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As 14 million spectators viewed Thursday night’s televised Democratic presidential candidate debate, a new political ad captured attention by featuring the burning face of Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as well as grim images of skulls captured during the Khmer Rouge. The ad, which is only 30 seconds long, does not...
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"Like all political speeches, rallies, and debates, Thursday’s Democratic debate was full of hyperbole, fearmongering, and lies. Here is a fact check of some of the more important things said on that stage, some true and some false. Though this is by no means an exhaustive list, these are, in my mind, the key points of review from that debate."
In a pair of special elections for House of Representatives seats in North Carolina framed as important indicators for the 2020 presidential election, Republicans (and by proxy Donald Trump) swept both. In the 3rd district, an R+12 district that Trump carried by 24% and was vacated because of the...
Trump fires Bolton
"Trump also announced that he will name a new National Security Adviser sometime next week."
China Moves in on Hong Kong
"While the Chinese government claimed such actions as part of a “normal rotation” of military assets, the timing is all too convenient as the protests in Hong Kong have intensified in the three months since they began."


Misconceptions of Market Forces

"There will only be truth and honesty in the media if there is a demand for it. If those that demand truth in media sit back and wait for the market to supply it, they will be disappointed," writes Nathan Kreider in this edition of Misconceptions.



Science and Technology

The Attention Surrounding Greta Thunberg is a Sign of Desperation –...

"Every so often, a clearly eloquent and passionate young person is trotted out by the media to act as the official figurehead for a trendy movement. For some odd reason, we’re expected to take a point more seriously because a young person has said it," writes James Smith in this edition of Opting Out.