Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams

Bio: Leslie Williams is a student of Political Science and Geography, as well as a lifelong writer. She lives in California with her sister, two cats, and a dog. She is deeply passionate about political issues, especially in regards to human rights and civil liberties. When she isn’t working on school, writing articles, or working on essays, Leslie enjoys reading and writing fiction.

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel Presents A Fascinating, But Flawed, Critique

On February 10, 2021, Netflix released their true crime documentary mini-series Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel. Comprised of four episodes, each approximately an hour long, The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel chronicles the events surrounding the 2013 death of Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old college student who went missing in Los Angeles while traveling through California

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Biden Expected To Halt Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline

According to multiple sources, Biden intends to revoke the permit of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline on his first day in office. Over two months since the conclusion of the 2020 US election, which have been filled with unfounded accusations of election fraud, misinformation, and have seen the storming of the Capitol, Biden is set to be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, January 20.

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Extremist Rhetoric Is Being Pushed Offline, To Divided Reactions

Though we are less than two short weeks into it, 2021 has already seen some of the most startling political developments in decades. Among these developments, arguably, is the precedent set by many social media companies, which have started cracking down on extremist rhetoric. This was likely fueled by events like the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by far-right extremists and supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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The Electoral College Has Voted, But The Damage Is Done

Earlier this week, about a month after the election, the Electoral College officially gathered and cast their votes. The results were no real surprise, affirming former Vice President Biden as the victor of the election and President-elect with 306 electors to Donald Trump’s 232.

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Here’s Why Some Have Critiqued Biden’s Choice For Defense Secretary

It has been over a month since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Since then, sitting President Trump has repeatedly refused to concede the election, regularly posting unverified accusations of voter fraud on Twitter and unleashing a flurry of unsuccessful lawsuits.

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As Georgia Runoffs Approach, the Tension Rises

It has been a month since the 2020 general election was called in favor of former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. And though vote counting this year was slow due to the coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in extremely high amounts of mail-in voting, the winners of the majority of this year’s Senate races have officially been called.

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Moderna To Study Vaccine In Children

There are a couple different vaccine frontrunners that have proven promising as of this December. Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine is among them, with an efficacy rate of approximately 95%, though the Pfizer vaccine has raised some concerns, as it also requires storage at extremely cold temperatures.

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Concerns Over President Trump’s Use Of Pardons Rise

As we enter the last months of President Trump’s term before he exits the role and President-elect Biden takes up the position, speculation over how President Trump might possibly utilize presidential pardon power has been increasing.

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Wisconsin Recount Seems To Affirm Initial Results

President Trump has suffered another loss in his struggle against the election results in a Wisconsin recount. This year’s presidential election was a contentious, turbulent event. The weeks building up to it were characterized by a presidential debate that gained attention for its hostility and crosstalk, resulting in public critique. …

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Mayor Bill de Blasio To Re-Open Elementary Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the re-opening of parts of the New York City school system, not long after he closed them down in response to spiking numbers of COVID-19 cases.

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Promising Results For A Third Coronavirus Vaccine

A third major vaccine for the coronavirus appears to be showing promising results, reports say. Earlier this month, one of the frontrunners in the production of the vaccine, Pfizer – in conjunction with European biotechnology company BioNTech — announced that their vaccine was 95% effective with no serious safety concerns.

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Michael Flynn Has Been Pardoned By Trump

After losing the 2020 Presidential election in early November, leaving Trump with only a limited term to serve out, President Trump has announced that he has granted former national security adviser Michael Flynn a full pardon.

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