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    Rider on the Storm: Why I Admire Erin Burnett

    In life, everybody has somebody that they admire. Usually, people admire somebody for bravery in combat, a willingness to speak out/report on divisive issues, or giving their life for a cause. For me, this person showed a willingness to report on divisive issues fairly and impartially. That person is CNN anchor Erin Burnett, and I will explain why I think so in the following paragraphs. | Read More »

    Turn to Stone: Why the State of Modern American Politics has Depressed both Turnout and Interest in the Electoral Process

    With every election cycle, it appears voter turnout is on a downward trajectory. Many factors have led to decreased turnout and depressed interest in elections. I will do my best to explain these factors in the next paragraphs. A major factor in depressed turnout is the perception of an out-of-touch government. And who could blame them? Congress acts on its own accord, passing laws without | Read More »

    Crap Ain’t King: Why we Appreciate Things More When They’re Earned Versus When They’re Attained Cheaply

    It was Thomas Paine who once said that “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap we esteem too lightly.” Many people either agree or disagree with this statement. I am one who agrees. I agree with the first part of Paine’s statement because history demonstrates the truth of it repeatedly. Thomas Paine was encouraging his fellow Americans to | Read More »

    Don’t You Tell Me ‘Bout Your Peace of Mind: Why Materialism is a Cancer that is Eating Away our Society

    In recent decades, people have put ever increasing value on the acquisition of “stuff.” Spending sprees are, nowadays, considered an instrumental part of life. Sometimes, people buy things for the sake of buying them. They may be trying to go out of their way for someone or trying to ease their own ills, such as depression. This epidemic is known as “materialism,” and I believe | Read More »

    Democratic Nomination Odds as of 4/1/12

    Barack Obama(65%)-The DNC may be trying to roll him along, but the voters are beginning to smell a rat. Someone else(25%)-A clear, coherent, reasonant argument for a brokered Democratic Convention has been coming together these past few months. Obama’s constant under-performing has given the masses much pause. Randall Terry(6%)-His shocking second place finish in OK, resulting in his gaining 7 delegates, has earned him some | Read More »

    The Argument: Why Prospects of a Brokered Democratic Convention are High, Part 2

    Last Tuesday, President Obama scored an underwhelming victory in the primaries in the state of Oklahoma. Obama won 57%(64,257 votes), versus Randall Terry’s 18%(20,291 votes), Jim Rogers’ 14%(15,536 votes), Darcy Richardson’s 6%(7,193 votes), and Bob Ely’s 5%(5,320 votes). The fact that he lost 12 counties(including the ENTIRE panhandle of Oklahoma) to a heap of no-names should, and probably does, have the White House and the | Read More »

    The Argument: Why the Prospects of a Brokered Democratic Convention are High

    Many people are speculating on the prospects of the Republicans having a brokered convention. Personally, I don’t think Republicans will follow through with the wind they’re blowing on this non-issue. With that said, there is much antipathy, discontent, and malcontentment within the ranks of the Democratic Party over President Barack Obama’s re-election hopes. Many factors have them pissing themselves silly, including the economy, gas prices, | Read More »

    2012 Election Predictions

    Here’s how I think the 2012 elections, state and federal, will go 9 months out. Presidency: Mitt Romney/Rick Santorum: (375 EV’s)(54.5%)AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY Barack Obama/Joe Biden: (163 EV’s)(44.8%)CA, CT, | Read More »

    Romney vs Santorum: Who Would Perform Best Against Obama and Why?

    Many arguments can be made as to who’s the stronger candidate to face President Obama and why, whether it’s Willard M. Romney’s name recognition and Moderate image or Richard J. Santorum’s appeal to the pivotal base of support that is the grassroots activists. I will be looking at the electoral aspects of their strengths, where, and why they would perform strongest. WM Romney’s Strengths: New | Read More »

    Why I’m Supporting Rick Santorum for President

    In this ongoing Presidential election, there are many candidates out there angling for our support. After long and careful consideration, I have decided to support former US Senator Rick Santorum, and here are the issues on which I base my support: 1. Health Care: Mr. Santorum has been a long-time proponent of market-driven, patient-centered health care solutions. He believes that everybody should have access to | Read More »