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Fast Food Politics: Discourse as a Slogan

The political spectrum has been alive with candidates spewing mottos since the dawn of time.  They range from the utterly bland (“Grant Us Another Term”, Ulysses S. Grant, 1872), to the patently absurd (“I’m tanned, rested, and ready for this fight.” Bobby Jindal, 2015).  While few of them possess any real creativity or integrity, the longer the American...

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Celebrating Improbable Liberty

The further you are removed from an event, the more the perspective regarding it changes. These days, we are so many generations removed from the American Revolution that we all truly don't know what we are celebrating on July 4th. Sure there are buzzwords - freedom and liberty, red coats and patriots. We may even watch Mel Gibson...

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How to Protect Yourself from the CIA

In case you've missed the buzz this week, new Wikileaks revelations have unearthed what should be a major national concern. In a drop of more than 8,700 pages of classified documents, Vault 7 as it is known, let us into the secret activities of our own Central Intelligence Agency. What was revealed is extremely unnerving. The CIA has...

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College is Crippling America

College attendance used to be synonymous with success. “Go to college and you’ll be set for life” they would say. Entering undergrad in fall of 2006, this was as true as ever, or so we were told. Four years later, a bleak picture became the reality as the double whammy of a massive recession paired with an influx...

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Student Athletes: A Heel of a Hypocrisy

The University of North Carolina has been entangled in allegations from the NCAA for more than a year now. Charges of misconduct revolve around their athletic programs and twenty years of imaginary classes. Allegedly. Probably. Well, at least strongly probable. Now UNC must await a full-on investigation by the NCAA whose inquiry began Spring of 2015. Citing lack...

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