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All posts by Griffen Smith

Griffen is a 16 year old currently living in Austin, Texas. Originally born in California, he was raised a Texan with the values of individual liberty and freedom. Griffen's hobbies include reading, writing, running, and drawing. He is also currently a junior at Dripping Springs High School. He competes on the varsity level for Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking. As a sophomore Griffen took home 4th place for informative speaking at our district conference. Furthermore Griffen has been registered with The National Speech And Debate Association since October 2016. Not only that, but Griffen also plays soccer and Competes in club with Lonestar Football Club and his high school soccer team (he plays fullback for any soccer fans out there). His favorite team is the Houston Dynamo. When it comes to journalism Griffen always tries to be Bi-partisan and get a story to you. No matter what the story is about, it will always be made with the up-most integrity and be truthful. Moreover, Griffen am a firm believer of liberty, individualism, and Capitalism. Talk to him through email! ds006714gs@dsisdconnect.com

Why War With North Korea Simply Won’t Happen

71 Republic Reporter Griffen Smith explains why nuclear war, especially with North Korea, is an extremely unlikely possibility.

The Problem With the American School System

An outline of America's school issues

Trump and Putin Talk 2016 Election, North Korea, and a Cease Fire in Syria

Friday morning President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Austin Petersen Announces Senatorial Run

This 4th of July was an important one, both for Austin Peterson and the rest of Missouri. Petersen announced that he was running for the Senate, and running as a Republican.

Trump Meets With South Korea President

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea met with The White House Thursday to talk about trade and North Korea.

Supreme Court Gives Trump Travel Ban New Life

By Griffen Smith | WASHINGTON On Monday morning, the Supreme Court announced a partial revival of the Trump travel ban after it was blocked by several lower courts. Almost all aspects of the ban are to be set back in place. The 6 Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen still are not ...

Trump reveals he has no tapes of Comey

President Trump released a statement Friday saying that he actually didn't tape former FBI director James Comey.

Rand Paul, Among Others, Taking Stand Against GOP Healthcare Bill

In a group statement, they announced their disapproval of the bill.

Breaking: US Shoots Down Iranian Drone in Syria

By Griffen Smith | MIDDLE EAST An F-15 US fighter jet shot down an Iranian drone as it made its way to the US-backed forces in southern Syria. According to a defense official, it is the second Iranian drone shot down in less than a month.  The area it was flying to is a reported ...

What happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea?

21-year-old Warmbier died June 19th at the University Of Cincinnati after being sent home from North Korea in a Coma.

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