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Is the Internet Wrecking Democracy?

By |2018-08-03T17:10:09+00:00February 1st, 2017|

Almost two years after Donald Trump was elected, the pundits are still offering their opinions as to what the political class learned from that day in November 2016.  While raw election data can often produce interesting analyses, there is one simple [...]

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Middle America Rising

By |2018-01-04T22:01:51+00:00January 29th, 2017|

Middle Class America is rising. The conversations that are taking place on main street will affect everything from government policy to consumer product development. Over the last thirty years, companies have spent billions trying to reach emerging markets around the world. [...]

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Episode 2: Hero

By |2018-01-04T22:02:35+00:00January 27th, 2017|

[x_audio_player mp3="https://standwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Episode2_Hero_mixdown6.mp3"] When you hear the word hero, what comes to mind?  According to Webster’s Dictionary, a hero is, “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.”, but this is different from how Webster’s first [...]

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Pillbilly Elegy

By |2017-01-23T02:11:04+00:00January 23rd, 2017|

Over the years rural Americans, particularly those in Appalachia, have been the subject of condescension and outright hatred by the liberal left. Bill Maher’s rant that most of Middle America is populated by “pillbilly” drug addicts is just the latest example. [...]

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