LIVE BLOG: October 19, 2016 Presidential Debate

Tonight, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off in the final official presidential debate of the 2016 election.

This debate could prove critical for Trump and Clinton, but even more is at stake for the entire nation. A major misstep by Clinton in this debate could dramatically erode her gains from the last few weeks, whilst a major blunder by Trump could seal Clinton’s victory in November.

I will be live-blogging my reactions to the debate on this post, starting at 9pm EST (6pm PST).

The debate itself is free to watch – a live stream provided by YouTube and NBC is embedded below for your convenience.

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I-1501 – The Trojan Horse Initiative

I-1501 is an unnecessary bill that doesn’t do much of anything, except benefit unions and special interests.

I strongly urge a NO vote on this Trojan Horse initiative. It uses public sympathy for victims of identity theft to pass a highly specific union-backed policy change. Several bills incorporating that same mandate were introduced in the state legislature, but failed to pass. The people of Washington should accept the judgment of their elected representatives, and vote down this dangerous initiative. Continue reading →

How to Pack for a Mission Trip

Mission trips are fun and exciting events. Most of the time, the days right before leaving for the airport are spent in packing. This is a miserable ordeal, contrasting sharply with the more enjoyable trip proper. ‘Packing’ is a process frequently involving feverishly stuffing every conceivably useful item suggested by your mother into the already bursting suitcases being taken on the trip. I hope you have never had to undergo such a painful experience before. However, if you have not, the odds are that you will. Here are some tips to help you survive packing for a mission trip. Continue reading →