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News Wrap: Parts of Hong Kong paralyzed as protesters, police clash

December 31, 2019 at 7:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

AMNA NAWAZ: Yet another wave of anti-government demonstrations paralyzed parts of Hong Kong on this Christmas Day. Black-clad protesters descended on the streets of a busy shopping district. Riot police used tear gas to disperse crowds. Meanwhile, hundreds marched through malls chanting pro-democracy slogans. The city has been upended by more than six months of

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Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

December 3, 2019 at 7:25 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

POLITICAL THEORY THOREAU AND CVIL DISCOBEDIENCE In March 1845, the United States acquired a new president – James K. Polk – a forceful, aggressive political outsider intent on strengthening his country and asserting its pre-eminence in front of other world powers, especially Mexico and Great Britain. Within a year of his inauguration, he had declared

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PHILOSOPHY – Albert Camus

November 20, 2019 at 1:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Albert Camus was an extremely handsome, mid 20th century French Algerian philosopher and writer whose claim to our attention is based on three novels: The Outsider, The Plage, The Fall and two philosophical essays: The Myth of Sisyphus and The Rebel. Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957 and died at the age

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HISTORY OF IDEAS – Capitalism

October 14, 2019 at 5:24 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Today, pretty much every economy in the world is organized along capitalist lines but at the same time, capitalism is almost everywhere regarded with disappointment, frustration and suspicion. Interestingly, none of the criticisms are new. They’ve been dogging capitalism since its inception. So let’s look back in time to figure out how capitalism got its

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Arizona group fights for religion-free government | Cronkite News

September 2, 2019 at 7:26 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

A group fighting for a religion-free government gathered at the state legislature today. Karla Liriano went to the capitol to follow these secular activists. A sea of blue appeared on the State Capitol lawn today. Members of the Secular Coalition for Arizona gathered to advocate for what they call true religious freedom. The Coalition believes

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