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To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country

Are Sharia Law and No-Go Zones Coming to the U.S.?

Any group of religious individuals—or any group of people, really—is going to have outliers who perpetuate violence. So it’s not surprising that many Americans have become extremely concerned about issues related to Islam and the people who practice it. In particular,...

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Is Big Government Bad Government?

Is Big Government Bad Government?

As of late, “big government” has become a dirty word. For lots of people it brings to mind concepts like totalitarianism, loss of freedom, and the moral corruption of society. But the fear regarding big government stems from myths and unfounded conspiracy theories. In...

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Where to Draw the Line on Gun Control

October 1, 2017 was a tragic day for Americans. It was the day that 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of Las Vegas concertgoers—killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 others. It set a record for deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history....

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Union of Concerned Scientists Sues the EPA

The fight is on. Last month, on January 23, the Union of Concerned Scientists filed a lawsuit against the EPA for limiting the involvement of certain scientists from serving on its advisory committees, specifically scientists from academia and nonpartisan non-profit...

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Should the U.S. Continue Sending Foreign Aid to Pakistan?

Republicans in Congress are pushing to end US foreign aid to Pakistan, a move that could create international instability and weaken the U.S.’s bargaining power. On Tuesday Congressmen Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Thomas Massie of Kentucky introduced the...

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Is The U.S. a Democracy or a Republic?

The United States is a democracy, right? Yes. Absolutely. But if that’s the case, why are we seeing arguments to the contrary? It’s not in headlines, but below the surface within right-leaning online political publications—the kinds of places some might go to find...

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What Does a Welfare Queen Really Look Like?

We’ve all heard it before: someone told a friend of a friend that they saw a designer jewelry-clad woman carrying a brand-new iPhone, who then whipped out her food stamp card to pay for her groceries. But this so-called welfare queen, who is allegedly living high on...

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Automation, Not Immigration, Is Causing American Job Losses

There’s no doubt that the economy played a huge role in the 2016 election. According to CNN, the U.S. has lost five million manufacturing jobs since 2000. During the campaign season, Donald Trump promised to bring those jobs back. When it came time for the election,...

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