A little-known research thesis on public health measures in Sub-Saharan Africa reveals tense disagreement over the role of circumcision in controlling HIV.

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The is a reproduction of the original article, which was posted on Foregen’s official website here.

For more than a decade, the most powerful organizations in global health have pushed an American-style, universal War on the Human Foreskin, citing the scourge of HIV across the African continent as the target of its furor. Utilizing the notoriously controversial strategy of prophylactic, non-therapeutic circumcision, this effort has left its mark on millions of boys and men. Public initiatives, as they…


Beneath a cynical veneer of an “historic choice” lies the depressing reality of entrenched war-profiteering.

When President-elect Joe Biden announced his nominee for the Secretary of Defense, CNN ran a story that ostensibly explored the immediate critiques of the retired four-star general, Lloyd Austin.

Astonishingly, the first discussed is the idea that there are critics who feel Austin lacks “the political chops to fight military budget cuts”. The article does not reference any of these critics, however, leaving uncertainty as to who they are exactly and the specifics of their concerns.

These amorphous, hawkish critics, are however out of touch with the American public at a time when the majority of the citizenry is fed…


The Midnight’s music on ‘Endless Summer’ feels like a resurgence of Romanticism in our modern era. When I consider what the German poets and novelists of around two and a half centuries ago were doing in their time, I see echoes of it in the works of Tyler Lyle and Tim McEwen.

This song is a fitting one to begin with, as we’ve just made our transition out of the last decade and into the 2020s. This New Year’s was unlike any I’ve experienced before, as it was the first New Decade of my life during which I really stopped…


Just a few hours ago, the band created an official Instagram account and cryptically announced they’re getting back together to play five shows across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

More details can be found here.

The story was first confirmed by a DM sent to the owner of IG’s most popular RATM fan account, from Juliette Lewis, the Hollywood star and girlfriend of Brad Wilk, the band’s drummer.

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The Congresswoman is Neither a Russian Shill nor an Assad Apologist

During the second round of the Democratic presidential debates, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard levied a surprise attack on Senator Kamala Harris’s record, from her time as the Attorney General of California. Gabbard specifically shed light on the 1,500 people that were locked away for marijuana-related offenses under her watch, extending prisoners’ sentences so that they could be forcefully used as cheap labor to fight wildfires, and blocking DNA evidence that might have exonerated a man who’d been on Death Row for fifteen years.

The overwhelming tone of the internet’s response to this attack has been in support of Tulsi Gabbard…


The first leg of my journey came in the form of a twenty hour layover in Tokyo, Japan. At 4:05pm local time, June 11th, 2019, my ten-hour flight originating in Seattle, Washington, touched down on the tarmac of the city’s Narito airport. And my next flight to KL wasn’t to depart until 11:00am the next day. So I figured I’d head into town, see what I can do with the limited time I have, and crash in a budget “pod” hotel. The next morning, as I rode the high-speed train back to the airport, I pulled out my laptop and…


Despite the Enduring Pressure to Think Otherwise

On April 4th, 1967, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior delivered one of the most important — and controversial — speeches of his entire life. It was the speech in which he courageously came out against the ongoing war in Vietnam.

In Beyond Vietnam, King even went so far as to declare:

As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent…


Unless They Give Up On “Russia Gate” And Fight Him On The Tangible Issues

Collusion! Collusion! Collusion!

For anyone paying even cursory attention to most left-leaning news platforms for the past two years, collusion has been the the predominant rallying call in the fight against Trump’s presidency.

That is until the arrival of the long-awaited, deflating Mueller Report. Now the narrative has quickly shifted elsewhere, to that of obstruction. We’ll see how that goes.

The Problem

It seems that the prevailing voices inside the Democratic party are doing what they believe is the right thing: go after Trump on what appears to…


Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series. The first part can be read here.

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.

— Elie Wiesel

Despite a growing debate among many of those who’ve been introduced to this topic, the routine circumcision of newborn children in America lingers on today as both a deeply entrenched social taboo and an unyielding tradition. But what is circumcision? Why do we do it…


For the lover, the beat between her and him is swung.

He rolls his heart around atop his tongue, as its words float softly to her. She breathes in the streams of serendipity as they coddle the flow from this moment to the next, bending the day to night before them. Through muted syllables in a low lit room.

His message is swung, as a splattering of poetics, lit by the very fire that raises the hairs along his spine when he's in her gravity. It perks her understanding, blooming after dark, a Queen of the Night.

Like a snake charmer, coaxing the dance of anima and animus.

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