Author: Chris Beyer

North Korea’s Dangerous Game

Smothered in headlines about the Oscars, Trump, and Mardi Gras, Americans missed the most terrifying news to not make headlines. Kim Jong Nam, elder brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, was silently assassinated in a Malaysian airport. Nam was the eldest child of the deceased North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Nam was exiled in the early 2000’s after he was discovered trying to visit Disneyland in Japan. Prior to exile, Nam was often seen as the next-in-line to lead the nation. With such an embarrassing fiasco, Kim Jong Il exiled his own son. The Swiss-educated son often...

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10 Essential Services Every College Student Should Have

Every college student has been there. We all have struggled at some point, staring into a Starbuck’s cup at 2 a.m., wondering how the semester might have been different. We wonder how could we have been more organized, or what we could have done to make that group project pan out better. Well today, I bring you 10 handy services every college student should have! Todoist. Todoist is a free task management app that can save your life and keep you aware of what’s next for days to come. It allows you to separate your ‘to-do’ list through ‘Projects’ as well...

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Pelosi Proves Democrats Have Learned Nothing

Last month, House Democrats again re-elected Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to minority leader, this time over the more centrist Tim Ryan (D-OH). The 134-63 vote suggests one thing: The Democrats are tone-deaf to the messages America is sending them. Following the vote, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), who publicly backed Tim Ryan for Minority Leader, said, “I’m very worried we just signed the Democratic Party’s death certificate.”  And he’s probably right. On election night, America showed Democrats the door. Their coastal-elite, top-down, aggressive liberal approach to governing for the past decade abandoned American workers, ignored our international allies, and emboldened our enemies. When Democrats...

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Cuba Libre: What Castro’s Death Means Now

Late in the night on November 25, Cuban state media reported that longtime Cuban dictator and American adversary Fidel Castro died at age 90. The announcement originally came from Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother and current Cuban head of state. Raul Castro is expected to manage the Cuba’s government for the foreseeable future. While being dictator since 2008, when Fidel resigned due to health concerns, Raul Castro has often taken his brother’s advice and direction. With Fidel dead and Raul not seeking another term in 2018, Cuba will receive new leadership for the first time in over half a century. The most immediate in line would be Ramon Machado Ventura, current Vice President of Cuba. Ventura is a disciple of Che Guevara and an original fighter who rebelled with Fidel and Raul Castro in the 1950’s. Another contender, and most likely to succeed the Castros, is Miguel Diaz-Canel, an extreme Marxist and Castro family shadow. Other officials that are reported to will likely rise are Alejandro Castro-Espin, Raul’s son, and Esteban Lazo, a rank-and-file lawmaker. None of this is certain if the Cuban people choose to take another course of action after nearly 60 years under an oppressive authoritarian government. Fidel Castro is most famously known for overthrowing the Batista regime in Cuba in 1959 and imposing a Communist dictatorship in which he led from 1960 to 2008. During that...

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Missouri’s Meth Problem

From common crooks to complex cartels, crime in Missouri is skyrocketing.  Sometimes dubbed the “Ferguson Effect,” criminal activity has increased over 70% in some parts of St. Louis. The city has actually been named the number one murder capital of the nation. With the whole state of Missouri watching crimes in our backyards, it’s easy to start to notice some of the larger trends. One example of this trend played out outside of Jefferson City, in the small town of Linn.  It has roughly 1,500 people, one of the county’s three school districts, dozens of small businesses and a hope for the future. But...

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