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May
11
2020

Google’s Monopoly on Speech

11, May

By Katie Kieffer


“Don’t be evil” was explicit to Google’s motto and code of conduct for some 15 years. In 2015, Google updated its motto to “Do the right thing.” Today, Google, which owns YouTube, seems to have altered its motto to “Be evil” or “Do the wrong thing”—including censoring free speech of doctors, scientists, professors, politicians and journalists whose ideas differ from those of Google executives.

“This is the next step in the evolution of the Internet,” former Google CEO Eric Schmidt lauded Google’s purchase of YouTube for $1.65 billion in 2006. We now know Schmidt’s definition of Internet “progress” ostensibly centers around inducing users to think like him—by using YouTube to push assenting views and censor differing perspectives under the guise of legality or neutrality. Continue reading

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Apr
22
2020

Open (Save) America Now

22, Apr

By Katie Kieffer

"Open" sign

Our best chance at saving America is to open America. Now.

Certainly, states like New York and New Jersey must open at a slower pace than Minnesota and Iowa. But we must ground all decisions in reason and science—or politicians inebriated by power will gain more dominance by peddling fear. Continue reading

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Dec
22
2019

A Dragon for Christmas

22, Dec

By Katie Kieffer


Red fire, green scales, and sharp white teeth for Christmas?

On Sunday afternoon, I went on a walk. Home after home is decked with wreaths, garlands, lights, a nativity scene, and then… a dragon! A father was energetically inflating a nine-foot red, white and green dragon. “Our theme is red, white and green!” he exclaimed to his wife and child. Continue reading

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Sep
24
2019

2.9 Billion Bird Deaths Linked to Solar, Wind

24, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Red bird

Feathers at the foot of a wind turbine. Bird droppings at the base of a solar panel. A coroner could use these signs to establish the cause of mass bird death. And a novelist could pen a murder mystery titled: Death by Renewable Energy. Continue reading

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Jun
18
2019

Girl in a Red Balloon

18, Jun

By Katie Kieffer

Red Balloon

Two legs—jutting from a large red balloon—struggle to navigate between rows of gawkers. Women follow the red balloon girl—each covered from head to torso in a brightly colored balloon. They look like walking gumballs. Continue reading

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Feb
11
2019

When Murder Is Easy

11, Feb

By Katie Kieffer


Blood spilled first is more stunning than blood spilled second. Today, abortion is the primary type of murder that no longer shocks Americans. Why? Because we have – collectively – committed murder so frequently. Women accept and even laud abortion while men and religious figures have turned their heads.

We all need to recover a healthy dose of shock when an American doctor kills a sweet baby girl or boy with a fully developed heart, brain and soul—for profit. Continue reading

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Oct
08
2018

MoveOn.Feminist, ComeOn.Love

08, Oct

By Katie Kieffer

LOVE

Women are angry at Brett Kavanaugh. To them, I ask: do you know why you’re angry?

Suicide is on the rise in America, especially among our country’s girls. According to CDC data, suicide among teenage girls rose 70% in the past decade. This is a 40-year high. Across all genders and ages, suicide has increased 28% since 1999. Continue reading

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Sep
27
2018

The Rational Vote: Trump

27, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Melania and Donald Trump

You and I know people who admit to being Democrats. I don’t know a single Democrat who will admit to believing in Democratic policies. No Democrat will ever say that they support: “unlimited power for politicians; murdering babies; declaring a man guilty of a crime without evidence; and stealing from the poor to aid criminals.”

May we conclude, then, that to be a Democrat in 2018 is to live in a fantasy world?

“I can’t believe the Democrats have gone so bad. And I used to be a Democrat,” my 87-year-old grandmother recently said. She sees a party that once stood for farmers and now stands for “democratic socialism”—a nice name for communism. Continue reading

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Jan
31
2018

Whose Life Is Yours?

31, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


On Saturday, I joined over 5,000 Texans who took to the streets of downtown Austin for the Texas Right to Life March. Marching feet remind us of battle, but for what are we really fighting when we say: “Right to Life?”

“Words matter,” a writing mentor of mine—who happened to be a pro-life attorney—once advised me. A core lesson that I gleaned from attending the 2018 Texas Right to Life March is that words—especially the words we use repeatedly; those words that roll off our tongue without thought—truly do matter. Continue reading

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Jan
08
2018

Crossing the Swamp

08, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


It’s not about “draining the swamp.” It’s about crossing the swamp—and overcoming the bog in a bold bout much like George Washington’s surprise attack in the Battle of Trenton after crossing the Delaware on Christmas Day, 1776.

Our first President was a good man. He led by example, enduring the cold alongside his men unlike generals of lesser mettle, who shouted commands from a warm tent out of range of fire. Washington took pride in keeping his commitments, personal and professional. Continue reading

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