Author Archives: hbreck

About hbreck

Writer, debater, contrarian, storyteller, occasional troublemaker. I'm mostly just making things up as I go.

It’s Time To Politicize

“Don’t politicize this tragedy.” That’s what constantly we hear when someone murders a bunch of people and terrorizes the populace. Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said as much after the mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017. … Continue reading

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Hiking Report – Mount McLoughlin

We’re already near the end of July 2019, and I haven’t posted a hiking report yet this year. In fact, I haven’t posted one since my trip to Battle Ax in October of last year. This year I have journeyed … Continue reading

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Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe

I talk a lot about politics. Sometimes I talk about science, sometimes economics. But usually I stick to discussing topics that tend to be more serious. That said, sometimes one needs to turn toward more light-hearted topics, at least as … Continue reading

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I Guess Women Are People?

Normally, when I’m asked for my opinion on the topic of abortion, I usually just respond with something along the lines of “My opinion is irrelevant, because I can’t have one. I don’t get a say. I’m not capable of … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

“I’d like to punch him in his face.” “Maybe he should have been roughed up.” “Part of the problem is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore.” “I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or if other people … Continue reading

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How to Explain Taxes and Influence Republicans

Bear with me here. I need to talk about something really exciting. Hold on to your seats as we dive into the exciting world of… marginal tax rates! Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, I regret … Continue reading

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What Real Voter Fraud Looks Like

A little over two years ago, I wrote a piece discussing voter fraud in America. More specifically, I explained that voter fraud is, more or less, fake news. This was written in the context of Donald Trump, late in his … Continue reading

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