Iziah Thompson

I am a feature commentator at the Daily Clout and grad-student at NYU. You can find my work on the Huffington Post, the Daily Clout Shout! and on other sites. I write editorials about politics, policy and about whether or not new laws will pick your pocket or break your leg.


Contact me at iziahthompson@gmail.com or on social media


The Only Way: Why Plainfield Will Always Be Violent

I can not tell the future. But, it doesn’t take powers of precognition to predict that the next town council meeting will see an unusually high turnout. Angry residents will look to the new police chief, council, and administration for answers. Then a number of the well-known Plainfield bloggers and city officials will hold a forum, and surely, there will be a march down Park or Leland Avenue. The NAACP will hold a rally. There will be a spike in “awareness”. An organization may come out of it, but, they will lose funding within a few years....READ AT MEDIUM

Boots, Bombs, B-52s -- and the Indefinite Detention of Americans

From warheads to textbooks for young hopefuls at Annapolis — from MREsandwiches that can last two years in the Afghan desert to the decision about how many troops will go overseas — the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, is the book of books when it comes to defense spending. And the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) is the first body in Congress to craft the annual defense bill into what will become passable legislation. The HASC met on Wednesday, April 27th to mark up the 2017 iteration of the NDAA...

Is Heaven Filled With Zygotes Souls?

Parents often explain the "birds and the bees". More cavalier guardians may mention the sperm and egg cells. But it isn't often that they venture into explaining the predecidualization of the endometrium or how the early stage embryo secretes immunosuppressants to stop the mother's body from attacking it. And I don't think it's necessary to do so. But, at some point we must move past thinking of the wonder of pregnancy as some mystical thing. Science can do a good job at explaining how it works...READ HERE

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