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Author: Johnny Boykins

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Principled Political Persuasion

Too many of my contemporaries have forgotten or never really experienced what it’s like to craft persuasive arguments or engage in meaningful debate. By: Johnny V. Boykins It seems like the art of persuasion is dead, a vestige of a bygone era where people engaged in the hard work of bringing people to their perspective.…
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Democrats Are Not in Disarray

The political collective of pundits, editorial boards, op-ed contributors, cable news broadcasts, and social media “political philosophers” are all lamenting about the dysfunction and dissolution of the Democratic Party, due to our increasingly crowded presidential field. The political collective is regularly asserting that the Party is in disarray. The political collective is wrong because it…
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The Millennial Future

The era of the political gatekeepers is officially over. Consider this an obituary. Millennials can no longer afford to “wait our turn” or “get in line” or “pay our dues” or whatever cliché that is directed our way. Our futures depend on the gates opening up, or we will dismantle the barriers altogether. Our Future…
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Millennial and Youth Turnout

Finster Tech Consulting has released an interactive map of the State with breakdowns of Voter Turnout by age. Pinellas County turned Blue again in 2018, thanks in part to the turnout efforts of Voters age 18-34. We should acknowledge that the college and university areas of overperformed with youth voter turnout. We are looking at…
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