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Your Argument Sucks: Uber-Patriotism & the Second Amendment

Your Argument Sucks is a recurring column where I tackle major arguments about the modern US political system by detailing actual facts through the narrative of historical context. All I ask is this: Go into these posts with an open mind and the ability to change said mind, if necessary, no matter which side of the argument you fall. I did. And because no matter how much you want to be right, no matter how much being wrong would flip your world upside down, being able to accept the facts and… Read more Your Argument Sucks: Uber-Patriotism & the Second Amendment

Your Argument Sucks: Black Lives Matter & Systemic Racism

Your Argument Sucks is a recurring column where I tackle major arguments about the modern US political system by detailing actual facts through the narrative of historical context. All I ask is this: Go into these posts with an open mind and the ability to change said mind, if necessary, no matter which side of the argument you fall. I did. And because no matter how much you want to be right, no matter how much being wrong would flip your world upside down, being able to accept the facts and… Read more Your Argument Sucks: Black Lives Matter & Systemic Racism

Cancel Culture: Censorship or Justice?

As a librarian, I am quite opposed to the idea of censorship. As an elementary librarian, I’m surrounded by it. The vast majority of censored books are for kids–because they’re for kids. Banned Books Week is incredibly important. The issue with banning things is that it’s almost always an extreme reaction to appease a small group of extremists without much consideration. And then there are the Social Justice Warriors, a negative term to indicate people who battle “the man” to bring down anyone, particularly celebrities, who say or do immoral… Read more Cancel Culture: Censorship or Justice?

Your Argument Sucks: Founding Fathers & Religion

Your Argument Sucks is a recurring column where I tackle major arguments about the modern US political system by detailing actual facts through the narrative of historical context. All I ask is this: Go into these posts with an open mind and the ability to change said mind, if necessary, no matter which side of the argument you fall. I did. And because no matter how much you want to be right, no matter how much being wrong would flip your world upside down, being able to accept the facts and… Read more Your Argument Sucks: Founding Fathers & Religion

Goliath: The Hamilton(?) Story

Since it graced people’s screens via Disney+ on July 3rd, a lot more people not able to make it to Broadway now have easy access to the smash hit play, Hamilton. For those not in-the-know (somehow), Lin-Manuel Miranda read “Alexander Hamilton,” a biography by Ron Chernow, fell in love with the story, and wrote (directed, and starred in) a rap-opera adaptation that race-swaps most of the cast. For as amazing and entertaining as it is (and it really is), it has not come without controversy. One of the biggest controversies… Read more Goliath: The Hamilton(?) Story