Tagged: politics

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The Shutdown and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Here’s the thing that bugged me most about the 2013 Government Shutdown. The Tea Party Caucus and the Objectivist Conservatives all complain that the government is broken, when they themselves broke it. In effect,...

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Neo-Feudalism in the Space Age

In the Dune universe, set tens of thousands of years in the future, humanity is organized into feudal fiefdoms and guilds. I wrote about this last year, but I think it’s worth delving into...

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Birth Control and Equality

There are many technological advances that have made our society was it is today. Steel and concrete make our cities grow taller while cars and trains make them wider and better connected. The internet...

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Brunch with Dick Cheney

“How would you like to have brunch with me and Dick Cheney?” That’s a sentence I never thought I’d say to someone. But I did. It was back in college. I was the Internal...

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Liberty and Marriage Equality

I’m not the kind of person to change my Facebook picture for various causes. Sure I want to cure cancer and feed starving children, but changing my profile picture isn’t going to help. When...

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Communism on Campus

It was my first month on campus, and I was still getting settled into my routines. I stopped by the International Center to grab some lunch after class, and that’s when I saw a...

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Campaign Philanthropy

The 2012 Presidential Campaign broke just about every fundraising record out there. Thanks to the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” ruling, candidates at every level of government were able to raise unprecedented mounds of cash....

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Who’s Afraid of Big Government?

You often hear politicians complaining about Big Government, even though they work for the government. Our fear of government in the United States borders on pathological. After all, there’s nothing wrong with government per...

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Fixing the Electoral College

Every four years, Americans complain about the Electoral College, only to forget all about it once the election is over. And while a single blog post will lead to reform, I’d still like to...

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There Will Be Bureaucracy

To those who decry government inefficiency, I’ll see your DMV and raise you a cable guy. Or a tech support voicemail system. Or how about a stack of TPS reports with outdated cover sheets?...