Category Archives: Opinion

Words Should Mean Something

By Sam Schwartz

Words should mean things. Let me explain.

Take mission statements, those corporate-slime covered, oh-so-saccharine sentences that find their way onto business cards and the weird brochures that companies have to advertise themselves. While there are a few mission statements that have managed to evade this coating of syrupy hogwash, most are nothing more than…

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Are You An American?

By Sam Schwartz

When I was seven, I was an American. I was technically an American before that, but when I was seven, I was definitely an American. I knew that the Statue of Liberty was tall; I knew that the government was important; I knew that the debt was a really big number; I knew that we ate too much on Thanksgiving; I knew that Britain said aluminum wrong; I knew that the Constitution was awesome; I knew that baseball was the national pastime, but football was the national sport; and I knew that I was proud to be an American.

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