Ruth Papazian

About Ruth Papazian

Ruth Papazian is a Bronx-based health and medical writer, and a political junkie.

How Facebook Policy Hinders Political Speech

Like many who use social media and have concerns about privacy, data breaches, and viewpoint discrimination, I closely followed the testimony of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg before the Senate Intelligence Committee looking into the Russian social media disinformation campaign during the 2016 presidential election. I was particularly interested in procedures Facebook

By | 2018-09-09T23:04:45-07:00 September 10th, 2018|

When Seconds Count, Police Under No Legal Obligation To Act

As with many hot-button issues, Americans are sharply divided over Second Amendment rights. Liberals argue that only trained police officers should be armed and citizens should rely on them for protection. Observers from the Right counter that a trained “good guy with a gun” could limit the number of casualties in the critical

By | 2018-02-27T13:40:36-07:00 February 27th, 2018|

Mueller Indictment May Be Bad News for Illegal Aliens

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 37-page indictment against three Russian entities and 13 Russian individuals may have legal implications for illegal aliens residing in the United States, and could serve as grounds for deportation. Mueller accuses the Russian nationals of “knowingly and intentionally conspiring to defraud the United States” by hindering the functions of

By | 2018-02-21T15:32:00-07:00 February 21st, 2018|

A Tale of Two Countries

Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) had the unenviable task of rebutting President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address this week. Kennedy found himself repudiating Trump’s advocacy of traditional Democratic Party issues, including government accountability, fair trade, job training, paid family leave, prison reform, and rebuilding the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. The privileged

By | 2018-02-03T15:52:09-07:00 February 3rd, 2018|

Deep Staters’ “House of Cards” Delusion

I'm rather late to the party, but I've just finished binge watching the first five seasons of House of Cards, thanks to a “smart TV” gifted by my brother. The episodes have a "ripped from the headlines" realism that will be familiar to anyone who's been following the news for the past 18

By | 2018-01-28T17:46:40-07:00 January 28th, 2018|