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All posts by Ryan Lau

Ryan is a first-year sophomore at the University of Vermont, majoring in philosophy and minoring in music. He is 71 Republic's Editor in Chief and a member of the Board of Directors. The works of Konkin, Goldman, Rothbard and Tolstoy have influenced his anarchist beliefs and led him to seek a way to bring those ideas into reality.

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Missing Morals: How a Single Story Leads Us Towards War

President Obama’s speech on counterterrorism strategy serves as a sinister example of how a single story can be used for the sake of harm.

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Poll: 72% of the French Support “Les Gilets Jaunes”

After police opened fire against Les Gilets Jaunes, French tax protestors in Paris, the group now has a strong majority approval.

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A Libertarian Isn’t Fiscally Conservative and Socially Liberal

Gary Johnson, in spreading the "fiscally conservative and socially liberal" myth, only made libertarianism even less attractive.

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America Is Safer than It Has Been in Decades

Despite popular rhetoric in regards to mass shooting and crime epidemics, in reality, America is safer now than it has been in many years.

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Bitcoin Floor Falls, Bottoms at $5600 USD

Popular cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum, among others, have lost considerable value as of noon EST on Wednesday.

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Hillary Clinton 2020? Third Bid in Play, Says Ex-advisor

Just days after the midterm season ends, a top former advisor believes we will soon see a Hillary Clinton 2020 presidential bid.

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The Constitution Is as Effective as Gun-free Zones

The success and legitimacy of both the Constitution and gun-free zones in America operate on the same system of flawed logic.

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Did Hungary Really Just Ban Gender Studies?

A Fox News story gave a blatantly inaccurate headline regarding Hungary's new policy towards gender studies programs.

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The Murderous Military Uses Call of Duty for Target Practice

Through the use of Call of Duty and other violent video games, the United States armed forces is trying to desensitize its soldiers to killing.

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Is Socialism Bad for a Country and its People?

The question requires a deep look at what exactly socialism means and what implications it has on each individual citizen and his or her autonomy.

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