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Ari Halbkram is an entertainment and business brand consultant, A&R manager, podcaster, filmmaker, and writer. Visit his site to learn more.

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An American Civics Refresher in 2019

July 4th presents an excellent opportunity to cut through the noise of media - both traditional and social - to revisit the founding principals of this country, as laid out in our Declaration of Independence. Doing so provides a remarkable chance to recognize that modern times are just as wonky as they were 250 years ago.

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We Do It To Ourselves

We are losing the thread. We are being conditioned to lose the thread. We must be more responsible in how we obtain and process our news. We need to stop regurgitating snippets of raw, unprocessed data collected in social media headlines and short TV news segments wedged between commercials for erection pills and eczema creams that cause side effects worse than eczema, and instead synthesize that data into information. We need to stop letting media outlets control the way we think, because while we do have a right to an opinion, that right should only be exercised through the responsible processing of well-sourced, fully-ingested information.

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