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If It Wasn’t For Their Personalities

If it wasn’t for their personalities, both Trump and Clinton would be phenomenal candidates. Seriously. We have two of the most qualified people ever to run for POTUS. Think about it. Hillary Clinton went to Yale Law School, married Bill Clinton and became First Lady of Arkansas followed by First Lady of the United States,… Continue

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The Leader Begins: Escaping the Thought Police

I’ve always been skeptical of authority Growing up inside a Parochial school system caused me to question my beliefs to the point of existential and philosophical angst. I had existed in an echo chamber for so long… how could I be sure that my worldview was right? I remember watching Bill Maher’s Religulous in the basement… Continue

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FHSU alum Bittel appointed district judge 

08/05/2016 Fort Hays State University Relations Fort Hays State University alum Blake Bittel was appointed Wednesday as a 23rd District Judge by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Bittel, who was born in WaKeeney and grew up in Ellis, is currently engaged in private law practice in Hays with Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson. He graduated from… Continue

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How Government became God

As a Christian, I believe God is the source of all life. In my view, humanity was created by God for us to enjoy a relationship with Him and to take care of the world He made for us. This gives me a clear explanation of where I came from, a job description as a… Continue

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FHSU student tries her Hand in politics

07/26/2012 Randy Gonzalez Fort Hays State University Relations HAYS, Kan. — Being a Democrat in a Republican state can be frustrating, but it also can be a learning experience, said Anna Hand, an Ellsworth senior majoring in political science at Fort Hays State University. “Of course it’s frustrating, because I have my ideas of the… Continue

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5 reasons everyone hates politicians

This is the year for outsiders in the political world. From Gary Johnson to Bernie Sanders – and of course Donald Trump – voters everywhere are looking for someone who isn’t part of the establishment to represent them. Sure there are still plenty of people who support the establishment candidates, but it is clear there… Continue

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Could a smartphone app revolutionize democracy in America?

One phone application is leading the way for increasing political involvement, and holding Congress accountable  at a time where the American government seems to be failing. It’s no secret that public opinion has very little effect on public policy decisions. The major influence Congressmen feel is from political lobbyists and Political Action Committees (PACS), which… Continue

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