The Insignificance of the Popular Vote

It’s already been four months since Donald Trump won the elections, and became the 45th President of the United States. But even months after this historic victory, and even after the inauguration, there are still some people who would want to dispute the truth and choose to make an argument on the fallacious basis of the popular vote.

It is time to face the music and accept the fact that President Trump won the elections fair and square, and is here to stay for at least the duration of next four years. Enough with the cries about popular vote because it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t amount to anything. It can be a hundred million votes or just ten, and it is all the same. The only thing that matters in the final tally are the votes of Electoral College, of which President Trump won the overwhelming majority, 304 out of 538.

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Sanders Gets Entangled in His Own Veil of Ignorance

As the discussion surrounding Obamacare raged on, CNN decided to host a debate between Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz. To say it was a bit ironic would be an understatement– considering both of them were the underdogs last year in their primaries. What I found especially amusing was that each time there was a commercial break, CNN kept repeating that they are the most trustworthy media house of them all. Well, the numbers don’t lie, and I tend to agree with Margaret Thatcher who was rather poignant when she said: “Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

Early in the debate, it became apparent that Cruz could list the facts in regards to Obamacare until the Judgment Day, while Bernie Sanders turned out to be a one-trick pony. All he did through the entire night was deflect the questions and rage against his imaginary one percent. It should be an obvious sign your narrative is flawed when you accuse a woman of not taking care of her employees, by providing them health insurance, only to discover that she herself cannot afford health insurance.

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Fake News: Mainstream Media’s Very Own Picture of Dorian Gray

Decadent, immoral, and corrupt.

If you follow mainstream media these days, you might end up with the feeling that there is a new dating system in place. It is no more B.C. and A.D., now it seems to be B.T. (Before Trump) and A.T. (After Trump). And it does seem that the number of things that mainstream media make up, will not wash away anytime soon. The latest fad, until recently at least, was pushing the narrative on fake news. Scratch that, thanks to CNN it’s creating fake news.

Now, for those who don’t know, fake news has it’s own storied and time-honoured tradition, where The Onion is regarded as an institution in that particular genre. But instead of leaving it be, the mainstream media in their frenzy to find “the real cause” of why their anointed queen lost the elections, too scared to look in the mirror, decided to have a go at it.

How you ask?

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Thirty Pieces of Silver: How Sanders Betrayed His Followers

Bernie Sanders started his presidential campaign in a stark opposition to Hillary Clinton. Without even knowing it, he started amongst the Democrats what Trump did amongst the Republicans, a populist revolt against the dreaded Establishment.

People had enough of status quo, they were sick of it. The message was clear, those in power are all the same – Democrat or Republican. And so, Sanders started a revolution of sorts where he wagged his finger and railed against the big banks while promising his followers rivers of milk and honey, their own promised land, a socialist utopia the likes of which have never been seen before. In essence, all the basics that, we in Europe, think of as non-negotiable.

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Cheating Slovenia: How Generalizations Over Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Are Unfounded

Disclaimer: The following is not an academic response to Monika Nalepa’s commentary on the “culture of cheating” articles published by the Washington Post.

The assignment I was occupied with back in 2012, during my first year of studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Ljubljana, was for a course called Language Culture. At the end of the semester, the course exam consisted of us, the students, finding examples of scientific and academic writing, and correctly, by the faculty’s rules, citing each article, one by one. Only that, I remember our grades weren’t great, as our professor was strict regarding every dot and every comma. We were freshmen and most of us had little idea as to why this was so important for us to grasp. We had already received initial rules on citation and quotation, so why all the fuss?

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