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The Politics of the Income Gap

Posted by manofthehour on November 2, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Note: In our flashback article former writer Christopher Sims takes a look at the ways people of different political/ideological persuasions view the issue.


There has been no shortage of discussion on the distribution of wealth in the US, since it is a poignant concern for most people. The topics of minimum wa...

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James Harrison vs. the PC Police

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on August 19, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)



James Harrison, famous (or infamous) NFL linebacker known for his ferocity on the field, has made headlines this past weekend for some of his comments regarding his sons' participation...

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Looking at the Republican Debate

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on August 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



This week’s Politically Sound piece will be another look at the election, with a specific look at the winners and losers of the first pair of Republican debates last Thursday.


Depending on your own political opinions, your thoughts on the debate could vary pretty significantly. Liberal minded thinkers would probably find th...

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Fuck Communism - Viral Video

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on August 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



There's a viral video going around called 'Fuck Communism', or in Vietnamese 'Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản'. It's a Vietnamese rap targeted against the perceived injustices done by their communist government. The rap itself is actually pretty catchy, even for someone who doesn't know a lick of Vietnamese, and I actually enjo...

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Let's Make America Great Again

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



I wrote last week that Barack Obama, no matter what you want to say about him, has been an undeniably polarizing president. We’ve been seeing a relatively new candidate ...

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Changing International Relations

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on July 22, 2015 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)



There are a few things that President Obama will be looking to leave behind as contributors to his presidential legacy. He's made impactful moves and decisions with regard to healthcare and the economy, although that would of course be hotly debated by his critics on the right. He's been a pretty polarizing presi...

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The Debt Crisis in Greece

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on July 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



There have been a number of interesting news stories in the last week or so, ranging from Donald Trump’s controversial take on illegal immigrants to Mexican drug lords escaping from prison. With all this material, it was hard to make a decision on what was most important or applicable, but I think that it makes the...

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Candidates' Backgrounds and Their Implications

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on July 8, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)



A recent Gallup Poll took a look at how people of faith feel about voting for nontraditional presidential candidates, and the results it unco...

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5 June Supreme Court Decisions

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on July 1, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)



This past month was an active one for the Supreme Court. While sometimes Supreme Court decisions fly under the radar, unless one has been specifically following a certain case, this past month of June 2015 has been full of high profile cases. Some of these high profile cases, of course, will have pretty significant implications f...

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The Realities Behind the Charleston Shooter

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on June 24, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)



The recent racially motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina has created a lot of buzz surrounding the use of the Confederate Flag. For anyone not familiar with the incident (although I’m sure at this point pretty much everyone is) Dylann Roof, a white South Carolina native, massacred a number of black churchgoers on June 17th...

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Rachel Dolezal

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on June 17, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)



This past week’s big news has to do with race again, believe it or not. Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP, has resigned after it became known that she was posing as a black American. The NAACP has since spoken out to support Dolezal, but she resigned anyway, presumably due to pressure created once this ...

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Caitlyn Jenner

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on June 10, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)



Caitlyn Jenner exploded onto the scene last week, setting all sorts of twitter follower and retweet records following her Vanity Fair cover. As is the nature of this kind of thing, especially with the modern media and social media, her official coming out party was met with overwhelming support and simultaneously overwhelming criticism. For every twee...

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Clinton's New Opposition

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on June 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Hillary Clinton's political opposition from within the Democratic Party was once nonexistent. Now, as she looks to continue her campaign for the presidency of the United States, she has been opposed by two members of her own party who could have a little more influence against her than one might ex...

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Memorial Day

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on May 27, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)



Memorial Day is always a sign of good things to come. It serves as a kick off for the summer, as well as being the official start to beach, beer, and barbecue season.


Memorial Day is always the last Monday in May, which signifies the start of the summer vacation season. The summer vacation season ends with Labor D...

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Gunfight in Waco

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on May 20, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)



In a gruesome scene in the early afternoon this Sunday, May 17th, a clash between a group of rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas resulted in 9 deaths and at least 17 other injuries that required immediate trips to the hospital.


As of this Monday morning, local McLellan County Jail had opened its doors to more than...

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Trouble in the Ranks

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on May 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



As the weeks and months preceding the 2016 presidential election march on, the relatively united Democratic Party is starting to see some minor drama. Despite the general consensus that Hillary Clinton is and will be the top name on the Democratic ticket, there are members of the party, particularly more progressive members, who are calling for another...

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A New Focus Point for Reform

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on May 6, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)



Officer Brian Moore of the NYPD passed away this Monday afternoon, after receiving a fatal gunshot wound to his head on Saturday night. He was 25 years old, originally from Massapequa, New York.


Moore and his partner, Officer Erik Jansen, were patrolling Queens Village in an unmarked car when they spot...

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Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Riots

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on April 29, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)



Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident, was arrested on April 12th in West Baltimore and died 7 days later of injuries sustained in an unclear manner. At the time of his arrest, it has been noted that he was struggling to walk, although he was still alive and well. Half an hour or so later, however, he arrived at the police station suffer...

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Our Bipartisan Problem

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on April 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Politico published an article Monday detailing Senator John McCain’s actions as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and specifically his efforts to slow down the process by which President Obama’s nominees ...

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An Early Look at 2016

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on April 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



It’s about that time of year that will have the candidates for the next presidential election coming flying out of the woodwork. So far, there are a number of candidates on both the left and right who have declared their candidacy for presidency, but a far greater number of potential candidates as well. While this list is certainly subje...

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