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Conventional Thinking: Election homework & help
Oct14

Conventional Thinking: Election homework & help

Have you ever studied so hard for a school exam that you were almost excited for the test day to come, because you knew the material so well you will ace it? If the 2016 U.S. Election were only about the presidential election, most voters would be more than prepared to cast their vote in November. I am afraid that many voters will receive a rude awakening when they come to the voting booth, having to consider many other candidate...

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Conventional Thinking: Beyond the debate
Oct07

Conventional Thinking: Beyond the debate

On Mon., Sept. 26, more than 80 million people watched the first U.S. Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. With pundits and people on social media analyzing every move they made, every word they said, it’s also important to think about what was not said at the debate. Though the debate forum was slated to cover “security and the economy,” several major issues which have ties to economics, security and justice...

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Conventional Thinking: A monumental state question
Sep30

Conventional Thinking: A monumental state question

This November, Oklahoma voters will consider a number of state questions on topics including the death penalty, prison sentencing reform, alcohol laws, as well as a sales tax hike for education. One state question that has not been discussed as much as others is State Question 790. SQ 790 says: “This measure would remove Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which prohibits the government from using public money or...

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Conventional Thinking: Home of the ‘bravado’?
Sep23

Conventional Thinking: Home of the ‘bravado’?

If the 2016 election cycle has proven anything, it’s that many Americans will say almost anything when they are behind a computer keyboard. Look at the average Facebook conversation about politics, and what will you see? Someone will post an article or news story that attacks a politician, which may be all or partly false; then the comments begin, for and against. During this back and forth, what emerges is a scenario in which people...

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Conventional Thinking: Fighting ‘The new drug’
Sep16

Conventional Thinking: Fighting ‘The new drug’

Can you guess who said these words? Pornography is “a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays . … What is required is an honest dialogue about what we are witnessing—the true nature and danger of porn—and an honor code to tamp it down in the collective interests of our well-being as individuals, as families and as communities.” Would...

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