun at a subject. It is often aimed at political candidates, celebrities or situations that are absurd. Writer often uses such devices as hyperbole and irony to get his point across.
Chumbawamba have consistently used satire to make political points throughout their musical career. Pink Floyd 's albums Animals and The Dark Side of the Moon are conceptual and satirical albums. The Lonely Island is a satirical music group known for their work on Saturday Night Live. The supple, satirical and witty style adapted in the essays written by Benjamin Franklin entertains readers to their hearts’ content. Benjamin Franklin essays are a perfect blend of wit along with wisdom that throws light on the then- .
A Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift, is one of the most famous satirical essays about the complete lack of empathy by the rich class towards the poor oppressed class in . A satirical essay written in , ‘A Presidential Candidate’ makes fun of the campaign process and explores the ideal candidate or in Twain’s words ‘a candidate who cannot be injured by investigation of his past history ’.