Matthew McGowan has been writing about politics, sports, employment and veterans issues for the better part of two decades. From 2009-2012, he was one of three elected Libertarians in the state of Ohio, serving as a Councilman for the city of Cheviot. He currently resides in Liberty Township, Ohio with his wife and four children, where he serves as a County Development Coordinator for the Libertarian Party of Ohio and is the admin of the modestly popular Butler County Libertarian Party Facebook Page.
"These are just four examples of how journalists have faced harassment, threats of imprisonment and even threats upon their lives for reporting injustices committed by government around the world. A free press is vital in ensuring governments remain accountable to their people. When journalists are not allowed to act independently and perform their jobs accurately, government corruption remains hidden from the public."
"If the goal was as stated, open discourse, then we wouldn't fall into the trappings of fallacious arguments. It is the secondary desire to win or to humiliate that perverts the discourse. It also leads to the inability to make corrections or accept faults in our own thinking."