Author: Wally Pinkard

Path to a Republican Presidency in 2017

  The Republicans have a path where they do not need 270 electoral votes to retake the White House. They only need to prevent the Democratic nominee from reaching 270 delegates. Traditionally these two goals have been one and the same. Under a two party system, aside from tie (which...

Opportunity In Baltimore

The Opportunity In Baltimore

Everyone loves Bob Marley, but Peter Tosh has words that are more applicable to the situation in Baltimore right now: “Everyone is crying out for peace, No one is crying out for justice.” Without equal rights and justice, there is no peace. Governor Hogan would do well to heed those...

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Broadband: How And Where The GOP Lost It’s Way

Two bedrock principals of Republican ideology are state’s rights and free markets. However in the current landscape of corporate controlled broadband access, these two pillars are at odds. Many states have limited broadband choice by blocking competition and granting monopolies. The Obama administration through the FCC seeks to improve competition by...

Hobby Lobby vs. Supreme Court

No Easy Answers For Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby Case

  Ruth Bader Ginsburg along with pundits of all stripes have justifiably raised their concern with the Hobby Lobby ruling, but not all the problems have been adequately addressed. The fact that this case even exists illustrates the dangers of government over reach into the freedom of individuals. Because of a...

Bashtags: When Hashtagging goes wrong

Bashtags: When Hashtagging Goes Wrong

Some organizations should just stay away from Twitter. The Internet has a tendency to bring out the troll in people, and social media offers these opportunists the perfect platform. Of all social platforms, Twitter is the most dangerous because the person creating the conversation cannot curate it. Once you start...

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Religious Freedom to Discriminate Freely

  Arizona   Recently Arizona’s failed attempt to protect the devout from the dangers of interacting with the gays has stirred a debate about religious freedoms in our nation. Religious freedom was one of the driving forces that brought Europeans to North America, and also is a core value of...

Obamacare: A View From The Middle by Wally Pinkard

Obamacare: A View From The Middle

Will Obama’s young supporters ensure Obamacare’s survival against their own financial interest? It is well documented that youth were key to the Obama campaign’s success in 2008 and 2012. Much of the campaigns success was predicated on getting youth engaged in the political process and approaching them in the digital...

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Microsoft Leads on Flat Design

  Design and Microsoft are far from synonymous, making the latter’s early arrival to the flat design party all the more surprising. Questions remain as to whether flat design is the long-term future of user interface design. As more and more services and companies are embracing this trend, flat design...