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Do We Feel the Bern Still?

Many of us were devastated when Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lost the 2016 Democratic Primary to Hillary Clinton. So many of us — especially the youths — felt the bern. Sanders won the most ballots among voters 30 and younger. They voted for Sanders more than two million times while Clinton and Donald Trump could…

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How Can We Get Better at Creating Secure Elections in the US?

American citizens possess a constitutional right to vote, but do those votes mean anything if secure election processes are not available? After Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential election, the government has done little to keep problems like this from reoccurring in the future. The $380 million spending bill, which will be distributed as grants…

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A Country Is Not a Company: How Business Leaders Can Help Repair America

America’s current commander-in-chief was swept to victory because a large number of voters mistook his apparent business acumen for political competency. Worse, they even assigned his being a business mogul a moral value, proud in their assumption that “businessmen” are necessarily and always more trustworthy than “politicians.” This generalization is so manifestly untrue that it’s…

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Is a Second American Revolution Coming in the Form of Anti-Party Politics?

The United States of America, taken as a whole, isn’t remotely as “divided” as you might like to think. When we poll the American people one issue at a time, we find they overwhelmingly support progressive, fiscally responsible and obviously logical solutions to our problems — including universal, single-payer healthcare, tighter environmental and banking regulations,…