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An Open Letter to Disgruntled Bernie Supporters

An Open Letter to Disgruntled Bernie Supporters, I feel you. Truly progressive candidates, particularly ones advocating a revolutionary-style system overhaul, come along very rarely. Bernie Sanders tapped into a disgruntled faction of the electorate fed up with money-driven politics. It was exciting to witness the rise of an “outsider” — he’s not even technically a… Continue reading An Open Letter to Disgruntled Bernie Supporters

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Top Five Things That Everybody But Me Seems to Love

I’m a self-confessed curmudgeon. I think that faulty wiring in my soul ensures that irritation is my go-to emotion. I’m not proud of this, necessary; but I equally don’t shy away from it. I use it for entertainment purposes. I do like some things. Cheeseburgers. Tequila. Boogie Nights. The list of items in the dislike column is,… Continue reading Top Five Things That Everybody But Me Seems to Love

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The Confederate Flag Controversy

The recent “controversy” over the Confederate flag has illuminated for me an unfortunate cultural characteristic, one that goes unnoticed or undiscussed in the discourse of the heated issue. The flag’s defenders have numerous arguments including citing its history as “nothing more than a battle flag,” the suffocating state of political correctness, and the unlikelihood of… Continue reading The Confederate Flag Controversy

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NFL Quarterbacks as U.S. Presidents

The “best quarterback ever” debate is a mainstay of drunken sports discussion. Even though consensus is a near impossibility, the conversation is always lively and entertaining. And, if your booze-drowned symposiums are anything like mine, one friend will inevitably ask, “Oh, so you think Trent Dilfer is better than Dan Marino?” No. Nobody thinks that.… Continue reading NFL Quarterbacks as U.S. Presidents