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What Were the Political Effects of the Industrial Revolution? What Will Those of the Current Technological Revolution Be?

I’ve been on a bit of a history kick lately. They say you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been, right? There are arguably a lot of crazy twists and turns going on in our country right now. And sometimes when that’s the case, it can be good to take a…

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Stay Informed: The Importance of International News

The world is a big place. Every day, dozens of relevant news stories break across the globe: economics, politics, diplomacy, military maneuvers, sports and entertainment, to mention just a few categories. While the information revolution has made it easier to find whatever you’re searching for, the tremendous amount of information available makes it difficult to…

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The Best Political Blogs for Moderates to Follow in 2018

Today, it feels nearly impossible to discern who is telling the truth and who is, as the President is so fond of screaming, “fake news.” My right-leaning father and I are consistently battling each other with conflicting facts from our niche news sources. For example, his conservative news bubble is telling him that Trump’s approval…

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Online Filter Bubbles Are Making Us Politically Dumb

There’s no question: the Internet is the most efficient communication tool ever invented. Unfortunately, most days, it feels like it’s only making us stupider. The unrelenting chaos leading up to and now trailing in the wake of the 2016 election is proof that the way we use the Internet is destroying everything we love. It’s…

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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 Young Adults Are Creating Social Change Through Apps and Smartphone Technology

For many young people, smartphones are a part of everyday life. In the current technological revolution, many of today’s teens don’t even remember a world without them. Critics lament the harmful effects of the devices on social skills, mental health, sleep patterns and cite a host of other potential problems. However, smartphones also give young…

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Tech & Tradition: Can Alternative Energy Boost a Failing Agricultural Market?

The benefits alternative energy sources offer in residential and commercial applications are already widely known. However, as this country moves decisively — even if it’s a bit slowly — toward clean energy, a variety of additional applications are coming to light. One of these is the agricultural market, which has struggled in recent years, almost…