The Allegiant http://theallegiant.com Progressive News and Editorials. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:41:36 +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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The doctor shortage in North America – just how bad is it? http://theallegiant.com/the-doctor-shortage-in-north-america-just-how-bad-is-it/ http://theallegiant.com/the-doctor-shortage-in-north-america-just-how-bad-is-it/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 02:45:21 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=14256 If you have ever been in an emergency department with a non-life threatening condition, or have ever been on a waitlist for routine surgery, you are likely acutely aware of the fact that there is a shortage of doctors in North America. Just how serious the problem is though, you might not realize. The Association […]

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Swarms of Asian Giant Hornets Leave 41 Dead and 1,600 Injured http://theallegiant.com/swarms-of-giant-hornets-leave-41-dead-and-1600-injured/ http://theallegiant.com/swarms-of-giant-hornets-leave-41-dead-and-1600-injured/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 02:11:20 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13073 Asian Giant Hornets – How Dangerous Could They Be? Reports of Giant Hornets attacks have surged recently in the Shaanxi province, China. Currently, there have been 41 confirmed deaths and over 1,600 more people injured as a result of these insects stinging their victims. Asian Giant Hornet vs Honeybee The Asian Giant Hornet can grow […]

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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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Spanking Linked to Aggression in Children According to New Study http://theallegiant.com/spanking-linked-to-aggression/ http://theallegiant.com/spanking-linked-to-aggression/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:09:47 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13412 Spanking Linked to Aggression and Lower Vocabulary Skills A recent study published by the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics has concluded that spanking is linked to aggression in children. The objective of the research was to assess if there was any correlation between spanking and the child’s behavior and vocabulary until they […]

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Should America Have Limits on Campaign Contributions? – McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission http://theallegiant.com/should-america-have-limits-on-campaign-contributions-mccutcheon-v-federal-election-commission/ http://theallegiant.com/should-america-have-limits-on-campaign-contributions-mccutcheon-v-federal-election-commission/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:13:46 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13380 Should America Have Limits on Campaign Contributions? Debates have been stirring up again about limits on campaign contributions in the Supreme Court. After the Citizens United decision in 2010, there has been a fear that the billionaires would control the outcomes of election cycles in the U.S. While there might be a limit on the […]

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The 7 Rules to Being Friends with Benefits http://theallegiant.com/the-7-rules-to-being-friends-with-benefits/ http://theallegiant.com/the-7-rules-to-being-friends-with-benefits/#comments Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:51:13 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13365 There you are. It’s Saturday morning, one eyelid is crusted shut, the other is getting burned by the sun, you’re not wearing underwear and you’re in a bed that isn’t your own. You know this bed, you’ve been here before and there’s someone naked laying beside you. Someone you know, but don’t really know. It’s […]

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Legally Dead Ohio Man Can’t Overturn Death Filing http://theallegiant.com/legally-dead-ohio-man-cant-overturn-death-filing/ http://theallegiant.com/legally-dead-ohio-man-cant-overturn-death-filing/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:44:22 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13238 Legally Dead Ohio Man is Unable to Overturn His Own Death Ruling What would you do if your state listed you as a deceased person after you left town? Since 1994, 61 year old Donald Miller has been legally dead according to the state of Ohio. On Monday, Miller went before the court and testified […]

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American Adults Rank Below Average in Vocabulary, Mathematics, and Technology http://theallegiant.com/americans-rank-below-average-in-vocabulary-mathematics-and-technology/ http://theallegiant.com/americans-rank-below-average-in-vocabulary-mathematics-and-technology/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:53:59 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13205 American Adults Receive a “D” in Math, Literacy, and Problem Solving A report released by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has revealed that America is not number one in literacy proficiency among adults. This report compared the more developed countries against each other to determine which ones displayed overall proficiency in literacy, numeracy, […]

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Lead Found in Over 400 Lipsticks http://theallegiant.com/lead-found-in-candy-and-cosmetics/ http://theallegiant.com/lead-found-in-candy-and-cosmetics/#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2013 01:40:32 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13171 There’s Probably Lead in Your Lipstick According to FDA Testing Lead has been deemed to be a toxic element which has been phased out of many products due to the adverse health effects resulting from exposure to the soft metal. A few decades ago, lead was found in gasoline and house paints but thanks to […]

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