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Parlor Talk: The New Commodity of the Modern Man

Posted by Jamar St. on November 11, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)



Microsoft has always inspire and transpire technology of the new millennium. Microsoft technology has transcended many other competitors by staying one step ahead of their competition with the latest tech of today’s society. And with their new invention, Microsoft will do just that and more. The new ...

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The Nation's Response on Police Brutality

Posted by Jamar St. on November 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



For the last couple of months, police brutality has been the hot topic for media’s conversations and discussions boards itself. From the killing of Travaughn Martin and the neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, to the police officer in South Carolina that was fired over the violent arrest of a young African American teenage girl, police b...

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Live Long and Prosper Right Now

Posted by manofthehour on November 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Note: In our flashback article former writer Randolph Castro critiques the millennials generation.


The Missionary. The Lost. The G.I. The Silent, the Boom, the Thirteenth, the Millennial. We humans are obsessed with organizing the world around us. Look at religion, our o...

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Parlor Talk: What the American People Think About Racism

Posted by Kyle Baranko on August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Racism is one of the most divisive issues in American culture and politics. Our nation was founded on the principle that all men were created equal despite exercising one of the most wicked and destructive practices in the history of mankind: plantation slavery. Capitalism has proved to be the best political structur...

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Parlor Talk: Warning: This Article May Trigger You

Posted by Kyle Baranko on August 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



In exercising freedom of speech, there is a fine line between expressing opinion and hateful rhetoric. Some opinions are harmless, and some opinions are destructive. Some material is benign, and some material i...

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Parlor Talk: Jade Helm Paranoia

Posted by Kyle Baranko on July 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



A faction of Conservatives all over the country are on the alert in the wake of the massive and unconventional military training exercises known as Jade Helm 15. The training operation was set to begin on July 23rd and led by the United States Special Operations Command. It was scheduled to take place i...

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Parlor Talk: Reddit and the Ugly Side of Social Media

Posted by Kyle Baranko on July 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



The technological revolution changed the world. Just as the industrial revolution created a manufacturing-based society, the tech transformation created a digital world that now has a dominant grip on every aspect of human life. Traditional hierarchies, based on information access and knowledge resources, have been eradicated. In many...

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Parlor Talk: Love Wins

Posted by Kyle Baranko on July 9, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)



Same-sex marriage is now legal in all fifty states. In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court decided that homosexual citizens have the right to marry under United States law. The ruling sparked nationwide celebration, with the most liberal cities erupting in joyful festivities and championing the movement’s battle cry...

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Parlor Talk: Social Media and Racism

Posted by Kyle Baranko on July 1, 2015 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (1)



June of 2015 was packed with pride, sorrow, and controversy after a host of racially provocative current events sparked nationwide discussion. The month’s opinion pages in newspapers across the country were dominated by pieces covering the nuances of racism in America in response to a diverse set of contentious issues. The sorrow and shock s...

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Parlor Talk: Charleston and the Troubling Relationship Between Racism and Firearms

Posted by Kyle Baranko on June 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)



My first column for Man of the Hour covered the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma violence and how it related to contemporary racism, particularly the riots in Ferguson. A couple months later, I wrote about the shootings in Waco Texas and how they reflected America’s gun culture. For that first column, I concluded that we have made gre...

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Parlor Talk: How To Deal With Drought In Colorado

Posted by Kyle Baranko on June 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)



California has seen most of the publicity, but the intense water crisis is also expanding across the other Western states at an alarming rate. Because of the shortages, calls for usage reduction and tougher protection measures have sprung up in every local government, leading to an increasing number of disputes. One of the biggest scenes of con...

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Parlor Talk: The Average American's Foreign Policy Interests

Posted by Kyle Baranko on June 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



American public opinion drives politics and greatly influences our position on the world stage. National interest in foreign policy determines involvement in global conflict and has been responsible for both fantastic achievements and u...

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Parlor Talk: Waco Shootings

Posted by Kyle Baranko on June 5, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)



America has a gun problem. It is generally assumed that as countries get wealthier, security increases. The risk of experiencing violence on any given day is expected to go down as infrastructure, stability, and quality of life improves. In developed countries, citizens are simply less inclined to fear violence. This trust comes from well-fun...

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Parlor Talk: Voluntary Boots on the Ground

Posted by Kyle Baranko on May 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Every generation has a fundamental ideological enemy that defines the global conflict. Since the beginning of the twentieth century an evolving pattern of political and cultural rivalries have created two world wars and a host of r...

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Parlor Talk: The Boston Bomber

Posted by Kyle Baranko on May 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Two years ago an explosion rocked downtown Boston and turned the 2012 marathon into violent chaos. This despicable act of terror sparked national outrage and was the worst on the United States since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty for the crime, which resulted in three killed and over 250 injured. Many...

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Parlor Talk: Tom Brady's Legacy

Posted by Kyle Baranko on May 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



In any form of competition, the temptation to cheat arises. From the triviality of children’s little league games to the life or death attitude surrounding professional sports, cheating has had an influential role in determining outcome...

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Parlor Talk: Europe and its Muslim Community

Posted by Kyle Baranko on May 6, 2015 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)



Over 140 writers have expressed their displeasure with PEN American Center’s decision to honor Charlie Hebdo with its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award. The movement was originally spurred last week when six novelists withdrew from the competition. Since then, the leaders have gathered signatures from an increasing number of competito...

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Parlor Talk: The Invaluable Role of Professional Sports in Society

Posted by Kyle Baranko on April 29, 2015 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Professional sports are an entertainment industry. People all over the world treat athletes like celebrities and spend endless hours following their favorite teams for the sake of relaxation. We look to sports as a way to release ourselves from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; watching the game allows us to disconnect from the troubles of the world. Howe...

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Parlor Talk: The Future of Religion

Posted by Kyle Baranko on April 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Our founding fathers created a secular government despite governing a country with a large population of Christians. Throughout our country’s short history, immigrants have repeatedly redefined American culture by routinely introducing new customs and religions. As a result, Americans have been exposed to a diverse set of religious backgrounds, ...

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Article Rewind: The Falsely Accused Are Also Victims of Rape

Posted by manofthehour on April 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Note: Due to the recent fallout from the Rolling Stone article by Sabrina Erdely which has caused examination of not only the story itself but the state of journalism.

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