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Racism and Communication: How the Message Gets Obscured

Racism and Communication: How the Message Gets Obscured by Paul Dutton The Social Justice Warrior movement, at its most charitable reading and basic core, seeks to abolish racism, queerphobia, sexism/Patriarchy, and the like. Believing these forces are wrong and/or unfounded,

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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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Tuition, Subsidies, and Hazlitt’s Lesson

Tuition, Subsidies, and Hazlitt’s Lesson by Taylor Pace As of 2015 the National Student Debt reached $1.3 trillion with the average student loan debt at about $29,000. Many former college students are discovering it is difficult to pay back such

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The Real Meaning of “Democratic Socialism”

The Real Meaning of “Democratic Socialism” by Jack Enright 2016 marks an increasingly divisive year in the realm of electoral politics. The candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have energized their respective parties, with Trump only recently losing his significant

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School Choice? Pfft, we need Public Cafeterias!

School Choice?  Pfft, we need Public Cafeterias! by Carsten Hood The public school system is rife with problems, but Americans have long grown accustomed to those problems.  Unfortunately, the education market is not structured to reflect people’s real choices and

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Houston, We Have a Pothole Problem

Houston, We Have a Pothole Problem The Solution? The Sharing Economy. by Noelle Mandell I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my fill of talk about potholes. Whether it’s in the political arena or simply your friend lamenting as

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Stop Whining About Young People: A Young Person Responds

Stop Whining About Young People: A Young Person Responds by Noel Jett There’s a lot of junk out there about how “kids these days” are the dumbest, rudest, laziest generation ever.  I’m here to take the best of it and

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Donald

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Donald by Jack Enright It wouldn’t be a stretch to consider the 2016 election cycle as being defined by Donald Trump. The real estate mogul has consistently stolen the spotlight from candidates

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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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