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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Deal or no deal

There’s nothing new in saying the health care system in this country is out of control. Costs are skyrocketing, employment decisions–by both employer and employee–are being made with insurance in mind, and the abomination that is called Obamacare is threatening to turn us into a dystopian nation full of nightmares and socialism, but mostly nightmares about socialism.

That’s why we here at Soft Core Sophistry are clinging to the idea proposed by Georgia governor Nathan Deal: stop treating those that can’t pay.

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The dog days of winter

Arizona has made the news a lot in the last couple of years due to their stringent anti-immigration policies.

The state has been the butt of jokes, the source of activists’ ire, and the site of arguments about how to handle people of different ethnicities, as many say lawmakers have gone too far.

Now we see the reasons for the actions, and proof they haven’t gone far enough, because a gang of Mexican immigrants is taking over the town of Maryvale, with officials so far seemingly helpless to stop them.

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