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Endorsing Bernie Sanders

Only a few years ago, I never would have imagined supporting a Democratic-Socialist in 2016. My political philosophy has seen many major changes over the last five years of life and college. During my late teenage years, I was an

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It’s Time To Fire Your Represenative

That magical time is almost upon us. In a little over a month, we all have the opportunity to fire members of the House of Representatives and some Senators by choosing to not re-elect them. Anyone who has read some

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The Case For Jesse Ventura 2016

It’s not new news: Jesse Ventura will give “heavy consideration” to running in 2016 if grassroots supporters get him on the ballot in each and every state. There have been valiant efforts to collect required signatures and meet the requirements

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Congress Spends More Than Two Million Dollars On Breakfast

When’s the last time you consumed $2,ooo,ooo worth of bagels, pastries, coffee, and doughnuts? Probably never. That is, unless you have been frequenting Capitol Hill. The Sunlight Foundation, a watchdog organization that reveals shocking revelations such as this, broke the

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Student Loan Rates Set To Double July 1st

It’s crunch time in Congress again, and many are calling it the next financial doomsday. Same shit, different day I guess. Who remembers the financial ceiling debacle? Congress sure took their time on that. Same with just about every other

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NSA Snooping Should Be No Surprise

So, the NSA is reading our emails, listening to our phone calls, and possibly sifting through our text messages. Is anyone actually surprised? You shouldn’t be. We live in a nation where slowly violating our civil liberties has become the norm. Libertarians

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Rand Paul Is Not His Father

As admirable as an old-fashioned filibuster is, how can that alone be enough to propel Rand Paul’s name to the top-tier of potential GOP candidates for 2016? Until this last election, Rand Paul was an afterthought in the senate. No one seriously

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Combating Rising College Tuition

It cannot be denied. The price of a college education has skyrocketed over the last few decades. What used to be only a slight financial burden is now a near impossible hurdle for less-than-well off families. How can someone whose

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Legalizing Marijuana And Other Drugs

For an election year speckled with marijuana ballot measures, they sure didn’t get the attention they deserved. All eyes turned to the various marriage amendments. Sure, a few states made great progress in marriage equality. I am thankful for the outcome of those votes, but

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Ideal Communism: Not As Bad As You Think

Communism gets a bad rap. With the Cold War and all, Communism is probably the most hated ideology in the world, slightly more hated than socialism in America. But I’ve never really understood this. My teachers always taught Communism like

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