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June 20, 2012

Drake vs Chris Brown and Lil' Kim vs Nicki Minaj: The 8 Most Epic Hip Hop Clashes

A chronological breakdown of the good, the bad, and the ugly of hip hop beat downs.
June 20, 2012

Stop and Frisk Law is Racist and the Shame of New York City

Stop and Frisk is a great example of an ineffective policy that, under the guise of upholding public safety, actively isolates and violates already disempowered communities of color.
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June 20, 2012

Why Using the Word "Retard" is Retarding Progress

We're leaving some people behind in our ongoing struggle for equality. Using the word "retard" is degrading and harmful.
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June 20, 2012

Ron Paul or Mitt Romney For President: What the Polls Would Say If Today Were Election Day

In February, poll numbers indicated that President Obama would beat all possible Republican rivals in hypothetical matchups. Now that it's June, do those numbers still add up?
June 20, 2012

Kate Upton Nun Bikini and Cat Daddy Dance: This Should Not Offend Catholics (Video)

The Catholic League protested the nun headpiece and large rosary the Sports Illustrated model wears over a racy bikini in the upcoming Farelli brothers’ film ‘The Three Stooges.’
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June 20, 2012

Is Mubarak Dead?

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is dead at 84, days after Egyptian presidential elections.
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June 20, 2012

10 Things You Should Do Before Turning 40

You're going to turn 40 eventually, and you might as well prepare now.
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June 20, 2012

Ron Paul and Libertarians Are Wrong: Here is Why We Need Taxes

Taxation is absolutely justified. It is a requirement to maintain human rights.
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June 20, 2012

Obama Immigration Reform: 3 Reasons to Support His New Policy

President Obama is garnering support for his new policy on immigration. Here are three reasons why you should too.
June 20, 2012

America Should Respect My First Amendment Rights and Keep God Out of My Passport

Flipping through my passport, past my horrible picture, the symbols of nationalism, and numerous stamps and visas, I noticed something in direct violation of my First Amendment rights - "God."
June 20, 2012

Bristol Palin Reality Show: TV's Teen Pregnancy Glamorization Has Gone Too Far

Yet another pregnancy show (this time 'Bristol Palin: Life's A Tripp') premiered last night, it's time to ask if the coverage and glamorization of teenage pregnancy has finally gone too far
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June 20, 2012

First Day of Summer Check List: 20 Best Things to Do This Summer

Today is the official first day of summer. Here are 20 ways to make sure that summer 2012 is the best summer ever.
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June 20, 2012

Is Mubarak Dead or Alive?

Hosni Mubarak's death may happen at the most crucial point in Egypt's modern history.
June 20, 2012

Death Penalty Law in North Carolina Means Rates of Executions of Black People Will Skyrocket

Juries are routinely biased against black defendants and in favor of white victims. The Racial Justice Act is an important measure to combat institutionalized racism. Why aren't people on board?
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June 20, 2012

Florida Voter ID Laws: Governor Rick Scott is On a Quest to Keep Your Vote From Counting

Florida governor Rick Scott wants to make it harder for people to vote. Isn't that the wrong idea?
June 20, 2012

Euro 2012 Results: Wayne Rooney is the MVP of the First Round

The final day of group play will take place Tuesday, with Group D leaders France taking on Sweden and England facing off against tournament co-host Ukraine.
June 20, 2012

Bristol Palin Reality Show Premiere: Glamorizing Teen Pregnancy Certainly Makes Life a Tripp

The premiere of the new reality television show 'Life's A Tripp' fails at highlighting Bristol Palin's difficulty navigating her life as a young mother.
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June 20, 2012

Ron Paul, Romney or Obama: Who Will Millennials Vote For in 2012?

What will make millennials vote in the 2012 election? What - if anything - should the GOP be doing to win them over?
June 20, 2012

Stop and Frisk Law: Thousands of New Yorkers Say No to NYPD Racial Profiling

A rally against stop and frisk in New York City drew 10,000 protesters, yet Mayor Bloomberg continues to defend this senseless law.
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June 20, 2012

Obama and Romney 2012 Battle is All Media Hype

On the cons of becoming politically informed.
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June 20, 2012

Obamacare Supreme Court Ruling: Congress Will Need To Act No Matter What SCOTUS Decides

There is much work that remains to be done in terms of health care reform but the heavy lifting is not likely to occur in Washington before 2013.
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June 20, 2012

Obama Immigration Reform Policy is a Step in the Right Direction, But Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Must Stop Ignoring Hispanic Voters

The 2012 U.S. Presidential election is shaping up to be defined by how well the candidates authentically embrace the Hispanic voter and their voice.
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June 20, 2012

Egypt Presidential Election Results Delayed: Is the Army Complicit to Blame?

The announcement of Egypt's presidential runoff elections have been delayed, causing speculation that the Army is either complicit in the revolution's undermining or simply incompetent.
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June 20, 2012

The 1% Revealed: Just How Politically Powerful Are America's Super Rich?

Thought the 1% was bad? Check out this visualization of America's economic power inequality in political campaigns.
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June 20, 2012

Ron Paul and Libertarians are Right: Taxation is Immoral

An anarcho-capitalist's take on whether or not taxation is a justifiable institution on moral grounds.
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June 20, 2012

Supreme Court Obamacare Decision Analysis: 4 Things to Watch For

Here’s a quick Obamacare 101, including what you need to know ahead of the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Affordable Care Act and how this will affect the average American.
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June 20, 2012

Greek Election 2012 Results: LIVE Antonis Samaras Sworn In as Syriza Accepts Defeat to New Democracy

On Sunday, Greek voters head to the polls to elect a new government, in a closely watched election which could determine whether Greece stays in the euro or not.
June 20, 2012

13 Top Summer Music Festivals of 2012

13 of the hottest music festivals to keep you cool this summer.
June 20, 2012

Facebook (FB) Stock Woes: As FB Stock Recovers, Is It Time to Buy FB Yet?

Facebook (FB) stock continues its road to recovery having gained more than 16% over the last five trading days to close almost at $32, just $7 below the IPO price of $38.
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June 20, 2012

Gay Pride Month in the Pentagon: It's Time to Salute Everyone Who Serves Our Nation

On the controversial heels of the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, the Pentagon is formally recognizing openly gay, lesbian and bisexual military members, and honoring their service.
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June 20, 2012

Will Black Women Vote For Obama or Romney in 2012?

Obama's begging for America's patience on the economy; but it seems possible that he could lose black people, especially black women, in the process.
June 20, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse: Bath Salts Drug Reportedly Doesn't Show on Drug Tests, Making Any One of Us a Zombie

Texas police has said the powerful drug made some of its users hear and see "demons, monsters and aliens."
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June 20, 2012

Toulouse Gunman Captured Alive: LIVE Gunman with Alleged Links to al-Qaeda Holds Four Hostage Inside French Bank

A live hostage situation is ongoing in Toulouse, France. A gunman has taken four people hostage inside a bank. The gunman is claiming links to al-Qaeda and deceased Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah.
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June 20, 2012

Ron Paul Not Quitting: Will Have Hundreds of Delegates at GOP Convention in Tampa

Ron Paul, one could say, has already won in 2012, in his own unique sort of way.
June 20, 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow and Kanye West N Word Controversy Sparks Racism Debate

Gwyneth Paltrow dropped the n-word in a tweet, and hip hop's elite rushed to defend her. Should this pass be granted? Is it ever appropriate to use this word?
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June 20, 2012

Obama Immigration Reform: GOP Hypocritical For Attacking DREAM Act

The GOP will likely spend millions on cynical Spanish ads that muddy the waters on immigration reform, but voters aren't stupid. They remember the vitriol.
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June 20, 2012

Marco Rubio For VP: Why Romney Should Pick Him

It looks like Romney has not been taking Marco Rubio seriously as a VP. While Rubio is not perfect, the utter lack of consideration reflects some misunderstanding about what Romney needs to win.
June 20, 2012

SpaceX and Elon Musk in Space Race With China

China's success in launching the Shenzhou-9 space capsule along with its first female astronaut marks a technological and symbolic milestone in the country's rapidly developing space program.
June 20, 2012

Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, and Lebron James Are the 3 Highest Paid Athletes in Sports

On Monday, Forbes Magazine published their annual list of the “World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes." Pacquiao, LeBron, Tiger, and Floyd Mayweather all made the cut. But, who most embodies the 1%?
June 20, 2012

Stop and Frisk Law: 10 Photos of the New York City Protests

On Father's Day Sunday in New York City, thousands of New Yorkers marched down Fifth Avenue in a silent protest against stop and frisk. See the protests in photos.
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June 20, 2012

Thanks to Jamie Dimon JPMorgan Scandal, Expect More Financial Reform in Washington

More is surfacing about the derivative trades that resulted in a more than $2 billion JPMorgan loss. The question remains, did JPMorgan hedge against risk or speculate? What role did Dimon play?
June 20, 2012

Hosni Mubarak Death Watch and Marco Rubio VP Chances Are Real-Life Schrodinger's Cats

In one day, several media outlets reported that former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak had died, and that Marco Rubio was not being vetted by the Mitt Romney campaign. Both reports were wrong.