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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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Socratic Happy Hour: A Free Man's Worship

February 19, 2018, 7:30pm - February 19, 2018, 9:30pm

It's 2018 and we're back with our next opportunity to get together and critically examine a philosophical text. Here's what the future has in store: Join us over drinks and discussion of Bertrand Russell’s 1903 essay, “A Free Man’s Worship.” 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. We will convene on Monday, February 19th at 7:30 PM to discuss our momentary presence in the epic cosmic drama unfolding all around us, and how to live as part of it. Brew and Brew has informed us that we’ll be sharing the room with a tarot card reader; we’ve selecting this reading with that knowledge in mind, which should make our discussion all the more interesting. Oh, and did we mention: Your first drink is on us! You can find the reading here: tinyurl.com/FreeMansWorship *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 essay beforehand (we'll provide a PDF on the page and hard copies in person).

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It's 2018 and we're back with our next opportunity to get together and critically examine a philosophical text. Here's what the future has in store:

Join us over drinks and discussion of Bertrand Russell’s 1903 essay, “A Free Man’s Worship.” 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.

We will convene on Monday, February 19th at 7:30 PM to discuss our momentary presence in the epic cosmic drama unfolding all around us, and how to live as part of it. Brew and Brew has informed us that we’ll be sharing the room with a tarot card reader; we’ve selecting this reading with that knowledge in mind, which should make our discussion all the more interesting. Oh, and did we mention: Your first drink is on us!

You can find the reading here: tinyurl.com/FreeMansWorship

*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 essay beforehand (we'll provide a PDF on the page and hard copies in person).
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Socratic Happy Hour: A Free Man's Worship

February 19, 2018, 7:30pm - February 19, 2018, 9:30pm

It's 2018 and we're back with our next opportunity to get together and critically examine a philosophical text. Here's what the future has in store: Join us over drinks and discussion of Bertrand Russell’s 1903 essay, “A Free Man’s Worship.” 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. We will convene on Monday, February 19th at 7:30 PM to discuss our momentary presence in the epic cosmic drama unfolding all around us, and how to live as part of it. Brew and Brew has informed us that we’ll be sharing the room with a tarot card reader; we’ve selecting this reading with that knowledge in mind, which should make our discussion all the more interesting. Oh, and did we mention: Your first drink is on us! You can find the reading here: tinyurl.com/FreeMansWorship *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 essay beforehand (we'll provide a PDF on the page and hard copies in person).

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