Today is my birthday. I awoke this mornig to my normal habit of the last 8 or so years and begin checking my social media. I normally look at Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram or whatever. I am a millenial, so this daily habit sounds really stupid but it is just something I do.

Ever since November 2016, checking Twitter in the morning is either good or bad for one reason, Donald J. Trump. This was the tweet I was greeted with this morning:

Yes, that is the President of the United States.

I believe more and more each day…


Donald Trump talks a lot about “fake news”. He hates “fake news” and decries American news companies, such as, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, the Washington Post, and the New York Times (sorry Failing NYT) as the culprits.

When he was running for president he would be at the podium and would bash the media, calling them names, inciting violence against them, and whining how they covered his campaign. But lets be honest here, the media gave Donald Trump a free pass the entire election. They covered most of his events from start to finish. They broadcast him on the air…


We have elected Donald J Trump, the 45th President of the United States.

Its a result many didn’t see coming and a result we thought it was impossible. We didn’t see how such an unqualified candidate could win this election. We thought that people would see pass his rhetoric and that he disqualified himself based on his behavior and attitude toward minorities, women, Muslims, and every other group that didn’t agree with him. We watched as Hillary owned him on three debates in which she demonstrated that she has the right plans to continue to build upon our progress and…


Dear “I won’t be voting for Hillary”,

You are right, you should vote for you think is best qualified in being president. Yet, you don’t mention who that person is. You are either going to write-in a candidate or you leaving out that you are voting for Donald Trump. A man so unworthy of the president you couldn’t even mention his name. Donald Trump has insulted everyone anyone to get this far in this election, going as far to insult a gold-star family. Donald Trump looks up to dictators and has mentioned how wonderfully they have done, such as Putin…


As a freshman in college I studied Civility in politics and how it was in decline. I was angered about how our leaders spent more time bashing each other than working together to solve issues. In 2011, I had thought we had reach a pinnacle of that dysfunction when the most inexperienced Congress came to power after the Tea-Party wave that knocked the Democrats out of power in the House of Representatives. How wrong was I? Very.

In the five years since, our political parties have spent more time complaining about the other party than solving real issues. In five…


Writers Note: This was originally written in March of 2011 for a college course.

“So let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof”

John F. Kennedy

In the United States of America two parties have emerged as the dominant policy makers in the United States. The Democrat and Republican parties each have their own set of ideals and party goals that they want to push forward through legislation, and both sides believe that their plans and goals are the best for the country…


The new face of the Republican Party

If you would have told me that at the beginning of this election season that Donald Trump would become the Republican nominee, I would have called you more than crazy. But, here we are… Donald Trump is the Republican nominee. How did we get here? How did a man that has never held elected office, best some really good Republican candidates like: Jeb Bush, Lindsay Graham, John Kasich, or Marco Rubio? He did because he played into the anger of the GOP base. …


Todays Supreme Court ruling is historic. It’s one of those moments in history where you’ll want to remember where you were when the news broke. However, I’ve seen a lot of people complaining that we should be focusing on the real issues. And how sad is that a historic day is met with such disdain from some sides. Today is historic, and we can’t let our selves forget that. You may disagree, but let the people that fought hard for so many years celebrate. They deserve it.

Like I said, this victory was fought for so long by many people…


Every morning I wake up with a sensation that I need to do something to change my life. But, I don’t know where to start to do so. I want to change jobs, that I know. My job isn’t bad, but I get no satisfacation from it, no one tells you “good job” or that I feel like I am making a difference in the world. Heck, I supervise people that sell groceries and I worry about metrics that in all honesty do nothing to improve the experience of the customer. Maybe I am just negative or have been doing…


When I was in school I studied political parties. In in the first class the professor called attention to the fact that many people share the same political affiliation as their parents. If they don’t, the probably grew up in transformative years of a political party, like coming to age politically when Ronald Reagan was president. I myself, would like to think that I borrow the political affiliation of my parents. The first election I can recall was in the third grade and it was the 2000 election, George W. Bush vs. Al Gore, the sitting Vice President of the…

Aaron Grebner

Writes about politics, travel, and other stuff.

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