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A New Proversation

Posted: August 18, 2022 by Brian Johnston

The Proversation will be moving away from news and politics and setting forth on a path toward self-actualization within a life of meaning. We will strive to truly provide you an alternative to the negativity that permeates all media these days. No more CON-versations, we are here to bring the PRO-versation: a positive way forward to a more satisfying life.

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Social Media Censorship

Posted: January 22, 2021 by Proversation Design Admin

Trump supporters have complained for months that they were being unfairly targeted with Fact-Checking on Facebook. Meanwhile, posts from the left appeared to be under no similar scrutiny. When Twitter shut down @RealDonaldTrump after the insurrection at the Capitol, his supporters were outraged. Is the right being unfairly judged on social media, and does it represent a violation of their First Amendment rights?

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Insurrection at the Capitol: Crime and Punishment

Posted: January 13, 2021 by Proversation Design Admin

The FBI and D.C. Metro Police Department have identified nearly 120 perpetrators in the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Now that participants and primary actors have been arrested, the question is clear: What charges should they face, and what sentences should be meted out in order to bring these people to justice and prevent future sedition?

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Police brutality, protests, and vigilantes–to what end?

Posted: August 29, 2020 by Proversation Design Admin

Another instance of police violence against an unarmed black man in Kenosha leads to the paralyzation of Jacob Blake. Protests turn to riots and downtown Kenosha burns, bringing guns and militia the next night. Unrest turns ugly as a 17-year-old vigilante kills 2 and injures a third. Where do we draw the line between protesting and rioting? How do we repair the relationship between police and the black community? Does any of the violence bring us any closer to justice or change?


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A Reason for Hope

Posted: May 30, 2020 by Brian Johnston

America's soul is aching in the wake of the tragic murder of George Floyd. Far from an isolated incident, injustices of this magnitude find ourselves questioning the very nature of humanity. Today I spent the day in the middle of a community reeling in pain, but I came out on the other side with a warmer heart and a renewed sense of hope. I'd like to try to bring you along for the ride because the destination is peaceful.

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