Nick Stirrett
Nick Stirrett

Sports Can Help Teach Leadership in Politics

Athletics provide valuable life lessons in politics, leadership, and success.

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British PM David Cameron: "We're Never Going to Join the Euro"

While the euro appears to have been saved, a rift has emerged among power players in the union.
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What Will Be the Fallout of the Faltering Euro?

The EU summit on Friday holds the euro zone's future in its hands.
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In Las Vegas GOP Debate, Why Not Flip the Script?

Political debates are largely fruitless events that fail to enlighten Americans.
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In Tough Economy, Sin Sells

Sin stocks are outperforming the rest of the market, but their success creates a paradox between economic gain and social responsibility.
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Political Vacations? Why Not?

Should elected officials be permitted to take time away from office in the midst of the country's economic and jobs crisis?

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Losing Money With Energy Subsidies

Government subsidies provided to big energy are hindering economic progress and must be redefined.
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How Brews Will Whet Our Economic Whistle

America's craft-beer industry is a prime example of how local economies are leading the way to economic recovery.
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Close Government-Corporate Ties Are Bad News for Middle-Class

The relationship between self-interested corporations and government is growing. This should alarm the middle class, dogged by foreclosures and unemployment because these companies don't have the
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Call of Duty? Video Games Desensitize And Trivialize War

A new computer game based on the Bin Laden mission has garnered attention. Software companies claim these war games are educational, but they glaze over the meaning and impact of real combat.
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The Social Struggle of Our Time

What is the defining struggle of Generation Y as it comes of age and political maturity? The preeminent social issue of our generation will be the survival of the middle-class.

The Natural Relationship Between Religion and Politics

Americans try to separate church and state in public, but religion can provide a foundation for morality which is necessary in politics, so perhaps the two should not be kept strictly separate.