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July 12, 2020

Grayson Lookner: Greece Frightenin'
As I've watched events unfold in Greece, I can't help but ask myself one question: "Who won the Second World War?" Ancient Greece was where the seeds of modern democracy were planted. A system of democracy and free markets supposedly prevailed in the West following WWII. Following the collapse of the . . .
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Grayson Lookner: 21st-Century Colonialism
Gentrification is an ugly word. Even its mere mention can invoke classism, jealousy, and contempt. The haves and the have nots. Injustice and inequality. The inevitable but usually veiled question: "And which side of it are you on?" The word itself is derived from the antiquated "gentry" which was the class of . . .
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Grayson Lookner: Refried Culture
At this point, it seems trite to complain that the major players in mainstream entertainment have abandoned any motivation to produce something of artistic merit in favor of producing something that they know will sell
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Grayson Lookner: Crumbling Bridges & Other Leftist Propaganda
A faded poster hangs askew on a yellowing wall of the computer lab in the Randall Student Center at the University of Maine at Augusta. The heading of the poster boldly reads, "2007 Bridge Inventory: a State-by-State Look at Trends in Deficient and Obsolete Bridges." The poster seems like something of an anomaly . . .

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Grayson Lookner: An Unconventional Endorsement of an Unconventional Candidate
The United States has always had its arch-bogeymen. Ambiguous, ill-defined creatures lurking back in the shadows, waiting for the opportunity to pounce when we show the slightest sign of vulnerability. Those who envy our freedom and wealth and are just lusting to deprive us of our hard-earned life, liberty and happiness. They will stop at nothing. Evil exists. You are not safe. . . .
Thursday, May 14, 2015

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