Category Archives: Myths and misconceptions

Liberals for Gary Johnson?

Every Presidential election is mostly a two-person race – from a practical standpoint, anyway. Occasionally a third party candidate does make some noise. In 2000, Ralph Nader got a lot of attention, and shook up the race, arguably weakening Democratic … Continue reading

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The Only Thing We Have To Fear…

Since 2011, the nation of Syria has been in flames. While much violence occurred during the uprisings of the Arab Spring, it was specifically Syria where the violence turned into an all-out war. Since 2011, more than a quarter million … Continue reading

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Stars and Scars – The Real Meaning of the Confederate Battle Flag

It’s interesting how one issue triggers another. The tragic and disgusting murders of 9 people at a South Carolina church last week have jump-started the recurring debate over the Confederate flag. Specifically, where and when it’s flown, and the meaning … Continue reading

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Fun with fake news!

Misinformation and social media For more than a decade now, the internet has been the fastest and most efficient way to acquire news and information. And within the internet, social media is often the fastest way to disseminate this information. … Continue reading

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Progress vs perception

This is just a quick observation, not a full post. Reading Facebook posts today, I observed more than one person complaining about the state of crime in America and “all the crazies out there these days.” This type of discussion … Continue reading

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Upcoming posts and new blog

Most of my future blog posts will likely be based on current events and whatever is going on in the world. I tend to react to events instead of anticipate them – then again, who beyond Nate Silver does any different? … Continue reading

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