Chapter One: Ground Zero

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The launch somehow went unnoticed and the missiles were already airborne for several crucial minutes before being detected. They were now hurtling toward their targets with unwavering and deadly accuracy.

The salvo was projected to strike areas along the west coast, with at least three of the single-warhead, multimegaton weapons…


POLITICS

It had to happen sooner or later

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They knew if they waited long enough, he would eventually make a crucial misstep. They knew it was just a matter of time before he made a fatal slip-up. They didn’t have to wait very long…

With just over 100 days in office, President Joe Biden has revealed his hand…


FICTION

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An unknown foe launches a cataclysmic terror attack that destroys the heart of a major city.

Disastrous cyber-attacks have left the nation defenseless and pandemonium begins to set in as the faceless entity pushes society to the brink of upheaval and that is just the beginning!

The country has…


Chapter Two: Robin Hood

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Dale Tecumseh Rosenquist IV Esq. sat behind his exquisitely appointed desk. Even by the standards of those who also possessed the wealth he had, the desk was over the top. A large 24-karat gold-trimmed black marble slab sat atop an intricately carved frame of rare African Blackwood, also accented with…


POLITICS

She spoke. We heard. They canceled.

The radicalization of the GOP continues as House Republicans voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her post this week.

Cheney’s ouster comes in the wake of her criticism of former president Donald Trump over his continued attempts to undermine the election results. …


Colorado passes bill allowing human remains as fertilizer

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“All your life you will have to work hard and sweat to make the soil produce anything, until your dying day. You were made from soil, and you will become soil again.”- Genesis 3:19

Although truer words have never been penned, using human bodies as fertilizer was not likely what…


POLITICS

The radicalization of the Republican Party is nearly complete

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Donald Trump may be gone but the wheels he set in motion keep turning as the far-right-wing of the GOP begins to take root and exert its influence.

The party that once fought for human rights and abolished slavery is rapidly becoming a party of slaves itself. Trump’s rise to…


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Here we are, well into the 21st century, with all of our wondrous technology. Today, we can get to virtually any place in the world in a matter of hours, control robotic devices on distant planets, and deep in the cosmos. …


PERSPECTIVE

What will be the true cost of immunity to COVID-19?

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Millions of Americans have already received the COVID-19 vaccine, with millions more slated to receive it in the coming months. Efforts to blunt the spread of the novel coronavirus have led to the emergency use authorization of a handful of vaccines that are deemed safe and effective against COVID-19 infections.


Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder. Now what?

Demonstrators were on the street expressing their content with the Jury’s verdict on Derek Chauvin’s trial. | Black Lives Matter Plaza, Washington, D.C. | 20 Apr 2021 | Photo Credit: Johnny Silvercloud

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all three charges stemming from the death of George Floyd. Chauvin is now facing the possibility of spending decades in prison, but what does this mean for the rest of America?

The smoldering fires of discord are already beginning…

TJ Larson

TJ Larson is a two-time American Pundit finalist, US Army veteran, and author of the upcoming novella “The Chaos Mandate.” Follow @TJLarson1 on Twitter

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