You’ve done it. You’ve graduated high school, and you’re going to college in hopes of joining the thirty-percent of Americans who have a college degree. Good for you! You can find many guides on how to “survive” college or even a book on possible degrees. Something you may or may not find, however, is a guide to the “political climate” of the common public university. Hint: It doesn’t lean to the right. At all. So what can you do to survive? This advice is not just for new freshman. It also serves well for anyone who may feel hushed by liberal rhetoric,...Read More
Author: Reid Hansen
Whenever I write about campus protests, I can’t help feeling like I’m repeating myself. How many stories of intolerant protesters, violent Antifa members, and presidential death threats do I have to write about? Well, I am sorry to say, this week’s story deals with the left’s bigotry once more. Let’s dive in. On Thursday, September 14th, Ben Shapiro spoke at the University of California at Berkeley and held a question and answer session. After the school’s many failed attempts to block Shapiro from coming to speak, he finally did; though, it wasn’t pretty. As if arresting 9 protesters for banned weaponry...Read More
When North Korea threatens the United States incessantly, a category 4 hurricane hits major southern cities, and healthcare reform is routinely failing, it puts a major, partisan, focus on politics. The media is outraged, the left is violently protesting, and political twitter rages on. I know what you’re thinking. I, too, am tired of hearing about all of it. But, perhaps we’re focusing on the wrong thing. If we focus too much on selective American issues, the country begins to miss the critical problems lying under the surface. Alarmingly, 91 Americans die every day from opioid prescription drug overdoses. On a...Read More
Social media–especially Twitter–has been impacted by this past presidential election. Not a day that goes by where the media doesn’t go absolutely wild over Trump’s blatant, and often overdone, tweets. The company and its founders are benefiting greatly from the undeniable attention the social network is receiving. However, active Twitter users know that it is not just the President who is loud on Twitter. It’s also the people who oppose him. Particularly for the past ten months, Twitter has been a political battleground. Many passionate people use Twitter to relieve political angst, often in a way that leads to a loss...Read More
As a vocal conservative, a certain conversation comes to mind that I, along with many other conservatives, have heard and endured throughout higher education. This conversation, of course, begins with: “You’re only Republican because your parents are.” Lying under this statement is the implication that progressivism comes only from free thought and intellectual rebellion, and that conservatism is a lazy, second-hand philosophy. But, is this true? Psychology Today offers a well-studied and tested theory, referred to as “groupthink”, to explain this liberal accusation. Groupthink, according to the popular publication, “occurs when a group values harmony and coherence over accurate analysis...Read More
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