Author: Kwaisi France

crack

This Is How Crack Would Get Sprinkled On Me

  The last 4 minutes of a man’s life. Warning, it’s graphic.     I was always taught to put my head on the steering wheel and and my hands at “10 and 2” when pulled over. Back in the days of yore when I used to drive regularly, I...

Iran

This Is The Deal We Have Made With Iran

  The parameters for the Iran deal have been released, and it looks like they have agreed to ship most of its enriched uranium (which is are steps from being weapons material) out of the country to Russia.   Iran If you’re like me, you don’t understand the big deal...

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This Is Free Speech and Capitalism In Action

  People are apparently for insulting our intelligence pretending that tolerating intolerance is required for ideological or philosophical purity or consistency. No. Tolerating intolerance is simply passive-aggressive intolerance; a means by which those who are bigoted can continue to be so without the risks of taking personal responsibility for their...

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It Is the Gift That Keeps On Giving

  Indiana, and now Arkansas’ Religious Freedom Restoration Act is indeed the gift that keeps on giving if you are vested in the 2016 Presidential race. As a progressive Democrat, and a craven political cynic, I see this as an opportunity to paint every conservative Republican running with this brush....

freedom

Indiana’s Idea of “Freedom” Is Restrictive

  Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, might actually do little as a law when it goes into effect July 1. It simply sets a standard by which cases involving religious objections will be judged. The law essentially states the government cannot intrude on a person’s religious liberty...

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Obamacare Was The Best Choice For Ted Cruz

  “Well, it is written in the law that members will be on the exchanges without subsidies just like millions of Americans so that’s – I think the same rules should apply to all of us,” he said. “Members of Congress should not be exempt.” – Ted Cruz   Ted...

the math

The Math Behind Why The GOP Caved on Amnesty

  The Gang of Eight, the bi-partisan group of eight Senators who wrote the 2013 comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) bill opposed by the majority of conservatives, envisioned:   1) A citizenship path for undocumented immigrants already in the United States contingent on certain border security and visa tracking improvements. The...

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Channeling Joakim Noah on To Pimp A Butterfly

  I didn’t want to write this piece similar to the one on Ebola when everyone was scared that it was an actual, serious threat to humanity for I should be linkbuilding, interlinking, tagging, editing, podcasting, shooting, scheduling guests, or further developing our programs for KTB Media and KTB University....

PACs

2016 Is Coming: What Are PACs?

  Money in politics is something that has been decried in politics today. It seems that politicians live by a credo a good friend of mine constantly reinforces, “never turn your back to the money”.   Political parties are the oldest advocacy groups funding political campaigns in the country. Political...

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You’re Better Off Graduating From College

College isn’t for everyone. While this is true, until greater emphasis is put on improving vocational schools and job training programs, one is clearly much better off going to and graduating from college. This is an issue we’ll be talking about in greater detail in light of Scott Walker’s (dropped...