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I'm a political science graduate from Davidson College, North Carolina. Currently a graduate student at George Washington University. Former White House Intern. I love to read, write, and research. I’m a nerd and I’m not afraid to show it.

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“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" - Charles Darwin
Hages Aug 29 Aug 29 44
LINK Hundreds of faith leaders endorse Biden to 'restore the soul' of US
Fox News article on 350 faith leaders endorsing Joe Biden
Hages Aug 29 Aug 29 22
Question on Nietzsche
What does Nietzsche mean by the "will to power"?
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 22
"Blasphemy: A law to protect an All-Powerful, supernatural Deity from getting it's feelings hurt." - Ricky Gervais
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 44
"What is evil?—Whatever springs from weakness." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 00
LINK The Complicated Legacy of Herbert Spencer, the Man Who Coined ‘Survival of the Fittest’
Smithsonian article on Herbert Spencer's legacy
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 11
“The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.” - Herbert Spencer
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 00
LINK March on Washington live updates: Thousands expected to march for racial equality at D.C. rally - The Washington Post
Washington Post article about DC protest
Hages Aug 29 Aug 29 33
"How often misused words generate misleading thoughts." - Herbert Spencer
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 11
LINK Trump 2020 RNC Speech: Full Transcript And Fact Check : NPR
NPR Transcript of Trump RNC Speech and Fact Check
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 33
LINK BIDEN-SANDERS UNITY TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS
Here was that 110-page document that Trump referenced in his RNC acceptance speech
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 11
LINK Unprecedented wave of GOP defections as Trump re-nominated: ANALYSIS
ABC article about defection of nearly 500 GOP officials from Trump
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 11
Question on fake news websites
In your opinion, what are the worst "fake news" websites? InfoWars is pretty notable.
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 55
"I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature..." - Thomas Jefferson
Hages Aug 27 Aug 27 22
Question on Ayn Rand...
What are your thoughts on Ayn Rand's theory of objectivism?
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 1010
"Science is organized knowledge." - Herbert Spencer
Hages Aug 28 Aug 28 22
"To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable" - Barry Goldwater
Hages Aug 27 Aug 27 44
Question on "globalism"
I've heard arguments that the terms "globalism" and "globalist" are used by the far right as a code word for "the Jews". Is this accurate?
Hages Aug 27 Aug 27 33
LINK Biden says ‘needless violence won’t heal us’ after Blake shooting
Fox News article on Biden's condemnation of the violence in Kenosha, WI
Hages Aug 27 Aug 27 11
LINK Tucker Carlson defends vigilante shooter: Did what 'no one else would'
USA Today Article about Tucker Carlson talking about Kenosha shooter
Hages Aug 27 Aug 27 22
LINK Tucker Carlson defends vigilante shooter: Did what 'no one else would'
USA Today Article on Tucker Carlson talking about Kenosha shooter
Hages Aug 27 Aug 27 11
LINK Call of Duty: Black Ops -- Cold War arrives with cross-generation, cross-platform play on November 13 | VentureBeat
Venturebeat Article about new Call of Duty Game coming November 13
Hages Oct 4 Oct 4 11
LINK Jeff Bezos Becomes The First Person Ever Worth $200 Billion
Forbes article on Jeff Bezos' wealth.
Hages Aug 27 Aug 27 22
LINK Kyle Rittenhouse, charged in Kenosha shooting, was obsessed with cops - Insider
Insider Article about Kyle Rittenhouse
Hages Aug 27 Aug 27 33
LINK Kyle Rittenhouse, Kenosha shooting: Suspect considered himself militia
USA Today article about Kenosha shooter
Hages Aug 27 Aug 27 11
LINK Trump to send National Guard to Kenosha today after request from state governor
Independent article about Trump sending in National Guard to Kenosha, WI
Hages Aug 26 Aug 26 33
LINK Activist opens RNC by saying Trump is ‘bodyguard of civilisation’ who gave up life of luxury to save US
Yahoo article on Charlie Kirk at RNC
Hages Aug 25 Aug 25 22
Question about cultural Marxism
What is cultural Marxism?
Hages Aug 25 Aug 25 33
Question about “family values”
What do religious conservatives mean by “family values”?
Hages Aug 25 Aug 25 44
"The more the state "plans" the more difficult planning becomes for the individual." - Friedrich Hayek
Hages Aug 25 Aug 25 88
"Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice." - H. L. Mencken
Hages Aug 24 Aug 24 00
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Hages Aug 25 Aug 25 44
LINK Jerry Falwell Jr. resigns as head of Liberty University | PBS NewsHour
PBS Article on Jerry Fallwell Jr.'s resignation from Libety University
Hages Aug 24 Aug 24 22
LINK Republicans officially renominate Trump, Pence to lead GOP ticket in November
Fox News article on Trump's renomination
Hages Aug 25 Aug 25 33
LINK Alexei Navalny: Putin critic 'probably poisoned' - doctors
BBC News Article about Alexei Navalny
Hages Aug 24 Aug 24 22
Another Question on Nietzsche
What does Nietzsche mean by 'master morality' and 'slave morality'? What are some examples?
Hages Aug 24 Aug 24 22
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." - H. L. Mencken
Hages Aug 24 Aug 24 33
What were Friedrich Nietzsche's views on politics?
Hages Aug 24 Aug 24 33
What does it mean to be an Ubermensch according to Friedrich Nietzsche?
Hages Aug 24 Aug 24 22
LINK Richard Spencer Backs Joe Biden, Says 'MAGA/Alt-Right Moment is Over'
Newsweek Article on alt-right leader Richard Spencer backing Joe Biden
Hages Aug 24 Aug 24 22
LINK Richard Spencer Backs Joe Biden, Says 'MAGA/Alt-Right Moment is Over'
Newsweek Article on "alt-right" leader Richard Spencer favoring Joe Biden
Hages Sep 1 Sep 1 33
LINK Jeff Flake joins over two-dozen former GOP members of Congress to launch ‘Republicans for Biden’
Fox News article on 'Republicans for Biden'
Hages Sep 1 Sep 1 44
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War - Official Teaser Trailer (IGN)
Hages Aug 22 Aug 22 00
“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.” - Oscar Wilde
Hages Aug 25 Aug 25 22
LINK The Republican Embrace of QAnon Goes Far Beyond Trump
New York Times article on QAnon
Hages Aug 21 Aug 21 22
LINK Opinion: The Republican Party has a tough choice to make - CNN
CNN Opinion Article on the state of the Republican Party
Hages Aug 21 Aug 21 11
LINK What is QAnon? The origins of bizarre conspiracy theory spreading online
Independent Article on QAnon
Hages Aug 20 Aug 20 11
LINK FBI apologizes for tweeting an anti-Semitic document - The Washington Post
Article about FBI and The Protocols of Zion
Hages Aug 20 Aug 20 11
LINK Ohio priest arrested on sex-trafficking charges
Fox News article on Ohio priest arrested
Hages Aug 19 Aug 19 22
LINK On Centennial of 19th Amendment, Trump Pardons Susan B. Anthony
New York Times article on Trump pardoning Susan B. Anthony
Hages Aug 18 Aug 18 22
"Our moral traditions developed concurrently with our reason, not as its product." - Friedrich Hayek
Hages Aug 18 Aug 18 33
LINK Who is Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, 'Europe’s Last Dictator'?
Fox News Article on Belarus' Alexander Lukasenko
Hages Aug 18 Aug 18 11
"Atheism is not a religion. It's the absence of religion, and that's a wonderful thing." - Penn Jillette
Hages Aug 17 Aug 17 11
Questions about QAnon?
Who or what is QAnon? What can we do about it?
Hages Aug 15 Aug 15 33
“Take the risk of thinking for yourself , much more happiness , truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.” - Christopher Hitchens
Hages Aug 16 Aug 16 22
"What worries you, masters you." - John Locke
Hages Aug 14 Aug 14 33
“Religion poisons everything.” - Christopher Hitchens
Hages Aug 13 Aug 13 11
“People keep saying, "God is in the details". He isn't in ours, unless his yokel creationist fans wish to take credit for his clumsiness, failure, and incompetence.” - Christopher Hitchens
Hages Aug 12 Aug 12 00
“The essential principle of totalitarianism is to make laws that are impossible to obey.” - Chrisopther Hitchens
Hages Aug 12 Aug 12 00
“Philosophy begins where religion ends, just as by analogy chemistry begins where alchemy runs out, and astronomy takes the place of astrology.” - Christopher Hitchens
Hages Aug 14 Aug 14 11
LINK The Celestial Afterlife of Karl Marx | National Review
National Review Article on Karl Marx
Hages Aug 11 Aug 11 11
LINK Kamala Harris Is Biden’s Choice for Vice President
New York Times Article on Kamala Harris
Hages Aug 11 Aug 11 33
LINK Ben Shapiro responds to 'piece of garbage' Reddit troll who tied him to fake Antifa recruitment website
Fox News Article About Trolling of Ben Shapiro
Hages Aug 11 Aug 11 22
"If atheism is a religion, then not collecting stamps is a hobby." - David Eller
Hages Aug 11 Aug 11 55
LINK A Statue of Evangelist Billy Graham Will Soon Go Up in the U.S. Capitol | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
Article About Billy Graham Statue in U.S. Capitol
Hages Aug 10 Aug 10 55
LINK Is Belief in God Necessary for Good Values? Global Survey on Religion and Morality | Pew Research Center
Pew Research study on whether belief in God is necessary for good values...
Hages Aug 14 Aug 14 4343
Question on "In God We Trust"?
Should the motto "In God We Trust" not be featured on American dollars and coinage? Why or why not?
Hages Aug 9 Aug 9 44
"Saying atheism is a belief system is like saying not going skiing is a hobby." - Ricky Gervais
Hages Aug 10 Aug 10 33
"It is not hardness of heart or evil passions that drive certain individuals to atheism, but rather a scrupulous intellectual honesty." - Steve Allen
Hages Aug 9 Aug 9 22
Atheism isn't a religion...
Hages Aug 13 Aug 13 22
"One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die." - Charles Darwin
Hages Aug 11 Aug 11 33
H.L. Mencken on Religion...
Hages Aug 7 Aug 7 11
LINK Trump claims Biden is 'against God' and will 'hurt the Bible' | TheHill
These accusations are baseless...
Hages Aug 7 Aug 7 33
"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth." - H. L. Mencken
Hages Aug 7 Aug 7 22
"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos." - H. L. Mencken
Hages Aug 6 Aug 6 00
"There is always a well-known solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong." - H. L. Mencken
Hages Aug 6 Aug 6 00
"There is nothing higher than reason." - Immanuel Kant
Hages Aug 6 Aug 6 11
"The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement." - John Stuart Mill
Hages Aug 6 Aug 6 11
"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under." - H. L. Mencken
Hages Aug 5 Aug 5 11
"Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men." - John Stuart Mill
Hages Aug 4 Aug 4 00
“There’s simply no polite way to tell people they’ve dedicated their lives to an illusion.” - Daniel Dennett
Hages Aug 4 Aug 4 22
Question on dog whistles
What are your thoughts on the use of dog whistles (coded language) in political rhetoric? How can we recognize them? Do you have any examples?
Hages Aug 3 Aug 3 44
"Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science." - Charles Darwin
Hages Aug 2 Aug 2 00
“We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized that they were inside us.” - Charles Darwin
Hages Aug 2 Aug 2 00
"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action." - Herbert Spencer
Hages Aug 3 Aug 3 22
Question on Social Darwinism
What are your thoughts on the impact of Herbert Spencer's work on the theory of evolution?
Hages Aug 3 Aug 3 44
"A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth." - Charles Darwin
Hages Aug 1 Aug 1 11
"A man chooses; A slave obeys." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Hages July 31 Jul 31 33
"How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt
Hages July 30 Jul 30 55
“When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion.” - Robert Pirsig
Hages July 26 Jul 26 55
Bitches Be Like:
Hages Aug 6 Aug 6 11
Robert G. Ingersoll on Having Faith...
Hages July 26 Jul 26 33
Different Ways to Become A Brain Dead Zombie...
Hages July 26 Jul 26 55
Questions on the Christian Right?
What are your thoughts on the Christian Right as a political force in America?
Hages July 26 Jul 26 33
Question about Ben Shapiro
What are your thoughts on conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro?
Hages July 22 Jul 22 55
On "Judeo-Christian values"
What are your thoughts on the idea espoused by American conservatives that America was founded on Judeo-Christian values?
Hages July 22 Jul 22 66
“Belief is the death of intelligence.” - Robert Anton Wilson
Hages July 21 Jul 21 44
LINK Atheists Urge Appeals Court Not to Allow Christian Flag at Boston’s City Hall | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
Article on Christian Flag at Boston City Hall Plaza
Hages July 21 Jul 21 11
LINK Voices of Reason: A Nightmare Called Socialism - YouTube
Here is a collection of anti-socialist videos from LibertyPen
Hages July 21 Jul 21 11
"One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather." -Winston Churchill
Hages July 22 Jul 22 33

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