2019 March Madness First Round, March 21

#4 Florida State vs. #13 Vermont, March Madness First Round (Hartford, CT)

Despite an unholy barrage of three pointers from #13 Vermont (27-6, 14-2 AEC), the No. 4 seed Florida State Seminoles (28-7, 13-5 ACC) survived by a score of 76-69 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT to advance to Saturday’s second round matchup against Murray State.  

In search of its school-record 28th win of the season, Florida State entered this game as solid favorites despite being without veteran forward Phil Cofer (right foot) for the thirteenth game of the season. Nevertheless, FSU scoring was led by 6’10” forward Mfiondu Kabengele with 21 points and senior guard Terrance Mann with 19. Despite a sufficient offensive showing, the …

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President Trump Owns the Republican Party

Over the weekend, Jeb Bush encouraged the Republican Party to pose a challenge to President Trump’s reelection. “I think someone should run,” Bush noted. “Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice [between ideologies] that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards rather than [ideologies that] revert back to a nostalgic time.”

The former Florida governor, as you recall, received one delegate out of the required 1,237 necessary to secure the nomination during the 2016 GOP primaries. Trump, on the other hand, received 1,542 delegates en route to securing the nomination and ultimately the presidency. While Bush himself would likely fare terribly in a rematch against the president, we are …

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President Trump Should Never Have Declared a National Emergency

On Thursday, the Senate rightfully voted to shoot down President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency intended to obtain funding for a border wall. While the construction and maintenance of a sufficient barrier is incumbent upon any sovereign state in order to ensure the safety of its people, the president’s wall was dead when Congress killed it; and, furthermore, his national emergency declaration was dead on arrival.

On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump promised voters that his administration would oversee the funding and construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border and, of course, that Mexico would pay for it. President Trump then spent the first two years of his tenure unsuccessfully forwarding this agenda until his plans …

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How the Left’s Identity Politics Is Polarizing the Nation

According to folks on the left, an individual can be judged based upon his or her identity. Rather than acknowledging the fact that each person is an individual human being complete with unique and varying personal experiences molding their belief systems and ambitions, the left has decided that it is possible to determine a person’s identity based solely on their group’s experience both historically and presently. The left seeks to unite and include people of all races, gender, religions, and cultures in its wonderful utopia of social justice, but, through the incessant summoning of intersectional identity politics, has divided this country and fractured its social fabric into a million identical pieces.


In 1989, a feminist scholar by the name …

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Anti-Semitism or Anti-Israel?

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has shaken the nation over the past several weeks with blatant anti-Semitism veiled under the guise of constructive criticism of Israel. In truth, Omar’s comments are dripping with contempt for America’s longtime Middle Eastern ally and its people here at home. The congresswoman’s remarks, her lack of remorse, and the left’s willingness to cover for her are highly indicative of a dangerous trend foreboding treachery for Israel and America’s apparently waning support for it.

Jew Gold

In February, journalist Glenn Greenwald shared a link on Twitter to an article regarding House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s threatening of consequences for Reps. Omar and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in response to their criticism of Israel. Omar tweeted in reply, …

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