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Jan. 6, 2013

Steubenville Rape Case: Does America Have an Unadmitted Rape Culture Problem?

Why the story of Steubenville, Ohio isn't an isolated event, but part of America's Rape Culture and problem with owning up to it.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Jyoti Singh Pandey: Delhi Gang Rape Victim Has a Name and Lives On as a Cultural Symbol

“I am proud of her." Jyoti's father said. "Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter.”
Jan. 6, 2013

2012: Year of the Women in Athletics, But is There Equality in Sports?

2012 was hailed by many as the year of the women in athletics. Many say this success has been at men's expense. Whatever you think, we can agree it is time for full-equality.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Climate Change in 2013: 5 Things to Expect in the New Year

From a longer summer to harsher droughts, here are 5 important effects of climate change you can expect to see in 2013.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Hobby Lobby Lawsuit: Did "Standing With Hobby Lobby" Flop?

The "Standing With Hobby Lobby" Facebook group attracted 64,000 attendees, but it's unclear how many turned out to retail locations to support David Green's lawsuit against Obamacare.
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Jan. 6, 2013

3 Facts That Prove Military Suicides Are Not Only About PTSD

There is no question that PTSD is a major problem but its link to suicide is too often based on the media and Hollywood's image of veterans as damaged goods.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Rand Paul For President? Son of Ron Paul Hints at 2016 Run

GOP Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky hinted this week that he may follow in his father's footsteps and run for President - this time with a real chance of winning.
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Jan. 6, 2013

6 Threats to American National Security in 2013

Three domestic issues and 3 international ones that could derail the Obama administration's foreign policy during its second term.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Steubenville Rape Case: White House Petition to Remove Case to Criminal Court Collects 11,000 Signatures and Counting

Ma'lik Richmond and Trenton Mays don’t need a slap on the wrist or a year or two in juvie, they need to do real time in a real prison like the real rapists they are.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Chuck Hagel Defense Nomination: Michael Moore Embarrasses Republicans By Endorsing Chuck Hagel

Everyone from the libertarian Cato Institute to leftist filmmaker Michael Moore is endorsing Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary. So why the GOP's vicious opposition?
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Jan. 6, 2013

Sonny Archuleta Identified As Gunman in Second Aurora Colorado Shooting

Police have identified Sonny Archuleta as the gunman in a second Aurora, Colorado mass shooting which resulted in four deaths Saturday morning.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Mexico Drug War: Citizens Use Technology to Fight Cartels in Mexico

Ret.io and Blog del Narco are some other tools used by Mexican citizens to keep their towns safer from drug related violence.
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Jan. 6, 2013

6 Spiritual Commandments For the Millennial Generation

The fact that our generation doesn't really believe in organized religion doesn't mean we cannot be spiritual. But our spirituality is one of union and inclusion.
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Jan. 6, 2013

NDAA: The Civil Liberties We're Giving Up For This Controversial Defense Bill

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on December 31, 2012 ushering in the New Year with a controversial law, which may impeded civil liberties in its current form.
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Jan. 6, 2013

James Holmes and Adam Lanza: Will They Change America's Gun Culture Forever?

2012 witnessed the tragic incidents caused by the actions of Adam Lanza and James Holmes; but will these incidents change gun control forever? Sadly, it’s unlikely and here’s why.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Sonny Archuleta Identified as Gunman in Second Aurora Shooting, 4 Deaths Including Shooter (LIVE Updates)

4 are dead after a gunman barricaded his home and fired upon officers in Aurora, Colorado - the same town where mass shooter James Holmes killed 12 and wounded 58 on July 20th.
Jan. 6, 2013

Steubenville Rape Case: Authorities Attempt to Regain Control and Ensure Fair Trial

Local authorities in Steubenville have launched a website called Steubenville Facts to prevent the spread of misinformation and to recentralize the conversation.
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Jan. 6, 2013

James Holmes Trial: Theater Video and 911 Calls to Be Released During Monday's Hearing

Aurora, "Batman" shooter James Holmes is set for a week-long preliminary hearing beginning on Monday, with prosecutors set to release 911 calls and 30 hours of video from inside the theater.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Cory Booker's Facebook Donation Problem and Other Things That Should Prevent the Newark Mayor From Running For the Senate in 2014

Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, is seriously considering a Senate seat in 2014. But despite his accomplishments in revitalizing the city, there are some major issues impeding his success.
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Jan. 6, 2013

5 Key International Elections to Keep an Eye On in 2013

From Israel to Germany to Iran, these are the key elections to keep an eye on this year.
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Jan. 6, 2013

The Secret and Pervasive Practice That's Decimating Our Troops Overseas

America is knowingly, openly burning waste in Afghanistan 20 years after concluding that practice causes life long disease and even death while Congress does nothing.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Why Voting Out Congress Partisans Won't Fix the Problem

It isn't only Congressional partisanship that's to blame; it's the system itself that's broken.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Why James Eagan Holmes Should Not Be Executed

Like offensive speech that must be protected, monsters like the Aurora shooter and even Osama bin Laden must be given due process according to the Constitution. Or else, we'd be acting like them.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Is Walmart Partly to Blame For the Bangladesh Factory Fire?

The fire that killed more than 100 people in Bangladesh should serve as a sobering call for more socially responsible practices from big companies.
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Jan. 6, 2013

What to Expect From the Middle East in 2013

From Syria to Egyp to Iran, these are the Middle East challenges facing the Obama administration during its second term.
Jan. 6, 2013

Does Journalism Still Value the Truth?

In our over-opinionated world of 24/7 cable networks and blogs, sometimes one has to wonder.
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Jan. 6, 2013

New Study Identifies a Bias Against Women in Wall Street

A new study by the American Economic Association helps shed light on the discrepancies on Wall Street: connections help men but not women.
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Jan. 6, 2013

It's Time For Israel and the U.S. to Address Hamas' Political Wing

The historical negotiations between the UK and the Irish Republican Army's political wing that ended armed hostilities in Northern Ireland could serve as a precedent for this move.
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Jan. 6, 2013

The Fiscal Cliff Fight: Picking Winners and Losers

The Fiscal Cliff battle is behind us, but who came out on top?
Jan. 6, 2013

Why Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" Never Gets Old

The Sugar Gang's "Rapper's Delight" changed American culture when it became the first hip hop track to crack the Billboards' Top 40. And, today, it still as current as ever.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Ben Bernanke as Secretary of the Treasury: Could He Replace Tim Geithner?

The Fed Chairman could be a capable, politically-palatable replacement for the outgoing Secretary Geithner
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Jan. 6, 2013

Dianne Fienstein Outed as a Secret Indoor Firing Range Devotee (Satire)

Rambo Dianne. In the cover of night, she frequents on local indoor firing range around the Washington D.C. area. Careful not to be noticed, she uses an alias. Dianne has been officially outed.
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Jan. 6, 2013

Can Russia and the U.S. Cooperate on Missile Defense?

Developments in India and China could warrant a real conversation on missile defence between Washington and Moscow.