Aug. 9 marks the National Book Lovers Day. It is unclear how this day was first marked, however, many celebrate it by picking up their favorite book and settling down in a nice reading spot. On National Book Lovers Day, you can visit one of the 120,000 libraries in the U.S. and grab your favorite book.… Read more
President Donald Trump received his intelligence briefing at his golf club in New Jersey Monday and held an hour-long telephone call to discuss North Korea with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and get an update on his trip to Southeast Asia. White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters provided details on Trump’s “working vacation.” The president’s chief of… Read more
LGBT supporters are fighting back against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) on the Syrian battlefield after three years of persecution in which their community suffered stonings, executions from rooftops and a deadly shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A group of international volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces against ISIS in northern Syria have… Read more
In the Milky Way alone, there are an estimated 100,000 million stars and 100 billion planets, many of which are “potentially habitable,” meaning they could have the conditions right for life to emerge. With an estimated two trillion galaxies in the universe, the universe should be teeming with alien life. So where is it? It is… Read more
Some within the scouting community are urging the organization to disavow comments made by President Donald Trump before thousands of Boy Scouts Monday at their 2017 Jamboree. The president told the kids about “fake polls” and “fake news” and the “tremendous crowds” he drew at his campaign rallies during the 2016 election. Almost immediately Trump’s remarks… Read more
Princess Charlotte is a serious pro at the art of a curtsy! The 2-year-old was spotted on Wednesday morning giving a polite little curtsy to the Polish dignitaries as the royal family left the country to for the second part of their tour in Germany. None of the officials seemed to see Charlotte; maybe in a… Read more
To the scorn of progressives, Democrats trying to win back the U.S. House next year are relying on the conservative wing of the party. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the House’s primary campaign group, is coordinating with the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of 18 moderate Democrats that has shriveled in numbers and power in… Read more
The New York Times reported Friday that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned. The report states that Spicer resigned out of frustration with President Trump’s decision to appoint New York financier Anthony Scaramucci to the vacant position of communications director. Because Spicer’s exit has been rumored for several months, analysts have looked to two… Read more
So who or what is The Proponent?
Just a someone looking to have a voice in this world. Someone who looks around at the crazy things happening and wishes we had a little more positivity, a little more unity. Someone just like you.
Ideally, we would like to have this site up and running with news for something. Another one of those hip news and commentary blogs that seem to have really cropped up over the last few years. We’re not there yet, but we hope to be. In the meantime, we’d like to help you all show a little solidarity with our shirts. We hope you enjoy the message and stand with us in considering the importance of everyone. And who knows, if we sell enough of these, we might just make something out of this place.
In the meantime we urge you, go out there and be a proponent. Be for something.