Articles by Nicholas Johnson


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Bridging the Gap

I am not a Republican. I’m not really much of anything. I have a few opinions. I’m a free speech nut. I think Ryan Gosling is a national treasure. I think more drugs should be legal, and that mashed potatoes are the worst part of Thanksgiving dinner. I think President Trump is a really bad…

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In a recent address to the United Nations, President Trump presented in stark terms his opinions of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The President started his address by running through a slideshow, which was comprised entirely of photoshopped images of the North Korean dictator. Some of the slides depicted a shirtless Kim, his arms wrapped…

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A Moral Case for Free Speech

Free speech is a hot-button topic in the political arena. Where there once existed a general consensus surrounding the First Amendment’s importance, there is now a vigorous debate over which ideas deserve legal protection. This debate has permeated even the top levels of government. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch made overtures toward the prosecution of anti-Islamic…

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President Trump Lays Out Master Plan For American Revitalization In 106-Part Tweet

Warning: Satire In a dramatic move from his general social media presence, President Trump’s 106 part tweet, a chain which began at around 3 AM and concluded at noon today, has astounded critics and supporters alike with its nuanced, yet assertive prescriptions for America’s ails. The tweet began, “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything,…

MNSure Reform on the Horizon

Amidst the debates heard nationwide regarding the reformation of the American health care system, Minnesota may soon be making a move towards increased privatization. Recently, the House Health Care Finance Committee, led by chairman Matt Dean, a Republican representative from the Stillwater area, put forth a proposal that would drastically change the way in which…

Money In Politics

As geriatric socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) once said of money’s impact on the electoral process, “A few wealthy individuals and corporations have bought up our private sector and now they’re buying up the government. Campaign finance reform is the most important issue facing us today, because it impacts all the others.” The issue of…

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