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Potential GOP candidates aren’t as competent as they think they are

Potential GOP candidates aren’t as competent as they think they are

Ryan Mancini

April 23, 2014

As everyone reaches a certain age, we all learn that the fairy tales we were told by our parents (or saw in Disney films) were explanations for how we should be moral and how to make reasonable choices. These were stories where we as young people build our own ethics. These tales helped us as childr...

Changing weather patterns is forecasting a dark future

Changing weather patterns is forecasting a dark future

Ryan Mancini

April 22, 2014

It is not a well known fact that there have been several mass extinctions in the long history of our planet. The most famous of these (and the most recent as well) resulted in the deaths of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. This came as an evolutionary benefit to mammals, particularly for our simian ancestors, where the extinc...

Peace out Fred Phelps, God hates you too

Peace out Fred Phelps, God hates you too

Ryan Mancini

March 26, 2014

Though by no means a trend, hate has become an unnecessary commodity all across the world. Many nations and many people are to blame, but history seems to redeem these odious people. As the millennials of the world age and mature and begin to make social changes and choices, the number of vile people in the w...

Supreme court decision on search warrants is chipping at privacy

Supreme court decision on search warrants is chipping at privacy

Ryan Mancini

March 19, 2014

Body armor. Semi-automatic rifles. Armored vehicles. Lack of warrants. This all currently describes America’s militarized police stratagem. The ruling of Fernandez v. California asserts that warrants are now no longer necessary in the search and seizure of homes, with the sanction of one individua...

America, the land of hypocritical politicians and policies

America, the land of hypocritical politicians and policies

Ryan Mancini

March 11, 2014

History will always offer the usual tale of a smaller nation facing the great challenge of confronting an indomitable empire. Simply look at America’s reaction to Native American sovereignty. This global trend seems to rear its ugly head every just about every generation, with recent examples s...

A discriminatory bill against the LGBTQ community in Arizona thankfully vetoed

A discriminatory bill against the LGBTQ community in Arizona thankfully vetoed

Ryan Mancini

February 28, 2014

Upon viewing the the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Queer (LGBTQ) landscape in America, the current perception would be that things are going in the right direction. With marriage equality legalized in seventeen states (a judge in Virginia recently announced the unconstitutionality of the state’s gay...

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