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Has Obama Spent More Than Any Other U.S. President in History? Yes and No

Was Rex Nutting's article claiming the Obama spending binge was a falsehood correct? I did my own analysis of the data and found some startling results!

Why 'Game of Thrones' is the Best Show on TV

The appeal of 'Game of Thrones' lies in the shows ability to appeal to both our base and sophisticated desires all at once.
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7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Will Win the Presidential Election, and 8 Reasons Why Obama Will Lose

Mitt Romney is a much stronger candidate than John McCain, and Barack Obama is a much weaker candidate than he was in 2008.
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20 Things to Totally Do Before You Graduate From College

You only go college once (hopefully). Make sure you make the most of it.
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Why We Need Prison Reform: Victimless Crimes Are 86% of the Federal Prison Population

The war on drugs is a war on civilized society.

'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Big Bang Theory' Promote Gender Stereotypes

It's 2012. How come prime-time television shows still lack successful female characters?

Summer Reading 2012: 10 New Must-Read Books

School's almost out for summer, but that doesn't mean you should swear off books 'til September. Here are 10 new summer releases that definitely deserve a spot on your Kindle.

Is YouTube a Good or Bad Influence on Society?

The media influence which YouTube has can be viewed as positive or negative based on how one shares the ideas which they come across.
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Will Ron Paul Force Mitt Romney Into a Debate?

Ron Paul may succeed at convincing Republican voters to force a head-to-head comparison alongside Mitt Romney.
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China to Build Cities and Economic Zones in Michigan and Idaho

Chinese investors are interested in building cities and "economic zones" in Michigan and Idaho, and have already purchased land in an unusual pattern of development.
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Saturated Fat is Not Bad For Your Brain, and You've Been Lied to

Contrary to recent claims in the news, saturated fat isn't bad for your brain. And it might even be beneficial.
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Alabama Illegal Immigrant Crackdown Destroys Farm Business

Our agriculture industry is built on illegal labor, and crackdowns on undocumented workers have only led to rotting crops and lost revenue. We need to change the way we deal with migrant workers.
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Ron Paul Supporters Chased by Mitt Romney at Oklahoma Republican State Convention

In what is an unorthodox turn of events, the Oklahoma Republican Convention has reconvened in the parking lot of the Embassy Suites in Norman after party officials called for an early adjournment

Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse LIVE: When is the Next Solar Eclipse? (+ Video)

Live updates on this weekend's rare annular solar eclipse, which will be visible across the Southwest United States. Get weather, locations, time, and live video.
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10 Things Every College Grad Should Know Before Entering the Real World

Grow accustomed to uncertainty, appreciate life’s simple pleasures, and know that it takes years to become the next Mark Zuckerberg.
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Why is Socialism Winning in France, But Demonized in the U.S.?

While it is inconceivable for a socialist to win in the American elections, but that is exactly what happened in France earlier this week.
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Top 10 Reason to Vote For Obama in 2012 (Satire)

If you are on the fence on who to vote for. This article should help you make the good choice for Barrack Obama
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Top 10 Reasons to Vote For Mitt Romney (Satire)

Here are the Top 10 reasons to vote for Mitt Romney
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Apple iCheat: How the World's Biggest Company Also Became the Most Unethical

It's becoming harder and harder to ignore a depressing fact: One of America's most admired companies is also among its least ethical. Yes, that would be Apple.
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Osama Bin Laden is Dead, Here are the New 5 Most Dangerous Men in the World

The world's most dangerous men.
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Top 5 Foreign Policy and National Security Sites to Read Each Morning

Whether you're inexperienced or well-versed, these are the top five sites you should read every morning for the best analysis in U.S. national security and foreign policy.
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Ron Paul and Rand Paul Both Get it Wrong On Gay Marriage, Especially as Libertarians

Ron Paul and his son Rand are libertarian on many issues, but gay marriage is an exception. Libertarians should push for state recognition of gay marriages.
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Ron Paul Keeps Winning as Supporters Prepare For a Battle With GOP Old Guard

Ron Paul supporters look to Nevada State GOP Convention this weekend for the election of delegates to the Republican National Convention and a showdown with Republican Party leadership.
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NYC Mayor Race 2013: Who Will Succeed Mayor Bloomberg?

One thing is certain: it is a crowded race, and there is simply no room for outsiders without ties to New York (sorry @JonHuntsman, @HuntsmanAbby). Here are the must-know names at this stage.
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Wal-Mart & ALEC Scandal: Company Subjects Female Prison Laborers to 'Slave-Like' Conditions

In the latest Wal-Mart scandal, the company is using sub-contractors to evade labor laws and hire prisoners for cheap.

Bryce Harper is MLB's Youngest Player, But Does Age Matter?

At 19, Bryce Harper is the youngest player in major league baseball. After last night's game, when Harper took a pitch to the back and stole home, fans are wondering if he's the next big thing.

How '50 Shades of Grey' and Violent Porn Might be Perverting Women's Sexual Identity

With the surge in book sales for '50 Shades of Grey', and the online prevalence of violent pornography, how much are the psyches and sexual identities of America's young girls being affected?
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Gay Marriage Should be Decided by the Federal Government

State responses to President Obama’s announcement in support of same-sex marriage indicate that this civil rights issue cannot be left up to the states: it requires federal legislation.
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Ron Paul Will Win Nevada, and the GOP Wants to Stop Him

The national GOP has sent a threatening letter to Nevada Republicans demanding that they show support for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at their state convention this weekend.
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Ron Paul Economic Superiority: GOP Show They're Hypocrites With Export-Import Banks

Republican support for the Export-Import Bank shows why Ron Paul is needed to remind the GOP what opposition to wealth redistribution actually entails
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The Difference Between Money and Capital in the American Economy

Money is often referred to as "capital," but in fact money and capital are two different things. The business cycle results from confusion over their separate roles in the economy.
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5 Benefits of Cooking for Yourself

Satisfaction, notalgia, or maybe just because it's cool. Here are the many reasons you should learn how to cook for yourself.
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Should I Vote For Ron Paul 2012? Complete Guide to Ron Paul's Stance on Every Issue

Ron Paul might be the least understood presidential candidate in recent history, so here is a summary of his political positions and the philosophy that shapes them.

In 'Game of Thrones,' the Bad Guy Always Wins, But That's What Makes it Awesome

Game of Thrones pessimist world outlook is an expression of the feeling of our times, in contrast with past art genders.
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Ron Paul Will Win Nevada and Change History

An important battle will take place Saturday between Ron Paul supporters and the GOP establishment in Nevada.
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West Virginia Primary Results LIVE: Mitt Romney Defeats Ron Paul

Will Romney win West Virginia in May and November?
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Ron Paul Supporters Allege Fraud as Arizona Republican Convention is Shut Down

Sources report that organizers were overwhelmed by the high turnout of Ron Paul supporters and did everything they could to disenfranchise the Paul delegates.
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Ron Paul Supporters at Arizona GOP Convention Get Undeserved Media Attack

USA Today ran a story late Saturday that portrayed Ron Paul supporters undeservedly in a bad light.
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Egypt Presidential Election Results: LIVE

Egyptians have gone to the polls in a historic election. Get results live.
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Caltech's Shocking Lack of Diversity: A Microcosm for the United States?

Only 1% of Caltech undergraduates are African American.
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Post-College Friendship: Figuring Out Which Pals Will Stick Around

We graduate from college, enter the real world, and suddenly our existing friendships are challenged without warning. Why does this occur? And, why did nobody warn us?
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Francois Hollande: 5 Things You Didn't Know about France's New President

You've heard his a socialist, but what else? Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about France's new president.
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China and Russia Secretly Take Over the U.S. Economy

The U.S. economy remains weak, China knows this and has begun a nationally sponsored feeding frenzy off of our private sector. If our economy is to survive, we must act now.
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The Real Reason that Eating Meat is Ethical

Think you're doing no harm when you chow down on a salad? Think again.
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Ron Paul Forming His Own Party as Obama and Romney Join Forces

In a bipartisan move, Obama and Romney join forces to defend the status quo while Ron Paul forms his own coalition in defense of peace and the Bill of Rights.
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Ron Paul Could Alter Election 2012 as an Independent Candidate

Looking back over the last 13 presidential elections, a third-party or independent candidate directly impacted the results only once.
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Facebook (FB) Stock Price Chaos: 4 Biggest Risks of Investing

FB investors: Attracting new users, the impact of the mobile business, and increasing and diversifying advertising revenues are the most important things that will influence Facebook's success.
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Facebook (FB) Stock Price: What You Need to Know to Make a Smart Investment

Here is a breakdown of the Facebook IPO saga, and an explanation of what investors want in an IPO.
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SAT Racial Bias Proves Standardized Tests Are Geared Toward White Students

The SAT is the most commonly required standardized test for college admissions, but just how accurately does it evaluate students?

HBO's 'Girls' Adds to Our Mass Confusion About HPV

The hit show 'Girls' has it's finger on the pulse of all things millennial. But, this past weekend's episode muddied it's medical facts and added to our generation's mass confusion about HPV.
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A Country Is Not Free Without Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the press, although usually observed as an element of democracy, does not have the same meaning everywhere in the world.
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5 Reasons Why Austerity Failed in Greece

Here are the top 5 reasons why Greece continues to fall behind, and why austerity actually worsened the economic situation in the birthplace of democracy.

10 Must-See Blockbuster And Artsy Movies This Summer

From Nolan's anticipated The Dark Knight Rises to Cronenberg's thriller Cosmopolis, a quick overview of the 10 movies you don't want to miss this summer
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Ron Paul Economic Theories Exposed By Paul Krugman in TV Debate

In a recent debate on Bloomberg TV, economist and New York Times pundit Paul Krugman debunked Ron Paul's bizarro economic theories.
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Romney Wins Popular Vote in North Carolina, But Ron Paul Will Win the Delegates

Mitt Romney won the popular vote in NC with 66%. But if states that have begun the convention process are any indication, Ron Paul may take many of the delegates.
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Nebraska Primary 2012 Results LIVE: Ron Paul is Over, Deb Fischer Wins in Ben Nelson Senate Seat Battle

A crowded field is vying for the open Senate seat on Democrat Ben Nelson, who recently announced his retirement.

Facebook (FB) Stock Chaos: 4 Reasons Why Facebook’s IPO Went Belly Up

Tired of browsing through confusing articles telling you about the rise and fall of the Internet largest IPO ever? Look no further, this guide tells you all you need to know in 4 easy steps.
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Ron Paul to Retire From Congress, Leaving Behind a Unique Legacy and Philosophy

Only time will tell how Paul's legacy will shape Texas and national politics, but his contribution to the battle of ideas is indisputable.

3 Ways the Internet has Changed Your Life

As NYC plays host to Internet Week, a festival in celebration of the Internet, it brings in to question, what exactly has the Internet done for us?
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Marijuana Legalization Being Crushed By Special Interest Groups

Like so many aspects of the economy and society, marijuana prohibition is an example of state power colluding with special interests to prevent the the demands of the many from gaining traction.
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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated

Seven recent college grads give the advice they wish someone had given them before they entered the real world.
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North Carolina Amendment 1 Makes Me Ashamed to Be an American

North Carolina passed a statewide ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, a sign that this country still has a long way to go when it comes to equal rights for all people.

5 Best Pixar Movies of All-Time

Pixar has officially released its lineup for 2013-2015, and if it's anything like these five movies, it's going to be a fun three years.
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French Elections 2012: Hollande Wins Against Sarkozy in Presidential Debate

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande face off Wednesday in the only debate of the 2012 presidential election. Follow along live.
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Ron Paul vs. Mitt Romney and President Obama: Who's Better for the Economy?

President Obama, Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul each offer economic plans with strengths and weaknesses. Who's plan best addresses our current economic rut?
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French Elections 2012: LIVE Results

On Sunday, Nicolas Sarkozy's fate will be decided, as France goes to the polls to vote on its next president. Follow along live.

19 Cute Babies Show You How to Never Ever Grow Up

Seriously. These babies have all the answers to life's problems ...

Mother's Day 2012: In Defense of the TIME Breastfeeding Cover

America's reaction to the TIME magazine's latest cover is overblown and immature.

Miss Represented: Women's Success in the 21st Century is Still Defined by Sex

In 2012, the female struggle continues to be a fight to define our success as something other than our role in the reproductive process.
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Idaho Primary Results Live: Ron Paul Steals Delegates From Mitt Romney

Idaho will hold its state and congressional primary on Tuesday, the first closed primary in the state’s history. And it could have national implications.

Mark Zuckerberg Priscilla Chan Marry in Surprise Facebook Wedding

Mark Zuckerberg married longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday, a day after taking Facebook public in a surprise to most of the 100 guests. Here are the the 4 takeaways.
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Facebook Stock Update: Is it Time to Buy FB Stock Yet?

A look at the issues impacting the stock price of the newly issued FB shares.
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Facebook (FB) Stock Price Tanking: Is the Social Media Bubble About to Burst?

With the disappointing debut of the Facebook IPO, many analysts are predicting that social media's days on top are numbered.

Why Jessica Sanchez Should Have Won American Idol

This multicultural scholar and activist shares some thoughts about why 16-year old Jessica Sanchez should have won American Idol.
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Facebook (FB) Stock Price Chaos: Did Facebook and Morgan Stanley Cheat the Public?

The totaly failed Facebook IPO could turn into a scandal.

Facebook (FB) Stock Price Woes: Shares Tumble 9.62%, Down a Staggering 24% Since IPO

FB cannot wait much longer to explain its strategy to the investment community. FB owes it to investors who lost so much supporting its stock.
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China Grades the United States' Human Rights Record in New Report

China censors free speech and jails dissidents in their own country, but their well-documented report about the United States shows how America is on shaky moral ground when we criticize others.
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Facebook (FB) Stock Chaos: Was Facebook a 'Brilliant Disaster'?

Ultimately, FB and its original stockholders were the only beneficiaries in this landmark transaction.
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Online Universities: The Future of Elite Education

Does the emergence of online education mean future generations will be able to get an Ivy League education without the hefty price tag?

MMA is Not Dangerous and Should Be Legalized in New York

Despite its violent image, mixed martial arts is safer than boxing and football, and it's illogical for New York to insist it remain illegal.

How 'Glee' and 'Modern Family' Are Making Us Less Afraid of LGBT People

Television has a unique and concentrated power to reach millions of viewers through scheduled programming. Shows like 'Glee', 'Will and Grace', and 'Queer as Folk' have used this power for good.
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10 Richest Presidents of All Time: Where Does Mitt Romney Stack Up to the Wealthiest?

Much fanfare has been made about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s considerable wealth this election cycle. Where would he stand among the ten wealthiest if elected into office?
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6 Quirky Facts About Real-Life Middle Eastern Dictators

In honor of Sacha Baron-Cohen's 'The Dictator,' consider this: Saddam Hussein was a poet, Ben Ali loved ice cream, and Gaddafi was a fashionista.
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5 of the Most Inspirational Quotes From 2012's Commencement Speeches

College graduates are faced with the strain of finding a job after graduation, though the message which all commencement speakers give is that graduates should be proud of their accomplishments.
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French Election 2012: Sarkozy vs. Hollande Debate Puts GOP Debates to Shame

If French political debates are like five-course meals, filled with delicious hors-d'oeuvre like foie-gras, American debates are like a cheap NY hot-dog stand.

Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr Help Make 'Avengers' Amazing

The Avengers is the best comic book movie and summer blockbuster in recent memory.
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Mitt Romney Won the Popular Vote Tuesday, But Ron Paul Will Control More Delegates in November

Tuesday, Indiana held a primary. Most years by May, a primary doesn't mean much. This year is different.
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President Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama officially endorsed same-sex marriage.
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French Election Results 2012: 5 Reasons Why Hollande Won the Youth Vote

Much like Obama in 2008, Hollande lets millennials have a voice, and gives French young people a reason why they should not give up hope for change in France.
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5 Reasons the Egypt 2012 Elections Are More Important Than the American 2012 Elections (For the Middle East)

The Egyptian election is so important for the region, the outcome is more important than the American presidential election. Here are five reasons why.
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Study: Obesity Could Cost Americans $550 Billion by 2030, But That's Not the Full Story

A new study claims 42 percent of Americans could be obese by 2030, at a cost of $550 billion, but obesity does not necessarily cause high health costs.

My Theory of What Happened the Night Trayvon Martin Was Killed

Since Trayvon's autopsy report has come out, everyone is saying George Zimmerman may have been acting in self-defense. Here's my take.
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George Zimmerman Medical Reports Don't Make Him Innocent in Trayvon Martin Death

George Zimmerman's new medical report adds details to the case, but is still inconclusive, as there are still critical parts of the story that are missing.
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Why the U.S. Must Ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

To strengthen the nuclear nonproliferation regime, the United States should ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
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Ron Paul Set to Win Oklahoma, But Romney Looks to Fight Back Against Paul Supporters

After Ron Paul's campaign captured an estimated 60% of Oklahoma's available delegates at the congressional level, Mitt Romney's campaign realized they may have a problem on their hands.

Eduardo Saverin Made the Right Decision Concerning His U.S. Citizenship

Saverin made a controversial but reasonable and cost-benefit decision to renounce his U.S. citizenship. The exit tax is nothing but a Berlin Wall.
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Paul Ryan and Conservative Catholics Use Faith to Defend Their Political Agendas

Conservative Cafeteria Catholics are just as real as their liberal counterparts, but their hypocrisy is growing more dangerous to our civil liberties by the day.
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Dog Owners Beware: Maryland Warns That Pit Bulls Are a Danger as Government Targets Your Pets

The Maryland supreme court ruling declaring pit bulls "inherently dangerous" is a slippery slope that may affect all dog owners across the nation.
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3 Steps to Reform the U.S. Education System: Listen Up Obama and Romney

Education reform is being overlooked in this year's election. These are three basic steps that Romney and Obama must get on board with to improve the system.
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Sarah Jessica Parker and George Clooney Fundraising Dinners for Obama Are an Insult to the 99%

The President of the United States is a statesman, not a celebrity. Obama's soirees with Hollywood's finest are a disgrace to the office, and a poor PR move for the Obama campaign.

Solar Eclipse History 101: 5 Civilizations and How They Viewed the Solar Eclipse

As you prepare to observe today's solar eclipse, check out how ancient civilizations observed them before us.

SpaceX Launch Schedule 2012: Dragon Capsule to Be Launched Into Space on Saturday

The stage is set for SpaceX to make history by becoming the first private company to attempt a mission to the International Space Station.
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Why is China Building Mega-Cities in the U.S.?

China is in the midst of a buying binge of American interests. Is this a sign of a Chinese 'take over'? Or simply a country bit by the recession looking for portfolio diversification?
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10 Things Every New Grad Should Know Before Entering the Real World

Here are the 10 things every college student should be aware of after graduating and before entering the real world.
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20 Things Millennials Should Do Before They're 30

There are so many things one can do with one's life. Whether traveling around the world or taking a road trip around the country, the important thing is to cherish life every day.
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Commencement Speeches 2012: 5 Most Inspiring Quotes from This Year's Famous Speakers

From Condoleezza Rice to Jane Lynch, this year's commencement speakers share confessions and advice with the graduating class of 2012.
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Why Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Other Billionaires Should Be Wary of Impact Investing

The 81 billionaire friends of Gates and Buffett should approach impact investing with caution.