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    Substitute Teachers and Relating to Students

    To be a successful substitute teacher, one must be able to understand how to balance information alongside reason. One main problem is that in the state of Florida, a part-time substitute teacher only needs an Associate’s Degree. The state tends to keep substitute teachers on a completely different standard of education than the so-called standard ones.…

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    The Marva Collins Story: Bureaucracy in Education

    Mrs. Marva Collins, a full-time substitute teacher in the “ghettos” of mid-1970s Chicago, found herself in a rather difficult decision when it came to how she could run her class. With rowdiness and pseudo-fights occurring in the hallways before the two minute and fifty second mark was even past, it’s obvious that the learning environment…

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    DeVostating the Education System

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    Hillary’s Health (and Other Presidents…)

    Let me explain Hillary’s Health in a historical sense. The concept of attacking a presidential candidate over their physical (or in Trump’s case, mental) health isn’t something new. However, if you take a look at American history, it hasn’t been quite uncommon for presidents and vice presidents to make their way to the White House with incredible ailments you wouldn’t believe of.

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  • All The King’s Horses and All The King’s Men Couldn’t Make Trump’s Campaign Great Again
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    All The King’s Horses and All The King’s Men Couldn’t Make Trump’s Campaign Great Again

    Corey Lewandowski’s firing was almost predictable. As his campaign manager, Lewandowski has always had a bit of a “Let Trump be Trump” mindset. As political advisors have noticed, Lewandowski shared Trump’s entertainment values. They were two peas in a pod — both loving the attention whoring stunts that Trump’s early campaign surrounded itself with. But, with the public opinion dropping, Lewandowski became more controversial than ever before. Trump has no excuse to keep him anymore. Lewandowski’s negatives overrode his positives, thus causing Trump to axe him for someone better.

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  • The Hispandering of 2016
    Election 2016

    The Hispandering of 2016

    Basically every candidate in this election cycle has found themselves involved within the Latino community. In some states, such as California and Texas, Latinos make up over 28% of the popular vote. A record 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential elections, making it a pressing political concern to make positive relations with the Hispanic communities across America. That comes to the topic of the day: hispandering in the 2016 election cycle.

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  • The Evangelical Candidates Have Short Lifespans
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    The Evangelical Candidates Have Short Lifespans

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  • Wendell Willkie & Donald Trump
    Election 2016

    Wendell Willkie & Donald Trump

    For the first time in around seventy-five years, a businessman with no political experience worth a dime has become the nominee of a major political party within the United States of America. We’ve seen Donald Trump before in the sphere of national politics before in the form of Wendell Willkie, a layer and corporate executive who snagged the 1940 Republican nomination after six recounts. However, unlike Willkie, it seems as if Trump won’t have to sit through more that one, maybe two at the most, recounts at the upcoming Republican National Convention this summer.

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  • Tricky Dick: Negative Nixon’s Campaign Strategies
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    Tricky Dick: Negative Nixon’s Campaign Strategies

    I’m a fan of studying Nixon, and I’ve studied him and his administration for years now. I’ve read all of his books, from Six Crises to The Real War to Beyond Peace to Seize the Moment to his own personal memoirs. I’ve read most of war criminal Henry Kissinger’s books. I’ve watched and read the Frost/Nixon interviews. You name the speech, if there’s a video recording of it online I’ve seen it twice. From celebrating his 103rd birthday to having an in-depth analysis of his debate against John F. Kennedy in 1960, I’ve done it.

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  • Here's the Advertisement That Made John Kasich Uncomfortable
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    Here's the Advertisement That Made John Kasich Uncomfortable

    When it comes to politics, candidates have to find methods to connect with voters. In the past sixty years, campaign advertisements have relatively stayed the same. When it comes to modern records, it’s incredibly easy to commit negative mudslinging against rival career politicians. John Kasich, the so-called moderate in this race, is no different.

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  • Why Jeb Bush Dropped Out
    Election 2016

    Why Jeb Bush Dropped Out

    Americans don’t want a robot, a candidate that has a soothing voice and a fake smile with a million dollar suit and “American-made” tie. We’re not looking for a corporate idealist that is of the bankers, by the bankers, for the bankers. We’ve been stuck in this kind of mindset for fifty-something years, and we’re finally starting to crawl out of it as a society. The establishment has managed to continuously win elections (if we ignore the Carter bubble, which was a direct result of people not trusting the establishment after Nixon’s decline) on both the Democratic front and the Republican front through a simple checklist…

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  • Marco Rubio & The Case for Jeb Bush
    Election 2016

    Marco Rubio & The Case for Jeb Bush

    I’ve been saying this since day one, and I’ll keep saying it until he fades into political oblivion: Marco Rubio is a terrible, horrendously bad politician. He’s an empty suit, a shell of a man who does whatever the establishment hand up his rear tells him to do. He’s a terrible Senator, and he’s done absolutely nothing for my home state of Florida in the six years we’ve seen him in the Senate. I, personally, put several Republicans above him: including but not limited to Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Rand Paul…you’re starting to get the picture here. I don’t really like those guys, I just put them higher than Rubio. I think the only Republicans I’d put lower than Marco Rubio on my list are Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and people like Mike Huckabee.

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  • Huckabee & O'Malley End Their Campaigns
    Election 2016

    Huckabee & O'Malley End Their Campaigns

    They couldn’t really keep the attention of either of their political platforms. Democrats were too busy “Feeling the Bern” or standing with “Her” to notice the small-state governor begging for attention in the corner. Huckabee, on the other hand, fell quickly. He was proud to be in the top three when there was only five candidates on the Republican side. Then, after the clown car of the GOP filled quickly, he was quickly sent down to the kiddie table debates with the candidates that don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell. Rand Paul, when isolated to kiddie table land, decided to skip the debate entirely. Huckabee, on the other hand, just made a fool out of himself.

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Joseph Kaminski
I’m a writer and historian. Simple enough, right? I enjoy philosophy, sociology, social psychology, politics, basic programming, statistics, and old books.

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