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Jan
16
2017

Obama’s Fake Legacy: Progress in the Black Community

16, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


“Snake-oil salesman” is the stinging label Princeton’s African-American studies chair, Eddie S. Glaude Jr.—who happens to be black—gives President Obama as he leaves the White House. Because Obama betrayed blacks.

Millions of white men and women voted for Barack Obama, a biracial president, in hopes that he would unite our country. Millions of black men and women voted for Obama hoping he would help them forsake disparate levels of poverty; teen pregnancy; single motherhood; absent fatherhood; and violent crime. Whites’ and blacks’ hopes were historic. Continue reading

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Jan
09
2017

Fake Healthcare: Nancy Pelosi and the Chocolate Factory

09, Jan

By Katie Kieffer

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Forget “fake news,” America’s epidemic is fake healthcare where cancer patients can’t obtain immunotherapy while taxpayers are forced to bankroll $8,000 drugs to treat minor conditions.

Welcome to life as a sick person seeking treatment—or a healthy person seeking catastrophic health insurance—in House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s America (a.k.a. Chocolate Factory). Continue reading

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Jan
02
2017

White Male Survival Guide 2017

02, Jan

By Katie Kieffer

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By Katie Kieffer China got it wrong: 2017 is not the year of the rooster—it’s the year of the white male. 2017 is the year the white man takes back his worth. Black Male Supremacists. Unheard of. Brown Male Supremacists. … Continue reading

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Dec
19
2016

Young & Healthy: Don’t Pay for Old & Overweight

19, Dec

By Katie Kieffer

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My healthcare premium jumps 179% in 2017—and my young and healthy friends are in the same boat: at this rate, we’ll go broke before we break a bone.

Why are my friends—even some who never discuss politics—complaining about rising healthcare premiums? And why are young entrepreneurs telling me they’re holding off from buying healthcare entirely? Continue reading

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Dec
12
2016

Politician-Pope: Francis’ Climate Crusade

12, Dec

By Katie Kieffer

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By Katie Kieffer Pope Francis is the only pope in history to explicitly intervene in an American presidential election—and while the pontiff’s goal is evidently to attract Millennials, record numbers of young people mistrust the Catholic Church. As a Catholic, … Continue reading

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Dec
05
2016

Jerry Brown Farts in General Direction of Dairy Farmers

05, Dec

By Katie Kieffer

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Holy cow! Dairy farmers are balking at crazy climate change legislation that will rob America’s middle class of affordable dairy products.

The Golden State used to be a place you could visit for a relaxing vacation filled with sunshine, palm trees and bayside avocado burgers—and then fly home to live a relatively free life—leaving California residents to cope with the “crazy” aspects of the state, like sky-high taxes. Continue reading

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Nov
28
2016

Native Americans: Help Make America Great Again

28, Nov

By Katie Kieffer

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Native Americans protesting the construction of the 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline: quit throwing rocks at police; stop setting cars ablaze; discard your “Children Don’t Drink Oil” signs—and join your fellow brothers and sisters in making America great again.

“We don’t have weapons. … We are looking out for … the children who are not even born yet,” Standing Rock Sioux chairman David Archambault II said to defend his 10,000-member tribe’s use of violence, aggression and disorderly conduct to protest the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Continue reading

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Nov
14
2016

#MyPresident  

14, Nov

By Katie Kieffer

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Donald Trump is my president—and street protesters shouting “Not My President!” do not represent how most young Americans feel about our 45th President.

Democrats counted on young swing voters—Millennials—to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton. Big mistake. At the same time, many Republican Party leaders are resting on their laurels—talking presumptively about Trump’s “eight year” term. Big mistake. Continue reading

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Nov
07
2016

5 Celebrities Who Won’t Leave Country If Trump Is President

07, Nov

By Katie Kieffer

Tom Brady

So maybe we’ll loose Cher, Lena Dunham and Whoopi Goldberg—but many beloved athletes, tech entrepreneurs, actors and entertainers will stay in America if Trump becomes our next President.

“If ROMNEY gets elected I don’t know if i can breathe same air as Him,” Cher tweeted (grammar errors hers) in the 2012 election cycle. This time around, Cher tweeted that if Trump is elected: “I’m moving to Jupiter.” Dunham and Goldberg issued similar threats. Continue reading

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Oct
31
2016

Phantom of the Election

31, Oct

By Katie Kieffer

Phantom Hillary. Artwork copyright Amie Kieffer 2016. All rights reserved.

Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s worldwide hit musical, is often heard at Donald Trump’s rallies—an omen of the surprise that American voters are quietly planning for Hillary Clinton.

Halloween is a fitting day to discuss haunts—so today I will explain why, even if you won’t vote for Trump, you should never vote for Clinton. She is an antihero who employs similar tactics to Webber’s villain in Phantom of the Opera. Clinton is a less sympathetic villain than the Phantom—but the analogy still holds. (Alert: mild spoilers will follow.) Continue reading

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