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June 26, 2012

Why Exercise Doesn't Actually Help You Lose Weight

Exercise is often treated like a guaranteed way to lose weight, but the evidence isn't all that clear.
June 26, 2012

10 Michael Jackson Impersonators Do Their Best to Mimic the King of Pop

Everyone wants to be Michael Jackson, the late King of Pop. But who are the best impersonators? Here are the best professionals and non-professionals.
June 26, 2012

I am a Member of the Highest Caste of India, But Here is Why I Want to Throw It All Away

Casteism is an evil which needs to be eradicated from Indian society.
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June 26, 2012

New York Primary Results 2012: Charlie Rangel, and the 5 Races to Watch

Here are the five races to watch for during today's New York state primary.
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June 26, 2012

Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling: 6 Reasons It Will Have Little Effect on Massachusetts

As the rest of the nation eagerly awaits the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Massachusetts will enjoy universal health care no matter what happens.
June 26, 2012

Lonesome George Dead: Famous 100 Year Old Galapagos Tortoise Dies

Lonesome George was the last of his kind. Accidentally discovered in 1972, the giant Galapagos tortoise died this week. His death marks the last of his species.
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June 26, 2012

Lockheed Martin Job Layoffs Are Good For the Economy

If Lockheed Martin is indeed forced to layoff workers due to cuts in defense spending, then those workers and resources that are freed up can finally be put to more productive use.
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June 26, 2012

New York Primary Results: NY 8th Race Between Charles Barron and Hakeem Jeffries Reveals Generational Conflict

The generational divide between NY's 8th Congressional district really highlights a conflict within the millenial generation itself
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June 26, 2012

Supreme Court Montana Ruling: Forcing Politics to Depend on Money

The Supreme Court's Montana ruling will further what Larry Lessig has called "legal, but corrupt" politics.
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June 26, 2012

Rainbow Oreo and Shooting of Lesbian Couple Show a Nation Conflicted on Equal Rights

It seems, that the tensions between the LGBT community and its supporters, and those who oppose homosexuality are escalating.
June 26, 2012

Facebook (FB) Stock: FB Falls Slightly Amid Controversial Email Change Policy

The drop will do little to reverse the good momentum achieved by the social network during the last two weeks.
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June 26, 2012

War With Iran Chances Would Increase If America Ends Sanctions

Although it sounds good in theory, letting Iran do its own thing while maintaining a constant threat of war simply won't work.
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June 26, 2012

4 Ways America Can Still Promise Our Kids a Good Education Despite School Funding Cuts

What problems in the American education system can be ameliorated despite funding cutbacks?
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June 26, 2012

New York Primary Results: Rangel Wins Over Espaillat and Williams

Rangel will run for a 22nd term this November.
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June 26, 2012

New York Primary Results: Charles Barron vs Hakeem Jeffries Fight to Rep Brooklyn

The apathy in Brooklyn's Primaries is a model of the cronyism that keeps term less politicians in office for eternity.
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June 26, 2012

Serial Killer Rodney Alcala Flown to New York City on Tax-Payer Dollars

What purpose could it possibly serve to keep an already convicted serial killer, who is currently serving a death sentence, alive a single day after his conviction? Let alone, fly him to NY.
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June 26, 2012

Supreme Court Montana Citizens United Decision Was the Right Ruling

On Monday, the Supreme Court reinforced the Citizens United decision. Here is an argument in favor of the high controversial ruling.
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June 26, 2012

Arizona SB 1070 Decision Analysis: What the Supreme Court Actually Said About the Arizona Immigration Law

Breaking down the ins and outs of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on Arizona's tough illegal immigration law.
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June 26, 2012

Prop 8, DOMA, and the Key Supreme Court Battles Ahead for the Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Rights

Today is the 9th anniversary of a landmark case. It's a good time to look ahead to potential landmark cases in the future for the LGBT community.
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June 26, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood Win in Egypt is Disastrous for Women and Democracy

The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Freedom and Justice Party has won the Egyptian elections. Here's how it happened, and why it shouldn't have.
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June 26, 2012

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Suppresses Votes and Benefits Republicans

Pennsylvania Democrats are already using the slip-up as political leverage in their 2012 campaign to win back the House, but the tie to presidential hopeful Mitt Romney means it's national news.
June 26, 2012

Nora Ephron, Feminist Icon and When Harry Met Sally Writer, Dead at 71

Beloved writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron died on Tuesday after a battle with leukemia.
June 26, 2012

Woody Allen To Rome With Love Review: Movie Disappoints, But Penelope Cruz Sizzles

Woody Allen's latest film 'To Rome With Love' feels like many movies mashed into one. Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni, and Alessandro Tiberi all play their version of Woody Allen.
June 26, 2012

Chris Brown and Drake Fight Over Rihanna: Live From Las Vegas

Drake and Brown had been offered $1 million each to settle their differences in the boxing ring on a pay-per-view live event from either L.A. or Las Vegas.
June 26, 2012

Tea Party Activists Are Just Evangelicals in Colonial Disguise

While the Tea Party started with a message that was focused more on economic issues, conservative Christians are now joining the movement in large numbers.
June 26, 2012

Can Anthony Davis Be A Better NBA Player Than Derrick Rose or LeBron James?

As the 2012 NBA Draft fast approaches, it is becoming increasingly evident that Anthony Davis will be selected 1st overall. But, it is very hard to predict who will sink and swim in the NBA.
June 26, 2012

Forget Zombie 5k Races: Tough Mudder and Color Run are Great Races for Hard Times

The sudden popularity of extreme adventure races and whimsical 5Ks illuminates our anxiety and aspirations during difficult economic times.
June 26, 2012

Wimbledon 2012 Tennis Results: Venus Williams and John Isner Lose As Americans Stumble

Day 1 of Wimbledon 2012 had two themes: (1) few upsets, and (2) Americans comprising the majority of those upsets which occurred. Beloved American favorites Venus Williams and John Isner lost.
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June 26, 2012

Supreme Court Arizona Immigration Decision: How SB 1070 is Racist

The Supreme Court decision on Arizona's SB 1070 provides a general protection against racial profiling, but it facilitates the racial profiling of criminals.
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June 26, 2012

Putin Israel Visit Shows Differences Between Russia and US on Iran and Syria

After Putin's visit to Israel, its clear that Russia is seeking to become a key player in the newly emerging Middle East, which does not exactly coincide with Israel's objectives.
June 26, 2012

Brave vs Finding Nemo: Pixar Is Still Stuck On Traditional Gender Stereotypes

By making gender the main problem of Brave's heroine, Pixar undercuts its first female protagonist.
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June 26, 2012

War With Iran, Fate of Euro Zone, and 4 Foreign Policy Issues That Obama and Romney Clash On

Here are the four most important foreign policy issues in the 2012 Presidential election.
June 26, 2012

Jesus Christ Superstar, Peter and the Starcatcher, and the Best Broadway Shows of 2012

In the week following the 2012 Tony Awards, Pilar Isabella took on the marathon challenge of seeing 4 consecutive nights of Broadway's new smash hits. Some surprising conclusions were drawn ...
June 26, 2012

Snooki and Kim Kardashian Are Stupid, But These 3 Celebrities Are Using Social Media for a Purpose

Past the roar of the corporate media, who are you listening to? Try letting these names take you for a ride: You might be surprise what you find.
June 26, 2012

Spice Girls the Musical: Viva Forever! Will Bring Back the Girl Power

The Spice Girls are reuniting in London to announce details of a stage musical based on their songs. Bring on the memories!
June 26, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild: Review of a Poetic Feat Not to be Missed

This whimsical glimpse into a community facing natural catastrophes in the bayou South from the perspective of a 6-year-old girl won’t be quite like anything you've seen, and that's it's charm.
June 26, 2012

Hillary Clinton Goes Viral, Again: Mardi Gras Sunglasses Show Why She is So Popular

The U.S. Secretary of State wore Mardi Gras sunglasses and beads during the swearing in ceremony of Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Hammer.
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June 26, 2012

New York Primary Results: Charles Barron, Hakeem Jeffries Square Off Against Colin Beavan

As the Democratic primary in New York's 8th congressional district approaches, voters should know they have options.
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June 26, 2012

Supreme Court Decision Renders Arizona Immigration Law a Toothless Tiger

The Supreme Court gave judicial aid and comfort today to the government’s effort to assert federal supremacy over immigration policy by jettisoning major sections of Arizona's immigration law.