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Bridging Our Partisan Divide Is Essential to Fixing U.S. Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a report card for American Infrastructure again this past year and gave it a D+. When compared with other modern nations, and with our own development from years past, the state of American infrastructure was one grade above failing. Keep in mind that another report, released in…

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Off-Year Elections: Get Out and Vote Tomorrow!

2017 is an off-year for US elections. November 7th will see gubernatorial elections held in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as house state legislative elections in the same states. There will also be various other local elections, mayoral races and other citizen initiatives taking place. There is a lack of media coverage for these…

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Defining Echo Chambers: Why Do We Only Hear What We Want To?

The foundational political battle being waged right now across the globe is quickly becoming one of “globalists” vs. “nationalists” — and some still think of it as a war between progressives and conservatives. The biggest battle, though, is between the informed and the ignorant. People bristle when you so much as whisper the word “ignorance.”…

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How State Ballot Access Laws Restrict Third-Party Candidates

Even though a third-party candidate has never won a modern-era presidential election, increasing frustration with federal party candidates has driven more voters to support alternative options. Unfortunately, our voting system forces supporters of third-party candidates to jump through hoops just to cast a vote of equal value for someone who’s not a Republican or Democrat.…

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How Do We Hear Each Other Out? Sit Down and Have a Beer

The makers of Heineken beer recently released a four-plus-minute-long advertisement posing as a social experiment. In it, actors pretend to be people with wildly polarizing opinions on the topics of feminism, climate change and transgenderism. The directors of the commercial intentionally left race out of the commercial, perhaps believing that subject is too touchy to…