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Misc Technology Policy

We the Gamers

“Video games matter.” I have lost track how many times I’ve said that. It is not that I am trying to justify my interests; anyone who pays attention to social trends will notice that digital games are more prolific every year… as are debates about their influences. I make that statement, because they matter in […]

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Global Policy Studies & International Security

The True Threat of Terrorism

Terrorism has been a big topic of debate in the United States since September 11, 2001. Previous attacks like the attempted World Trade Center and the USS Cole bombings did raise awareness, but because they were not as close to home or successful, the issue remained remote in the public’s consciousness. Terrorism was something that […]

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Global Policy Studies & International Security

Lessons from the Past

  The tragic attack against the United States killed thousands. The protection granted by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans no longer mattered. On that day, everything changed. The world power base began to shift and the world order would begin a drastic change unlike anything in decades. The President declared that it was a date […]

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Politics and Governance

Leadership in America

  The January 8 shooting in Arizona was a tragedy. A democratic society cannot condone political violence, and all sides of the political spectrum quickly condemned the attack. Yet, instead of uniting people, this event had a polarizing effect on a nation struggling to reach a political consensus on a just about every issue. The […]