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The Man Running in Maryland — Interview with Neal Simon

The track record for winning an election as an Independent is far from good. However, Neal Simon of Maryland hopes to strengthen those numbers come November. We sat down with the U.S. Senate candidate to discuss how he plans to win, the issues he would tackle if elected, and how he would impact the people […]

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Political Duopoly: When Will The Stranglehold End?

The American people have two main choices when it comes to electing politicians. The Republicans and the Democrats, America’s century-and-a-half political version of the Coke vs. Pepsi challenge, are continually changing the rules of the game to ensure their continued stranglehold over the American political process. Given their near-total control over all aspects of American […]

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Two Teams, No Winners: Are Americans Willing to Let Go of Partisanship?

There are 10 seconds to go, and it’s not looking good. Seemingly untouchable in the first half, the Minnesota Vikings are now down by one point against the New Orleans Saints — and I’m getting nervous. Not because I’m particularly passionate about them winning, but because I know my boyfriend Matt will sink into temporary depression […]

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Burgers, Tacos, and a Government Shutdown

Don’t blame Democrats or Republicans for a government shutdown. Blame both of them. During a shutdown, you’ll see both sides work their damnedest to… blame the other side? Yea, that sentence doesn’t end well. It should end “…solve the problem” but instead, we-the-people’s representatives are usually busy saving their own behinds rather than saving our […]