William Smith

Hailing from the suburbs of Atlanta, I came to D.C. after finishing my M.A. for an internship with a nonprofit and began writing for PolicyMic earlier this year. I've been interested in politics, philosophy, and the sharing of ideas for as long as I can remember, and this is the perfect platform to indulge these interests. My main foci are education, drug, and immigration policy and broader sociopolitical culture, primarily from a libertarian perspective. When not working or writing, I like to play bass guitar and viola, try out new recipes, and do everything I can to escape the city and find some nature.

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Ender's Game Boycott Isn't Making a Difference For Gay Rights — Here's Why

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Marijuana Legalization in Mexico City is the First Step

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Pitbull Has a New Pet Cause: Charter Schools

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5 Reasons Obama's Approval Rating Just Dropped 8 Points

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Marijuana Legalization: Scientists Want More Access to Pot For Research, and Most Millennials Agree

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Sarah Murnaghan: Judge Michael Baylson May Have Just Saved Little Girl's Life

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This Woman is Going On a No Food, No Water Diet — Because That's a Thing

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Google Nutrition: Because It's Not Useful Enough Yet, Google Will Now Help You Eat Healthy

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Massachusetts Welfare Audit: Don't Be Shocked When Huge Welfare Systems Get Abused

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Helen Mirren: Actress Has Tea With Dying Boy After Queen Declines His Request

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'Preachers' Daughters' Reality Show: Proof We Need to Move Beyond the Abstinence-Only Approach

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D.C.'s Overpriced, Mediocre Sandwich Shops Have Had It With Food Trucks

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Immigration Reform 2013: MSNBC Host Touré Announces Support For Open Borders

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Happiness Study: Money, Sex, and Alcohol Are the Keys After All

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Contactually Study Finds a Correlation Between Rudeness and Productivity

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Immigration Reform 2013: If We Are Serious About Creating Wealth, We Will Open the Borders

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Frank Luntz: Prominent GOP Strategist Blasts Conservative Talk Radio

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Boston Bombings: Should the State Pay for Victims' Medical Expenses?

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Boston Bombing: Can Redditors Track Down the Boston Bomber?

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Nahmad Family Art Gallery Raided By FBI