Category: Commentary

Bad News! Bad News Sells

Is the world really getting worse? Well, it doesn’t matter, because the nature of news will interact with the nature of cognition to make us believe that it is.

Defeating Procrastination and Staying Motivated

There are a group of people out there that wake up, plan what their going to do, and accomplish those tasks at a reasonable pace. This is not for you!

Fast Friends

Getting out of your comfort zone isn’t easy, but it is important to push the boundaries of what you are used to and not limit yourself to the basics of your daily routine. Science explains why it’s hard to break your routine and why you should do it.

Commentary: AFC Playoff Teams

By Pawan Naidu

A week ago we discussed who will make the NFL playoffs from the NFC. Now we couldn’t leave the other conference out, so here’s my predictions for the AFC!

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Commentary: NFC Playoff Teams 2018

By Pawan Naidu

Football is back! We’ve played the Hall of Fame game and now we’re all excited about what this NFL season has in store. The storylines are endless: from the Eagles trying to defend their first-ever Super Bowl, Kirk Cousin debuting with the Vikings, Aaron Rodgers coming back from injury and plenty more. Who are the six NFC teams that will make it to the playoffs?

By: Mark Thomas

Commentary: Supreme Court Decisions

By Pawan Naidu

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to be playing chess when everyone else is playing checkers. This week’s Supreme Court decisions have not only given President Trump a major win, but it also gives McConnell a reason to celebrate.

You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to

By Daniel DeNicola

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion: ‘I believe climate change is a hoax whatever anyone else says, and I have a right to believe it!’ But is there such a right?

Fall of Facts

By Teodor Teofilov

When democracy is in crisis, we look for truth in facts. However, they are losing their ability to unite us around a consensus.

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Commentary: Nevada Senate Race

By Pawan Naidu

Sen. Sean Dean Heller (R-NV) has managed to keep one of the Senate seats in Nevada red, against the state’s move to becoming blue. However, the former Secretary of State of Nevada has his work cut out for him in the November elections as he is set up to defend his seat against Rep. Jacky Rosen.

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Commentary: Missouri Senate – Hawley (R) vs McCaskill (D)

By Pawan Naidu

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MZ) has been Missouri’s US Senate representative since 2006. She is a former prosecutor and has been a prominent figure in Missouri politics since 1982 when she was first elected to the State Assembly. McCaskill is known as a senator willing to cross party lines and for being close to her constituents by holding many town hall meetings.