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Thom Tillis Takes NC GOP Senate Primary, Avoids Runoff

Thom Tillis Takes NC GOP Senate Primary, Avoids Runoff

Follow @Ryan_Kantor Tuesday, May 6th Thom Tillis the Speaker of the North Carolina House won the GOP U.S. senate primary and hit the crucial 40% mark to avoid a runoff election. Tillis won while fending off both Republican contenders and attack ads from Senator Reid’s PAC (Senate Majority PAC) that claimed he called Obamacare “a great … Continue reading

North Carolina Senate Race: Informational Primer

North Carolina Senate Race: Informational Primer

Incumbent: Kay Hagan (D) Context: Kay Hagan was first elected in 2008 when anti-Republican sentiment swayed North Carolina to vote for Barack Obama. Since being elected, she has voted for Obamacare, which has led to 473,000 North Carolinians having their plans canceled. North Carolina has also experienced higher rate hikes than any other state. She is more … Continue reading

Book Review: Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

Book Review: Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

It was a long read, but well worth it. Coolidge by Amity Shlaes chronicles the life of the 30th President of the United States. He served in the time between World War I and the Great Depression (1923-1929) and thus is often forgotten in the annals of history. Nevertheless, he accomplished a great deal during the … Continue reading

Maybe You Shouldn’t Vote After All

I ran into an article on Yahoo.com with some interesting statistics on the group of Americans that will decide the fate of our nation–“undecided likely voters.” While 69 percent of likely voters report they’re paying a great deal of attention to the race, the figure drops to 59 percent for persuadable likely voters. Among the … Continue reading

Newt Gingrich Earns First GOP Primary Victory

As I’m sure you know by now, Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina GOP primary, and did so decisively. Now, Santorum, Romney, and Gingrich all may claim victory in one state. While the winner of South Carolina has gone on to win the nomination in every GOP primary since 1980, each of those winners also … Continue reading

Moral Relativism Makes Me Relatively Sick

Metaethical Moral Relativism: The truth or falsity of moral judgements, or their justification, is not absolute or universal, but is relative to the traditions, convictions, or practices of a group of persons. Simply put, for those who subscribe to this philosophy, there is no real right or wrong. Groups of people can decide what is … Continue reading