Author Archives: J. Hugar

Bernie’s Big Lie: A Contested Convention in July

I’m actually in the process of crafting a longer essay on how I believe the Bernie Sanders movement can continue after the nominating process is over, but new information cluttered my morning newsfeed, so here we are. Multiple sources reported … Continue reading

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Immersive Politics: My Brief Experience with the Clinton Campaign

On an unseasonably warm day in March, I met Eric at a hipster coffee shop in North Buffalo. He wasn’t hard to spot. Visibly exhausted, he half-heartedly plucked at his computer keys from behind the Hillary logo slapped across his … Continue reading

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TrollPatrol10: Twitter Pics and Facebook Memes

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These pics speak for themselves. Enjoy.

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March Madness: High School Politics

It’s time to look back and have a little talk about what happened in March. By now, I’ve already discussed the trends of the Angry White Voter, record-breaking Republican turn-out, and badly behaving supporters. So, let’s shift our attention to … Continue reading

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TrollPatrol9: A Countdown of the Worst People on Social Media This Week

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All good things must end at some point. Next week will be the final week of TrollPatrol, followed by an analysis on the project. It was all at once, fun and tiresome. . .   #10 We should be better, … Continue reading

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No one reads this blog, and that’s okay.

Well, I shouldn’t say that. It’s probably more correct to say that a few people read this blog. I read it, my wife reads it. My friends read it when they have time, and there’s a handful of WordPress followers … Continue reading

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TrollPatrol8: A Countdown of the Worst People on Social Media This Week

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#10 Okay Maria, but this article is about Elizabeth Warren. #9 He can’t hear you, Jenifer. You’re on the Internet, and he’s in Cuba. #8 As opposed to before, when they didn’t taste like cardboard? Not sure I get your … Continue reading

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The PostModerate Platform: American Exceptionalism

That American Exceptionalism is only possible by our example. It almost sounds like a dirty word; a politically-charged, cringe-worthy term guaranteed to spark a debate over its etymology, its implications, and its merit. From the right, you’ll likely hear boasts … Continue reading

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TrollPatrol 7: A Countdown of the Worst People on Social Media This Week

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#10 Alexander has anger issues. #9 Translation: Mike plays Warcraft. #8 Bob understands pigs and acorns. I don’t. #7 Wait. What’s a “wall boner?” #6 Not everything deserves a hashtag. #5 Christopher Anthony thinks about things. Alot. #4 Does it … Continue reading

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Disturbing the Nest: My Brief Experience with the Bernie Sanders Revolution

  Call it an ad hoc anthropologic exercise. One minute you’re busily going through your daily routine, getting the kids breakfast, making sure they’re not setting fire to the furniture, the next you’re delving into the world of the Bernie … Continue reading

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