Robinson O'Brien-Bours
Robinson O'Brien-Bours

Robinson dabbles in wine, film, and technology. A former blogger for the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, he has previously held positions with the U.S. Congress, political nonprofits, and several Washington, D.C. think tanks. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Ashland University and resides in his native Los Angeles.

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Dec. 12, 2013

Thailand Isn't the Only Country to Dissolve Parliament — These 5 Countries Have Too

It's not the end of the world.

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Nov. 19, 2013

'House of Cards' and 'Alpha House' Expose How We Feel About Politics

In this case, art is imitating reality.
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Nov. 7, 2013

Miss Universe 2013: 7 Reasons Donald Trump is Being a Big, Fat Hypocrite

The Miss Universe contest claims to have humanitarian goals. So why is it taking place in Moscow?
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Oct. 18, 2013

Earmarks are the Real Reason John Boehner Can't Control House Republicans

When Republicans rode the anti-Obamacare Tea Party wave to take control of the House, they banned a longtime practice and changed how business is conducted in Washington: earmarks.
Oct. 15, 2013

Hollywood is Influencing Politics More Than Any Super PAC

While Hollywood is a great source of entertainment, it can also wield tremendous influence over public policy. In the age of new media, its influence will only continue to grow.
Sept. 19, 2013

5 Biggest Myths Hollywood Taught Us About the Middle Ages

Productions like 'Game of Thrones', 'Pillars of the Earth', 'Braveheart', and various Robin Hood interpretations all perpetuate many myths about the misunderstood Medieval era.

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Sept. 11, 2013

Another TSA Horror Story: You'll Never Guess What An Agent Did This Time

Nna Alpha Onuoha, the same TSA agent who was previously suspended for harassing a teenage girl at LAX, has been arrested for making threats against the Los Angeles airport.
Aug. 27, 2013

'Game of Thrones' Season 4: An Inside Look At the European Paradise That Looks Like King's Landing

Filming for Season Four of HBO's hit series 'Game of Thrones' just began in these cities in Croatia.
Aug. 17, 2013

WATCH: Google "Literally" Accommodates Joe Biden

Merriam-Webster, Cambridge, and Google have recently added the informal, non-literal definition of "literally" to their dictionaries. It is a favorite word of Vice President Joe Biden.
Aug. 14, 2013

'Elysium' Movie Review: Weird Immigration Sub-Plot Kill This Movie

Matt Damon's new film "Elysium" tries to provide some insight on immigration reform in the United States but gets distracted by a lazy plot and straw man villains.
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Aug. 13, 2013

Is Elon Musk Today's Thomas Edison?

Thomas Edison, the "Wizard of Menlo Park," revolutionized the human race. Today, Elon Musk is seeking to do the same through his inventions.

July 31, 2013

Is George R.R. Martin Ever Going to Finish 'Game Of Thrones'?

As HBO plans season four of its hit 'Game of Thrones' series, George R.R. Martin is still working on the sixth book and has yet to wrap up the saga with book seven. The clock is ticking.
July 27, 2013

The Week in Film: Efron Talks Star Wars, 'Wolverine' Opens

Zac Efron is rumored to be in talks for Star Wars, Topher Grace signs onto Christopher Nolan's latest project, and China censors Despicable Me 2.
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July 26, 2013

This Week's Really Bizarre Battle Over Your Privacy Rights Ended In the Worst Way Possible

Democrats joined libertarians. Republicans supported Obama. A fight over the defense appropriations bill saw Congress once more curtail the rights of Americans in the name of security.
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July 18, 2013

Homemade Bombs: 'The Anarchist Cookbook' Should Be Protected Speech

As Dzhokhar Tsarnaev goes to trial for the Boston Marathon Bombing, some may question if bomb-making instructions should be protected speech. They should.
July 11, 2013

Craft Whiskey Isn't Better Than the Original Thing — Yet

Established brands are still better than the many "craft" whiskeys popping up around the United States, but the little guys are catching up.

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July 8, 2013

Ft. Hood Trial: 5 Ways a Military Trial Is Different From a Civilian One

Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the man responsible for the mass shooting at Fort Hood in 2009, faces a court-martial for his crimes. How is this different from civilian court?
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July 5, 2013

Egyptian Military Coup: Democracy is Not the Goal of Government — Human Rights Are

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was ousted by Army General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. He deserved to be kicked out of office, elected or not.
June 30, 2013

5 Real World Places That Could Double As 'Game Of Thrones' Settings

What real-world locations would fit in with the universe of HBO's "Game of Thrones?"
June 30, 2013

This is the Worst Thing Jennifer Lopez Has Ever Done

J. Lo just performed at the birthday party of the oppressive dictator of Turkmenistan, one of the world's top violators of human rights.