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I'm a middle aged tech geek with a passion for computers, technology, politics and all the bits in the middle between 0 and 1. I am what could be considered a moderate progressive and like to consider all sides of a debate before taking a position.

Trump Goes On First International Trip

By Andrew Witzel The POTUS has left for his trip and ahead of him was weeks of preparation by staffers and foreign delegations in an effort to ease Trump into the delicate world of international diplomacy. His itinerary takes him... Continue Reading →


The N.S.A. Got Pwned

By Andrew Witzel The malware outbreak that started last Friday, dubbed WannaCry, appears to be just the start of some major blowback directed at the National Security Agency (NSA) perpetrated by a hacking group calling themselves Shadow Brokers. This group... Continue Reading →

Demanding Election Reform

By Andrew Witzel I went to vote in my state's local elections yesterday, ready to pick the people for township board, judges, supervisors, etc. that I think could do well in the positions. I waited in line with everyone else,... Continue Reading →

Is Trump Smart or Insane?

By Andrew Witzel Reading the news cycles the last few weeks, this is a question that is on a lot of people's minds around the world. His actions can appear random, nonsensical and utterly ridiculous. Attacks on the media aren't... Continue Reading →

Tennessee Passes Law Making Tuition Free For Residents

By Andrew Witzel State lawmakers in Tennessee passed a law on Wednesday giving final approval to Gov. Bill Haslam's landmark plan to make tuition free at the states community college for all residents that currently don't hold a degree. Gov.... Continue Reading →

Comey Fired: Another Bad Decision For Trump

By Andrew Witzel This is familiar territory, we've all been here before less than 50 years ago. While the circumstances and job titles are different, the firing action by a president during active investigations is not. At this point it... Continue Reading →

America Is Falling Apart

By Andrew Witzel It wasn't that long ago that you could take pride in the United States and the good that it was doing in the world. America was the place the world looked to as a model of democracy,... Continue Reading →

Climate Is Actually Changing, Deniers Beware

By Andrew Witzel There are two circles of thought in the United States: One circle believes that humans have contributed greatly to climate change and the other circle thinks that humans are only a blip in what historically is a... Continue Reading →

Reboot Of AHCA Discussions

By Andrew Witzel That is what I woke up to on Sunday morning as I casually scrolled through the tweets on my phone. After I got over the initial bouts of nausea, I quickly realized that Trump and the... Continue Reading →

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