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The Truth About Ferguson

First off, let’s make something clear. This post is not about the actual shooting of Michael Brown, nor the validity of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson. This post is about the deeper issue that has tacitly pervaded American culture for decades, revealing itself to public scrutiny only in phasic culminations of racial … Continue reading

Pro-life vs. Pro-birth: A Case of Republican Hypocrisy

“One method of destroying a concept is by diluting its meaning. Observe that by ascribing rights to the unborn, i.e., the nonliving, the anti-abortionists obliterate the rights of the living.” -Ayn Rand The fact is, the GOP needs to stop identifying themselves as pro-life when what they really are is pro-birth. At first, the terms may … Continue reading

The Psychology of Politics

In 2003, President Bush declared that the U.S was going to invade Iraq due to a growing suspicion that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction. The debate as to whether or not Iraq had WMDs was highly controversial, as it incited a 15-month long investigation organized by the CIA and the Pentagon. On … Continue reading

The thing about mandates (and why Obama has one)

Okay, let’s get one thing straight: last week’s election was not that close. The election results were in before 11:30, much sooner than anyone expected. In fact, it was over quicker than Obama’s landslide win in ’08, by a minute. I think political analyst Charlie Cook said it best: “It’s certainly true that 51 percent (rounding up from 50.5) to … Continue reading

Crisis Averted: Why the Republicans lost and how that reflects a progressive America

Take a moment to mentally separate yourself from your surroundings. Tune out the rest of the world and clear your mind. Now close your eyes and imagine, just for a few seconds (as to avoid any long-term trauma), that Obama lost the election, and Romney had just become the President-elect. Phew, that was scary, huh. … Continue reading

#Forward #FiredUp #FourMore: How Twitter Revolutionized Election Night

As the election night frenzy came to a close, I still found myself with a lot of questions. Will Obama succeed in uniting this politically divided country? Is the GOP dead? Will they consider abandoning their conservative ways and move back to centre? What will become of Mitt’s binders full of women? When will flag … Continue reading

“He who stands for nothing, will fall for anything.”

I think it’s reasonable to assume that the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was speaking of Mitt Romney when he said, “He who stands for nothing, will fall for anything.” Unfortunately, prophetic abilities of the Founding Fathers is not the topic I wish to discuss today. This is an argument for … Continue reading

Yes, the President is black! And yes, it matters!

I came across an article today about a man from Boone County, Indiana who put up a Halloween display that sparked a great deal of outrage from his community. The controversial display included a stuffed body being hung by a noose, the face wore an Obama mask. This vivid depiction of the President’s death incited … Continue reading