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27 02, 2015

Net Neutrality Has Nothing (and Everything) to Do with Politics

By |February 27th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Net Neutrality is back in the news thanks to a recent FCC ruling that re-classifies the internet as telecommunication services under Title II of the Communications Act. That means the FCC officially ensures open access to the internet for all Americans. Specifically, it prevents your internet service provider from degrading your experience. That's great for the consumer, but this is also great for innovation. Some politicians want you to believe otherwise, but they're just wrong... willfully so. [...]

30 10, 2013

Entitlements Part 1 – Politerian Episode 3

By |October 30th, 2013|Categories: Podcasts, Politerian, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This is the third episode of the Politerian podcast: a new podcast dedicated to intelligent discussion of political issues. In this episode, Josh Carr, Jon Ruth, and Andy Ottoson discuss Entitlements in the United States and Josh's new proposal for replacing our current system. This is only part one of the discussion. If it seems like it ends abruptly, we're sorry, but the rest will be available next week. This is not a discussion we take lightly. We expect to revisit this conversation regularly [...]

29 09, 2013

Gun Control Part 1 – Politerian Episode 2

By |September 29th, 2013|Categories: Podcasts, Politerian, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Herein lies the second episode of the Politerian podcast: a new podcast dedicated to intelligent discussion of political issues. In this episode, Josh Carr, Jon Ruth, and Andy Ottoson discuss Gun Control in the United States and how it may or may not help prevent mass shootings like the Navy Shipyard Shootings. We also discuss some of the statistics involved in the guns per capita argument. Our hosts, Josh, Jon and Andy, are very opinionated realists that love to debate politics. While none of t [...]

18 09, 2013

Syrian Chemical Weapons – Politerian Episode 1

By |September 18th, 2013|Categories: Podcasts, Politerian, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Politerian podcast: a new podcast dedicated to intelligent discussion of political issues. In this episode, Josh Carr, Jon Ruth, and Andy Ottoson discuss the Syrian Chemical Weapons and how they potentially affect the American people. We also discuss the possibility of putting more boots on the ground in the Middle East. Our hosts, Josh, Jon and Andy, are very opinionated realists that love to debate politics. While none of them are politicians, they still [...]

26 02, 2013

In Order to Break a Less Perfect Union

By |February 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Politics|

I would like to pose a simple question for debate that has no roots in the Democratic or Republican Party, as I claim no affiliation. I consider myself an educated voter that simply examines the issues, chooses the right path, and votes accordingly. In the coming months, I will redefine my political affiliation by sharing my ideal vision: a new voice for the political world. As I work towards that, I will ask challenging questions to gauge the receptiveness of the population to various political [...]

31 12, 2012

Ethics versus Morals

By |December 31st, 2012|Categories: Articles, Politics|Tags: , , , |

My life is a struggle of in and out of focus Christianity and a desire for God that strobes like a bad horror movie.  Every time I feel encouraged in faith, someone, something or a whole group of people do something extremely stupid that makes me wonder, "Why would I ever want to be part of that club?" Wearing the Christian brand is something I want for my relationship with God, but it's a scarlet letter for Apologists.  I'm not using the classical definition of Apologists (Wikipedia); I'm using [...]

9 05, 2012

A Christian’s Guide to Equality

By |May 9th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Politics, Religion|

Yes, I'm labeling myself a Christian.  That may surprise some people... but if you've known me for a while, you know my heart yearns to grow stronger in my faith while my mind pushes back and says, "Be logical."  This post isn't about my struggle with faith; it's about my struggle with organized religion and the ultra-conservative beliefs that destroy lives and ruin families full of love. I love logic.  If it doesn’t make sense, I try to figure it out and find the solution, much like a geometric [...]