The Egalitarian

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO  SEPTEMBER 16:  Fireworks explode at the Mexico City Zocalo during the anniversary of the 'Grito de Dolores' made by the priest Miguel Hidalgo in 1810

John Cañamar

May 5, 2015

In a little over two hours, the battle was over and the French army of over 5,200 troops retreated in defeat. From this battle the slogan “Yo soy Mexicano!” was embraced as a rally cry, meaning, “I am Mexican!”

The choice of measles

In this Jan. 29 photo, pediatrician Charles Goodman vaccinates 1-year-old Cameron Fierro with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine, at his practice in Northridge, Calif. The largest measles outbreak in recent memory occurred in Ohio's Amish country where 383 people were sickened last year after several traveled to the Philippines and brought the virus home. While that outbreak got the public's attention, it's nowhere near the level as the latest measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland in December, prompting politicians to weigh in and parents to voice their vaccinations views on Internet message boards.

Alyssa Foley, Editor In Chief

February 12, 2015

Parents’ choice not to vaccinate their children against deadly diseases is often based on the belief that vaccines can cause autism. This belief has its origins in a study lead by British gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield, published in 1998 in the medical journal, “The Lancet”. The study was deeply flawed and was later retracted. Among other issues, the subjects were not controlled, assessments were not blind and data was not completely and systematically collected.

Je Suis la Liberté, le Respect et la Tolérance

A woman has taped her mouth  displaying the word Freedom  on the tape,  as she gathers with several thousand people in solidarity with victims of two terrorist attacks in Paris, one at the office of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo and another at a kosher market, front of the Brandenburg Gate near the French embassy in Berlin, Sunday, Jan. 11.

Maria Smith, Staff Writer

January 31, 2015

If someone feels that he or she must take up arms to defend their god or philosophy or is tempted to use a weapon to protect themselves from a joke, at that moment the person betrays their pathetic fragility. There is no loud crying, slogan or even an explosion, as hard as it sounds, that might convince you otherwise.

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