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Join the TMI Blog! TMI is having an open call for contributors to our blog! If you’re a Texas-loving millennial who likes to write, we’d love to hear from you. Our blog is a platform to help make your voice heard.  You’ve

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Brexit, Texas, and the American Tradition: Why #Texit is More Than a Meme

Brexit, Texas, and the American Tradition: Why #Texit is More Than a Meme by Carsten Hood British voters’ June decision to withdraw from the European Union in a move popularly known as “Brexit” – a nifty fusion of British and exit – has apparently reinvigorated discussion of

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Austin, Uber, and Democracy: What Happened and Why it Matters

Austin, Uber, and Democracy: What Happened and Why it Matters by Carsten Hood Alright, Austin—let’s talk about Uber, Lyft, and democracy. In short, Austin voters recently considered some new regulations on so-called ride-sharing services, particularly a requirement that their drivers

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Know Thy Enemy: a Classier Take on Class Warfare

Know Thy Enemy: a Classier Take on Class Warfare by Sable Levy In case you didn’t know it, the ultra-rich are widely vilified—particularly within movements such as Occupy Wall Street and the political campaign of Bernie Sanders, which has captured the

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TMI to Expand Operations to Nation’s Capital

TMI to Expand Operations to Nation’s Capital The Texas Millennial Institute is excited to announce today that operations of the organization will move to Washington, DC. This move comes at a time when there has been a widespread recognition that

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Why Millennials Want to End the War on Drugs

Why Millennials Want to End the War on Drugs by Carsten Hood More and more Americans are beginning to question their government’s war on drugs, and the younger generation is leading the discussion. TMI recently hosted a drug policy forum

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After Super Tuesday, What’s Next?

After Super Tuesday, What’s Next? by Jack Enright Texans voted along with 11 other states during the Super Tuesday primary elections on March 1. For the Republicans, Ted Cruz won Texas and many Plains States, whereas Donald Trump took most

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What Dank Memes, Drinking Games, and “Donald Tramp” Tell Us about the State of Politics

What Dank Memes, Drinking Games, and “Donald Tramp” Tell Us about the State of Politics by Noelle Mandell Millennials are the largest and most diverse generation in the history of our country.  Right now we’re in the prime of our

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Happy Texas Independence Day, y’all!

Happy Texas Independence Day, y’all! by Dustin Lané Happy Texas Independence Day, y’all!  And Happy Birthday to Sam Houston!  On March 2nd, 1836, settlers in Mexican Texas adopted the Texas Declaration of Independence, which declared their independence from Mexico and created the

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Announcing TMI’s Spring Forums

Announcing TMI’s Spring Forums With the success of our first season hosting single-issue summits and forums behind us, TMI is excited to gets things rolling again with a new array of forums this spring on a number of hot topics.

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Austin! Have you been looking for an opportunity to get together with a group to critically examine philosophical texts? Well, here's your chance. We are hosting Socratic Happy Hours to discuss readings that relate to your life.

Join us over drinks and casual discussion over George Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language." This essay, dating back to 1946, will likely give some insight into problems we're still facing today.

Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend.

Is political speech and writing the "defense of the indefensible"? Does it make lies sound truthful and murder respectable? How can we counter what's going on and help strive for sincerity in language? We'll find out together on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30pm. (Brew and Brew is particularly busy this month, so we shifted our date from the normaly first Thursday meeting). Your first drink will be on us! Please help us spread the word.

*This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the text beforehand; there's a link to it in the "discussion" section, and we'll provide hard copies in person.
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Socratic Happy Hour: Politics & the English Language

November 15, 2017, 7:30pm - November 15, 2017, 9:30pm

Austin! Have you been looking for an opportunity to get together with a group to critically examine philosophical texts? Well, here's your chance. We are hosting Socratic Happy Hours to discuss readings that relate to your life. Join us over drinks and casual discussion over George Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language." This essay, dating back to 1946, will likely give some insight into problems we're still facing today. Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend. Is political speech and writing the "defense of the indefensible"? Does it make lies sound truthful and murder respectable? How can we counter what's going on and help strive for sincerity in language? We'll find out together on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30pm. (Brew and Brew is particularly busy this month, so we shifted our date from the normaly first Thursday meeting). Your first drink will be on us! Please help us spread the word. *This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the text beforehand; there's a link to it in the "discussion" section, and we'll provide hard copies in person.

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