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Presidential Debate 2020 – Donald Trump vs Joe Biden

By: Todd Smekens Against my better judgment, I watched the media‚Äôs presentation of an argument between a no-nothing bully president and a tired old politician. To me, it was symbolic of what this country has become in so many ways. Our ruling class has captured both political parties making one completely fractured between the donors […]

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Russia Can’t Influence A Democracy Which Doesn’t Exist

The USA is Not a Democracy By: Todd Smekens Blog – I shouldn’t come out in the first paragraph to declare the Russian story a hoax but I still cannot believe the media continue pressing this issue while ignoring those who are truly influencing our democracy – the Donor Class. If Facebook can possibly account […]

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Government

Glenn Greenwald; The Myth of a Free Press; and Truth

MUNCIE, INDIANA – As most of you know, we are a harsh critic of the corporate owned media in this country mainly because they’ve neglected their duties given to them by our Constitutional framework. They are actually whining about the decline of the industry when they are the ones who have brought it upon themselves […]

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Business

Who Looks Worse Post Hiatt Deal – BSU or Gannett?

What Grades Do We Give Gannett and Ball State? Local resident Chris Hiatt has been sharing his displeasure across social media channels regarding the “cozy relationship” between the StarPress and Ball State University. According to Hiatt, it would seem that the pages of our local newspaper are used as a “public relations department” for Ball […]