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Gun Control Debate 2013: You Can't Argue With Facts

Sean McElwee's article that insists that "Guns and Gun Violence Go Hand in Hand" uses a truckload of strawman arguments and bad data to buttress my own hypothesis, rather than dismantle it.

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Gun Control 2013: Guns and Crime is a False Correlation

Media attention and political talking points drawing correlations between guns and violent crime are not apparent in any empirical data. So why are law-abiding gun owners being held accountable?
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Prop 8 and DOMA: The Only Way to Marriage Equality is to Eliminate State Marriage Licenses

The center of the "marriage equality" debate has been about recognizing gay-couples alongside straight couples, but unfortunately this still leaves other groups behind.
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Rand Paul 2016: Principle is How the GOP Will Win Over Millennials

Every liberal seems to have advice for the GOP on how they can "rebrand" and win over new voter groups. Embracing principle is the only thing that can work.

Why Beer Pong Might Be the Future of Televised Sports

With widespread attention, an international tournament, and plenty of money to be made in advertising, the World Series of Beer Pong may be the future of televised sports.
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10 Challenges Facing the U.S. Over the Next Two Decades

The United States is plagued with a number of political issues, some more important than others. Addressing these 10 issues will inevitably restore America to what once made it great.

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9 Leading Causes of Death in the United States

In the midst of the debate over gun control, we have a tendency to overlook some of the country's more major causes of death.
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NDAA: What Obama Hoped You Wouldn't Notice About This Bill

The National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 contains a number of worrisome provisions that run counter to the promises of the Bill of Rights.
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James Holmes and Jeffrey Johnson Aftermath: Why We Do Not Need Stricter Gun Laws in the US

Imposing harsher and stricter controls on guns negatively affects people who use guns for recreation and self defense, besides diminishing the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens
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Shark Week 2012: What Sharks Have in Common With Politicians (With the Exception of Ron Paul and Bernie Sanders)

With the 25th anniversary of Shark Week here and the presidential election approaching, it might be the perfect time to compare the two. Except that is an insult to sharks.