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Anatomy of a Modern News Story

Good journalism is a necessity for good government. It is needed to inform the populace so that we can form educated opinions about the world around us. Unfortunately, how our major news services are discovering and reporting the news today is an affront to the term “journalism.” Beyond that, it should be an embarrassment to [...]...

Thanksgiving Message – Why We Should be Grateful

Americans have had a long year. A very long year. This Thanksgiving, maybe we should take stock in how much we truly have to be thankful for. Amazing America We have bountiful access to food and clean drinking water. Our transportation networks provide us with freedom of movement in relative safety. Cellular and data communications [...]...

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Election 2016 – America the Banana Republic

A “banana republic” or “banana” state is a term used in political science to characterize politically unstable countries. Often these countries are in Latin America and feature economies largely dependent on exporting a limited-resource product, such as bananas. Considering our status as a first world superpower, this depiction is not how we think of the [...]...

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Take a Knee? What Kaepernick Should Be Doing

When I was in the military, “take a knee” was something NCOs would say to their troops indicating it was time to relay some information. In broader society, it has a different connotation, especially when it’s done during a rendition of the national anthem. Enter Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protest. The bench-warming (until [...]...

Why We Watched (Really Watched)

According to a recent Fox News article, the third presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was the third most watched in history. It was behind only the lone Reagan-Carter debate in 1980 (80.6 M people) and the first debate which took the top spot with a hefty 84 million. So it means that [...]...

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Welcome to Politics as Unusual

When I came up with this tagline two years ago, I never could have imagined how appropriate it would be for the 2016 election cycle. I created it because of the success of my first novel, The iCandidate. The main character, Michael Bennit, is anything but conventional. His journey into Washington’s halls of power in [...]...

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