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March 19, 2012

What 'Hunger Games' Teaches Us About American Politics

Authors never write anything just because it is fun or entertaining. Suzanne Collins, author of the popular Hunger Games series, has specific things to say about the current political climate.
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March 19, 2012

Puerto Rico Primary Sparks Debate: Should English Be the Official Language of the United States?

America is a nation that prides itself on tolerance and its multicultural heritage, so a decision to pass English language legislation is unwarranted.
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March 19, 2012

Why All Americans Are to Blame For High Gas Prices

Until the country wakes up and starts to demand a new sustainable energy policy that will make America the leaders of tomorrow, we should start getting used to paying $5 a gallon.
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March 19, 2012

Mitt Romney, Outspending Rick Santorum in Illinois, Looks Set For Big Primary Win

Illinois feels like an early gauge of what could be the race to the nomination in the months ahead.
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March 19, 2012

USDA: Stop Using Pink Slime in School Food!

Pink slime is more like Jell-O than hamburger, and it’s treated with ammonia. It's time for the USDA to outlaw pink slime from our school lunches.
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March 19, 2012

Millennials Don't Care About the Environment or Even Other People

Millennials are much less interested in a variety of civic problems, including environmental damage.
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March 19, 2012

Uh-Oh Obama, Shepard Fairey and Obama Girl Aren't Voting For You

Obama is not cool among millennials anymore. Even Obama girl and Shepard Fairey, the graffiti artist who made the iconic HOPE poster say they will not vote for him in 2012.
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March 19, 2012

8 States You Should Avoid at All Costs

Wyoming, Virginia, Maine, both Dakotas, Georgia, Michigan, and South Carolina all received failing grades from a new study on corruption in state government.
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March 19, 2012

5 Issues Libertarians and Progressives Can Agree On

Libertarians and progressives must put aside their differences and focus on foreign policy and civil liberties.
March 19, 2012

Trayvon Martin Killing: Racially-Motivated Murder or Act of Self-Defense?

The killing of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin has touched off a fierce debate over racial profiling, vigilante violence, and equal treatment under the law.
March 19, 2012

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Twitter

Twitter is becoming more and more important to 21st century daily life each day. Here's how to get the most out of it.
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March 19, 2012

The Richer Sex: The Changing Role of Women in the Work Force

Careers can no longer be defined by gender, and families must reorganize not based on predetermined gender roles, but rather by what is most beneficial to their families.
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March 19, 2012

Mitt Romney Says Republicans Are Better For Millennial Voters

During a University of Chicago speech, Romney discusses why Republicans are better than Democrats for the millennial generation.
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March 19, 2012

Top 3 Issues Occupy Wall Street Should Focus On

I offer an agenda for OWS that will greatly increase the support it receives from around the country.
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March 19, 2012

Obama Birth Control Mandate Violates Religious Freedom

Obama has every right to pass this order to mandate that health insurance cover birth control, but he should not require religious institutions to provide birth control to their students.
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March 19, 2012

Wider Distribution of Birth Control Needed, But With Better Support System For Oral Contraception

Current over-the-counter contraception should have wider distribution. Oral contraceptives can go over the counter, but with more limited distribution.
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March 19, 2012

Democracy in China: Free Elections in Village of Wukan Provide Hope

Arguably the first democratic election free from corruption and government manipulation in recent Chinese history, citizens in the village of Wukan triumphantly exercise their civil rights.
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March 19, 2012

Staff Sergeant Robert Bales and the Breaking Point in the Afghanistan War

How does the story of the soldier who killed innocent civilians relate to the larger story of the War in Afghanistan and where we're at now? A Marine veteran gives his take.
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March 19, 2012

Rick Santorum Seeks Porn Censorship, Defends Rapists In Process

Santorum is back once again to attack the First Amendment, censor the internet, and stand up for the gentle lovers known as "rapists."
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March 19, 2012

Federal Reserve Stress Test Reveals U.S. Financial System May Be Getting Stronger

The Federal Reserve's recent "stress testing" of banks may be a turning point in getting our financial sector healthy again.
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March 19, 2012

Why the Stock Market Recovery Won't Solve the Pension Crisis

The stock market has recovered, yet state and local pensions spending is growing. The reason? Public pension funds guarantee high investment returns regardless of how markets actually perform.
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March 19, 2012

Afghanistan Massacre Shows Multiple Combat Tours Burden Troops

Combat leaves a mark on anyone that experiences it. The more time our troops spend in combat, the greater the effect on them. We need to protect our troops as they protect us.
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March 19, 2012

Murder Rampage in France: Gunman Kills 4 Outside Jewish School in Toulouse, Adds to Terror

A string of gun attacks has sparked panic in France. In each case, the attacker is said to have been a gunman on a moped, using a weapon of the same calibre, striking in broad daylight.
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March 19, 2012

In Illinois Republican Primary, Rick Santorum Has a Big Problem

Even if Santorum wins the popular vote he still cannot get all the delegates he'd like.
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March 19, 2012

Illinois GOP Primary: Expect Romney to Do Well In Urban Areas, Santorum Strong in Rural Parts

Whatever happens in the Republican primary, the state will still swing heavily Democrat in the general election.
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March 19, 2012

What the Republican Candidates Should Say to Illinois Primary Voters

Crime and corruption run rampant in Illinois. With that in mind here's what GOP candidates should tell voters.
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March 19, 2012

Mitt Romney Set to Easily Win Illinois Primary

Romney is polling well with moderate Republican voters in the state.
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March 19, 2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in Illinois: Will Religion Be the Deciding Factor?

A new Illinois poll shows that most voters in the state won't vote for a Mormon, while evangelicals are favoring Santorum.
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March 19, 2012

India Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi is the Latest Casualty of Populist Politics in the Country

India’s Railway Minister has been forced to resign after he attempted to hike passenger fares for the first time in almost a decade to overhaul the country's ailing railway system.