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Dec. 26, 2012

Immigration Reform: Obama to Make Major Push in 2013

Continuing fiscal cliff talks and nationwide calls for gun control legislation might push immigration reform to the bottom of the President’s agenda.
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Dec. 26, 2012

James Holmes and Adam Lanza: Did The Second Amendment Help Them Commit Their Massacres?

For the past several years, we have chipped away at our unalienable rights in favor of security. Is it time to go a step further? How far are we willing to go to stop the next Adam Lanza?
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Dec. 26, 2012

Assault Weapons Ban Won't Work: Why We Need Smarter, Not More Gun Control Laws

The reinstatement of an Assault Weapons Ban didn't work before, so why do politicians want to reinstate it?
Dec. 26, 2012

Les Miserables Movie Review: Go See It, and Bring Tissues

Tom Hooper delivers a masterful version of Les Mis. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway absolutely shine on stage.
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Dec. 26, 2012

Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense: Israel Proponents Launch Outrageous Smear Attack On Presumptive Nominee

The ridiculous attacks on Chuck Hagel for being insufficiently pro-Israel demonstrate a sad and dangerous reality about U.S. foreign policy.
Dec. 26, 2012

Peter Paker Dies: The Original Spider-Man Saga Ends With A Whimper

Marvel has made the mistake of taking Peter Parker away from us more than once; with the latest twist, we may never get him back.
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Dec. 26, 2012

Ron Paul Understands How to Solve Our Gun Problem

The left and right are both wrong when it comes to solving our nation's gun problems. We don't have a gun problem in America, we have a moral one.
Dec. 26, 2012

'Zero Dark Thirty' Movie Review: Torture Scenes Aren't Too Extreme

Director Kathryn Bigelow has no need to change the torture scenes in her latest film, 'Zero Dark Thirty.' People need to keep this movie in the proper perspective.
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Dec. 26, 2012

2013 Tax Increases: 4 Possible Solutions to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

The ultimate solution to the country’s financial woes is a balance between revenues and spending cuts.
Dec. 26, 2012

India vs Pakistan 2012 Cricket Series: Why This Sports Event is Among the Most Important on Earth

As the current series gets underway in India, it is a testament to the uniting power of sports.
Dec. 26, 2012

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie: This Avengers' Spin-Off Could Be Amazing, or An Epic Fail

With the lead role almost cast, the 'Avengers' spin-off is moving forward, even though no one really knows why.
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Dec. 26, 2012

Westboro Baptist Church: 250,000 Americans Think It Should Be Defined as a Hate Group

A petition calling on Obama to label the Westboro Baptist Church a hate group on the White House "We the People" site has gathered nearly 250,000 signatures in the past 12 days.
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Dec. 26, 2012

Why the U.S. Will Soon See a Jobs Boom — and Why This is Great For Millennials

This wave of innovation in manufacturing may not be the sole answer to the economic slump in the United States, but it can create and retain more jobs here, which is a start.
Dec. 26, 2012

'Assassins Creed III' Lite: A New American History RPG is a Welcome Change in Gaming

Amidst all the focus on post-apocalyptic and sci-fi games, there is a sort of counter-culture that brings gaming back to its nature loving roots.
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Dec. 26, 2012

William Spengler Shooting: The Government Could Be to Blame For Illegal Guns in NY Shooting

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is responsible for ensuring ex-felons do not come into possession of firearms. The Department of Justice is not making their job easy.
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Dec. 26, 2012

John Kerry Secretary of State: Scott Brown May Run For Vacant Senate Seat

Of the many names in contention for John Kerry's senate seat, only a few make sense. Among them are Scott Brown, Ed Markey, and Mike Capuano.
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Dec. 26, 2012

DOMA: Montana Court Rules That Same Sex Couples Don't Get Equal Rights

The Montana state supreme court rules 4-3 against same sex marriage. The Supreme Court ruling in Summer 2013 will surely impact the Montana case.
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Dec. 26, 2012

Chicago O'Hare (ORD), Indianapolis (IND), and Dallas (DFW) See Worst Airport Delays

The winter storm stretching from North to South has caused major travel delays from Texas to Illinois.
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Dec. 26, 2012

My Hometown's Recovery From Sandy Has Been Lackluster, And Could Have Been Better

When disaster struck, Oceanside, where I grew up, had few resources to rely on. The Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York State, and FEMA were useless.
Dec. 26, 2012

'Dakota 38' is the Inspirational Movie of the Holiday Season

Smooth Feather Productions gives a story of hope, reconciliation, and healing; a perfect watch for the holiday season.
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Dec. 26, 2012

Starbucks Writes Messages on Coffee Cups to Jolt Congress Into Finding a Fiscal Cliff Solution

Washington, D.C., residents: Don't be surprised if you get a dash of politics in your grande coffee at Starbucks for the rest of the week.
Dec. 26, 2012

What is Boxing Day? The Black Friday of Christmas

The post-Christmas holiday is on Dec. 26 in British Commonwealth countries and acts as a sort of "Black Friday" for the rest of the world.
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Dec. 26, 2012

Wayne LaPierre and the NRA: Why They Are Wrong

Wayne LaPierre left out some key facts in the data he cites about putting armed guards in schools. His plan would not solve anything.
Dec. 26, 2012

Pope Christmas Speech: Benedict XVI Prays for China and Syria

Benedict XVI delivered the traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas message from the Vatican, praying for peace in Syria and religious freedom in China.
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Dec. 26, 2012

Gun Control: What Chemical Engineers Can Teach Us About Gun Safety

Engineers are faced with risk assessments of hazardous conditions on a regular basis. Perhaps these tried and proven assessments can help provide logic to gun safety considerations.
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Dec. 26, 2012

Ben Affleck Senate: Star Will Not Run for Massachusetts Senate Seat

"I love Massachusetts ... but I'm not running for office," said the "Argo" director on a Facebook post.
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Dec. 26, 2012

What Do You Do If Your Flight is Cancelled, or You Miss Your Flight?

Because flight delays are weather-related, you don't have much of a recourse if you miss your flight, or your flight is cancelled. Still, you do have some options.
Dec. 26, 2012

Are Hyper-Connected Millennials Losing Touch Wtih Reality?

Now that we're constantly surrounded by data, perpetually plugged in, how do we still maintain connections in real life?