Athens, Tennessee: When Veterans Rebelled

The twenty-first century has been characterized by a dissatisfaction with the federal government unique in American history. Only 17% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Such widespread disaffection has inevitably fueled calls for civil disobedience and extrajudicial citizen action. But is armed insurrection something Americans are capable of, and is it the ideal solution to our woes?

To ponder this question, Heroes Media Group looks to the Battle of Athens. Named for the birthplace of democracy, it’s the most recent armed uprising against a legitimate government in US history. It brought down a corrupt political machine, forever changed the involvement of veterans in the American electoral process, and offered precedent for civilian discontent with government for generations …

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Militia Threatens Police Officers in Oregon

The American news cycle, focused as it is on chaos and despondency, often feels relentless. With all eyes on the White House and its controversial occupant, stories slip through the cracks. In June, a truly unhinged series of events avoided national media attention; one involving a climate change bill, an anti-government militia, and a pro-Trump subreddit. It represents a grim turn in American politics, and will endanger the lives of law enforcement officers until rectified.

No-Shows in Salem

Our story takes place in Salem, capital of the state of Oregon. Democrats control the governor’s office and hold supermajorities in both chambers of the legislature. At the behest of environmental activists, HB 2020, which would institute a statewide cap-and-trade …

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