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Capital Punishment Does Not Align With Our Values

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Mainland China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea would likely register among most Americans’ lists as rogue regimes whose values fundamentally differ from ours. These are nations that have few qualms torturing their citizens. Our alliance with Saudi Arabia is one of necessity, but Americans, rightly, continue to hold deep suspicions regarding the regime. Iran […]

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Negatively Labeling Political Groups Based On The Actions Of A Few

This is a common occurrence in politics. It’s so common, no one seems to care how twisted the logic is. If a member of a political movement acts out of line, the opposition will rush to vilify the entire movement on the basis of that one member. This is what’s called Labeling. It’s one of […]

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Why You Gotta Be So Negative: Fortune Telling & Political Analysis

Let me guess, you think America is going to hell in a hand basket if Hillary or Trump gets elected. Where you stand on Trump decides where you stand on that question. Is Trump the worst, or is Hillary? Does America stand a chance of surviving with either of them president? I’ll give you a […]

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21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Political Conversations up for Success

Talking politics with anyone is a recipe for disaster. I mean, most of us don’t want it to be, it just happens. They got angry, you came across insensitive, your friend is a jerk with no sense of civility…the possibilities are endless. A friendly political discussion is harder than asking a girl out in highschool. […]

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Do You Think #BlackLivesMatter is Motivated by Hate, But #BlueLivesMatter Is Motivated by Love?

Spoiler, but Black Lives Matter isn’t motivated by hate. Nor are their goals based in violence or discord. Now, you’re probably loathing the above statement. You probably think BLM is motivated by all those things. You probably think they want violent confrontations and dead cops. If you don’t think that, that’s great. You haven’t fallen […]

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Not Everyone Who Disagrees With You Is Uninformed & Irrational

We all think we’re the rational ones. We think our view of the world is the logical one. We’d like to think we’re the enlightened and educated ones. I know this because I suffer from it. It’s easy for me to think I have a one up on others. It’s easy to think my views […]

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The Narrative Fallacy: Story Time for Adults

The news is a business, just like the USPS Uber, Walmart, and Starbucks. Everyone’s got to make a profit off of what they sell. And the news sells…news; specifically headlines, facts, and answers. And to sell their product, they can’t just straight up give it to you. No, they’ve got to wrap it up in […]

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America’s Misplaced Faith in Political Leaders

I’ve voiced my concerns with the hero-worship of Ronald Reagan in the Republican Party in the past. CPAC 2016 was oversaturated with Ronald Reagan panels, focus, and mentions. Where’s the next Ronald Reagan, they pondered. Who will save us, they asked. But just as Ronald Reagan was idolized for what he did, Donald Trump is […]