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Dec. 28, 2012

New Year 2013: The 10 Best Champagne Cocktail Recipes

If you want to make this New Year’s Eve even more special, try one of these champagne cocktails instead of straight bubbly.
Dec. 28, 2012

Bethenny Frankel Divorce: What 'Gender Role' Dispute Says About Marriage In America

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are calling it quits thanks to a misunderstanding of the roles of men and women in marriage.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Assault Weapons Ban: Dianne Feinstein Bill Sets Aim At Gun Rights

California Senator Dianne Feinstein is set to propose a new Federal Assault Weapons ban when Congress reforms in January. The new law will be much stricter.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Where to watch New Year's Eve online for free: Here at PolicyMic!

New Year's 2013 is coming, and you don't know where to catch it online? Don't worry. We got you.
Dec. 28, 2012

The 18 Most Inspiring Moments of 2012

These 18 stories are true testaments to the human spirit.
Dec. 28, 2012

Suzy Favor-Hamilton: Former Olympian Led Double Life as Escort

Suzy Favor Hamilton was a track. While gaining glory on the track, she was fighting inner demons, namely depression. The excitement and adrenaline of athletic glory can never fill an inner void.
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Dec. 28, 2012

New Years Countdown LIVE : Event Schedule on New Year's Eve

Live coverage of New Year's Eve 2013 - where and when to watch, who will be on the air, and the best of this year's New Year's Eve highlights.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Death Star White House Petition Another Sign of Broken "We the People" System

The petition for President Obama to commence construction of a Death Star by 2016 has reached over 32,000 signatures. We agree with it, but it illustrates how "We the People" is broken.
Dec. 28, 2012

'The Wolverine' Plot: A Sequel to the X-Men Trilogy?

The star of 'Les Miserables' revealed some details about his role and the setting for the upcoming X-Men movie.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Delhi Gang Rape: Death Penalty May Not be the Solution India Needs

The citizens of India should focus the passion they feel about this case toward overall reform, not getting revenge on the perpetrators of this one crime.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Gun Control and the Lesson of Sandy Hook: Assault Weapons Ban Won't Protect Us

Stricter gun control wouldn't have prevented the shooting at Sandy Hook, but that shouldn't end the discussion.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Benghazi Cover-up? 3 Reasons Why the Senate GOP Will Not Pursue Libya Consulate Case

Following the political trouncing the GOP got this past November, the party's leadership should be particularly risk-averse. There are simply too many other issues that will take priority.
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Dec. 28, 2012

'I Voted' Stickers Cost the Government Millions

The most common “I Voted” sticker, a small, white, oval that includes an American flag, costs about 15 cents per sticker. With local governments strapped for cash, is this cost worth it?
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Dec. 28, 2012

What Happens if We Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff?

A guide to the big tax increases that will be imposed upon Americans if Congress fails to prevent the U.S. from heading over the fiscal cliff.
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Dec. 28, 2012

New Years Events 2013: Best New Year's Eve Parties and Events

Check out our guide to the hottest New Year's eve events, where to watch the ball drop, and more.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Strait of Hormuz Naval Drills: Iran Flexes Muscle With War Games

What the latest move by Iran means for the critical waterway and U.S. policy in the region.
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Dec. 28, 2012

FISA Warrantless Wiretapping Renewed By Senate

While the concept behind the law is as controversial as ever, with broad bipartisan support, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act will continue for another five years unchanged.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Ugandan Bishop Says there are no Homosexuals in Uganda

To deny that homosexuality in Uganda exists is to go beyond thinking there’s something wrong with a gay person, to thinking there’s something wrong with a society where it is possible to be gay.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Obama Approval Rating is Strong, Despite Fiscal Cliff Muck-Ups

Obama's approval ratings are at a 52 week high. But that won't matter if he doesn't get a budget deal one.
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Dec. 28, 2012

DOMA Repeal: 30 States Would Be Forced to End Their Same Sex Marriage Bans

With the upcoming Supreme Court decision on DOMA, the stakes will be high for both supporters and opponents of gay marriage.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff and Markets: How Looming Crisis is Affecting Stocks, Bonds, and Commodities

Fiscal cliff and debt ceiling woes will continue to affect various asset classes in 2013. Here's how.
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Dec. 28, 2012

The U.S. Has More Guns Per 100 People Than Yemen – Ponder That

The United States ranks #1 in the world for guns owned per 100 people. Here's a look at some key statistics from the U.S firearms industry.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Michele Flournoy Secretary of Defense? Why She Should Replace Leon Panetta

Why President Obama should appoint Michele Flournoy to replace Secretary Leon Panetta to head up the Pentagon.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Hillary Clinton State Department Tenure Solidifies Her Legacy

Her legacy secured from 31 years of public service, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves politics behind.
Dec. 28, 2012

NYC "Subway Push" Murder: A Horrifying New Reality For Subway Users (Video)

In the second such incident this month, a man was brutally killed after being pushed from behind into an on-coming subway. Is this now a daily threat for NYC's 5 million subway users?
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Dec. 28, 2012

Happy New Year, Yemen! America Launches Two Drone Strikes on AQAP Over Christmas

President Obama sent early Christmas presents to two Al Qaeda members operating in Yemen, via drone strikes, to wish them a merry Christmas and a happy New Year in the afterlife.
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Dec. 28, 2012

General Norman Schwarzkopf Dead: 'Stormin Norman' Was a True American Hero

From being a military hero to promoting charities, General Norman Schwarzkopf was an exemplary American and human being.
Dec. 28, 2012

Why Does the Ball Drop on New Years, and Other History

The Times Square New Year’s celebration has been happening since 1904.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Magnitsky Act: Putin Bans Russian Adoptions in Retaliation

The move is supposedly retaliation for a U.S. law that Russia didn’t like, but it seems like the only people it will hurt are the Russian orphans that will now be denied a better home.
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Dec. 28, 2012

The Top 5 Overlooked Foreign Policy Stories of 2012

While foreign affairs coverage in the US was dominated by a few key states like Iran, Israel and Afghanistan, many important stories passed largely unnoticed by the mainstream press.
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Dec. 28, 2012

New Year's Resolution: If You Want to Lose Weight, Then Try This Strategy

Recent news of declining obesity rates amongst low-income youth should draw attention to improving their health. They can be the answer to our nation's New Year's resolution.
Dec. 28, 2012

'Zero Dark Thirty' Movie Review: Will There Be an Islamist Backlash?

Should we be afraid of the days following the release of 'Zero Dark Thirty'? Who exactly should we fear?
Dec. 28, 2012

'Django Unchained' Movie: Will It Be the Last Violent Christmas Movie?

We can't stop making violent movies. But we can do something to lessen their impact: Fix the rating system.
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Dec. 28, 2012

3 Ways Conservatives and Liberals Made Americans Less Safe in 2012

Bipartisan support for a militaristic foreign policy, the war on drugs, and gun control make Americans both less free and less safe.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: GOP May Take a Hit, But At Least it Won't Abandon Principle

The GOP will likely suffer at the polls if the country goes over the cliff but will not face an existential crisis. The debt President Obama is piling up is not sustainable.
Dec. 28, 2012

Peyton Manning, Lebron James, and the 12 Most Memorable Moments in Sports of 2012

Unfortunately for most of America, the Miami Heat's championship made this list.
Dec. 28, 2012

'If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet' Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Makes Debut On Stage

Theater review of 'If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet,' in what is Jake Gyllenhaal's stage debut. The production is certainly supposed to be as beautifully fragmented and incomplete as the title.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Solutions: Are We About to See European-Style Austerity?

Austerity hawks have lobbied for deficit reduction with the express interest of putting the U.S. economy on a more stable footing. The fiscal cliff is the answer to their prayers, or is it?
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Dec. 28, 2012

Lisa Jackson Resigns at EPA: What Exactly Did She Accomplish?

Jackson leaves behind a mostly successful record on air pollution and toxics regulation, but her resignation also leaves lingering questions for the challenges to come in Obama’s second term.
Dec. 28, 2012

How Big is the Ball that Drops on New Years, and What’s it Made Of?

To get a good view of the ball drop, people start showing up as early as noon.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Norman Schwarzkopf: Former General Considered Himself 'Caring Human Being'

General H "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf passed away at 78. He was the general in charge of Operation Desert Storm.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Joe Arpaio Wants Armed Posses at Schools: Why Arizona Sheriff's Plan is Not the Answer

Sheriff Arpaio is eager to to put a group of volunteers on guard at local schools, but is this the approach we should be taking? Our energies be better spent elsewhere.
Dec. 28, 2012

Times Square New Years Eve LIVE

Watch a live stream of the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration and ball drop.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Drones: Why Americans Shouldn't Worry About Them

There is nothing to fear from drones. The real issue is the political strategy they're being used in.
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Dec. 28, 2012

Bush 41 In ICU...Along with the Moderate Conservatism He Represented

As the national government is again mired in hyperpartisan gridlock, remembering the legacy of Bush, Sr., and the moderate conservatism that he represented, conjures a striking contrast.