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Dec. 10, 2012

10 Songs Done Better A Cappella Style

The power and beauty of the human voice is magnificent and sometimes, that is all you need.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Syria War: 5 Reasons Why the US is About to Go to War With Syria

America will get involved in the Syrian conflict and there is reason to believe that it should, ending the ongoing civil war and bringing regional stability and international order.
Dec. 10, 2012

The Hobbit Release Date: Out Thursday, Movie Uses Stunning New 3D Technology

While opinions vary over whether or not the increased resolution and doubling the frames per second is a good trend for movies, the verdict must wait until we all get to see the film.
Dec. 10, 2012

Jamie Foxx SNL: Conservatives Are Crying Racism, But His Appearance Was Pure Comedy

Jamie Foxx bragged on 'SNL' about getting to kill all the white people in 'Django Unchained' and promised a mega-black second Obama term. Conservatives are up in arms without cause or clue.
Dec. 10, 2012

Sexist Advertisements: 2012's Best and Worst Attempts to Sell Stuff to Women

From the Dr. Pepper, "It's not for women," tagline, to the Dove "real beauty" campaign, 2012 has been a banner year, good and bad, for women's representation in advertising.
Dec. 10, 2012

X-37B Space Plane: What This Terrifying Air Force Drone Could Be Doing in Earth's Orbit

The Tuesday launch of the Air Force's secret space plane is one small step for man, one giant leap for drones.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Time Person of the Year 2012: Malala Yousafzai Should Be The One

Malala, the young activist who was almost killed by theTaliban because of her belief that girls should have the right to an education, would be an excellent choice for Person of the Year.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Human Rights Day 2012: A List of the Worst Offenders in the World

On Human Rights Day, a list of the worst human rights offenders: Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, China, and more.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Immigration Reform 2013: Republican Plan to Beat Obama Will Tear the GOP Apart

Republicans are attempting to beat the Obama administration to immigration reform and win back the Latino vote. Here's why their plan won't work.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Syria War 2012: US Will Be At War With Syria Within a Matter of Weeks

With President Assad is on the verge of using Syria's chemical weapon stockpile against the rebels, America is poised to enter yet another war in a way unlike what we've seen in Iraq or Libya.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Fox News IQ Article: Fake Story Claims Fox News Viewers Have Average IQ of 80

The editors at Yahoo! News have bought into a fake study claiming that Fox News viewers have an IQ 20 points below the national average.
Dec. 10, 2012

Hanukkah 2012: 5 Ways To Make A DIY Menorah

Whether it's your first Chanukah away from home or your 50th, sometimes you find yourself missing a Menorah. No problem. Check out this step-by-step guide to making your own.
Dec. 10, 2012

Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas: The Business of Being Politically Correct

Correcting others speech is as disrespectful as the offending remark, even if it is as sadistic as “merry Christmas.”
Dec. 10, 2012

Hanukkah 2012: 4 Traditional Ways to Celebrate the Festival of Lights

As of Saturday at sundown, Hanukkah 2012 is officially underway. For a culture that can't decide upon a spelling of the holiday, it's no wonder there's more than one way to celebrate it as well.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Human Rights Day 2012: 4 Ways in Which The US Violates Human Rights

On Human Rights Day, Americans should celebrate their well-protected freedom of speech by talking about all the ways our government abuses human rights in our name.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Time Person of the Year 2012: Why it Should Go to Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants are perhaps the most mistreated group of people in the United States, yet they still want to be Americans.
Dec. 10, 2012

Homeland Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: The Motherf***er with the Turban

In the penultimate episode of the second season of 'Homeland,' a big threat is eliminated, but Brody's life is still very much in danger. Spoiler alert.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Young Libertarians and Hippies: Close Political Cousins

Sometimes when I listen to certain libertarians' views on America, all I see and hear is a modern day frustrated hippie.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Human Rights Day 2012: 4 of the Worst Human Rights Offenders Are Also On the UN Human Rights Council

Today is Human Rights Day, and a new report, 'The Worst of the Worst,' shows which 9 countries have the worst records. Ironically, 4 of them are members of the UN Human Rights Council.
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Dec. 10, 2012

PTSD and Homelessness Form a Vicious Cycle That Plagues Many Young Veterans From Iraq and Afghanistan

With the influx of vets from Iraq and Afghanistan before the guys who fought in the Gulf War are off of the streets, ending vet homelessness is starting to sound like carrying water in a sieve.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Explained: How We Got Into This Fiscal Cliff Sequester Mess

Congress and the White House legislated the sequester into existence. It's how it all began.
Dec. 10, 2012

War on Drugs Documentary: In 'Breaking the Taboo,' Bill Clinton Says We Failed

The new Sam Branson documentary features former presidents Clinton and Carter decrying the global war on drugs as "a failure."
Dec. 10, 2012

Lady Ada Lovelace: 4 Women in Computer Science Who Deserve a Google Doodle

On December 10th, Google honors Ada Lovelace in honor of the early computer programmer's 197th birthday. Here are the top five other female computer programmers Google should Doodle next.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Human Rights Day 2012: How the US is Failing to Defend Basic Human Rights at Home

Human rights are more than just equal pay for equal work, gay marriage, or the freedom to light candles on Hanukkah — although those things are important too.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Movement: 5 Things It Needs to Do to Survive

The Occupy Wall Street Movement is not the only long running social change movement in the country. It could learn a few things from the School of the Americas Vigil.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: GOP Will Have to Raise Taxes On the Wealthy, Or Face Deliberate Humiliation By Obama

President Obama is willing to take the country over the cliff. Republicans must do everything to prevent this and agree to raise the top rates, even if this year they get little in return.
Dec. 10, 2012

Gmail Blackout: This is The End of The World Mayans Predicted

Behold, Gmail-pocalypse is here. This is what the Mayans were warning us all along.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Flu Shot History: A Brief History of Vaccine Skeptics from 1800 to Today

You don't need to read this to know flu season is in flux; the flu has a pretty solid PR strategy. But you may not know that vaccine deniers have been around as long as vaccines themselves.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Adderall Abuse: What Every Student Needs to Know About This College Epidemic

Adderall includes amphetamines, the same as in speed you could buy on a street corner.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Cory Booker Food Stamp Challenge is an Epic Fail

The Newark, N.J., mayor is starving in the hopes of unseating Governor Chris Christie and become the 'Food Stamp Governor' in 2013. Here's how he's getting it all wrong.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Donald Trump: The Anti "Person of the Year"

Unfortunately, Time magazine does not have an issue where it declares the Anti Person of the Year. But I do!
Dec. 10, 2012

Rolling Stones Tour: Mick Jagger and the Boys Are Old, Iconic, and Still Awesome

Despite what the 'New York Times' says, the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary concert is drop-everything amazing. The recent Stones concert at the Barclays Center was just as good as Chicago 1969.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Syria War: Why Vladimir Putin is the Key to Ending this Crisis

After Russian interests have been secured, Russia will be ready to lift the dam that is currently saving Mr. Assad from drowning and end the crisis.
Dec. 10, 2012

Christmas 2012 Gifts: 5 Unique Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

Find out what to give the guy or girl who has everything, without even leaving the house.
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Dec. 10, 2012

End of the World: As Congress Prepares For Fiscal Cliff, the US Military Prepares For Zombie Apocalypse

The Mayans were right: the end days are coming, and the government knows it. The evidence overwhelmingly points to a zombie apocalypse.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Human Rights Day 2012: Why America Should Not Celebrate, Even Though We Think We Should

America continues to perform poorly when it comes to human rights, especially in these 3 critical areas.
Dec. 10, 2012

Video Game Awards 2012: Full List of Winners

Jessica Alba was the highlight at last night's Video Game Awards by presenting the Best Action Adventure Game award to Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith's 'Dishonored.'
Dec. 10, 2012

Hanukkah 2012: 3 Holiday Foods to Make, Besides Latkes

Racking your brain for a Hanukkah themed food to make, and don't feel like latkes? We got you covered.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Human Rights Day 2012: 8 Characteristics of the Most Repressive States

Key traits of the most repressive human rights states in 2012.
Dec. 10, 2012

Nobel Prize 2012: Why Literature Winner Mo Yan Thinks Censorship is Necessary

Mo Yan, the Chinese author whose pen name means "Don't speak," defended his country's government's right to censorship in a press conference last week in Stockholm.
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Dec. 10, 2012

One Year Ago Today in Politics, We Were Doing This ....

Where was American politics a year ago, where are politics today, and where will politics be a year from now?
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Dec. 10, 2012

Libertarian Takeover: What the Matrix Can Teach Libertarians About Political Strategy

Yes, we've taken the red pill. But in the end our contribution to history may not be quite what we think.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Time Person Of The Year 2012: Malala Yousafzai Should Be Nominated

Malala’s unwavering commitment for promoting girls’ education in a region where the Taliban had banned it, should nominate her for 'Time Person of the Year 2012.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Getting a College Degree is Actually Worth It if You Make the Most of It

As student loan debts increase, many millennials are asking themselves if college is really worth it. The answer is yes — if you're willing to invest in yourself.
Dec. 10, 2012

Buckwild MTV: Why Senator Joe Manchin Wants the New Show Cancelled

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) says the upcoming MTV show 'Buckwild,' set in Charleston, offers a "just wrong" portrayal of young people.
Dec. 10, 2012

Marijuana Legalization: Mary Cuddehe's New Book 'Agent Zapata' Takes on America's Changing Drug Culture

Mary Cuddehe explores the death of ICE agent Jaime Zapata, the first federal officer to die in the line of duty in Mexico, in her new book "Agent Zapata."
Dec. 10, 2012

Manny Pacquiao Defeat: Did Mitt Romney Bring Bad Luck to the Boxing Superstar?

Mitt Romney stopped by superstar boxer Manny Pacquiao's dressing room to wish him 'good luck,' right before the widely-favored boxer lost by knockout.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Gmail Crash: Google Shuts Gmail Down to Hide Tax Avoidance Story (Satire)

Bloomberg reported that Google avoided $2 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011. So this is why Gmail went down today.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Egypt Constitution Vote: US Must Confront Morsi Before Violence Escalates

Egypt is at a crossroads, ahead of a December 15 vote on a new constitution. There's room for the US to step up its pressure on Mohammed Morsi to ensure a peaceful outcome.
Dec. 10, 2012

American Country Awards 2012 Full List of Nominees: Luke Bryan Leads the Pack

Country music's youngest awards show, the American Country Awards, will broadcast live on December 10. Kristen Chenoweth and Trace Adkins will host and present the awards to this year's nominees.
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Dec. 10, 2012

Human Rights Day: How This Day of Reflection Impacts Every American

The date of this yearly celebration was chosen to commemorate one of the first major efforts by the UN to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Dec. 10, 2012

Gmail Crash: 10 Things to Do at The Office While Gmail is Down

Is Gmail down? Don't panick. Here's 10 ways to procrastinate offline.