Diversity for Diversity’s Sake?

November 16, 2017

If you follow politics at all, then you no doubt noticed that this past week had a spate of elections across the country. Most of the media coverage of the elections spoke of the overwhelming success that the Democratic Party had. Much of that coverage speculated on whether the results were a referendum on President Trump and his low approval rating. Some talking heads debated whether the Republican candidates lost…

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Thor: Ragnarok Review

November 9, 2017

SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follows. When it comes to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I appear to be a bit of an outlier in the sense that I’ve actually enjoyed the Thor movies thus far and have always felt they were under-rated. In fact, I enjoyed the first two Thor movies more than I did Iron Man 2 and 3. Some people consider Thor bland, but I…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 8

November 1, 2017

You may have noticed a slight decrease in participation for these weekly NFL reaction posts. It turns out we were a little ambitious in thinking we could support this commitment for 17 weeks, so we’re going to scale back slightly. This will be the last weekly reaction piece this season. The group will be back for a “third quarter” check-in sometime around week 12 and then we’ll get the band…

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Who is Cliff Hyra?

October 31, 2017

Normally, when I talk about politics, I try to stick to national issues because they’re more relevant to a larger portion of our audience. However, I would like to make an exception here to talk about the Virginia gubernatorial race and Cliff Hyra. Who is Cliff Hyra? He’s not John Galt. He’s the Libertarian Party candidate for Virginia governor. Not a Virginia resident? Please stick with me, as I’ll eventually…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 7

October 25, 2017

Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week will be a light week, with only Paul’s reactions to the games. Paul Says: Maybe I was right about the Falcons and Broncos after all: Before the season, I mentioned being worried about teams who were successful last season but were replacing a coach this season. I specifically called out the…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 6

October 17, 2017

Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season.   Paul Says Bad break for Packers: Obviously the loss of Aaron Rodgers, even if not for the whole season, is huge. Hard to think of a player on a potential Super Bowl contender more important than Rodgers. Even if he misses just a few games, that could be enough to put…

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Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s Open Secret Problem

October 11, 2017

Disclaimer: This article was written a few days ago about a news story that has continued to develop. Some things mentioned may be out of date by the time you read it. This past week, the New York Times published an article detailing the long history of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein paying off sexual harassment accusers. Some have written about the hypocrisy of Democrats, always eager to accuse Republicans of…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 5

October 10, 2017

Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week will once again be a light week, with only Paul’s reactions to the games. Paul Says Nobody looked good on TNF: Thursday Night Football featured the team I picked to win the NFC South and the team I picked to go 18-1 (whoops) in a game where everything screamed “shootout.”…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 4

October 3, 2017

Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week will be a light week, with only Paul’s reactions to the games. Paul says After the craziness of last week, week 4 brought a bit of a return to normalcy, although that didn’t mean there weren’t a few eyebrow raising moments. Here are some affirmations and surprises from this…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 3

September 27, 2017

Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week, the crew welcome frequent discourser, Miguel, to weigh in with his thoughts from week 3. Paul says This definitely felt like an upside-down sort of week in the NFL (and not just because I did terrible in my weekly pick’em). If last week helped to inform which teams were…

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