The Net Neutrality Debate: A Conservative Perspective

If you log into Facebook or Twitter today, you might notice a lot of people talking about “net neutrality.” July 12th is the net neutrality Day of Action. Today, an imposing list of major web-based companies, the self-styled “Team Internet” will express their support of Obama-era net neutrality rules. The consensus on net neutrality, sometimes …

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Proud to be an American?

A few days ago, I started writing a post for the 4th of July. Upon completing a first draft, I asked my wife (who is sweet enough to read my work before I publish it), for her opinion. After reading through it, she looked at me with a frown. “It’s good,” she explained, “but I …

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Tolerance Does Not Equal Approval

As you may already know, the month of June has been taken hostage as “gay pride month.” Gay pride marches and rallies are being held every weekend of the month in cities all across America and around the world. Chances are, you probably don’t even have to go outside your front door to experience “gay …

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Five Reasons Why Minimum Wage is a Bad Idea

Minimum wage is a surprisingly popular idea, with a majority of Americans supporting increases ranging from $10.10 to $15 per hour. Despite its popularity, there are several reasons why minimum wage is a bad idea for everyone, especially the people it is supposed to help. I’m no economist, so I can’t claim to be an …

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It’s Not Hateful to Believe People Who Say They Want To Kill Us

As I’m sure most of you have heard by now, the London Bridge was the scene of yet another terrorist attack last Saturday, when a man carrying an Irish identity card and driving a rented van drove into a crowd of pedestrians. The details are all eerily familiar. Men jumped out of the van and …

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Worried about the Paris Climate Treaty? Now you can save the Earth with this one weird trick! (Power companies hate this!)

I love science. I really do. I march for it all the time, and my Facebook profile is littered with re-posts of kitschy science memes. If that doesn’t make me qualified to speak as a scientist (of course, it should, but just to be on the safe side), I also hold not one, but two …

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Where were all the protesters at the Grammys?

Last Sunday was, apparently, the Grammys. I know this not because I watch much TV (hardly any now that football season is over), but because (1) I happened to hear about it on the radio, and (2) my friends on Facebook started posting about someone by the name of “Chance the Rapper” sometime late Sunday …

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The Lesser of Two Evils: Should we vote for Mitt Romney?

This post is in response to a comment posted in the “Suggestions” section. Thanks jenevieves for the request! Despite nature’s best efforts to hinder the Republican National Convention and the subsequent nomination of their less-than ideal candidate, the time for Mitt Romney’s inevitable nomination as the GOP’s candidate for president is inevitably drawing closer. This …

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Destroy America: Yes We Can!

If you’re like me, you probably get a bunch of emails from every corner of the political world every day. With most of them, I promptly hit the delete button and move on, but there is one variety which always catches my eye. For some reason, I always enjoy reading the emails which predict the …

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“You Didn’t Build That”?

Normally, I like to post only the stuff that I write. However, on some occasions, there are so many well-written opinions already out there that I feel like whatever I write will only be regurgitating what has already been said. Obama’s bungle about “you didn’t build that business” is just such an issue. I could …

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