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Dec. 4, 2012

Gun Control Debate: How Owning a Gun Changes the Dynamics of Conflict

Why does it seem like we are unable to have a public discussion about the effects of gun-ownership? It's because we are approaching the discussion from the wrong angle.
Dec. 4, 2012

Star Wars Episode 7: Why This Movie Needs to Play Down Harrison Ford

With the Star Wars Episode VII movie now a reality, here are some simple steps Disney can take to restore the franchise to greatness.
Dec. 4, 2012

The 25 Greatest Things About Christmas

This is the season, and there is no better time than the holidays.
Dec. 4, 2012

The Hobbit Movie Release Date and Review: AP Says Hobbit is Lame

Though Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' won't be in theaters until December 14, critics have started to pick it apart.
Dec. 4, 2012

Les Miserables Review: Everyone Sings All the Time, and It is Amazing

When filming the newest film version of the musical Les Miserables, the cast gathered every Friday at Russell Crowe's apartment to have a drunken sing-along. What would that have been like?
Dec. 4, 2012

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Show Time, Channel and What to Watch For

Whether or not you're pumped for the V.S. 2012 Fashion Show, or it kind of makes you want to die, everyone's going to be talking about it. So here's the details on how to see the spectacle.
Dec. 4, 2012

9 Amazing Tracks from the Greatest Artists You Have Never Heard

Need some non-Christmas music to get you through the month of December? These under-the-radar tracks should do the trick.
Dec. 4, 2012

The Hobbit Movie Trailer and Release Date: This Movie Makes Some People Sick

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' starring Ian McKellen, premieres on December 14 amid various controversies. Watch the trailer here.
Dec. 4, 2012

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012: The Lingerie Company Forgets Lingerie is For Women

Tuesday, the multimillion dollar spectacle that is the Victoria's Secret annual fashion show, will air. The hour-long production is planned to the last detail, but they forgot one thing, women.
Dec. 4, 2012

Kasandra Perkins: How Feminism Failed Jovan Belcher Victim

If it's too hard for feminists to understand how important inclusion is, then for the sake of women like domestic violence victim Kasandra Perkins, let the movement fall off the cliff.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Immigration Reform: Controversial STEM Jobs Act Wrongly Opposed By Obama

The White House, despite repeatedly highlighting shortfalls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), has wrongly declared its opposition to the STEM Jobs Act.
Dec. 4, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty Movie Release Date: Bin Laden Film Gets Oscar Boost Ahead of Premiere

The Kathryn Bigelow's ('The Hurt Locker') film, starring Jessica Chastain and Chris Pratt, premieres on December 19. Watch the trailer here.
Dec. 4, 2012

NY Subway Push: Ki Suk Han Killed After Being Pushed In Front of Subway, and the NY Post Hits Rock Bottom

Incredibly, the New York Post has reached a new low, as one of its photographers captures the last moments of Ki Suk Han. The photo and a trashy headline were splashed on the paper's front page.
Dec. 4, 2012

Millennials and Baby Boomers Migrating to Cities: What It Means for the City of the Future

The surprising convergence of the needs of Millennials and Baby Boomers is creating great opportunities for business and public policy in cities across America.
Dec. 4, 2012

What Happens If Kate Middleton Has Twins

Kate Middleton is pregnant, which is so yesterday by now. What's not so yesterday is the fact that Middleton might be pregnant with twins. If she does have twins, who will be the future ruler?
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Dec. 4, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Definition: What is This Wacky New Word and Where Did it Come From?

Much of the credit for the fiscal cliff echo chamber goes to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Here's the origin of the term.
Dec. 4, 2012

Justin Bieber Victoria Secret 2012 Performance Video: Watch Biebs Performing at the VS Fashion Show

Ubiquitous Justin Bieber will attract a younger demographic to the legendary fashion show. Watch the video here.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Gay Dad Defends AZ Principal Who Punished Male Students by Making Them Hold Hands

In Mesa, Arizona, a principal accused of supporting bullying and institutional homophobia with an unusual punishment for fighting finds an unlikely supporter.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Joe Biden Gaffe of Gaffes: Congratulates Rapist On Nonexistent State Senate Victory

Vice President Joe Biden wrote a congratulatory letter to a former Delaware state senate candidate who is in the midst of a sexual scandal. Why this adds to Biden's poor track record.
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Dec. 4, 2012

North Korea Human Rights: 3 Reasons Why Anderson Cooper Piece On Defector Does Little For Freedom

Anderson Cooper covered the story of North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk in his latest piece in 60 Minutes, but how much good will it do overall?
Dec. 4, 2012

Water on Mercury: Discoveries on Mars and Mercury Prove We Earthlings Might Not Be So Alone Anymore

Humans need to push the space frontier. Two recent NASA accomplishments underscore the need for the space agency in our future as a country, and as a species.
Dec. 4, 2012

How Two Guys, A Food Truck, and A Facebook Post Brought Relief to Rockaway

When Hurricane Sandy hit, Jared Adler and Terrence McNicholas, both 24, had just started their dream food truck business in the Rockaways. After the storm, their truck became a lifeline.
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Dec. 4, 2012

War With Iran: Why Military Action May Be Needed to Stop Iranian Nuclear Program

Many Western countries are guilty of drawing lines in the sand and when the line is crossed they just draw a new one. Some have recently argued the U.S. should draw a line alongside them.
Dec. 4, 2012

Hugh Jackman Wolverine: Will the New X Men Movie Replace Jackman?

Casting and pre-production has begun for the 2014 X-Men film, 'Days of Future Past.' But whether or not Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine remains to be seen.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Feinstein Amendment: NDAA Indefinite Detention Change Could Actually Expand Executive Power

The Feinstein-Lee Amendment, which was approved by the Senate this past Thursday 67-29, has legal loopholes so large it may actually expand the government's indefinite detention capabilities.
Dec. 4, 2012

TIME Person of the Year: Why it Should Be Marissa Mayer

'Time' magazine's traditional end-of-the year issue will soon reveal the 2012 "Person of the Year." One of the nominees is CEO Marissa Mayer. Was she influential enough to deserve the title?
Dec. 4, 2012

Hanukkah 2012 Dates: The Holiday Begins December 8

This year Hanukkah begins on December 8. The eight-day holiday lasts until December 16, and honors a tradition over 2,000 years old.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Democrats Want to Reform Filibuster Rules in the Senate

Senate Democrats want to reform filibuster rules to prevent Republicans from obstructing Obama's reforms.
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Dec. 4, 2012

DOMA: Why Boeing Loves This Outdated Law

Boeing is one of several companies that is refusing to provide same sex couples the same benefits it gives to opposite sex couples.
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Dec. 4, 2012

In the Fight for LGBTQ Rights, A Surprise Ally in Pyschiatry

On Saturday, the American Psychiatric Association announced several changes to the DSM, its ultimate manual. One controversial change could mean a world of difference for LGBTQ activists.
Dec. 4, 2012

The 55 Biggest Hits of 2012 in One 8-Minute Mash-Up

Justin Bieber, Dirty Projectors, LMFAO, PSY all these characters had smash hits in 2012. The December game is making the perfect mash-up from these hits. Let the games begin.
Dec. 4, 2012

NFL Andre Johnson Becomes Real Life Santa Claus

The Houston Texans wide receiver spent almost $20,000 at Toys R' Us on Christmas presents for disadvantaged Houston kids: faith in humanity restored.
Dec. 4, 2012

Obama My2K Twitter Handle Seeks Support For Tax Plan

The president took to Twitter, and the hashtag #My2k, to rally support for his tax plan and answer questions about the fiscal cliff, taxes and the middle class.
Dec. 4, 2012

Nielsen Social Media Report Says We Facebook and Pinterest a Little too Much

The United States spent 121 billion minutes on social media sites in July 2012 alone.
Dec. 4, 2012

Google CIE Vint Cerf Says the UN Wants to Control the Internet

The co-creator of the internet worries that upcoming UN online regulations could empower some authoritarian world leaders to gut online freedom.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Hasbro Easy Bake Petition: Teen Girl Asks Company to Advertise For Boys

13-year-old McKenna Pope has racked up 18,000 signatures on Change.org to petition the toy maker to include pictures of boys on the boxes of 'Easy Cake.'
Dec. 4, 2012

Organics on Mars: Curiosity Rover Takes a Soil Sample and Humans Go Wild

Earlier this week, we found out there is organic material on Mars. People subsequently went wild.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: What Liberals Do Not Get About Gaining Revenue From Tax Benefits

In the back and forth fiscal cliff negotiations, tax benefits can help afford legislators to make a grand bargain. Here's how.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Hillary Clinton 2016: This Could Be Her First Campaign Video

A tribute to Hillary Clinton first aired at the Saban Forum is making the rounds on YouTube as a potential first campaign video in 2016, but she has plenty of great clips to choose from.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: The Campaign to Fix the Debt Tackles the Fiscal Cliff Crisis

The fiscal cliff situation we have now is not textbook, and at the Fixing the Debt conference Tuesday morning, it was encouraging to hear about the opportunities for getting a deal done.
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Dec. 4, 2012

The World May Literally End Before DOMA is Struck Down

Maine has announced that its marriage equality law will take effect on December 29th. As SCOTUS delays its DOMA ruling and the Mayan doomsday approaches, will marriage equality make it in time?
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Dec. 4, 2012

Joe Biden Gaffe: Vice President Congratulates Republican Child Molester

Conservative media is decrying, once again, the supposed cover up of stories unfavorable to the administration. So, here it is folks.
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Dec. 4, 2012

5 Huge Lessons as the Middle East Spirals

Over the past two weeks, there have been a few key developments in the Middle East that have altered the landscape in several intriguing ways. Here are five of them.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Brain Study Shows Why Older People Get Scammed: They See the World In a More Positive Light

New research suggests older people habitually see the world in a more positive light due to changes in their brain. But sometimes, that can be a bad thing.
Dec. 4, 2012

Justice League Movie: Darkseid Revealed As Bad Guy in an Avengers Homage

More and more details about the 'Justice League' movie are starting to trickle in. So what have we learned today? We finally know who the bad guy will be.
Dec. 4, 2012

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities: 10 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Tis the season to give back. Instead of presents, consider volunteering or donating to a worthy cause. Check out these 10 innovate ways to make someone else's tidings glad.
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Dec. 4, 2012

'Fiscal Cliff': Everything You Need to Know About the January Deadline

There's endless talk about the 'fiscal cliff' but what exactly is it? And what does it mean for the average American? A thorough breakdown of what it means, and what the solutions are.
Dec. 4, 2012

The Royal Baby: @UnbornRoyal Twitter Account Disabled

The satirical @UnbornRoyal Twitter account only existed for a day before being aborted. Is it an admirable protection of privacy or evidence of much feared media censorship in Great Britain?
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Dec. 4, 2012

Hillary Clinton For NYC Mayor in 2013: Big Apple Mayor Bloomberg Says Yes

Bloomberg's move would get Hillary out of the way in 2016, and would also block Speaker of the New York City Council Christine Quinn from advancing further in Empire State's politics.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Crisis in Eastern Congo: A Five-Minute Primer

Just what exactly is going on in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
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Dec. 4, 2012

Syria Chemical Weapons: Hillary Clinton Tells Assad US Could Invade if He Uses Sarin Gas

Secretary Clinton warned Syria's regime that if they use chemical weapons against their own people the U.S. would reconsider its decision not to intervene in the ongoing conflict.
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Dec. 4, 2012

GOP Immigration Plan: George W Bush is Back With New Immigration Plea

The former president opened a conference on the benefits of immigration, and said to "keep in mind the contributions of immigrants."
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Dec. 4, 2012

Why the Top Smartphone Health Care Apps May Not Help You Get Healthy

As smart phone apps become more widespread and technologically advanced, we must consider not only the potential benefits of healthcare apps, but also the downsides.
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Dec. 4, 2012

Syria Chemical War: NATO Sends Patriot Missiles to Syrian Border

Following Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's warning to the Assad regime, NATO is deploying Patriot anti-missiles to the region.