Director’s Note: The Girl

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*+-David Riker: I began to think about what it means to live in the very epicenter of the American Dream, and feel not hope – but trapped. My focus shifted, and I began to imagine a film not simply about the borders of geography, but about human borders – of class, culture, attitudes, and ideas. This was the starting point for The Girl.

REAL EYEZ Book Signing at Eso Won Wednesday Night

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*+-Antony Samad: The book is an examination of American Institutions (Race, Religion, Education and Politics) and the cultural shifts taking place in our society (national identity, racism, sport, social stigmatism, sex, redemption, counter-culturalism, popular acceptance and tragedy)

Why Iowans Doubled-Down on Obama

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*+-Mark Naison: Some people are astonished that a 92 percent white state, which is heavily agricultural, voted for President Obama in two straight elections.

Founding Wisdom

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*+-Nick Capo: According to Jefferson, freedom and liberty rely on the existence of an educated citizenry, one difficult to manipulate, while economic growth relies on the continued advancement of human knowledge.