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Let’s Talk About Confederate Monuments…

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Preserving history is incredibly important. We’ve seen repeatedly that if we don’t learn from our past, we’re doomed to make the same mistakes over and over again. As a country, we should never forget where we’ve come from, and what we’ve gone through to get to this point. That being said, there is a turmoil permeating our entire society that’s turning us into a giant powder keg. The atmosphere in the U.S. right now is downright terrifying; you can almost feel the hate and fear in the air. With the rise in white nationalism, and our “president’s” unwillingness to condemn such ideologies, it’s dangerous to keep monuments glorifying those who fought for slavery out in the public eye. If our country wasn’t being overtaken by racist violence, there would be no need to tear down Confederate monuments. Trump’s comments that monuments of George Washington or Thomas Jefferson might be next are completely unfounded. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t think twice about Confederate monuments, but considering the atmosphere we’re living in today, I can understand why people want them gone. Our history is important, but we should not be celebrating those parts of it that were defined by the suffering and oppression of whole groups of people.

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Game of Thrones S7 E7 Preview: The Westeros Power Rankings

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With the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones now just hours away, Marci Buehler, Rusty Buehler, and Zac Hirschbeck are struggling to contain their excitement.

Rather than waiting until early next week to reconvene, the three pop culture enthusiasts teamed up to preview Sunday’s action by ranking the five characters that they believe to be the most powerful in Westeros. They also decided to select one character that they believe to be the least powerful, and the most powerless in all of the Seven Kingdoms.

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Game of Thrones S7 E6 Recap: Viserion Gets Iced

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Three “television enthusiasts,” the dynamic brother-sister duo of Marci and Rusty Buehler and Zac Hirschbeck, watch Game of Thrones each Sunday night and exchange their thoughts on the show’s happenings.

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Game of Thrones S7 E5 Recap: How To Train Your Drogon

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Three “television enthusiasts,” the dynamic brother-sister duo of Marci and Rusty Buehler and Zac Hirschbeck, watch Game of Thrones each Sunday night and exchange their thoughts on the show’s happenings.

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2017-18 Premier League Preview: A Rivalry Renewed

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With the beginning of the new campaign just hours away, Sean Coots and Zac Hirschbeck share their thoughts and predictions as to what the “Premier League Script Writers” have in store for us this year.

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Game of Thrones S7 E4 Recap: Coming In Hot

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Three “television enthusiasts,” the dynamic brother-sister duo of Marci and Rusty Buehler and Zac Hirschbeck, watch Game of Thrones each Sunday night and exchange their thoughts on the show’s happenings.

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The NFTA Amherst Metro-Rail Extension: Opening Windows to a More Vibrant & Equitable Future

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Over the past year, politicians and city officials of the greater Buffalo region have been taking steps to go forward with a major transportation project. This project has promise to help Buffalo become a more mobile and accessible city as well as enhance economic development. No, it is not bringing Uber and Lyft to Buffalo. This project, being the NFTA Metro-Rail Amherst extension, is likely to have a far larger impact on the overall well-being of the greater Buffalo area.

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In Memoriam: “The Mooch”

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Game of Thrones S7 E3 Recap: A Thorny Farewell

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Three “television enthusiasts,” the dynamic brother-sister duo of Marci and Rusty Buehler and Zac Hirschbeck, watch Game of Thrones each Sunday night and exchange their thoughts on the show’s happenings.

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What “Make America Great Again” Really Means

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In a speech in June of 2016, Hillary Clinton told us, “When Donald Trump says, ‘Let’s make America great again,’ that is code for ‘Let’s take America backwards.’” As we’ve seen with many other warnings she gave us during the 2016 election, she was dead-on. If the past week is any indication, Trump will stop at nothing to erase President Obama’s legacy, no matter the cost.

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