About Joe Baur

Joe Baur is a freelance writer, filmmaker and satirist with a diverse array of interests including travel, adventure, craft beer, health, urban issues, culture and politics. He ranks his allegiances in the order of Cleveland, the state of Ohio and the Rust Belt, and enjoys a fried egg on a variety of meats. Joe has a B.A. in Mass Communication with a focus on production from Miami University. Follow him at joebaur.com and on Twitter @BaurJoe
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America Abroad: An Anecdotal Adventure

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Growing up in the United States, there’s no question where our country stands in the world. We are the beacon of freedom shining across all free peoples of the world. Anywhere our light fails to glow is an irreparable damnation struggling to survive. In other words: Best. Place. Ever. Unfortunately many Americans who for one…
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Drumming For War

Ever since ISIS made itself known as a military threat in Iraq and Syria, media outlets across the country have been banging the war drum. Without significant questioning or debate, we have accepted the dominant narrative of ISIS fed to us straight from the Pentagon and the White House. They are barbarians, savages, evil-doers and…
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Tibetan Freedom Torch Relay Arrives In Munich

Tibet: The Normalized Conflict Of Our Generation

In the minds of most westerners, Tibetans bring about images of saffron and maroon-colored robes worn by Buddhist monks busy shuffling their feet within the confines of their ancient and holy monastery. A humble yet rewarding life, we presume. The nation of Tibet — or rather the political boundaries deemed by the People’s Republic of…
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Dwindling Expectations of American Democracy

American democracy was once hailed as the holy grail of government. It still is preached as such, but reality offers a murkier picture. Candidates selected by popular vote represent the interests of their constituency. That was the idea. Now in many states, citizens only get to choose from two candidates who have made it out…
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The Suburbanization of America

Return migration to the United States’ urban cores could not have come at a better time. In fact, we never should have left in the first place. Many of the economic and social issues sickening this country are a direct result of the suburbanization of the United States. We already know that the means to…
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