Voices Of The Pacific Northwest: VISITING A LIBERAL COLLEGE

When you think about regions of the US, you consider their weather, terrain, cities, and population. And somewhere in there, politics usually enters the picture. And when thinking of the Pacific Northwest, politics usually means liberal or Progressive or the “left” side of the ideological spectrum. This is especially so when considering an institution already…
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Forcing Liberal-Leaners To Rethink Their Ideology: Ivy League School Discrimination Of Asians

  “Asian-Americans have to score on average about 140 points higher than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students and 450 points higher than African-American students to equal their chances of gaining admission to Harvard.” –The Wall Street Journal As was discussed recently when a Minnesota senior was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools,…
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No $ For Adult Bookstores

The story might seem a bit ho-hum at first: a bank decides not to lend to businesses it deems unethical. But hold on. How do you interpret the actions of a big bank not lending to certain businesses? -Is it smart business? -Discriminatory? -Their right? This story slides down the razor’s edge of opposing ideologies.…
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A Tiny Word That Makes A Huge Difference

Read the following two sentences: He is black. He is a black. Hmm. We don’t hear the latter much these days. It’s old-fashioned if not out-dated if not off-putting. But deeper than the emotional reaction that differs in these two statements, is the implication of that simple, one-letter word. Grammatically, “a” (or “an”) is an…
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The Vote…and Our Biology

Many of us voters were never really on the fence. We’ve been decidedly decided on who/what we’re voting for on this election months ago, before the first debates, and only hardened our choice as this day arrived. Though not with all these voters, it is within this population that there exists a tendency to allow something…
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Liberals And Conservatives: Ideology Over Science

Just looking at the names: Conservative and Liberal (or Progressive), it’s logical to assume that the first group is going to be more apt to resist change: change in policy, style, fashion, technology, tradition, religion, etc. Sometimes what we discovery via science is the trigger for such change. So it makes sense that, at times,…
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Hmm, Maybe Canada Really Is On Top Of The U.S.

When I was a boy, the Cannuck currency was 2/3 that of America’s. I remembered the ratio by comparing it to the ratio of kilometers to miles. And though it was still cool to have Canadian coins (money was still money and good for candy!), I know the storekeepers in my hometown preferred the American…
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On Freedom, China, And ObamaCare

Happy Fourth of July! Here are some thoughts about freedom. My friend, Susan, attends a very liberal liberal-arts college. It offers no majors or class requirements. The intention is to remove all roadblocks from a student pursuing their interests. I thought it sounded great. In high school and college I hated having to take classes…
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Investor Vs. Liberal: A Poignant Daily Show Interview

Last time, I showed you a fella who thought income inequality was a threat to the country. This time, I bring you a guy–Edward Conard–who says the opposite. Interesting stuff. The part that got me thinking, “huh, I never thought of it like that” was when he compares us to Europe and Japan, states that…
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