Author: Reid Hansen

Kathy Griffin: Seriously?

On Tuesday, May 30th, comedian (if you find her humorous) Kathy Griffin posted a photo taken by highly controversial photographer Tyler Shields. This photo portrays Kathy Griffin holding a bleeding, severed head of the President while she looks at the camera emotionless. The actual picture may be seen on Fox News’ Entertainment section here. After severe backlash from both the left and the right alike, Griffin gave a rushed, vague apology on social media that was directed to the public and not to the President and his family. The photo has received backlash from 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney,...

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The “Trump” Nobody Is Talking About, Part 2

Amidst the videos of Trump allegedly “pushing” NATO members aside and blameworthy Occupy Democrat posts, the media networks and social media platforms neglect any news that point to President Trump’s success. He is faulty, as all people can be, but the left’s constant criticism of the president is both unproductive and trivial. With this article, and in my earlier piece, “The ‘Trump’ Nobody is Talking About”, I expose some of the more prolific and positive changes the president has achieved for our country. The president’s more recent success occurred earlier this month via executive order. The “Religious Liberty” executive...

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Should English Be Our Official Language?

We hear constantly throughout life that “communication is key”. Those who believe that statement would be right. Business, politics, education, and basic societal practices in general require clear and concise communication. This communication, however, can be completely inhibited by language barriers, making any conversation difficult. It is well-known that the United States actually has no official national language. This is a strange and often overlooked predicament, considering that the United States has a whopping 232 million native-English speakers and millions of bi-lingual speakers. Diversity and culture is celebrated by our country and we would not be who we are today without our...

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Where There’s “A Wall,” There’s A Way

During President Trump’s rise to the presidency, we heard the same phrase over and over again: “We will build a wall!” As a Trump supporter, the idea seemed to be so simple that it sounded like it might actually work. Often, when non-political Americans sit down to watch a candidate’s debate, they only see complex policies and ideas being thrown around. That complexity can ruin the political illusion for potential voters, and they become uninterested. However, the simplicity and boldness President Trump channeled when making such a blanket, radical statement regarding illegal immigration stimulated the interests of atypical voters. This is precisely how he won. Nevertheless,...

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Behold, The Dreaded Lobbyist

Often times when we hear the term “lobbyist” we think sleaze, greed, and corruption. The media, and daily political talk in general, paint lobbyists as parasites, a Washington nuisance. But the people who describe lobbyists as such would only be half correct. Lobbying, and the reason for its name, is disputed. Some believe the “advocacy industry” came about under President Grant after the Civil War. Some also claim the term came from a local government in Ohio, and others present the case of lobbying being derived from Parliament. Assuming the President Grant story, the term “lobbying” is received from the advocacy...

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