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March 9, 2012

GMO Foods: Why We Shouldn't Label (Or Worry About) Genetically Modified Products

Genetically modified foods are harmless, and there is no reason to put labels on them in the grocery store.
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March 9, 2012

Kony 2012 is No Scam: Understand the Facts Before You Criticize Invisible Children

I worked with Invisible Children, and the criticisms of the group over Kony 2012 are unfounded.
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March 9, 2012

Dying to Communicate: North Koreans Struggle for Access to the Outside World

North Korea prevents its 24.5 million people from accessing the internet, but there's a fairly established system for smuggling technological devices into the country.
March 9, 2012

Top 5 Things That Make America Weird

While the U.S. is safely in the Western family, there are some aspects which make it the awkward and confusing cousin of the group.
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March 9, 2012

Top 10 Most Important Senate Races in 2012

A year ago, Republicans thought that they had a chance to retake the Senate. Today, that looks less likely.
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March 9, 2012

Kony 2012 Raises Awareness, But Simplifies the Solution

Oversimplified, sensational videos grab millions of viewers, but more informative albeit less entertaining ones are more productive. That's Kony's conundrum.
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March 9, 2012

The No-Nonsense Dictionary of American Politics

Tired of all the empty talking points from politicians? This handy dictionary will help you cut through the b.s.
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March 9, 2012

Millennials and Baby Boomers: What They Fear and Why

Too often, political discussions are fueled by fear and fear-mongering. Here are some thoughts on why.
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March 9, 2012

Qatar is World's Wealthiest Country, But Also Among Most Obese

Qatar’s vast oil wealth and desire to maintain its tribal traditions has led to sky-rocketing rates of obesity and diabetes, especially amongst young children.
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March 9, 2012

Unexplained Le Roy Twitching Cases Show Why Doctors Don't Treat Women Equally

The case of 18 Le Roy twitching teenage girls show why in too many circumstances, women still find themselves having to convince doctors they are physically ill.
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March 9, 2012

War With Iran Imminent Because President Obama is Not Fond of Israel

The Israelis must strike Iran while President Obama can still be held electorally accountable by the American people and the Republican Party.
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March 9, 2012

The NSA's On-Going Violation of Freedom [Infographic]

The NSA is watching you. See what it's doing.
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March 9, 2012

Obama Administration Shreds Constitution, Says it Can Wage War Unconditionally (+Video)

Defense Secretary Panetta tells Congress that international permission, rather than Congressional approval, provides a ‘legal basis’ for military action by the United States.
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March 9, 2012

Republican House Passing More Bipartisan Legislation Than Democratic Senate

Republicans are labeled extremists, obstructionists, and a "do nothing Congress" while far left Democratic leaders block bipartisan tax reform, entitlement reform and domestic energy development.
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March 9, 2012

The Rent is Too Damn High: One Issue That Unites Matt Yglesias With Conservatives and Libertarians

Even though conservatives and libertarians don't agree with liberal blogger Matt Yglesias on much, they should agree with him on land use reform because they share the free market position.
March 9, 2012

Don't Hate on Patriotism: Texas Should Not Censor its Basketball Fans

A patriotic "USA!" chant at a high school basketball game in Texas has been deemed racist because of our country's obsession with political correctness.
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March 9, 2012

Jobs Data in February Beats Expectations, But Still Fail to Impress [Infographic]

Though the jobs data is great news, there are some troublesome trends that should not be overlooked.
March 9, 2012

TED Talks Hurt the Free Flow of Ideas

Although TED events certainly have the potential to inspire others, it has become more of an institution of recognition rather than a channel for innovation. More voices are being silenced.
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March 9, 2012

Israel's Fears Drive the Nuclear Iran Debate

The debate about Iran is heating up because Israel is worried that it could lose its status as the lone superpower in the Middle East.
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March 9, 2012

Iran Debate is Nothing But Empty Rhetoric

Iran's rhetoric is designed for public consumption, but should not be taken as a sign that we're on the verge of war.
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March 9, 2012

No Joke: First Amendment Rights Attacked When Satire and Humor Used on Campus

College students love satirical outlets like The Onion and The Daily Show. Yet satire is one of the most frequently targeted and censored forms of campus expression.
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March 9, 2012

Is the Chinese Yuan Now Buying More Friends Abroad Than the U.S. Dollar?

China is investing heavily in the (rest of the) developing world, displacing Western powers and financial clout. This is, arguably, a good thing - even if we can't see it yet.
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March 9, 2012

Jeffrey Sachs Must Be the Next President of the World Bank

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, should be the next president of the World Bank.
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March 9, 2012

Indians Use Facebook, Twitter, and Mobile Phones to Fight Against Rampant Corruption

A new generation of Indians is using social media and technology to mobilize to fight the endemic corruption eating away at the country’s growth and development.
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March 9, 2012

Reflections on the Florida Episcopal School Shooting

Earlier this week, a fired teacher shot and killed the Head of School of my high school alma mater with an AK-47.
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March 9, 2012

Smith College Alum Ignites Firestorm With Offensive Accusations

The Smith community has united to stand up to the bigoted comments of a Smith alumna through the use of social media.