What It Do: On Your Own

In the ongoing debate of modern society, “free enterprise” is among the most widely used terms—often in service of contradictory arguments. Coupled with its frequency of use is a disturbing shallowness of understanding.

Rush Limbaugh recently offered the public dialogue his own personal definition of free enterprise, stating that it …

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What It Do: Expanding The Matrix

Everything is in the cloud, now. If you’re down on your luck, and need to apply for food stamps, chances are the first step will include entering your information on the county website.

For those looking to improve their station, a targeted web search seems the most effective method of …

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What It Do: Who Controls The Past?

“Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs

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What It Do: I’m A Hustler, Baby

Joe Walsh, congressman from Illinois and Tea Party hero, recently made headlines for describing President Obama as a “tyrant.” This was in response to the recent decision by the administration to stop the deportation of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

Regardless of whether one agrees …

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What It Do: The Size Of A Mustard Seed

A recent New York Times poll showed that only 44 percent of Americans approve of the United States Supreme Court’s performance, and less than one in eight believe the justices decide cases on purely legal grounds. This is a new phenomenon in our society.

Historically, no matter how dirty the …

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What It Do: Badgering The Unions

Throughout the 20th century, Wisconsin was on the cutting edge of workers’ rights—among the first to enact workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and collective bargaining.

Perhaps then, it is fitting that the Badger State spent the past year and a half as ground zero in the showdown between the workers’ rights …

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What It Do: Burdened By History

In May, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that non-white births in 2011 had outnumbered Caucasian births for the first time. Perhaps the fact that reaction to the news was largely muted can be viewed as a sign of progress. There was a time when such a headline would have provoked …

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What It Do: Praising Caesar

Politicians are often brilliant actors. Displaying the commitment associated with any legend of theater or film, they expertly breathe life into fictional creations. Nowhere is this more evident than the “Honest Man In D.C.” character currently portrayed by one Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

According to conventional wisdom, Ryan is the …

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What It Do: Pulling Up The Ladder

Angel Tollinche misses the routine of being a student. The daily ride on the 6 from Soundview in the Bronx all the way down to crowded Union Square. The constant networking. The challenge of learning advanced techniques in audio engineering, his chosen craft.

After losing his mother to illness a …

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