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

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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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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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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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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 […]

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A Different Approach to Activism: An Interview with the Founder and President of the Free State Project

In the freedom index of all 50 states, the top five states are Missouri, Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and New Hampshire. Only one of them is being gradually taken over by libertarians and other freedom-loving Americans: New Hampshire. Yes, New Hampshire is experiencing a migration of libertarians, purposely designed to alter the state’s political […]

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Quickly Improve Your Communication Skills with 17 Tips From Carl Franklin Braun

Pittsburgh police officers are planning on boycotting Beyoncé’s concert this month, and I can’t believe these cops actually believe it’ll end well for them. Think about it: a black artist whose new single, “Formation” includes a heavy amount of “Black Lives Matter” and policy brutality imagery in it. Now throw in some cops, the majority […]

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Environmentalism Has Some Lessons For Politics

I think we forget many of the basic laws that govern our environment. No, I’m not talking about your national, home, or college environment. I’m talking about the laws of nature, the laws that you can’t violate without causing secondary problems. These laws are easily forgotten, and easily violated. Why? Because we humans think we […]