Point/Counterpoint: Dogs

With so much going on in the country and the world, it’s time to bring back a popular SCS format, and let two of our experts debate the merits of a hot-button issue.

However, many topics are too hot of a button right now, and for others it’s apparently not the right time to talk about it, so we’re going to talk about …[spins wheel]… dogs.

Take it away, experts!

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Look What You Made Me Write

We have very few rules here at Soft Core Sophistry, but one of them is that when Taylor Swift drops a new single after a long hiatus, our hiatus must also end.

Her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” is out, and with the release of her new music video on Sunday, it’s time to give it a full accounting.

Let’s delve deep into what some unnamed someone made Swift do.

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Unnecessarily Deep Review of Crappy Song Lyrics: “Words” edition

In the past, I’ve reviewed Taylor Swift and OMI‘s hit singles, pointing our how insipid they are.

Today, we’re going to look at a lesser-known song, AMZY’s “Words”. Chances are you haven’t heard it. They’re a local band that’s been getting some airplay and stage time in Denver, and that made me hesitate to include them in this series. It’s not really fair to hold local acts to the same standards as national hits.

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Needing Taylor Swift, now more than ever

I might have been a bit premature a couple of weeks ago when I said with the election over, the anger permeating our country would dissipate. Whoops!

Instead, we have descended into a bitter division. We have protests against the president elect before he’s even taken office. We have the same president elect crying that the theater should be a safe space for his vice president elect.

We need a voice we can all listen to, to tell us what to do, so we have something extra to be thankful for.

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5 reasons to turn your post-election hate to penguins

It’s finally over!

This election was the most contentious most of us have ever lived through. Tempers ran high, arguments were everywhere, and hate flowed freely.

But now we can put that behind us. There will be embers of vitriol here and there, but it’s time to move on.

It’s time to focus on things that deserve our hate.

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