Pierce Willans
Pierce Willans

Naturalized New Jerseyan and compulsively political, Pierce has been passionate about politics and current events since middle school. He currently majors in political science and hopes to one day work in Washington D.C. His main interests are electoral politics, how Congress works, foreign relations, gun policy, and infrastructure. Other interests include history, coffee, making new discoveries on Netflix, and learning from the school of personal experience.

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Sept. 9, 2013

Why Seton Hall Students — and Every Undergrad — Should Write For PolicyMic

I decided to become a PolicyMic intern. It was a fantastic decision.

Aug. 8, 2013

Mike Huckabee Goes All-in On Islamophobia, Calls Muslims "Animals"

To absolutely no one's surprise, the former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee called Muslims "uncorked animals" on his radio show.
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Aug. 8, 2013

Gun-Toting Libertarian Exercises His Right to Be a Complete Jackass

A libertarian with a camera attempted to goad police and make them look bad, failed miserably, and then complained about tyranny anyway.
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Aug. 7, 2013

Democrats and Republicans Agree: Reform Our Racist, Wasteful Drug Laws

Everyone knows that mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws are ineffective and hurt minorities. In a rare moment of bipartisanship, Congress has a chance to reform these laws.
Aug. 7, 2013

This Ohio Town Will Discriminate Against Minority Commuters Even If It Costs Them Millions

The Beavercreek City Council in Ohio is fighting a federal order that it approve bus stops into its community that carry minority riders, or face a loss of federal funds.
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Aug. 6, 2013

TSA Patdowns Coming to a Concert Near You

No longer confined to airport security, the TSA has expanded its role to other forms of transportation ... and basically anywhere it wants.

Aug. 5, 2013

The New Source Of Dirty Corporate Money is Facebook, Twitter, and Google

The formation of Mark Zuckerberg's 501c4 group is only the most recent example of the increasing political maturity of internet companies.
Aug. 2, 2013

Listen Up, Maggot! You Can't Buy Porn Mags On U.S. Military Bases Anymore

Porn magazines will no longer be sold on Air Force or Army exchanges. This is sure to upset whoever still reads them. Which is no one.
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Aug. 1, 2013

CIA Should Probably Stop Having Drones Fire Again On Whoever Shows Up After a Strike

Some have argued whether double tap strikes violate the Geneva Conventions. While the jury is still out on that, they are probably not a wise tactic regardless.
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July 31, 2013

TSA Misconduct Just Jumped 26% From 2010

A damning new report on the TSA shows misconduct has jumped 26%. The controversial agency desperately needs reform.
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July 31, 2013

Incompetent, Brutal DEA Pays $4.1 Million to Daniel Chong For Nearly Murdering Him

Daniel Chong just settled his lawsuit with the DEA after having been left in a holding cell for four days. But the DEA has a pattern of scandal and bad behavior.

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July 30, 2013

North Korea Claims to Have Nuclear Suicide Bombers

Troops at a North Korean millitary parade were seen wearing backpacks with fallout symbols on them. Has the North managed to minitiarize their nuclear weapons?
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July 30, 2013

The Fastest Growing Crime That No One Is Talking About, and the Shocking Stats Behind It

A recent sweep by the FBI freed over 100 children forced into prostitution. The U.S. is taking action on child sex slavery, but how many people are aware of how massive a problem it really is?
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July 30, 2013

Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli: Two Colorful Candidates, If Not Exactly Likeable

The Virginia race for governor is heating up. Both candidates have very deep flaws, guaranteeing a close and polarized race.
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July 25, 2013

Boehner Won't Discipline Steve King Over Racist Remark

The House speaker called King's statement "hateful" and "ignorant" but stopped short of disciplining the member of the House Judiciary Committee.
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July 25, 2013

Lindsey Graham Can't Wait For War With Iran

Before a gathering of evangelicals, Senator Graham declared he would introduce a war resolution in either September or October unless U.S.-Iran relations improve.

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July 25, 2013

It's Bizarre and Ridiculous How Racist Republicans Are

In a recent interview, Republican Steve King stunningly called 99% of Latinos drug dealers, with "calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.
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July 24, 2013

The NSA is Building a New 100,000 Square Foot Super Computer to Better Spy On You

And the 600,000 square feet Maryland building is just the tip of the iceberg in the agency's quest to keep up with its insatiable appetite for big data.
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July 24, 2013

You Won't Believe the Reason Lance Armstrong Wants the Lawsuit Against Him Dismissed

Lance Armstrong's lawyers are arguing that he shouldn't be sued for lying about using drugs, because the United States Postal Service should have known better than to believe him.
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July 22, 2013

Al-Qaeda Launches Stunning Assault On Abu Ghraib, Freeing Hundreds

In an audacious raid last night, Al-Qaeda forces freed between 500-1,000 of their kin from jail. Iraq is collapsing, and in a shocking fashion.