Author: Luke Stibbs

Mr. President, Stop Blaming Headwinds

President Obama’s speeches always revolve around two things: his ideas for fixing the country (which are always discussed in vague, archetypical terms relating to positive things, like “Hope” and “Change”), and the evil, nasty, bad things stopping him from achieving them.  Often, President Obama refers to these evil, nasty things as headwinds. For those of you who don’t know the term, it’s a common sailing phrase that means the wind is blowing directly at you, impeding your progress. In short, it’s a problem that you have no control over. He’s said that rising gas prices are a headwind, even...

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Anti-Asian Bias and the False Premise of Forced Diversity

Tweet In today’s society, conservatives are constantly lectured about fairness. The stereotype that conservatives don’t like minorities and want them to fail is a bit ridiculous. Now, as most conservatives would argue, we aren’t actually about injustice (who is?); we simply find intrinsic and extrinsic value in merit. Well-rounded, hardworking academics should have a better chance at getting into the top universities. Liberals claim that we need programs like affirmative action to ensure that minority participation isn’t hindered by racial profiling. This is a classic example of the left trying to implement justice and make nothing about race when...

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Swarm Theory: How the Media Controls the Debate

Tweet There have been few times in history when the media has been as incompetent as it is today. One of the more sinister forms that this incompetence takes is something I call “swarm theory.” Swarm theory is similar to the idea of the media echo chamber. One media outlet reports on a story, and the fact that one media outlet reported on it makes it ‘newsworthy’. Other media outlets begin to cover it. The original source goes back and covers all of the coverage; and the self-sustaining loop continues. A good example of swarm theory in action is...

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