Mass Shootings Are a Politician’s Best Friend

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Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

Last Saturday, a mass shooter killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Just one day later, another gunman opened fire in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine. Unsurprisingly, politicians have used the tragic events as an immediate reason to call for increased gun control. At the end of the day, their claims simplify to two main points; first, that the mass shootings are indicative of a major American violence problem, and second, that this problem exists because we don’t have enough gun control. Both of these points are moot. Mass shootings are, ultimately, a tool that politicians use to further their ends.

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A Minimum Wage Increase Is a Pay Cut for Millions

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Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

In the past couple of years, a number of politicians have pushed hard for a minimum wage increase. Notable supporters include Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Just this week, Connecticut agreed to incrementally up its minimum to $15 an hour in the next four years. Advocates of the idea claim that it will improve the quality of life for many, especially the working poor. However, they miss the fact (or don’t care) that their plan would functionally cut wages for millions of working-class Americans.

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Why Must Police and DEEP Officials Flex Their Muscles on a Beloved Local Animal?

Ryan Lau|[USA] Enter Old Wethersfield, Connecticut, and you may see it as not unlike many other New England towns. Though the picturesque multicolored leaves, quaint little shops and businesses, and beautiful 17th century architecture may not be unique, one thing surely is. For several months, a magnificent and friendly turkey, named Kevin, roamed around in …

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