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March 8, 2012

Kony 2012 Supporters Have Been Duped

Invisible Children’s viral video campaign manipulated millions to suddenly care about Uganda. The video is irresponsible, exploitative, and self-glorifying.
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March 8, 2012

Top 5 Reasons You Should Care About International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and though the status of women worldwide may have improved over the last century, much work remains to be done.
March 8, 2012

5 Best Blogs to Better Understand the Middle East

From Al Jazeera to The Arabist, here are the top five resources and bloggers you should follow for smart, balanced, and well-written analysis of the Middle East.
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March 8, 2012

Kony and Millennials: Know What the Movement Really Is Before You 'Like' It

Social media brings out an immediate visceral response, not necessarily an educated one. People need to think before they “like.”
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March 8, 2012

Why Do Most American Jews Vote Democrat?

Exit poll data shows the overwhelming majority of Jewish-Americans vote Democrat every time, going back until at least ‘72. What explains this trend?
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March 8, 2012

On International Womens Day 2012, Gender Inequality in American Business Still a Problem

There is still a visible disparity in income and workplace presence between the two genders in the U.S.
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March 8, 2012

What is 'Kony 2012' and Who is Joseph Kony?

As the KONY 2012 documentary goes viral, a look at who is behind the campaign and what it's all about.
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March 8, 2012

On International Women's Day, Recognize Women's Vital Role in Fighting HIV/AIDS and Poverty

Women play a crucial role in alleviating poverty and the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Yet few investments have been made in granting girls access to education.
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March 8, 2012

International Women's Day: Iraq Has a Weak Record on Women's Rights

IAU Iraq's recent "Women in Iraq Factsheet" finds progress on women's empowerment to be slow and facing many obstacles.
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March 8, 2012

Sarkozy Panders to the Far Right in Desperate Attempt to Win French Election

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election bid is increasingly being marred by his overt appeal to the far right in order to gain much needed gain votes.
March 8, 2012

What Millennials Can Learn From the Baby Boomer Legacy

Baby Boomers are arguably the most influential, dynamic and productive group of people in the U.S. at this time in history.
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March 8, 2012

The 1% Reap Big Profits as the Economy Recovers

Addressing the root cause of income inequality.
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March 8, 2012

A Sad Realization Among Mitt Romney Supporters on Super Tuesday

Dan Loeb and most NYC Republicans feel that social issues are a distraction and the economy is the most important issue facing America in the 2012 election.
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March 8, 2012

Chevy Volt Should Be Given Award for 'U.S. Tax Subsidy of the Year'

The Chevy Volt has become a political punching bag for Republicans, but it represents the best of U.S. innovation and future competitiveness.
March 8, 2012

Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher: It is Never OK to Call a Woman a Slut, Prostitute, or the C-word

Rush Limbaugh’s recent tirade against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke highlights a growing and disturbing trend of sexism in numerous media forums.
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March 8, 2012

International Women's Day in Egypt Highlights Need for Women's Rights

The past year has seen many setbacks for women's rights in Egypt, but has also demonstrated the bravery and resilience of Egyptian women.
March 8, 2012

With Whitney Houston Will Comes Reminder of Singer's Seduction to Addiction

The world of addiction has no boundaries. Major concerns are the growing number of addictions as well as younger ages and ease of accessibility.
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March 8, 2012

International Women's Day Showcase: Reporting on Peace-Building and Corruption From Africa's Largest Slum

A female reporter reflects on her experiences as a broadcaster for a community radio station in Kenya.
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March 8, 2012

On International Women's Day, How to Tell Women’s Stories In Conflict Zones

How do we share stories of women without falling into the same gender stereotypes we seek to combat?
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March 8, 2012

America and Superman Don't Have Enemies Bigger Than Themselves

America’s challenge – like Superman’s – isn’t about when or how to use its considerable power. It isn’t even really about power at all but rather what that power stands for.
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March 8, 2012

Rick Santorum’s Chances Are Slim, But Does He Still Have Reason to Hope?

After Santorum’s less-than-hoped-for performance in Oklahoma on Super Tuesday, his chances are all but gone for the nomination. But he may still have hope for a different executive position.
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March 8, 2012

On War With Iran: Why the U.S. Must Speak Softly

President Obama's AIPAC speech defined how he hopes to prevent Iran from going nuclear. History says he should tread softly, despite more hardline voices in the GOP and Israel.
March 8, 2012

Kony 2012 Movie and the Perils of Social Media 'Group Think'

“Groupthink” is a psychological term for a group of people’s tendency to agree on a consensus decision without considering alternative ideas.
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March 8, 2012

Is Iran a Threat? 10 Things You Haven't Read

If you only have limited time to learn about the Iranian quagmire, these 10 pieces will get you up to speed in no time.
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March 8, 2012

As Palestinians Sidelined, VICE Gets a Rare Glimpse Inside Gaza

As momentum for the two-state solution fades, popular affection is reportedly shifting to Hamas. VICE media sent a team of reporters into Gaza to examine the dramatic toll of the occupation.
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March 8, 2012

Special Forces Make Modern War More Efficient

It is more prudent to use Special Forces in our current conflicts because, as force multipliers, they are better equipped to deal with the problem of global terrorism.
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March 8, 2012

U.S. Reliance on Special Forces May Hurt the Country

The Obama administration's new Pentagon budget relies heavily on our Special Forces, which may end up damaging our Special Forces, our safety, and our security.
March 8, 2012

Peyton Manning Leaving Colts is a Sports Travesty

Manning is an NFL icon who deserved the chance to retire from the team he gave so much to.
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March 8, 2012

International Women's Day is Perfect Time to Fight Gender Bias at the UN

On International Women’s Day, it's time to reaffirm that women's rights are human rights.
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March 8, 2012

Should U.S. Continue Annual Military Exercise in South Korea?

North Korea objects as usual to this annual event. South Koreans want peace now. Despite promising developments, it's too soon to stand down.