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Just before midnight, after Monday night’s speeches, delegates for Bernie Sanders rallied in the hallways of the Wells Fargo Center. They chanted, “Bernie beats Trump,” in anticipation of Tuesday’s roll call vote. This is Bruce Jones of Half Moon Bay, California, representing San Mateo County, California. Who are you representing? My district of 50,000 voters […]

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“A vast bureaucracy with no congressional oversight, that’s digging through hundreds of millions of your credit records to detect fraud,” proclaimed former Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina in regards to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  She went on to declare, “This is how socialism starts, ladies and gentlemen.” Ted Cruz referred to it as […]

World

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“We’re out.”With this laconic declaration, the Daily Mail delivered Friday’s simple, momentous truth to a polarized Britain; the torrent of patriotism and triumph on one side was matched only by the apocalyptic lamentations of the other.The United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union.While much of the county’s political establishment was left to reflect on […]

Culture

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At the John Wayne Museum in Winterset, Iowa — a museum entirely devoted to commemorating the late, notorious actor — Donald Trump stood in front of a fake desert background and a wax figure of John Wayne.  “When you think about it, John Wayne represented strength, he represented power, he represented what the people are […]

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It only takes a few minutes of browsing internet comments for one to observe just how ingrained the concept of “free speech” is in American culture. It is a buzz term that permeates the current nationwide debate about whether or not “coddled” college students’ demands for safe spaces and trigger-warnings violates it. While the freedom […]