The Allegiant » Front Page http://theallegiant.com Progressive News and Editorials. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:40:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Is Chivalry sexist.? http://theallegiant.com/is-chivalry-is-sexist/ http://theallegiant.com/is-chivalry-is-sexist/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:04:16 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=14273 A man holds the door open for a woman. Is that sexist? A husband always insists on driving during tiring trips to save his wife the effort. Is that sexist? What about that nice guy on the train who stands to allow a woman he’s never met to sit down, or when men pay the […]

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Marijuana Legalization Debate: A rational look http://theallegiant.com/marijuana-legalization-debate/ http://theallegiant.com/marijuana-legalization-debate/#comments Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:40:09 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=175 Marijuana legalization debate by Philip Bonifonte With the recent pas­sage of Ini­tia­tive 502 in the State of Wash­ing­ton and the Col­orado Amend­ment 64 it might be time to take a breath, step back and take a ratio­nal look at mar­i­juana legal­iza­tion debate and a few of the lin­ger­ing stereo­types, half-truths and out­right lies that are […]

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Are Mermaids Real? http://theallegiant.com/are-mermaids-real/ http://theallegiant.com/are-mermaids-real/#comments Sun, 02 Jun 2013 19:00:17 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=11142 To date, the highest rated program ever aired by Animal Planet was called “Mermaids: The New Evidence.” The mockumentary was viewed by about 3.6 million people last Sunday. — Mermaids Program — The follow up program, “Mermaids: The Body Found,” which aired last May, claimed that mermaids are indeed real creatures. While both programs were presented […]

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I HAVE SEEN MY HAT: Six Inappropriate Children’s Books http://theallegiant.com/six-inappropriate-childrens-books/ http://theallegiant.com/six-inappropriate-childrens-books/#comments Thu, 16 May 2013 06:11:10 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=2391 This week, an acquaintance of mine was tricked into reading The Adventures Of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle aloud to some kids. She had to quit halfway through. Why? It actually isn’t for kids. It even comes with a golden sticker that reads, “This s— isn’t for kids.” Unfortunately it had been mistaken for a Caldecott […]

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Second Amendment, Time for Revision? http://theallegiant.com/second-amendment/ http://theallegiant.com/second-amendment/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 21:43:23 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=10559 There has been a lot of debate about what the Second Amendment actually means. Some people think it is stating that only a militia can bear arms, and others interpret that it guarantees the freedom for any citizen of the United States to “bear arms.” The subject of gun control is the new wedge in […]

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If I max out my credit card, why can’t I just raise my debt ceiling? http://theallegiant.com/the-debt-ceiling/ http://theallegiant.com/the-debt-ceiling/#comments Sun, 05 May 2013 17:09:44 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=692 Public distress about the debt ceiling started at the end of 2012 with the introduction of the phrase “fiscal cliff”. Two daunting words next to each other without a third for ease, and without proper context they mean next to nothing. Though the plan had been set to go into effect since the Budget Control […]

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Animal Cruelty, Banning of Breeds http://theallegiant.com/animal-cruelty/ http://theallegiant.com/animal-cruelty/#comments Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:14:12 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=6455 Banning of Breeds is the True Animal Cruelty. As an animal control officer, I have to encounter and handle various types of dog breeds on a daily basis, but the one with the most bias against it is the “Pit Bull.” The issue with this breed is that it does not technically exist; it is […]

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Conspiracy Theory http://theallegiant.com/conspiracy-theory/ http://theallegiant.com/conspiracy-theory/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2013 02:32:27 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=5541 With the second suspect now in custody after a day of Boston being on lock down  justice can finally be served to one of the two men responsible for the bombing on Monday. I have been following this story for a few days and have already noticed a trend repeating itself as far as tragedies go, […]

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Boston Bombing Unites Americans http://theallegiant.com/boston-bombing-unites-americans/ http://theallegiant.com/boston-bombing-unites-americans/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:21:36 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=5248 The Boston bombing event which transpired on Monday was horrific and repulsing. Two bombs were detonated near the finish line of the charity event for programs such as: The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts, The American Stroke Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and many more. Full List of Charities There […]

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Drones, Kill Lists, and The Phoenix Program http://theallegiant.com/drones-kills-lists-and-the-phoenix-program/ http://theallegiant.com/drones-kills-lists-and-the-phoenix-program/#comments Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:50:29 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=3305 The use of drones and President Obama’s “Kill List” have dominated military related news for many months now, and it has begun to shed light on what the American public deems as the proper way to achieve the military’s goals. During the Iraq War there was significant controversy over the use of water boarding and […]

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