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Fun fact: you can be a justice of the U.S Supreme Court, so can anyone else on the planet, a dog, or even a rock.  This is obviously a comical interpretation of the Constitution; a dog will never become a Supreme Court justice.  The reason that all of the justices have been humans with some legal training is because...
Earlier this summer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez achieved a stunning victory in New York’s 14th congressional district over Rep. Joe Crowley, one of the most influential Democratic leaders in Congress. Based on a grassroots-led campaign, her success attracted attention nationwide, as she soon began making appearances on cable news to answer hundreds of questions about her platform. While much of the discussion...
(photo of Pyongyang, by How Hwee Young, EPA) Parading through the streets of Pyongyang, festooned with colorful banners in a sea of uniformed soldiers, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) flaunts its increasingly advanced missile technology.  The lavish occasion, which marked the 105th birthday of North Korean founder, Kim Il-Sung, was meant to display North Korea’s advancing nuclear weapons...
It’s amazing how much a year can change. Our nation’s constantly vacillating attention can shift from India and Copenhagen to Chile and Haiti. The theory of global warming can suddenly change from consensus science to a carefully fabricated hoax. A record-setting quarterback (who will remain nameless) can go from respected Southern gentleman to perverted grandpa. And, in one short...
“The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try and take it.” Thomas Jefferson perfectly encapsulates the truly American notion of bearing arms, saluting the indomitable spirit of the people and their will to defend what is rightfully theirs: guns. Our forefathers, most notably Thomas Jefferson, scoffed at the idea of depriving the...
It's a late Wednesday night on CNN. The nation gathers around their televisions to watch eloquent politicians stand behind podiums and try to influence the engaged audience to fight for his or her cause. Although the actual presidential campaign will not begin until 2016, many Americans take the time to watch these debates, wondering who will become the next...
I am a Texan. I hunt. I fish. I am a member of Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association. My room is adorned with my trophies taken from places ranging from the Piney Woods to the Great Plains. I eat what I harvest from the land. I own weapons: shotguns, rifles, and bows, all the tools of my...

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