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Feb. 7, 2012

Genetic Engineering Debate: Are There Lines We Shouldn't Cross?

Should we have the right to enhance our muscles, memory and moods through genetic modification? At what point should genetic engineering be forced to draw a line?
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Feb. 7, 2012

What if Barack Obama Had Listened to Joe Biden and Not Gone After Osama Bin Laden?

Joe Biden recently expressed his doubts behind the green light for the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in May. Had Obama listened to the majority, OBL would still be alive.
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Feb. 7, 2012

Get Rid of Term Limits – They Are Legislating Away Our Freedom of Choice

Term limits weaken the electoral process and allow the system to dictate our choices.
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Feb. 7, 2012

Catholic Universities Like Georgetown Should Provide Students Free Access to Birth Control

Catholic college and universities would be doing a disservice to their students by failing to provide contraception in their health care plans to students.
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Feb. 7, 2012

Public Ignorance is Fueling Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran Unemployment

President Obama has focused on helping unemployed veterans get jobs. But government cannot overcome two core problems with hiring veterans: Americans' ignorance and arrogance.
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Feb. 7, 2012

In Light of Fatah-Hamas Unity Government Deal, Is There Still Hope in the Israel-Palestine Peace Process?

Despite a stagnating political process and mounting frustration with the long accepted two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, their remains cause for honest, yet cautious, optimism.
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Feb. 7, 2012

The Rise of Ron Paul And the Tea Party Is Bad For America

The recent emergence of libertarian ideology has further gridlocked U.S. politics and distracted our public discourse with bad ideas. Ron Paul and the Tea Party are to blame for this setback.
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Feb. 7, 2012

American Women Beware: Mitt Romney & the GOP Would Put Birth Control Pills in Grave Jeopardy

Sending a Republican to the White House would hinder women's reproductive rights.
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Feb. 7, 2012

With All the Talk About Egypt and Syria, What's Happening in Post-Gaddafi Libya?

Since the death of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has gone largely ignored by the international community. Egypt and Syria dominate the media, but prospects for democracy in Libya should not be ignored.
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Feb. 7, 2012

Instinct or Intelligence: Will Humans Preserve or Continue to Destroy Our Ecosystems?

New species are frequently discovered on expeditions into the wilderness; but what advantages are there to having so many species – and is it normal for us to care?
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Feb. 7, 2012

State Department Appoints Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Global Cultural Ambassador

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's appointment as a Global Cultural Ambassador by the State Department tells a story about the U.S. that should be shared globally.
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Feb. 7, 2012

Ron Paul is Helping to Redefine American Conservativism in the 21st Century

In one sense, Ron Paul’s a political mess: old, excitable, and unfocused in debates. Yet in another sense, he’s the best thing to happen to Republicans in a long, long time.
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Feb. 7, 2012

Is USAID Politicizing Food Aid to North Korea?

The leaders in Pyongyang are responsible for the country's massive food shortage, not those in Washington.
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Feb. 7, 2012

Court Rules Prop 8 Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional, Will California Regain Status as Leader on LGBT Rights?

With its inaction on Prop. 8, California has lost its status as a progressive leader on LGBT issues.
Feb. 7, 2012

Breaking News: Komen VP Resigns Over Planned Parenthood Scandal

The foundation will have a long recovery process in order to clean up the mess it started, regain its supporters and credibility, and prove to people that it is an apolitical organization.
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Feb. 7, 2012

From Climate Change to Obesity, the Media Oversimplifies Science Through Headlines and Social Media

Science does not lend itself to simplistic media reports. America needs a greater respect for the realities and limitations of the scientific process.
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Feb. 7, 2012

Chris Christie, Ron Paul, or Marco Rubio: Who Will Be the Republican Vice Presidential Nominee in 2012?

In the primary season, Mitt Romney's potential running mates have often been measured by how dissimilar they are to the former governor. Here's a gauge on who would be the best match.
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Feb. 7, 2012

Renewed Protests and Lawlessness in Egypt Can Help Reformers

The Port Said soccer riots have deteriorated into widespread anti-government protest. Egyptians are once again up in arms over failing government institutions.
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Feb. 7, 2012

Mitt Romney's 'Eye of the Tiger' Fail: GOP Candidates Struggle to Get Artists' Permission to Use Their Music

Last week, both Gingrich and Romney were told to stop using particular artists' music in a political context. The Republican field's musical struggles reflect Hollywood's liberal leanings.
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Feb. 7, 2012

With UN's Failure to Curb Syria Crack-Down, Has the Security Council Become a Relic of the Past?

The UN Security Council’s inability to act on Syria raises questions about its future legitimacy and viability as an international force in tackling real security crises around the globe.
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Feb. 7, 2012

How to Deter Nuclear War: A Proposal for an Iran-Israel Nuclear Treaty

A comprehensive politico-technical nuclear treaty between Israel and Iran is the way out of the crisis.
Feb. 7, 2012

As Texas Congressman Behind SOPA Pushes Anti-Child Porn Bill, Reddit Users Make Plans To Unseat Him

Lamar Smith, the infamous Texas Congressman behind SOPA, is facing criticism yet again for another Internet-related bill associated with his name: H.R. 1981.