Category: Commentary

Why Do You Vote How You Vote? And How Do You Know You’re Right? Why I Don’t Vote


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We live in a society that values rational, linear arguments. We like to hear arguments and opposing arguments. Based on those arguments, we form objective opinions. Right? I believe it’s the other way around. I think it is that we have opinions and then we adopt arguments that coincide with what we already believe.

Be honest, if you research an issue, are you seeking the truth however it is? Or are you going in with what you think the truth is, and just looking for things that support what you already think? In most instances, I think this is how we are.

Alabama – LSU: Great Example of Why College Football Doesn’t Need Playoff

I’m sitting and watching the Alabama and LSU football game. What a game it has been! It’s currently halftime, and this game has lived up to all of the hype that it has generated over the past few weeks.

These appear to be the two best teams in the country, and they’re playing in November. This is a game that will have direct implications on the national championship game.

Ohio State – Wisconsin: notes and thoughts

Tension.

The Buckeyes had played such a competitive first half until a muffed punt by junior Jordan Hall and an Ohio State penalty put OSU in poor field position. Suddenly, a half that looked like it was about to casually end with OSU running out the clock was given new meaning as Wisconsin used time outs in the hopes of getting another chance on offense or forcing a Buckeye mistake.

New Book “You Are Not So Smart” explains why our sense of self and the world isn’t what we tell ourselves it is

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For the last couple months, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the new book “You Are Not So Smart” by David McRaney, author of the fantastic blog of the same name, YouAreNotSoSmart.com.