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Why Everyone Reacted Inappropriately To Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

On July 26, 2017, President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender individuals from joining the military. Trump’s announcement was met by praise from the Right and hate from the Left. In response, leftists continued to use their same-old Hitler comparisons and acted like this was the worst thing to happen in American history. But on the other side of the aisle, the religious right applauded this announcement and proclaimed that this was just another tactic in making America great again. Overall, I believe that the response from both sides of the political spectrum revealed that the Left continues to be shrouded in lunacy, and the Right doesn’t really understand what this ban could mean. Ultimately, everyone in America overreacted to an announcement that isn’t even policy. People on the Left and Right need to come terms with the fact that Trump’s announcement came in Tweets. This was not a House Bill, a Senate Bill, nor was it even a press conference, it was just another example of Trump’s… Keep Reading

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Authority As National Sanity

Somalia is not known for its natural beauty. Its landscape is rocky and dotted here and there with dusty shrubs and acacias poking through the sand. Less than two percent of the land is arable. It must be said that the ocean there is very beautiful and very blue, but turning away from the ocean to face the shore again brings back into view the rocky hillsides and the crumbling hovels that the Somalians call home. The political landscape of Somalia fares no better. It is a patchwork of warlords who have each parceled out a slice of mud to call his own, to rule according to his whims and fetishes. There are the Islamic warlords of al-Shabaab in the south, the government strongmen who collaborate with al-Shabaab when it suits them, the Somaliland separatists who want a separate nation in the north, and a thousand other men of questionable loyalties. To most people, Somalia is just another African sand-pie, a footnote at the end of a long and dismal… Keep Reading

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