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This piece originally appeared in the September 2021 edition of the GOSHawk, Newsletter of the Georgia Ornithological Society (www.gos.org). It details my experience spending five days at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine (https://hogisland.audubon.org/) which I attended on a full scholarship from the GOS.

The first thing I noticed…


Time will tell if the Puerto Rican flag becomes the 51st state flag (Getty Images).

There was a time when Republicans supported Puerto Rican statehood. Reagan, Ford, and Bush Sr. all championed the right for Puerto Rico to gain statehood and Bob Dole even introduced a bill to let Puerto Ricans vote on whether a 51st star should be added to the U.S. flag for…


Voters in the U.S. love to complain about our rigid, two-party system. When election season rolls around, we feel constricted by the “two evils” that are the Democratic and Republican parties and we desire more options. Of course, there are more options: the Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Reform, Socialist Workers, and…


Militias supporting Trump are prepared to defend him from an election loss.

During tonight’s presidential debate, Trump was asked once again whether he would honor the results of the election, regardless of whether voters granted him another term in office. He juggled a stilted response to this question before defaulting to his unproven belief that the 2020 elections will be riddled with…


In the Old Fourth Ward, an Atlanta neighborhood where civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised, Helene Mills, 90, has had her life pushed to the brink. She has lived in her yellow bungalow in the historically black and low income neighborhood since 2003, but recent…

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Politics, urban planning, birds, and geography

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