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Next Steps in a Donald Trump Presidency

Last night, my wife and I watched the election results as our newborn daughter slept in the crib next to us. Donald Trump is our next president. This much is now certain. What this means for our daughter’s future however, … Continue reading

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Muffled Chinese Blogs

The thought of a world where you can be arrested and sentenced to prison for criticizing public officials or for simply voicing an opinon is quite scary. So scary in fact, I often feel they are just confined to Orwell’s … Continue reading

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Tom Delay, Hallmarks of a Leader

Tom Delay has the makings of the archetypical corrupt politician. Look, he even has all the requisite character traits: 1. Inverted Philanthropist: Siphon large amounts of money back into your own pocket. Delay’s method, hiring wife and daughter as “political … Continue reading

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Bush’s Nominees

You got to give it to him. Dubya has a knack for appointing high-ranking officials. Now that most of the cast involved in Act I of the Bush Administration have pushed and shoved their way in line, handing over papers … Continue reading

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Election Recounts

Let the recounts begin! Although recounting the votes will never change the results of the past presidential election, certification of the election results is absolutely necessary. It may seem fitting for the sore loser to wallow over the final score, … Continue reading

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Person Of the Year

Every Tuesday afternoon, at about 1:30, I can usually crack open my front door, stick my arm out and feel for the latest TIME magazine. And, of course being that time-of-year, specifically the week before the New Year, TIME does … Continue reading

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Moral Issues

Curiosity prompted me to type in marriage in the mirriam-webster online dictionary, and the result was pretty interesting: a (1) : the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual … Continue reading

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Election Over, November 3rd?

Guest Blogist: Chris Simpkins 6 – number of days until the general election 270 – number of electoral votes needed to win ∞ – number of lies told by Bush in the past four years 3 – sequentially ordered number … Continue reading

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Bias in the Media

Guest Blogist: Chris Simpkins Hello again. Chris here for the second installment of guest-blogorama. Today’s topic, chosen by me, is Bias in the Media. Since I started paying attention to what’s going on in this country a few years ago, … Continue reading

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A Critical Election

Guest Blogist: Chris Simpkins Hello Ariyam.com loyalists. This is Chris from millsplace.com. You might remember me from such events as Halloween 2002 or as “the guy who used to live at Greenhill before Derick.” As previously mentioned, Derick and I … Continue reading

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