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June 22, 2012

Must Read Books 2012: JK Rowling, Toni Morrison Round Out the Top 15

Toni Morrison, JK Rowling, and David Maraniss' Barack Obama biography round out the top 15.
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June 22, 2012

Ron Paul Would Have Prevented Greek Debt Crisis That Goldman Sachs Helped Create

Supporting a presidential candidate that is funded by the investment bank responsible for Greece's financial collapse isn't that good of an idea.
June 22, 2012

LeBron James is the NBA MVP, But He is 1 of 5 Reasons Why America Hates the Miami Heat

Okay so they won. Here are the five reasons why America still hates the stars of South Beach's favorite basketball team.
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June 22, 2012

22% of American Children Are Living in Poverty, But Obama and Romney Do Not Care

Poverty has become a significant problem that needs to be tackled by presidential candidates before the upcoming election.
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June 22, 2012

Myanmar Conflict: Ethnic Discrimination in Rakhine State Sparks Violence Against Muslim Rohingya

Violence that began earlier this month in the Myanmar state of Rakhine has led to exodus of many Muslim Rohingya seeking refuge in the neighboring countries of India, Bangladesh, and Thailand.
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June 22, 2012

Ann Curry Is One of Them: 7 Reasons Why Asian Americans Are on the Rise

Asians are not only outpacing Hispanics as the largest immigrant group, but are also achieving greater economic prosperity and social assimilation.
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June 22, 2012

DEA Drug War Stupidity: Heroin Not as Bad as Marijuana, Apparently

DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart was recently grilled by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) on the differences between marijuana and hard drugs.
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June 22, 2012

Trayvon Martin, Rodney King, Amadou Diallo: The Violent Evolution of American Racial Injustice

How far have we really come after centuries of racial injustice in America? Have things calmed since the days of slavery, segregation, and race riots? Or has the rage been pushed underground?
June 22, 2012

After Rodney King LA Riots, 4 Lesser-Known Incidents of Police Brutality and Racial Protests

A look at major racial unrest in the U.S. since the Los Angeles riots of 1992.
June 22, 2012
June 22, 2012

NBA Nerd Chic: Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade Make Geek the Postgame Trend

NBA Finals competition doesn't stop at the buzzer. Nerd chic fashion has taken over post-game press with LeBron, Wade, Westbrook, and Durant vying for title of Most Absurdly Dressed Millionaire.
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June 22, 2012

College Board National Mall Protests: 5 Reasons We Need Education Reform Now

The College Board turned the National Mall into a classroom to get policymakers focused on education in 2012. Here are 5 reasons why they should listen.
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June 22, 2012

Student Loan Bubble Will Burst In Face of Millennials

America's higher education policy mirrors its old policy on subprime housing loans, which didn't turn out too well. Only this time, it might be even worse.
June 22, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Was a Vampire Hunter, Kate Upton Photos Made Us Feel American, and Alan Rickman Was Epic: The Weirdest News of the Week

What did I learn this week? I learned about the wacky things going on in the world. Like, Mayan temples made of chocolate, vampire bones in Bulgaria, and what Alan Rickman looks like in slow-mo.
June 22, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises and Amazing Spiderman: What Batman and Spiderman Say About America

Older Superheroes have reflected American values in politics, but modern heroes show a more personal side, paralleling the American psyche.
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June 22, 2012

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Seeks Asylum in Ecuador, Fearing U.S. Prosecution

Julian Assange's fear of eventually being extradited to the U.S. highlights the way the international community views the United States' human rights record.
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June 22, 2012

Paul Krugman and the Fed are Killing Capitalism

A fallacy exists that the gap between the rich and the poor is the cause of all our problems. How true is this? Is capitalism really to blame?
June 22, 2012

Facebook (FB) Stock Woes: FB Stock Makes Friday Rally

Facebook (FB) shares have gained over 20% during the last two weeks as the social network has reassured investors of its ability to generate revenue. Will Facebook keep the good momentum?
June 22, 2012

Brave May Not Be the Next Toy Story, But It Still Gives Audiences the Best of Pixar

Pixar's latest film, 'Brave', brings to life some of the movie elements that we all know and love ... even if it won't be the next 'Toy Story'.
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June 22, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse: Bath Salts Bill Passes House, Rand Paul May Block It in the Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives approved this Wednesday on a bipartisan “voice vote” a national ban on synthetic drugs, including the dangerous street drug bath salts.
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June 22, 2012

You're Fired! Why Mitt Romney Wants You Unemployed Until the Election

Mitt Romney’s campaign is asking Florida Governor Rick Scott to “tone down” his message that the Florida economy is on the rise shows that Mitt wants what is best for Mitt, not America.
June 22, 2012

Summer Fun Check List: 8 Great Outdoor Activities

Summer is the best time to get outside and enjoy the unique landscapes America has to offer. This week's summer solstice offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the natural beauty we live in.
June 22, 2012

Euro 2012 Predictions: These 9 Animals Are Even Smarter Than the World Cup Octopus

Inspired by Paul the Octopus in 2010, pigs, elephants, and other animals are predicting this year's Eurocup results. What kinds of college students would animals make?
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June 22, 2012

Julian Assange Seeking Asylum in Ecuador, A Smart Move for the Wikileaks Founder

Julian Assange's pending asylum request in Ecuador is his last chance to avoid possible U.S. prosecution. As we await the outcome of his request, here are a few reasons why it's a good idea.
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June 22, 2012

Why Bobby Jindal for VP Would be a Mistake for Mitt Romney

Who vetoes bills that actually help the Louisiana public school system? Bobby Jindal does!
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June 22, 2012

The Real Reason Approval Rating of Congress is in the Toilet

Both parties' abuse of the filibuster needs to end as soon as possible.
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June 22, 2012

Dow Index Plummets 251 Points, Oil Prices Drop 4%, and Nothing Has Changed

Equities continue to jump up and down with little reason. Unless of course you wish to admit, fear remains the biggest factor moving the market on its wild ride.
June 22, 2012

Gay Marriage 'New Yorker' Magazine Cover: Q&A With the Artist Gayle Kabaker

Nearly one year to the day since New York legalized same-sex marriage, 'The New Yorker' features cover art of two side-by-side brides. Cover artist Gayle Kabaker talks about her piece.
June 22, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in 3-D: The Film Is Punishment in Movie Form

Even if you ignore the lapses like 50 stars in the flag at Gettysburg, you're still left with a movie that has absolutely no identity.
June 22, 2012

Euro 2012 Results: Germany vs Greece Becomes Political Football During Euro Crisis

In an ironic turn of events, Friday's Euro 2012 knock-out stage contest will feature Germany and Greece. Although the match might seem insignificant, it parallels a significant economic struggle.
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June 22, 2012

Iran Gives UN Security Council the Middle Finger

Iran once again defies the United Nations Security Council.
June 22, 2012

Miami Heat: The New Team to Hate

The Miami Heat just won the 2012 NBA Championship, giving Lebron James his first ring ever. Unfortunately, the ring doesn't mean as much to NBA fans.
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June 22, 2012

Moderate Democrats Slam Party Leadership for Discouraging Compromise

Former Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Representative Bud Cramer (D-AL), and Representative Martin Frost (D-TX) muse about the forces that are driving both D's and R's to the extremes.