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Have you ever thought just how far ahead you actually think? Most of us probably think a day or so ahead unless we are specifically planning something. But businesses think multiple quarters ahead; governmental projects are made with years in mind. Even the Catholic Church thinks in centuries, and the Earth moves in millennia. But we as humans only think in the short run, and it is never good.

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Since the end of the Cold War, the world has seen little competition between any great powers. No country could have hoped to challenge the power and influence that America held. A sense that the U.S. had won the "big one" seemed to emerge, and America became a less forceful and more diplomatic international player. But as the U.S. became distracted and disappointed in the Middle East, former and new great powers have emerged and are actively working to test the will of America. To win t…

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The holidays are a wonderful (and my favorite) time of the year. There’s food, there’s family, there are friends and there is happiness. But there’s also some hurt around Thanksgiving, and it shouldn’t be ignored.

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In a time where America and the world are becoming more and more polarized on issues, it is easy to fall into echo chambers of like-minded people. However, refusing to reach out and gather multiple perspectives prevents unity and even compromise. 

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Congress has been arguing. That’s nothing new. But the things over which they have been arguing recently are new in a way. “Unrealized capital gains” are the latest target of our greedy Washington rulers. It’s a great phrase to obscure what they are doing. At the center is the word “capital” which reminds people of capitalism, which many associate with selfish unjust behavior. “Gains” should certainly be taxed if we tax profit, right? For those who got an ‘A’ in ECON 101 and do know what…

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As the old saying goes, "if it's too good to be true, it's a scam." It doesn't really say that, but with how times have changed, I'd say it's pretty accurate. During the Great Pandemic (Covid 2020-?), we have seen a rise in scams. Now we know scammers are always out there. But this time, it's a bit different, and they are getting better at exploiting our human psychology.

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It's always been more. More than just throwing a ball, hitting a puck, snagging a home run, making a slam dunk, chipping a ball in or any other simple descriptor that might be used to describe sports, because it is far more than any of these. Sports are a unifier as well as a divider. It can make gods and kings just as quickly as it can depose them and subject athletes to unknown obscurity. But most importantly of all, it gives us once in a lifetime every single year. 

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Being raised in a family of football fans, I have had the privilege of attending dozens of college football matchups. Game days are a staple of my childhood and current college experience. After witnessing unbelievable underdog victories, top ten matchups and overtime thrillers, last weekend’s thrashing of the Texas Longhorns stands out as the most enjoyable game I have attended. 

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