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Rhetoric continues to devalue pre-election conversation

By Samuel Charles

February 6, 2012

Esquire has been my favorite magazine for a while. I see a lot of myself in the editorial content: mild arrogance, political interest, obscure pop culture references and a heavy dose of sarcasm. But even when reading the pages that mirror my life in so many ways, oftentimes an article will be featured that sparks a new way of thinking.Such was the case with an article in the February 2012 issue focusing on how even though America seem...

No knowledge, no problem in GOP

By Samuel Charles

September 19, 2011

The Republican Party has been unabashedly candid about its mission during this election season. Their goal, as several party leaders have freely admitted, is to unseat President Barack Obama by any means necessary.Give them credit for being open about their desire, though. Few politicos have the testicular fortitude to say what they really think.But stop with the credit right there.The frontrunners for the party’s presid...

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