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Dec. 17, 2012

Is America Like Adam Lanza? U.S. Drone Strikes Have Killed 176 Children in Pakistan Alone

Americans should care when ALL children are murdered, even when we are the ones doing the killing abroad (with drones).
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Dec. 17, 2012

James Holmes Part 2: Shooting at 'The Hobbit' is Yet Another Call for Gun Control

Jesus Manuel Garcia attempted another rampage at a showing of 'The Hobbit' in San Antonio, but was stopped by police before he could kill ... another sign we need to combat gun proliferation.
Dec. 17, 2012

Top 100 Electronic Dance Music Songs of 2012

Counting down the Top 100 EDM songs of 2012.
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Dec. 17, 2012

My Lifelong Struggle With Asperger's Syndrome

I'm writing this article because Adam Lanza, the mass murderer who killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, has been reported to have had Asperger's Syndrome.
Dec. 17, 2012

12 Pop Culture Phenomenons That Were So 2012

As we count down 'til the end of the world, or at least the end of the year, here's a list of the 12 pop culture fads that defined 2012. YOLO.
Dec. 17, 2012

7 Mind-Blowing Christmas Traditions From Around the World

Tis the season ... for weird traditions. Here in the U.S. Christmas is defined by a jolly old man bringing gifts, but these seven global Christmas traditions range from clever, to just plain odd.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Syria Civil War: The U.S. Has Nothing to Gain By Intervening

The Syrian civil war is tragically bloody, but the U.S. has little or nothing to gain by military intervention now. The costs and risks are too high for Obama to escalate U.S. involvement.
Dec. 17, 2012

Richard Engel Missing in Syria: Why There Needs to Be a Media Blackout On the Details of This Story

For the sake of Engel’s safe return, the media should honor NBC’s request and refrain from reporting on details of his location and status.
Dec. 17, 2012

Adam Lanza Shooting: Westboro Baptist Church Must Be Stopped From Picketing Funerals of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

It’s time for the Westboro Baptist Church to be officially classified as a hate group, and their protests as hate speech, so their horrendous displays can be stopped.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Adam Lanza Massacre: Gun Control is Not the Answer, But Neither is Prayer

The real answer may lie in putting the horrific tragedy in perspective and working to stop the people who choose to self-destruct and take as many others as possible along with them.
Dec. 17, 2012

Adam Lanza Shooting Teaches Us One Thing: Americans Consider Life Cheap

Valuing life is a moral conviction. Can a secular society value life?
Dec. 17, 2012

Adam Lanza is Loved by Westboro Baptist Church, That is Why Anonymous Wants to Destroy Them

Hate group Westboro Baptist Church has decided to picket the funerals of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. And Anonymous, led by Cosmo the God, has vowed to destroy them for it.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Sandy Hook Shooting: How Gun Control Myths Cloud Tragedies Like the Newtown Attack

Gun control arguments are built on some faulty assumptions, which are not very obvious, with only a cursory knowledge of firearms.
Dec. 17, 2012

Sandy Hook Shooting: How the Media Screwed Up the Reporting of This Tragedy

In the quest to report the news first, rather than to report the news best, the media have failed.
Dec. 17, 2012

If Mike Huckabee is Right About Sandy Hook Shooting, God is Hopelessly Evil

On Monday, Mike Huckabee reiterated his claim that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was brought on by godlessness in society. If he's right, god is as evil as Adam Lanza.
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Dec. 17, 2012

America's Job Problem: The U.S. Will Face a Shortage of 200,000+ Workers By 2018

Our education system is in disarray and our immigration system is broken. This will hamper job growth for years to come.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Obama Newtown Speech Generates Shockingly Heartless and Racist Reactions

Offensive and racist tweets were submitted in response to Obama's speech on the Newtown tragedy. Why this should serve as a wake up call to Americans.
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Dec. 17, 2012

2016 Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio Are the Front Runners For Their Parties

The 2012 presidential race has come and gone. Here are the likeliest contenders from both parties for 2016.
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Dec. 17, 2012

An Argument for Fewer Guns, From a Proud Gun Owner

That being said, gun violence is far from the only factor that should determine our gun policy.
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Dec. 17, 2012

5 Government Powers That are Undermining Your Freedom Right Now

It's hard to comprehend the sheer size and reach of the government. This list will show you just how adversely the government can affect you.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Solutions: Why Raising Taxes on the Wealthy Is The First Step

Taxes will go up on the wealthy, spending that supports the poor, middle class, children, and seniors will be cut. Solutions for solving the debt crisis are to the detriment of every citizen.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Syria Civil War: Why the U.S. Should Intervene and End This Bloody War

The U.S. can end the bloody conflict in Syria and help build a democratic state through military intervention. Obama can make the difference by stepping up to the plate now.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Adam Lanza Shooting Proves How Little We Understand About Mass Killing

How to understand the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Israel Elections: Why Netanyahu Will Lose Support For Being Too Moderate

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may seem like a right-wing extremist from afar, but to Israeli voters, he's far too centrist.
Dec. 17, 2012

Amir Khan Carlos Molina Fight: Great Fight, Awkward Sexism

Amir Khan beat Carlos Molina on December 15 at the LA Sports Center, but the fight had an awkward moment that seemed somewhat sexist.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Adam Lanza Shooting: American Family Association Leader Bryan Fischer Blames Mass Killing on Lack of God In School

In the wake of one of the nation's biggest tragedies, evangelical group American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer is demanding we return prayer to public schools.
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Dec. 17, 2012

John Kerry Should Not Be the Next Secretary of State: Here Are 4 Other Candidates That Could

Nominating Kerry for Secretary of State would hand the GOP a chance to take back the Massachusetts Senate seat. The President has other options. Here are four.
Dec. 17, 2012

Christmas Recipes: How to Bring the Smell of Christmas Into Your Own Home

The holiday spirit means different things to everyone. The one thing that people agree upon is that Christmas has a certain smell. You can make that at home with this potpourri recipe.
Dec. 17, 2012

Forget the Second Amendment, the First Amendment is Causing an Uproar After Sandy Hook Massacre

Bradley Patterson, a North Alabama football player, was kicked out of his football team for tweeting a racist remark about President Obama on Monday night. Is this right?
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Dec. 17, 2012

Japan Election Results: Why This Election Is Actually Illegal

Japan held elections on Sunday. Here are 5 critical take-aways from what was a rushed election by American standards.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Can This Cool Crowdsourced Campaign Shake Up the Fight for Reproductive Rights?

A is For aims to reclaim Hester Prynne's infamous scarlet letter to do some good in the continual fight over reproductive rights in the U.S. through innovative crowdsourcing and viral videos.
Dec. 17, 2012

11 New Year's Resolutions Every PolicyMic Pundit Should Follow

'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. In that spirit I've compiled a list of 11 PolicyMic resolutions that all readers and writers should understand, respect, and utilize.
Dec. 17, 2012

Why Violence in Football is Actually a Good Thing

Recent attempts on the part of the NFL to institute player safety measures are ruining the game of football.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Kim Jong-un: Why He Is More Likely to Reform North Korea Than His Father

North Korea has never been completely self-sufficient or isolated. Global trends are going to enforce that even more, and Kim Jong-un's job is to reform his country to meet the challenges ahead.
Dec. 17, 2012

Right to Privacy: Why Al Franken's Bill Would Make Certain iPhone Apps Legal

Al Franken leads the charge for our laws to catch up to technology, but will he win this legislative battle?
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Dec. 17, 2012

Sandy Hook Shooting Proves Mass Violence is an Epidemic in America

From Columbine, to Blacksburg, to Aurora, to Clackamas, to Newton, to many other communities in the United States, gun violence against innocent civilians has become an epidemic.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Adam Lanza Shooting: To Prevent More Killers, Billionaire Mort Zuckerman Donates to Mental Health Research

While most rage over either side of the guns issue, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, others take action by tackling alternate solutions no one is really talking about.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Adam Lanza Shooting: How Progressives Use Murderers Like This to Advance Their Political Agenda

Before the blood had dried, progressive politicians were using the horrific deaths from Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to propose 'gun control.'
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Dec. 17, 2012

The Federal Deficit is Not Caused by High Spending or Low Taxation

In fact, if you account for the fact that the economy isn’t operating at its full potential as we recover from the 2008 financial crisis, the deficit is right where it should be.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Psych: In New Charity Campaign, Africans Deliver Space Heaters to Freezing Norwegians

A satirical charity single by Radi-aid urges concerned Africans to send their heaters to Norway for the holidays — demonstrating yet again that traditional development is becoming irrelevant.
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Dec. 17, 2012

After the Adam Lanza Shooting, Gun Control is Not the Answer to Ending Violence

Stigmatizing mental illness and denying mentally ill people the care they need is at the root of gun violence, not guns themselves.
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Dec. 17, 2012

Tea Party Darling Tim Scott Becomes South Carolina's First Black Senator

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is expected to announce that she will appoint Tea Party star Tim Scott as successor to outgoing Senator Jim DeMint. So what are his views, exactly?
Dec. 17, 2012

Pacific Rim Movie Trailer: Watch the Full Trailer Here

Close on the heels of the 'Man of Steel' trailer, Warner Brothers hits audiences with a preview of its next mega apocalyptic Blockbuster 'Pacific Rim.'
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Dec. 17, 2012

Daniel Inouye Dies: Hawaii Senator Was 88

Daniel Inouye, the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history has died.