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Chris Dixon

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Chris Dixon
Chris Dixon is a liberty activist and writer from Maine. In addition to being Managing Editor for the Liberty Conservative, he also writes the Bangor Daily News blog "Undercover Porcupine" and for sports website Cleatgeeks.
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The Graham-Cassidy Bill Is Effectively Dead

Republicans are down to the wire in making a last ditch effort to tear down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But like all the times before, it appears as though the latest GOP incarnation of Obamacare Lite will fall short in Congress. Despite last minute efforts to save the legislation crafted by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the votes aren’t there. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been a defiant voice against the legislation for some time now, labeling it Obamacare Lite and Obamacare 2.0. Through tweets and interviews, he has listed his grievances against the… Keep Reading

Culture/Politics

What If Hillary Clinton And Lois Lerner Smoked Pot?

The slogan was “drain the swamp.” The movement was to remove career politicians and change the face of politics forever. Washington D.C. is a place where politicians go to be exempt from legal and social standards that most regular citizens have to deal with. These people are celebrities who rarely lose elections and almost never face consequences. When candidate Donald Trump became President-Elect Donald Trump, a new day was coming. When President-Elect Donald Trump officially became President of the United States, a new day was supposed to have arrived. At least, that is what the hype machine told us would occur.… Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics

How Should SCOTUS Rule On The Cake Baking Case?

The Supreme Court is set to tackle a case involving cake bakers refusing to make a custom cake for a gay wedding. At hand is the question of whether the cake bakers should be forced to service the gay couple? To many casual observers, it appears to be a clear case of discrimination. Should discrimination be legal? The implications of the case run much deeper than simply being forced to bake a cake for a marriage one may fundamentally disagree with. It’s a question of personal principles and morals. If one does not agree with homosexuality, should they be servicing… Keep Reading

Culture/News/Politics

Ben Shapiro Schools Berkeley Student On Abortion And The Sanctity Of Life

Ben Shapiro’s appearance at Berkeley was met with a lot of protest by unruly and intolerant opponents of his beliefs. While things got out of control on the outside, inside he was fielding questions and having a good exchange of ideas with students. Conservative and liberal college students alike turned out to an event that attracted a great deal of attention nationally. At the event, Shapiro held a question and answer session with students. For many students, this would be an opportunity to respectfully address a major conservative figure and hit him hard with questions. Of all the controversial topics… Keep Reading

Culture/Tech

How Private Citizens Can Save Each Other During Natural Disasters

In recent decades, the growing answer to any and all problems is government intervention. While there is a time and a place in regards to various responses, there are limitations to government. When government does not recognize these boundaries and tries to outdo itself, it becomes wildly inefficient. In these instances, what should private individuals do when their fellow citizens are facing disaster? Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma has tested the limits of human ability, just as Hurricane Jose will. While media outlets, political pundits and internet warriors wage a political battle about climate change, there are private citizens on… Keep Reading

Politics

Climate Change Alarmists Put Politics Before People During Hurricane Disasters

Tragedies and disasters are difficult topics for discussion. As they happen, people are displaced and it can even result in the loss of life. Both natural and man-made instances can be troubling for society to address. When do we address the situation and when do we discuss prevention in the future? The recent string of hurricanes is no change. Hurricane Harvey in Texas and now Hurricane Irma in Florida have renewed the climate change debate. With Hurricane Jose touching down across the east coast, this will only intensify. If there is indeed an issue regarding climate change, a scientific debate… Keep Reading

Politics

How Hillary Clinton’s Vanity Will Thwart The Democratic Party’s Rebuilding Process

It’s been a rough year for Democrats. Last year ended in a manner that how no one within the party saw coming. For months, we all heard about how former First Lady Hillary Clinton was going to run away with the election, and Democrats were set up for a big election day. The extent to which polls built up the Clinton campaign was extraordinary, and the Democratic machine leaned heavily on them. But it all fell apart, and here we are with President Donald Trump instead of President Hillary Clinton. Democrats faced soul searching similar to Republicans after Mitt Romney… Keep Reading

News/Politics

Trump Administration Upholds Obama Decision To Not Prosecute Lois Lerner

When running for President of the United States, Donald Trump made a number of high profile promises while seeking to assure voters he would cleanup Washington D.C. His slogan was a promise to clean the swamp, with the swamp being the entrenched political elite. It was a popular rallying call for his support base and one that was a solid political marketing gimmick. But would he follow through on draining the swamp? When Trump officially took over the White House, it was clear the campaign was over. All throughout the campaign trail, he proclaimed that he would “lock her up”,… Keep Reading

Politics/World

With Afghanistan Troop Surge, President Trump Becomes Bush’s Fifth Term

When George W. Bush first ran for President, he did so on a platform of non-interventionism. He spoke against the interventionist tendencies of Bill Clinton and the idea that we should go around the world telling people how to live their lives. Everything changed 16 years ago on this very date. The horrific terrorist attacks against our country led to military action in Afghanistan to avenge the victims. Avenging the fallen quickly turned into imperialism. What was said to be a targeted mission to strike back at terrorists soon became an endless occupation. America’s longest war has cost taxpayers billions… Keep Reading

Politics

Senator Paul Is Right To Offset Hurricane Relief With Spending Cuts

Any casual observer of the news knows how horrific and nasty things are getting down south. Just after Hurricane Harvey slammed Texas, Hurricane Irma is setting its sights on Florida. Just as the situation in Texas, Florida is not faring well at all. As the rest of the country watches in sadness and horror of what people in these areas are experiencing, proposals for solutions are steadily coming in. As is customary with any tragedy, the federal government is offering its own solutions and Congress has to be involved. Naturally, most human beings want to help. This is also true… Keep Reading

News/Politics

Rep. Amash Slams President Trump For Siding With Democrats On Spending

President Donald Trump has shaken up standard political rules in Washington D.C. He doesn’t pull any punches and speaks his mind without politically correct polish. For this, some on the right have praised him for not playing by the rules of the mainstream. While his mouth and demeanor may not play by the rules, his policies in a number of ways have fallen short of any substantial gains for liberty. More recently, he has once again shown his lack of seriousness in draining the swamp. Instead of tackling the issues Washington D.C. has, he’s grown more connected. Now he’s cutting… Keep Reading

Politics/World

Sen. Rand Paul Calls For An End To The Longest War In American History

For well over a decade and a half, the United States military has occupied the Middle Eastern country of Afghanistan. It began in the aftermath of the unprecedented terrorist attacks of Sept. 11th, 2001. With terrorists bringing down the Twin Towers and striking the Pentagon, then-President George W. Bush sought to strike back. But what started as an invasion for the purpose of vengeance has evolved into an endless occupation without realistic goals. Our strike against terrorists to ensure these attacks would never happen again changed into a rebuilding effort, one dedicated to forcing democracy on an undemocratic region and… Keep Reading

Politics

Why Do Presidents Need To Visit National Disaster Sites?

Whenever a natural disaster occurs, there seems to be this unanimous idea that the President of the United States should tour the disaster site. Whether it be the site of a horrific hurricane or a terrible tornado, the chief executive of the country is expected by the media and political pundits to make a visit. If the President visits too soon or takes too long, the decision is then thoroughly criticized. Why does it matter? The problem here is two fold. First, it feeds the notion that localities are dependent upon the federal government. Does Texas need the federal government… Keep Reading

Politics

How The Libertarian Party’s Partisan Politics Hurts Libertarianism

If you speak to any political activist operating outside of the two-party mainstream, a common point mentioned is how party politics compromises principles. Republicans often sacrifice conservative principles to advance the party elite. Although individuals such as House Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are considered leaders in the Republican Party, conservative activists generally do not consider them standard bearers of their cause. Case in point is the failure to legitimately repeal Obamacare. The same is said for many liberals and progressives in terms of the Democratic Party. Instead of nominating someone more devout to their cause… Keep Reading

Politics

Climate Alarmists Need To Roll Back The Hyperbole

After weeks of endless speculation by observers, pundits, and politicians, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would be leaving the Paris Agreement. With this move, the ongoing climate change debate exploded. The political left erupted with intolerant rage, spreading hyperbole about the end of the world and how the Trump Administration is ushering it in. Is the end really near? Before this specific argument can be addressed, it is important to understand the nature of the claim. By stating that a treaty is all that stands between the Earth and the apocalypse, climate change alarmists are alleging that… Keep Reading

Culture/Politics

Is “The Handmaid’s Tale” a Feminist Story?

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel that has recently been adapted into a television series on Hulu. It is the story of a religious society that has taken over after the fall of the United States Government. After society crumbles, the Republic of Gilead is in control. The central point of the society is the role of women. The story is told from a handmaid, a woman who is forced into a life of reproductive activity. Due to various reasons, infertility has risen and a limited number of women are able to bear children. These women become handmaids. While… Keep Reading

Politics

America’s Inconsistent Relationship With James Comey

One of the most controversial figures in American politics over the last year didn’t run for President. Now former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey has repeatedly drawn the ire of either side of the political spectrum. Undoubtedly, given the stakes in a presidential election, his position was a no-win scenario. He was faced with allegations of mishandling classified information involving one candidate and improper foreign connections involving another candidate. At what point does the F.B.I. intervene with its progress and when does it decide to stand back from potentially influencing the election? For Comey, these questions likely weighed… Keep Reading

Politics/World

The Hypocrisy Of Hillary Clinton Supporters Against Marine Le Pen

In 2016, politics was at a critical crossroads for the United States. After eight years of Barack Obama, both sides of the political spectrum viewed it as a major moment in history. Former President Obama had advanced the liberal agenda and electing a Democrat would help stabilize his progress. Conservatives viewed this election as a critical moment to reverse the perceived damage of the Obama legacy. In short, the hyperbole and rhetoric were running high. Clinton supporters took on the cause of electing the first female President. The case for American progress was clear. The American electorate could make history by… Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics

Democrats Were Warned About Excessive Executive Power

Democrats and prominent liberals have engaged in alarmist fear-mongering for months in response to the agenda of President Donald Trump. Whether it is his targeting of illegal immigrants here in America or his using the presidency to interfere with other processes, Democrats have sounded the alarm about what they claim is unprecedented tyranny in the Oval Office. The problem is we have seen all of this before, and we have seen even worse. Is President Trump hurting people’s feelings worse than Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt deciding that race and heritage alone was reason enough to force Japanese Americans into… Keep Reading

Culture/Politics

What Sounds More Radical: “Tea Party” Or “The Resistance”?

Given the rhetoric of conservative activists and Republican officials during the 2008 presidential campaign, it was clear that the opposition to President Barack Obama would be strong. At the time, the rhetoric often spoke of unprecedented socialism and the idea that America would be forever changed. Obama was seen as more than just a liberal or a progressive, he was a devout socialist with numerous ties to dangerous radicals to his opponents. After Obama took office, a movement of conservatives and libertarians would rise from the ashes of a defeated cause. Despite failing to stop Obama in 2008, these activists… Keep Reading

Politics

Is It Knowledge Or Government Approval That Defines An Engineer?

Certification requirements are sometimes logical constructs. When it comes to the medical field, one would like to know that a surgeon who is operating on their bodies knows what they’re doing. Of course, certification does not necessarily mean one will not make mistakes or make bad decisions. Then there are more absurd licensing requirements for professions that shouldn’t even require government certification. For example, in Washington state to become a certified manicurist, one must perform 600 training hours and pay $150 to take a test, costs that could amount to several thousand dollars. Why is this necessary if someone knows… Keep Reading

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Middle School Student Suspended For Liking An Instagram Airsoft Gun Picture

In recent years, schools have placed a greater emphasis on safety and security. Given the occurrence of school shootings, bomb threats, and other acts of violence, their need to protect students has grown more difficult. Strengthened protocols and heightened security have been an obvious result, as to ensure students cannot be harmed easily and unauthorized individuals cannot simply enter an education facility. While these developments occur, some schools are taking safety and security to extraordinary levels. Instead of protecting the building, their students and administrators, and ensuring a safe environment, they’re seeking to sanitize the thoughts of their students. Recently, a Middle… Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics

Between a Pregnant Woman And Unborn Female, Who Claims “women’s Rights”?

Abortion has become a heated topic in society, often polarizing ordinary people and being a heavy source of contention between the two main political parties. Should a pregnant woman have a right to abort her child? If so, what does that mean for the unborn child within her? Alternatively, is the fetus within a pregnant woman truly a human being and at what point does it gain rights? Science often takes a backseat in the issue with politics taking the forefront. Liberals claim this is an issue of women’s rights. The argument is that a woman’s body is her own,… Keep Reading

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Congressman Raul Labrador To Run For Idaho Governor

Republican Congressman Raul Labrador has announced that he will be running for Idaho Governor in 2018. The conservative lawmaker and member of the House Freedom Caucus filed paperwork today for his candidacy. Rep. Labrador has been involved in politics for the last decade, establishing his name as a conservative leader and sometimes a voice against his own party’s leadership. Prior to winning his first election, he practiced immigration law in Idaho. He won his first election in 2006 to the Idaho House of Representatives with 65.55% of the vote and won in 2008 with a larger percentage at 69.1%. Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics

House Passing Obamacare Lite Reminds Us Why Federal Politics Is A Lost Cause

Among libertarians, limited government conservatives and nullification activists known as “Tenthers”, there is a commonly held belief that all politics are local. Central to this belief is the fact that liberty cannot be achieved at a national level. History has reminded us of this fact time and time again. When the federal government maintained slavery and mandated the return of runaway slaves, everyone from individuals to government officials at the state and local levels stood up to nullify the slavery machine. More recent examples include the tug-o-war over healthcare policy in America. Several years ago, former President Barack Obama signed his… Keep Reading

News

Former Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper Again Lies To Congress

There’s a common assumption in American politics that once you reach a certain status, justice is below you. It was a point frequently made about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she ran against then-candidate Donald Trump. Despite lower level leaks receiving harsh punishments for their actions, her recklessness and poor handling of classified information went unpunished. Given Clinton’s status in American political culture, many people were not overly surprised. Then there is the case of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who again appeared before Congress today. This time it was alongside former acting Attorney General Sally… Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics

Genuine Political Revolutions Won’t Succeed Within Political Parties

American politics is essentially captive to the two major political parties and have been for centuries now. The Democratic Party is largely seen as representative of liberals just as Republicans are seen as synonymous with conservatism. Libertarianism tends to be grouped with Republicans despite having the Libertarian Party and progressivism with Democrats despite having the Socialist Party. But despite the ideological identification of each political party, each one lacks the consistency to be a genuine representation of their respective ideology. Democrats saw the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders last year, a progressive politician and admirer of socialism. Despite him arguably… Keep Reading

Politics

Was President Trump’s Ryancare Support a Power Play Against Speaker Ryan?

Since before the legislation known as “Obamacare” was even passed, Republicans have vowed to oppose the Democratic Party’s legislative attempts to take on healthcare. Since passage, it has been one of the few topics most Republicans could agree on to some degree. When opposing former President Barack Obama’s re-election and then-former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Republicans pushed the message of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Given all the fiery and loud rhetoric that has remained consistent over the years, many expected more out of a Republican Party that controls both chambers of Congress and the White House.… Keep Reading

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Steve Bannon Reportedly Opposed Syrian Airstrike

The tension and conflict within the White House has been well-documented since President Donald Trump took office a few months ago. Various groups and spheres of influence have sought to gain the attention of the President, with power struggles resulting in an internal mess for the Trump administration. It largely comes down to two groups: the more politically mainstream types like Jared Kushner and the America First nationalists such as Steve Bannon. These conflicts have been magnified by Thursday’s missile strike in Syria, where President Trump ordered an air base be targeted for attack. While the America First grassroots have largely stood against the… Keep Reading

Politics/World

Senator Rand Paul Denounces Syrian Airstrikes

When news broke Thursday night that President Donald Trump had launched airstrikes in war torn Syria, the response from across America was swift. President Trump, a longtime critic of Syrian intervention, had gone against his own word after chemical attacks were allegedly carried out by the Syrian government under President Bashir al-Assad. Senator Rand Paul denounced the airstrikes in a series of tweets. Keep Reading

Politics

How Pro-vaccination Fearmongers Hurt The Case For Vaccinations

Politics has its reputation as being extremely polarizing and many everyday Americans avoid it as a result. For some, it’s a simple game of partisan politics. For many, it’s a matter of life and death, with policy proposals and enacted plans affecting their everyday lives. Because of this, many issues are taken seriously and sometimes to a point of extreme intensity. One of those topics is vaccination. At first glance, many would be caught off guard with this fact. Why is guarding against disease such a controversial topic? Most humans agree better health is a good thing. Keep Reading

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Mitch McConnell Joins Calls To Investigate Susan Rice Over Unmasking Trump Officials

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has thrown his support behind investigating Susan Rice, the National Security Adviser to former Democratic President Barack Obama. Rice has found herself in the middle of controversy after allegations that she sought to unmask members of President Donald Trump’s transition team. Eli Lake of Bloomberg initially reported the news regarding Rice. The information was allegedly found when the National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick was conducting a review of government policy on unmasking. It was then a trend was found of requests to unmask officials on or related to President Trump’s transition… Keep Reading

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Implies Neil Gorsuch Is Apart Of Russian Conspiracy

The nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch by President Donald Trump has put Democrats in a difficult position. After Republicans successfully blocked Obama nominee Merrick Garland, Democrats are prepared to return the favor for Republicans. The threat of the nuclear option still lingers and Democratic opposition to Gorsuch could trigger Republicans to use it, resulting in a greater headache over time. But Senator Elizabeth Warren, the progressive hero who backed Wall Street favorite Hillary Clinton, has other concerns: the Russians. Keep Reading

Politics

Can Eric Brakey Defeat An Entrenched Liberal Independent U.S. Senator Angus King?

United States Senator Angus King is a popular politician in Maine and has become an important figure in Senate politics. As an Independent, he has successfully portrayed himself as standing above the partisan fray. Despite his liberal leanings, establishment Democrats have a troubled relationship with liberal Independents in Maine. In 1993, Senator King abandoned his lifelong Democratic Party registration and ran as an Independent, edging the Democratic candidate a year later by a percentage point. Four years later, he would easily win re-election 59-19% over Republican James Longley, Jr. Keep Reading

Politics

Is It Too Little, Too Late For Establishment Republicans’ Outreach Attempt To Conservatives?

The Obamacare repeal was supposed to be a bigger moment for the Trump Administration and Republican majorities. Since passage of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, conservative Republicans have used it as a rallying point for the right. The federal overreach in the healthcare market has been detrimental and thus should be repealed, with either a Republican replacement or the free market altogether. Instead, the Republicans failed. Speaker Paul Ryan tried to rule with an iron fist like his predecessor John Boehner and failed miserably. The package advanced by party leadership was labeled “Obamacare Lite” by conservatives and… Keep Reading

Politics

Senator Rand Paul’s Trumpcare Gamble

Senator Rand Paul has had an interesting relationship with President Donald Trump, dating back to the days of being a longshot candidate to now. When both men were both candidates vying for the Republican nomination, Senator Paul was a vocal critic of a man viewed by many others to be an inconsistent conservative with dangerous potential. When the longshot candidate became the party nominee, Senator Paul softened his tone and walked carefully. While President Trump had secured the party nomination, he was still quite the controversial topic in the party. As a result, taking a position on the candidate was… Keep Reading

News

Independent Senator Angus King Announces Opposition To Neil Gorsuch

Independent United States Senator Angus King has announced his position on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. As Democrats mount their opposition to Gorsuch, Senator King remained a key undecided member. Although Independent, he typically caucuses with the Democratic Party and ideologically aligns with the Left. This move comes as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced he has the votes to filibuster Gorsuch. The showdown over the Supreme Court vacancy has been an ongoing storyline since Republicans successfully blocked Obama nominee Merrick Garland last year. Now Democrats are preparing to filibuster, even with Republicans floating the nuclear option… Keep Reading

Politics

Edward Snowden’s Simple Solution To Stop Government Whistleblowers

In the modern era of technology and digital communications, the issue of leaks has become more prominent. Hackers can access internal documentation and communication that, in the past, would have been unavailable. This point was on full display last year, when whistleblower website Wikileaks released a series of dumps containing e-mails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The contents of these e-mails ranged from questionable campaign tactics to revealing actions by politicians and media figures alike, but overall provided an intimate glimpse of the inside. Other times, it can reveal activities of questionable legality and constitutionality. Perhaps the most… Keep Reading

Politics

Why Congress Would Be Wise To Reject Ryancare

Since it’s passage several years ago, The Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare”, has been a controversial piece of legislation. It’s widely considered the greatest accomplishment of former Democratic President Barack Obama, but it’s also been a political target of the Republican Party since its introduction. Obamacare features a series of debates ranging from politics to philosophy. Touching upon the latter: does government truly have the right to govern healthcare? Even more at the heart of the debate: is healthcare a right? This has been a major point of libertarians, who believe in free market capitalism… Keep Reading

Politics

Judd Apatow Compares Election Of Donald Trump To Getting Raped

It’s no big secret that Hollywood is dominantly liberal. When it was clear that President Donald Trump was a viable force in the political mainstream, the celebrity elite entered a state of total meltdown. Although it has yet to occur, many liberal celebrities even pledged to flee the country to Canada if the controversial businessman ever found his way to the White House. Now that he’s President and able to enact his agenda, Hollywood’s cries have grown worse with stronger meltdowns. The extremes those within the celebrity mainstream will go to know no lows. Keep Reading

Politics

Senator Rand Paul Says America Is Lucky Warmonger John McCain Isn’t President

Throughout the election cycle, Donald Trump often clashed with members of his own political party over policy and tactics. A number of proposals by the controversial then-candidate were unsettling, and the tactics would put career politicians in uncomfortable positions. When Trump was a candidate, it was easier for politicians to disavow him. Believing he was never going to win made it easy to keep him at a distance. Now that he’s President, Republican politicians have been forced to come up to bat and play ball for Team Trump. Some, like failed presidential candidate Senator John McCain, refuse to work with… Keep Reading

Culture/Politics

Is The Mainstream Media The Enemy Of The American People?

Since he first declared his candidacy for President of the United States, Donald Trump has been no stranger to controversy. Time and time again, throughout the campaign cycle and even now as President, he is unafraid to shake the foundations of the political establishment. One ongoing conversation that has sparked, thanks to the rise of Trump, is the role of the mainstream media. While conservatives have generally labeled the mainstream media as a left-leaning propaganda machine, there has been a renewed reevaluation of the networks and the journalists that the country relies on to bring us the news. Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics/World

Disabled Lawmaker Speaks Out Against Aborting Babies Because Of Disabilities

Abortion continues to be a controversial topic in society. For progressive extremists and liberal feminists, the practice is seen as a woman’s rights issue. But for many others, it is an issue about life and the right of an unborn child to live. The reasons why women get abortions vary. Some do it because of the child being doomed to death or because their own life is in danger. Others choose abortion because they simply do not want a child and, rather than at least give the child a chance at life through adoption, they opt for the inhumane medical… Keep Reading

Politics/World

Why Tulsi Gabbard’s Visit To Syria Was The Right Thing To Do

When news broke that Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard had personally and secretly visited Syria, outcry erupted in Washington D.C. almost immediately. The political establishment greeted the news with outrage, with many taking issue with her meeting with Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. The main problem at hand was the claim that her meeting legitimized the embattled leader. But is this trip to Syria as bad as her critics make it sound? Keep Reading

Culture/Politics

Why The Mainstream Media Is Shifting Away From Print Towards Digital

It’s no big secret that technology is taking over a lot of things in our lives. Instead of telephone calls and e-mails, we have Facebook and text messages. Instead of playing board games and going outside, we have digital video games to play with each other. Physical books are also being rendered obsolete by eReaders. This trend is also affecting our news sources, as many publications are shifting resources away from print towards digital. Because of this, many suggest print is either dying or dead. Is this true? And if it is true, what does it say about the mainstream media? Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics

The American Left’s Abandonment Of Diplomacy

In history, there has been both diplomacy and war. At times, diplomacy saves the world and other times it provides false hope we’ve averted chaos. War can be successful in defeating an enemy, in other times it can be a demoralizing failure. The various events in history teach us there is a time and place for fighting and the same for talking. In modern politics, the same can be said. In recent years, war has escalated. In the aftermath of the tragic terrorist attack of September 11th, the United States has become a global leader in a war against terrorism.… Keep Reading

Culture/Politics

Milo Yiannopoulos Continues To Shatter Liberal Stereotypes

Politics in America is often quite shallow and full of stereotypes. Conservatives are often portrayed as working class citizens sometimes bordering on redneck, while establishment Republicans are big business people who have little regard for the common citizen. Liberals are fun and loving people who are sexual deviants and flamboyantly obnoxious people. In terms of the LGBT community, it is often seen as a leftwing movement and both sides of the spectrum are to blame. Largely due to social conservatives, the potential support of the LGBT community is turned away over religious stances and negative prejudice. Because of this, it… Keep Reading

Politics

Associated Press Spreads Fake News Story About Trump Threatening To Invade Mexico

Fake News was a hot issue during the presidential election. As President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continued to escalate tension, the threat of fraudulent news sources only worsened the partisan divide. As has been shown time and time again, the fake news threat isn’t in the so-called “alt-right” movement or a product of conservatives. Fake News is actually on the rise in the mainstream media, the most trusted source of news for many Americans. The dishonesty among propagandists disguised as journalists is a betrayal of American trust. When people turn on the television or open… Keep Reading

Law/Politics

What The House’s Rescission Of Obama Gun Rule Means For The Bill Of Rights

As the Republican Party prepared to again reclaim power of Washington D.C., it became increasingly clear that the legacy of former President Barack Obama was in danger. In the final days of the Obama presidency, Obama sought to salvage his legacy by pushing through a series of regulations. The House of Representatives pointed to the Congressional Review Act, which gives them the power to take down regulations before they take effect. The process has already begun, but the gun control battle has been ignited when a background check rule was rescinded. A last minute rule passed in December gave permission… Keep Reading

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