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The Jefferson-Madison Debates: How to Get the Real News in 2019

Part I Since the night of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the rules concerning media have changed. Before this watershed event, a person could get a decent understanding of what is going on each week by consuming three pairs of news products: (1) a liberal and also a conservative nightly news program or Sunday morning weekly show, (2) a … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: The End of Elite Credibility?

by Oliver DeMille Thinking is Key I recently read an excellent article that really gets to the heart of our new era—where elites in government, media, business and culture have lost much of their credibility, as the masses have lost trust in their motives and words. This is a a big shift. I don't agree with everything in the … [Read more...]

Jefferson-Madison Debates: Mobs, Mobs, Everywhere

Rising Emotions, Rising Problems If you've watched the news recently, you've seen a lot of protestors. They protest policies. Proposed policies. People. Statues. History. Elected officials. Nominated officials. The police. Men. Women. Business and University heads. Visiting speakers. Other races. Other religions. Government officers having … [Read more...]

Jefferson-Madison Debates: Reopening the American Mind

Challenges for the Millennial Generation (and Z) “Miss Amelia prayed as if the Lord were ten million miles away, and she would be surprised to pieces if she got anything she wanted.” —Gene Stratton-Porter, Laddie   THE PROBLEM? Millennials. Or, as they are frequently called by critics, the “Snowflake Generation”. Considered by some the … [Read more...]

The Madison-Jefferson Debates: What Isn’t True

Reality or... Not? Some things just aren’t true, even if we think they are. Even if we are assured that “everyone” says they’re true. And even if the experts—almost always unnamed—have formed a consensus on the matter. Actually, the more you get know the experts, the more you realize they aren’t in consensus on almost anything. Now, let’s be … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: The Third Layer by Oliver DeMille

“When technology advances too quickly for education to keep up, inequality generally rises.” —Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAffee “Your true greatness comes when you focus not on building a career but on finding your quest." —Vishen Lakhiani “Engaged students are 16 times more likely to report being academically motivated than students who … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: The Next Civil War? by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille True or False...or False? It’s getting worse. Just watch the news. This phrase, the “Next Civil War”, was recently used by economic forecaster Harry Dent to describe the growing divide between Red and Blue state cultures. These two sides now disagree with each other to the point that in many cases people experience real hatred … [Read more...]

An Update on the State of America: What’s REALLY Happening?

by Oliver DeMille (It’s Not What You See On the News) The Goal “Keep your eyes on the ball.” I think very baseball coach I ever had repeated this advice like a mantra, and with good reason. A batter faces all kinds of distractions. The other team, both those on the field and those in the dugout, make a point of yelling, waving their arms, and … [Read more...]

One Great Challenge Facing America Today by Oliver DeMille

The Coming Fall Only 15 percent of Americans are on target to fund 1 year or more of their retirement. One single year. Yet many will live twenty to thirty years after retiring. This one fact alone is a major blow against conservatism. It may in fact kill conservative principles and ideals in the next two decades, and it could deeply hurt the … [Read more...]

Founding a New Kind of Media? by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille Generations We are on the verge of a new media era in America. The first occurred during the American Founding, and was characterized mostly by articles and pamphlets—short, direct commentaries by numerous citizens on whatever topics they considered important. The second era was dominated by full-time commentators and … [Read more...]