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"You might feel like your state is squeezing you, pushing you out completely. Some are going. More are talking about it.


As that happens, as folks leave, the heartland loses its heart. We are hollowed out, emptied from the inside leaving only the shell of our major cities as supermajority legislatures finally choke out all serious competition to their power. 


Pragmatism doesn’t pay like pure power can, and it doesn’t satisfy the ego like pure ideology can. But pragmatism does help society continue to function."

- Adam Sommer, host of
The Heartland POD

I believe that 

empowering students with the ambition 

to change the world they are inheriting 

as well as equipping them with 

academic and social tools 

to accomplish those changes, 

is the true purpose of education.


- Nicholas Anthony Linke

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