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Aug. 24, 2011

The Dangers of River Dams

Dams are a threat to the environment, human health, and our society.
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Aug. 10, 2011

Colleges Are Safest With No Guns

While having guns may lower the death toll during a rare shooting, banning guns altogether would mean no death at all.
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Aug. 9, 2011

Pro-Life, Pro-Choice Win With Free Birth Control

Required insurance coverage of birth control without co-pays is a victory for our health care system.
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Aug. 8, 2011

The Two-Faced World of the "Cultural Tourism" Industry

In the tourism industry, the emphasis on preserving culture may help benefit a population economically, or may be a reason they are purposefully kept in poverty.
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Aug. 29, 2011

At 80¢ For Every Male Dollar, Women Are Shortchanged

Women have not made much progress in gaining equality in America or in dissolving the gender gap.
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Aug. 30, 2011

Foreign Policy Is Ron Paul's Strength, Not Weakness

The presidential candidate's foreign policy of peace and non-intervention, especially in Iran, is rational.
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Aug. 31, 2011

Algeria: Bucking the Arab Spring

Algeria has been mostly silent during the Arab Spring, seeking to avoid the insecurity of change.
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Aug. 3, 2011

Travelers Lose Out On FAA Shutdown

Amidst the debt crisis, Congress failed to approve a bill to keep the FAA in operation, so the price of airline tickets is skyrocketing this summer.
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Aug. 4, 2011

Despite Accidents, China Speeds Ahead of U.S. in Infrastructure Development

As the U.S. looks at the aftermath of the Chinese bullet train accident, it is time to seriously consider initiating sustained infrastructure upgrades.
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Aug. 7, 2011

How Wealthy Nations Drive Food Insecurity

The developed world's response to resource scarcity and climate change with land use strategies increase the vulnerability of the world’s poorest people.
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Aug. 11, 2011

East Meets West: Borrowing Trends Reveal East Asia's Insecurities

The pop culture trends East Asia has borrowed from the West highlight aspects of the region's cultural quirks.
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Aug. 11, 2011

European Defense Spending is Low by Choice

European defense spending is at an all time low — but we must not forget that governments have conciously chosen this path.
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Aug. 12, 2011

Obama Should Not Seek Reelection

Obama should follow in Lyndon Johnson's footsteps and commit himself to fixing the national economy instead of concentrating on reelection while the country slips further into disrepair.
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Aug. 13, 2011

Religious Labeling in Lone Wolf Terror Attacks Misleading

The recent attacks in Norway reveal hypocrisy in the way that religiously-inspired terrorism is discussed.
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Aug. 15, 2011

For Financial Stability, U.S. Must Show Concern For Euro

European debt and currency woes have the ability to spook the U.S. financial system into another downturn, and thus require America's attention.
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Aug. 18, 2011

Let Them Build Nukes: How to End the 32 Year Iran Stalemate

While it may be textbook American policy to say no to the Iranian nuclear program, it doesn't necessarily mean it's the correct one.
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Aug. 22, 2011

GOP Won't Win 2012 on Social Issues Platform

Instead of concentrating on social issues, the Republicans could lead the U.S. to prosperity with a socially tolerant and fiscally responsible message.
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Aug. 23, 2011

After Hugo Chavez, A Power Vacuum?

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has cancer that might end his life, as well as Venezuela's prospects for a stable future. No successor seems credible and legitimate enough to replace him.
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Aug. 23, 2011

3 Ways The Federal Government Must Guide Education

Historically, education has been viewed as a state right, but this issue must be addressed nationally.
Aug. 25, 2011

National Cyber Security Must Rely on Private Sector

The size and cost of securing the cyber domain is beyond the reach of governments — the private sector must be our front line for cyber security.
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Aug. 1, 2011

Elephants in Kansas: The Changing Landscape of Wildlife Conservation

New paradigms in wildlife conservation try to restore ecosystems to their pre-human states, even if it means importing animals from Africa to the U.S.
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Aug. 1, 2011

In Federal Jobs, Gov't Gets Less Bang For its Buck

Perverse hiring guidelines prevent the government from hiring the best workers, even if their jobs pay more.
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Aug. 1, 2011

Somali Famine Highlights Need for Aid Reform

Foreign aid is a band-aid for famines in East Africa. The long-term solution lies in encouraging food self-sufficiency and stability.
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Aug. 1, 2011

How Islam Will Defeat Secularism in Egypt's Election

Western and Egyptian officials hope to keep religion out of the elections, but this effort will backfire come November.
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Aug. 31, 2011

Road to Revolution: A Timeline of Yemen Under Saleh

An in-depth look at the series of events that sparked Yemen's Arab Spring-moment earlier this year.
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Aug. 1, 2011

What's Best About the Debt Deal?

The new agreement will force both sides to compromise and make cuts.
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Aug. 2, 2011

The Falling 'Stars' of the GOP

Many young leaders of the GOP have seen their star power flame out.
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Aug. 2, 2011

Corporate Connections in Higher Ed Endanger Academia

Pressure is mounting on universities to prove their economic worth, but research partnerships between higher education and private corporations are dangerous.
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Aug. 2, 2011

What We Just Avoided With the Debt Deal

Would federal prison guards have shown up to work if we couldn't pay them? Thankfully, we don't have to answer that question.
Aug. 2, 2011

What the NBA Lockout and Greek Debt Plan Have in Common

Both have made unsustainable wage guarantees, and neither controls its own currency, so salary cuts are the only way to cut future costs.
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Aug. 2, 2011

Africa Needs its Own Food Security Solution

"Country-owned development" is key to shifting from a one-size-fits-all perspective in combating famine, to addressing the unique challenges in food security in different countries.
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Aug. 2, 2011

Debt Ceiling Talks Were All Political Theatre

The debt crisis was a circus that distracted from more important issues.
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Aug. 2, 2011

Why We Should Have Defaulted

A default would have helped the U.S. get its fiscal affairs in order and headed off a possibly bigger default later down the line.
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Aug. 2, 2011

Statistically Low Threats Waste State Dept. Resources

Statistically, agricultural fertilizers play a much bigger role in terrorism than high profile weapons such as missiles, and should be the focus of State Dept. policing efforts.
Aug. 2, 2011

"News of The World" Fiasco Should Spur Whistleblower Protection

Whistleblowers should not have to wait until they are fired from their jobs before reporting wrongdoing.
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Aug. 3, 2011

In Focus: Egypt's July Protests in Tahrir Square

Egyptians have held a sit-in at Tahrir Square from July 8 until present. Protests escalated into a riot starting July 23.
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Aug. 3, 2011

Dept. of Education Does Not Understand Local School Issues

Instead of enforcing rigid funding regulations, the Department of Education should encourage more flexible, bottom-up solutions to issues facing our diverse student populations.
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Aug. 3, 2011

Veterans' Health Benefits Should Be Spared From Budget Cuts

A new congressional plan cutting veterans' health benefits to reduce our debt violates the fundamental commitment that our government makes to service members.
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Aug. 3, 2011

Rebel Leader's Assassination Must Not Diminish Support for A Free Libya

A key rebel leader's death should not change the international community’s resolve to see a democratic Libya emerge.
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Aug. 3, 2011

What if Anders Breivik Were a Muslim?

The Norway attacks were shocking for many Westerners because Breivik was seemingly a well-to-do citizen, not a foreign radical.
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Aug. 3, 2011

Republicans Win With Debt Deal

Republicans were able to implement their fiscal policies in the new debt deal, charting a new course for America.
Aug. 3, 2011

News Corp. Scandal Heats Up Media Consolidation Debate

Bundled media ownership threatens journalism's ethical and quality standards.
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Aug. 3, 2011

U.S. Immigration Policies Need a Face Lift

Visa policies are at the core of our broken immigration system, and trying to fix these through incremental legislation is not working.
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Aug. 3, 2011

The EU Defense Fund Can Bail Out NATO

As European members fail to meet NATO budget benchmarks, the EU structural defense fund can make up the difference.
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Aug. 3, 2011

We All Lose With the Debt Deal

The bill only provides more problems, not solutions to the debt crisis, hurting the American people the most.
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Aug. 4, 2011

Should Plastic Surgery Make People Happy?

The prevalence of cosmetic surgery in today's society shows a dangerous shift from medicine that makes people healthy to medicine that makes people happy.
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Aug. 4, 2011

Wanted the Debt Talks to End Differently? Voters Must First Sacrifice Self-Interest

It is time for both the American people and representatives to put aside short-term thinking to show the world the U.S. is still capable of leading.
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Aug. 4, 2011

Conservative Ideology Fails British Economy

Gideon "George" Osborne, the head of British economic policy, has proven he is out of touch with the average citizen's financial woes.
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Aug. 4, 2011

U.S. Dependency on Foreign Intelligence: The Good and the Bad

Intelligence provided by foreign agencies allows the U.S. a greater global view, but cooperation also has its risks.
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Aug. 4, 2011

U.S. Death Penalty Lacks Transparency

It is impossible for the American public to judge the merits of the death penalty when all executions are held behind closed doors.
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Aug. 4, 2011

Oil Shortage Creates New Problems for Yemen

The Arab world's poorest nation could soon lose its largest source of revenue: its oil
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Aug. 4, 2011

Shale Gas: A Geopolitical Game Changer

There are other concerns to consider in the debate about shale gas aside from the environment and economics, mainly global influence.
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Aug. 4, 2011

Democrats Are Stuck in 2008

Democrats can't face modern political and economic problems as they continue to blame the Bush administration and turn a blind eye to criticism of Obama.
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Aug. 4, 2011

Revolutionary Spirit Wanes in Tahrir

In Egypt, renewed protests in July were much diluted by celebration and trade as vendors and cinemas set up shop in the square.
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Aug. 5, 2011

Obama "Just Says No" To Restructuring War on Drugs

Obama's latest public statement on national drug policy exemplifies his continued backtracking from his position in 2004 on the failure of the war on drugs.
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Aug. 5, 2011

India's Two Economic Faces

The country's economic liberalization perpetuates the deep divide between rich and poor.
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Aug. 5, 2011

Access to Internet is a Human Rights Issue

The State Department is leading the charge for internet freedom, which will affect how the rest of the world accesses media.
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Aug. 5, 2011

Congress Can Create Jobs by Creating Demand

Congress's next step is to tackle the issue of slow job growth. But it unfortunately has few tools to tackle the real economic burden: low demand.
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Aug. 5, 2011

Shark Week: Why Predator Has Become the Prey

Shark-finning for a popular delicacy called shark fin soup is endangering our favorite underwater predator.
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Aug. 5, 2011

Hostage Taking: A New Quirk in Our Democracy

Democrats can learn from the GOP's success in the deficit debate: take the situation hostage.
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Aug. 5, 2011

UN Tribunal of 2005 Lebanon Assassination All Bark, No Bite

Official details of the UN indictment in the trial have been released, but the Lebanese people remain uninterested.
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Aug. 5, 2011

Tax Loopholes for Homeowners = Higher Tax Burden for Everyone

To help reduce the deficit, cut the Mortgage Interest Deduction, a popular form of government tax expenditure that helps homeowners.
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Aug. 5, 2011

Government to Spend Billions Encouraging 30 Minute Walks?

A federally-sponsored initiative that encourages taxpayers to take occasional walks is just one of many head-scratching aspects of a little-known multi-billion dollar government program.
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Aug. 6, 2011

Greek Connections Trump Career Services in Post-College Job Hunt

Greek organizations and their alumni are more helpful than any university's career center in finding jobs.
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Aug. 6, 2011

The NFL Free Agency Fever Hits Politicians

With NFL free agency captivating the nation, what would the U.S. look like if the political arena had a free agency period for politicians to jump parties when they choose?
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Aug. 6, 2011

Don't Google My Privacy

Google is spending big bucks to make sure that the government does not introduce legislation to monitor what people are doing online.
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Aug. 7, 2011

My Dream Debt Committee

Secretly and randomly selecting legislators to be on the new debt committee is the best way to create a group that actually makes funding cuts with the country's best interest in mind.
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Aug. 7, 2011

The Arab Spring into Entrepreneurship

Joelle Yazbeck, manager of the MIT Enterprise Forum, sheds light on the promise of Arab entrepreneurship and the importance of encouraging young Arabs to embrace a daring and creative mindset.
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Aug. 8, 2011

Are Video Games Turning Farmers into Fighters?

Violent games do not militarize people, and should remain protected by the Constitution.
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Aug. 8, 2011

Reform in Gulf States Proves Non-Democracies Work

Social reforms in smaller Gulf states prove that democracy is not the only answer to stable statehood.
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Aug. 8, 2011

Affirmative Action Needs to be Based on Income

Affirmative action policies in college admissions should be retooled to focus on socioeconomic status, not race.
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Aug. 8, 2011

America’s Real Trillion Dollar Crisis

The achievement gap is the United States' real economic calamity, and our failure to solve it continues to negatively impact our economy.
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Aug. 8, 2011

What Happened to Obama's Passion?

A scathing review in Sunday's New York Times paints Obama as a disappointment. Do you agree?
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Aug. 8, 2011

Bring Back The Good Ol' Days: Helpful Tips For New Super Committee

When the new budget super committee is formed, those "lucky" enough to be chosen have a lot of tough choices to make in order to get us back to the high point we saw in the 1990's.
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Aug. 8, 2011

South Korea Will Reap Benefits from Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang's selection as the site for the 2018 Winter Olympics is a diplomatic victory and economic opportunity for all of South Korea.
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Aug. 8, 2011

Hereditary Dictatorships Crumble in the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring revolutions have broken a vicious cycle of family rule in the Middle East.
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Aug. 8, 2011

Call It What It Is: America Is in a Depression

The U.S. must acknowledge the severity of the economic situation in order to formulate better policy to fight against it.
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Aug. 9, 2011

Former Dictatorships Now Talk Term Limits

In an age of accountability across dictatorial regimes, term limits are among the hot topics in international relations.
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Aug. 9, 2011

Stop Using GDP, the U.S. is Not Really No. 1

GDP is one of the most widely used economic measures, but it has significant faults, allowing a country like China to be considered No. 2 in the world.
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Aug. 9, 2011

When "Pragmatic Engagement" in Burma is Not Enough

To end human rights abuses in Burma, the U.S. must levy economic sanctions with benchmarks and continue a dialogue with the country.
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Aug. 9, 2011

Microfinance: Too Good to Be True

The microfinance industry in India is crumbling under the weight of mismanagement and undisciplined borrowing.
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Aug. 9, 2011

Enough is Enough: It's Time to End the War in Afghanistan

The Afghan War is only a drain on American resources, which can better serve our own country.
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Aug. 9, 2011

Mubarak's Trial: Justice or Distraction in Egypt?

The trial of Hosni Mubarak is a chance to seek retribution for decades of corruption, abuse, and mismanagement, but a dramatic and protracted proceeding will distract from important tasks ahead.
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Aug. 9, 2011

London Riots Are an Embarrassment

The riots in London have nothing in common with Arab Spring, Greece, or Spain protests and should not be viewed in a favorable light.
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Aug. 10, 2011

The U.S. Must Get Tough on Bahrain

In order for America to remain a partner with Bahrain, the country must focus on human rights and freedom of expression for all parties.
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Aug. 10, 2011

The U.S. Should Engage Poor Nations to Aid in Sanctions

Rising developing countries will hold powerful influence when the U.S. seeks to impose sanctions on outlaw regimes.
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Aug. 10, 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood Can Be a Moderate Voice in Islamist Politics

Political reform in the wake of the Arab Spring may be enough for the Muslim Brotherhood to choose practicality over ideology.
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Aug. 10, 2011

College Students Are Adults With Constitutional Rights

Students who legally own and safely operate their firearms have a constitutional right to do so on the campus of a public university.
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Aug. 10, 2011

Internet Access Doesn't Have to Undermine National Security

The UN declaration that internet access is a human right highlights the need for nations to balance transparency and national security.
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Aug. 10, 2011

Washington Has Killed the American Dream

As Congress goes on vacation, young unemployed Americans cannot afford to do the same.
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Aug. 10, 2011

Top Five Stories You Missed During the Debt Deal

While Congress was caught up in the debt crisis, here are five important stories that have flown under the radar.
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Aug. 11, 2011

Obama's Poor Standing Among African-Americans

The same black voters who helped vote Obama into office are now the most disenfranchised minority group.
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Aug. 11, 2011

America's Credit Downgrade Lacks Real Substance

S&P's recent downgrade of America's credit rating is a power ploy attempting to improve the company's image.
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Aug. 11, 2011

Debt Ceiling Talks: Obama's Wise Decision to Stay Moderate

Even though some liberals are angered by Obama's debt ceiling compromises, his deal was the optimal one for his 2012 campaign.
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Aug. 11, 2011

Debt Can Be Good in Government

While government spending is commonly portrayed as an indulgence, in reality it creates demand and encourages job creation.
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Aug. 11, 2011

Searching for a New Narrative in Congo's Conflict Minerals Debate

As the debate over conflict minerals and Congo advocacy rages, it is time to search for a new strategy to help with conflict resolution in Congo.
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Aug. 11, 2011

Systematic Change is Needed, At Least in the Short Term

Our national economic machine is broken and we'll have to do things differently to get results, at least until it is fixed.
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Aug. 11, 2011

Obama Finding Out that Nice Guys Finish Last

If Obama wants to win re-election, he needs to take to the bully pulpit and stop constantly retreating into compromise.
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Aug. 11, 2011

What Explains the London Riots?

Join the Debate: Are the riots in Britain motivated by theft and crime, or are they the result of high youth unemployment and sweeping austerity measures?
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Aug. 12, 2011

American Politicians' Troubling Campaign Against Islam

Jihadist-inspired terrorism is a legitimate security concern in the U.S., but targeting the Muslim community as a whole is the wrong way to address it.
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Aug. 12, 2011

The Parallel Falls of the U.S. and the USSR

The U.S. military faces much of the same challenges in this era of fiscal austerity as the USSR did two decades ago.
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Aug. 12, 2011

Building Back the U.S.-Pakistan Partnership

Since 9/11, Pak-U.S. relations have been static, but both nations should continue to see each other as close allies.
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Aug. 12, 2011

Israel Gets Revolutionary Fever

The new Israeli #J14 social movement may struggle to sustain itself in light of underlying tensions within the movement and the up-coming declaration of Palestinian statehood.
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Aug. 12, 2011

Multiculturalism in Europe is a Failed Policy

Multiculturalism only further isolates migrants from the host society, and new immigration strategies must be developed to ease social tensions.
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Aug. 12, 2011

Time for the GOP to Embrace LGBT Issues

The pro-LGBT conservative group GOProud has been banned from this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, a blow to socially progressive conservatives.
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Aug. 13, 2011

UN Legitimacy Should Be Questioned With MDG Failure

The United Nations is too bogged down by bureaucracy, and will be supplanted by more flexible NGOs in the future.
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Aug. 13, 2011

The Complexities of Food Shortages and Regional Stability

In a highly uncertain world, food shortages do not simply refer to food insecurity but also to rising concerns about water shortages, land acquisitions, migration, and regional security.
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Aug. 14, 2011

Middle East Hip-Hop Revolutionizes While American Rap Sputters

Hip-Hop in the Middle East is driving young people to fight against injustice, while American rappers flash their wealth in the face of poor young Americans starving for a voice.
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Aug. 14, 2011

Bachmann As President is Bad For Women

It would be fantastic to have a woman in the White House — but if we elect President Bachmann, she may be the last woman to make it there.
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Aug. 14, 2011

Obama Exhibits Political Schizophrenia on Immigration

Obama presents two faces on immigration, one that espouses support for reform and another that seeks to kick immigrants out of the country.
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Aug. 15, 2011

Al-Qaeda in North Africa Doesn't Scare Anyone

In the era of the Arab Spring, the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb group has become an irrelevant non-entity in the region and is a herald of the future demise of Al-Qaeda itself.
Aug. 15, 2011

BlackVoices: Online Community or Virtual Ghetto?

The Huffington Post has launched a section dedicated to African-American issues and perspectives, but this new site does even more to isolate black voices.
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Aug. 15, 2011

Evangelical Environmentalists: Fighting Climate Change in God's Name

Environmentalism has taken head amongst a new generation of evangelical Christians hoping to preserve "God's creation."
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Aug. 15, 2011

Government Must Continue to Spend to Keep Economy Afloat

To prevent a second recession in the midst of a weak recovery, the U.S. needs to start spending again.
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Aug. 15, 2011

Muslim Brothers Show Discriminatory Politics

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood may be accepting democracy and tolerance, but they still stifle freedom of opinion.
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Aug. 15, 2011

Women's Lives Will Benefit From New Birth Control Coverage

Revisions to the Affordable Care Act will provide insured women free access to birth control and preventative care, bettering their lives and the lives of their children.
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Aug. 15, 2011

Soldiers Suffer With Military's Lack of Expert Surgeons

Rapid and radical reform is necessary to fix medical staff retention issues that leave the military with fewer senior physicians, especially in critical subspecialties.
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Aug. 15, 2011

Why Political Activism Doesn't Matter in China

China's modern political activists alienate the very audience they are trying to rally by focusing too much on appealing to the international community.
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Aug. 15, 2011

Farm Subsidies No Longer A Sacred Cow

New urgency surrounding deficit reduction may finally make it possible to cut wasteful agricultural subsidies.
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Aug. 16, 2011

"Americans Elect" May Change Face of 2012 Election

A non-political group seeking to register as a political party and hold a national online convention to field a 2012 presidential ticket will make big waves.
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Aug. 16, 2011

Open Debate is the Way to Tackle Iraqi Troop Question

If the U.S. is to take Iraq's fledgling democracy seriously, it must learn that seeking backdoor deals with the country's political elite is not a viable way to create democracy.
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Aug. 16, 2011

How Do You Catch a War Criminal?

As war criminals continue to roam free, three elements are necessary to apprehend them: involvement by multiple actors, commitment by states, and strong evidence for prosecution.
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Aug. 16, 2011

European Stocks Plummet, Euro Leaders to Blame

As European markets fall, the president of the commission has failed to do his job and is exacerbating the continent's economic woes.
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Aug. 16, 2011

French Burqa Ban is Unnecessary and Politically Motivated

The ruling French party has used the burqa-niqab ban as a political means to attract voters from the far right.
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Aug. 16, 2011

Conservatives Wage War On Abortion

As the government sinks with the burden of domestic and foreign policy issues, the age-old debate on the legality of abortion surfaces.
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Aug. 16, 2011

Volatile Markets Highlight Need For Social Security Reform

With pension plans trapped in the volatile markets, it is time for the government to reform social security so that retirees can afford to live.
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Aug. 16, 2011

The Broken Legacy of Keynesian Economics

Government's hand in economic policy has gotten us into our financial woes, and we shouldn't look to government to help stabilize us.
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Aug. 16, 2011

Has Obama's Libya Strategy Worked?

Join the debate: As Libya's rebels inch closer to Tripoli, Gaddafi's days may be numbered. Has the Obama administration's Libya strategy been a success?
Aug. 16, 2011

Churnalism and Its Discontents

Try conducting a news search today without turning up something churned. As newspapers and magazines make last-ditch efforts at survival, journalism is becoming churnalism.
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Aug. 17, 2011

Remember Berlin: America Has Lost its Heroic Face

During the Cold War, America acted like it was deserving of victory, and the world cheered the U.S. We must again act like this in our global affairs.
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Aug. 17, 2011

U.S. Credit Downgrade is A Global Blow, But With Some Positives

S&P's U.S. credit downgrade will hurt international markets, but could also be a boon for some countries with top-notch credit lines.
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Aug. 17, 2011

AmeriCorps Can Improve the Government’s Workforce

AmeriCorps must promote itself as a federal program that can increase the number of exceptional individuals interested in pursuing federal employment.
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Aug. 17, 2011

Buffett is Right, We Need to Heavily Tax the Super-Rich

In a recent NYT op-ed, Warren Buffett acknowledged that the "super-rich" weren't being taxed enough, and he's right.
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Aug. 17, 2011

No Ramadan "Mubarak" This Year

"Ramadan Mubarak," once a simple blessing literally meaning "blessed Ramadan," takes on a new meaning this year.
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Aug. 17, 2011

President Matt Damon? It Wouldn't Work

Having a well known actor run for the White House is not the answer to the current crises shaking U.S. politics.
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Aug. 17, 2011

Hip-Hop Highlights Economic Woes of African-Americans

Today's rap artists are producing music that reflects the dire circumstances of blacks in the Great Recession.
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Aug. 17, 2011

Assesing Obama's Urban Policy: A Lot of Words, Little Action

Obama campaigned as an urban idealist with a vision of reform and renewal for American cities. Three years later, he's yet to make the grand policy changes we need.
Aug. 17, 2011

The Stimulus Spurred the Revival Of the Auto Industry

There are many debates regarding the effectiveness of the stimulus package, but the U.S. car industry was positively affected, leading to new technological advances.
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Aug. 18, 2011

Tea Party Politics Hurt U.S. Economy

Tea Party policy has been destructive to our economy, and these politicians will only continue to choke the American legislative system.
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Aug. 18, 2011

Riots Underscore Why Britain is "Sick"

The UK riots did not carry an obvious political message, but we should not ignore the political causes of the violence and looting.
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Aug. 18, 2011