All posts by Ryan Lau

Ryan is a first-year sophomore at the University of Vermont, double majoring in philosophy and psychology. 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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CT Gov. Ned Lamont Had a Brilliant Plan, but He Killed It

Ned Lamont is teaming up with Webster Bank to aid federal employees during the shutdown, but is the government side holding back the plan's success?

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The Dark Overlord Releases Batch Two of 9/11 Files

Exchanging cyber-cash for a cyber-cache, the hacker group The Dark Overlord has leaked more of their supposedly damning 9/11 files.

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Twenty Minutes to Landing, Seven Seconds of Silence

A fast-paced narrative outlining the actions of Dan, a pampered young man unprepared for a sudden change of fate with 20 minutes to landing.

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A Utah City Has a Snowball Ban, Calls Them “Missiles”

For as long as anyone can remember, one unfortunate Utah city has lived under a snowball ban that shows no signs of being lifted.

Russia Declares Successful Test of Undetectable Nukes

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that he had a new weapon in his arsenal.

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Populism and Elitism: Two Sides of an Evil Sword

Though populism and elitism both claim to help us the most, the individual is usually best equipped to make his or her own decisions.

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The Eichmann Defense: Who to Blame for the State’s Killing

Does the famous Eichmann Defense of "just following orders" excuse anyone from blame for modern murders by the government?

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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.