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The Truth About America’s Division: I Dare You to Read This

The Truth About America’s Division: I Dare You to Read This

Anyone who has not been living under a rock since the inauguration of President Donald Trump is fully aware of how divided our country is. Since that day in January 2017, legions of previously dormant leftists have seized every possible opportunity to make it clear how dissatisfied they are with the state of the country.Read more about The Truth About America’s Division: I Dare You to Read This[…]

ISIS Murders Another American While Our Leaders Do Nothing

ISIS Murders Another American While Our Leaders Do Nothing

US_Secretary_of_the_Army.svgISIS has murdered yet another American, bringing the total to three in the last three months. Peter Kassig, a 26-year-old aid worker who converted to Islam, is the fifth Westerner to be murdered by a blood-thirty group of international terrorists who seem to delight in mocking the United States with every atrocious act they commit. And why not? As people die in the Middle East by the hundreds, we do absolutely nothing.

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Victory: Waiting to Be Seized by the Courageous

Victory: Waiting to Be Seized by the Courageous

 

In the 1992 presidential election Americans had a choice of three candidates: Democrat Bill Clinton, Republican George H.W. Bush, and Independent Ross Perot. If nothing else, Perot made the contest interesting via his strange ideas and gradually escalating paranoia. In the end he only commanded 18.9% of the vote while Bill Clinton went on to win with 43%.

In the days and weeks following, the majority of the Republican establishment went after Ross Perot and accused him of handing the election to Bill Clinton. They reasoned that had Perot dropped out of the race, the majority of his voters would have instead pulled the lever for Bush. They said that Bush’ 37.5%, combined with Perot’s 18.9%, would have catapulted Bush to a second term.

I disagree. Not with the numbers, with the assumption that Perot voters would have pulled the lever for Bush.

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Communication: Isn’t the Message Important?

Communication: Isn’t the Message Important?

Let me start this blog post with a question: what’s the point of communication?

If I’m understanding it correctly, we communicate with one another for the sole purpose of exchanging information and ideas. I have a message I want to communicate to you. You have a message you want to communicate in return. When both of us to do so effectively, we each understand the message of the other.

This leads to a second question: if the message conveyed is a lie, what does it matter how good a communicator the liar is? Read more about Communication: Isn’t the Message Important?

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