Author: Nika Anschuetz

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A Social Experiment

A new craze has been sweeping social media. By now, I’m sure you have heard of the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. Heck, you might have already been nominated or participated. Is this challenge sparking real tangible change? First, let’s try to understand this horrible disease. The ALS Association describes the disease as such: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive...

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Separation of Church and State: A History

One of the best things about history is that it never changes. History remains the same yesterday, today, and forever, and it is always available to teach us if we’ve said or done something wrong. Recently, Stephen King tweeted about the hypocrisy of the Tea Party. The Tea Partiers claim to love our Constitution, but seem a bit foggy on the separation of church and state stuff. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 20, 2014 He even admits to not being a constitutional scholar. No, not a Constitutional scholar, just…watch this closely. Church…here. State…there. Separate. Would a picture help? —...

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The War on Conservative Women

The war on women is real, but which women is it targeting? The far left wants you to believe that this war is perpetrated by the nasty GOP. Google it. Titles like “GOP War on Women,” “Republican War on Women,” and “Stop the War on Women” are all plastered at the top of the search results. If there was such a raging war, one would hope that this war wouldn’t be discriminatory. After all, what are the liberals sharpening their swords for? Unfortunately, this war is extremely discriminatory. The women’s rights advocates will defend women, but only if you agree with their politics....

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Who Dunnit? The Tale of Lois Lerner and the IRS

The IRS’s latest mishap revealed that mysteriously somehow, Lois Lerner, former IRS official, had 2 years worth of emails disappear into the great abyss to never be retrieved. Is this a mere coincidence or a sign of a systematic problem in our government? In case you haven’t been following the IRS scandal, here’s a brief rundown of what happened. According to Forbes contributor, Kelly Phillips Erb: In 2010, IRS employees were asked to scrutinize tax exempt organizations based on politically-charged keywords, the so-called BOLO (“be on the lookout”) listings. The BOLO listings were either a lazy or targeted response (depending...

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The “War On Women”

Millions watched as Miss Nevada was crowned Miss USA Sunday evening. It isn’t out of the ordinary for beauty pageants to stir up controversy across the nation, and Miss USA Nia Sanchez now finds herself at the center of a “war on women.” During the question portion of Miss USA, Miss Nevada answered a question regarding sexual assault. Miss Nevada, a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo, suggested that learning self defense is a good way to combat it. In her answer, Miss Nevada said: “I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and...

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