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July 22, 2013

Colorblindness is the New Racism

President Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin contextualized racism in America and forced us to admit that "colorblindness" hasn't ended racial discrimination, but allowed it to thrive.
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July 22, 2013

Will and Kate Only Have 9 Options When It Comes to Baby Names

What will the Royal baby be named? The best bet would be George ... like the boy's 7th-great-grandfather, King George III (of 1776 fame).
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July 22, 2013

10 Stories You Missed While CNN Covered the Royal Birth

The royal baby is coming! But while we're waiting, here are 10 other stories that you missed today.
July 22, 2013

5 American Books Banned Around the World

Here are five American classics that have been banned abroad for their political implications.
July 22, 2013

True Blood Season 6, Episode 6 Recap: His Fairy Vampire Bride-to-Be

Love was in the air in the latest episode of 'True Blood.' Ben worked his magic on Sookie, Eric’s paternal instincts kicked in, and Arlene felt the pain of lost love.
July 22, 2013

Is Pacific Rim’s Mako Mori a Feminist Hero?

Guillermo del Toro's summer blockbuster features a new kind of female action hero: a well-rounded human being.
July 22, 2013

Comet ISON: When and Where to See the Comet of the Century

Armaggedon. Deep Impact. 2012. Few natural disasters have inspired more Hollywood movies than comets. With an enormous tail, Comet ISON is set to make a huge impact ... on sky watchers.
July 22, 2013

This is the Most Disturbing Newspaper Cartoon You'll See All Day

Two conservative newspapers attempted to display their displeasure with Al Sharpton's actions following the Zimmerman verdict but instead were completely racist.
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July 22, 2013

Welcome to San Pedro Sula, the Murder Capital Of the World

The world's most dangerous criminal gangs found a home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They don't plan on leaving any time soon.
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July 22, 2013

How the George Zimmerman Case Brought Racial Profiling to the Forefront

The recent George Zimmerman case followed by comments by President Obama have brought racial stereotyping to the forefront of the American public media and debate.
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July 22, 2013

Monsanto May Be a Monster, But We're Running Out Of Food

Monsanto has garnered a deservedly bad reputation for its unfair business practices and GMO food. But the alternative is running out of food entirely.
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July 22, 2013

Why Global Climate Change Policies Are So Darn Hard to Negotiate

Why is so hard to get the world to agree on climate change policies. All you have to do is look at the complexities of UN negotiations to find out.
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July 22, 2013

Fourth Amendment Flasher Wins Over TSA in Victory For Civil Rights

The so-called Fourth Amendment flasher made a big win for civil liberties after settling his case against the TSA.
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July 22, 2013

Innovation Drives America Forward, and So Will Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On behalf of FWD.us, I’m writing to make it clear why so many tech leaders and community members support passage of comprehensive immigration reform and the Senate bill.
July 22, 2013

What Many Families Feel, But Very Few Talk About

Stay-at-home dads are taking over everywhere, but is America ready?
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July 22, 2013

Mandatory National Service? Thanks But No Thanks

National service always sounds good in theory, but in practice they would probably be high maintenance bureaucracies which would frustrate their participants.
July 22, 2013

Trayvon Martin and Paula Deen Prove White America Needs to Have a Talk About Race

White people need to have a discussion about race in America. Racism is still rampant in this country and no non-white person is immune to it – not even the president.
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July 22, 2013

Courageous 11-Year-Old Girl Escapes Forced Marriage And Gives Impassioned Plea For Justice

For this young girl, becoming a child bride was just not an option.
July 22, 2013

The Case for Censoring Hate Speech On the Internet

Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Youtube must take hate speech seriously.
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July 22, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli Stands By Claim Gay People Are Destroying Their Souls

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is running for governor, and he's standing by his comments that gay people are destroying their souls. Also, he wants to ban oral and anal sex.
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July 22, 2013

Korea Unification: Is It in Everyone's Interest But Korea's?

North and South Korea have been separated since 1948. What could be China's role if the vastly two different economies would form a unity?
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July 22, 2013

Get Ready to Hear the Word "Sequestration" Again — And This Time It'll Hit Closer to Home

Remember sequestration and the fiscal cliff? They're coming soon to a city and state near you.
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July 22, 2013

ICYMI: Earth Set a Record For the Hottest June Day This Year

The last weeks of July are sure to be scorchers, and concerned citizens around the country are gearing up to make sure they're politically hot, too.
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July 22, 2013

The Curious Case Of Michael Mann and the Most Controversial Chart in Science

The man behind the controversial hockey stick graph has become a walking manufactured controversy, unfortunately demonstrating the most frustrating problems for action on climate change.
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July 22, 2013

You'll Never Believe How Much Money the Royal Baby Will Bring to the British Economy

Analysts have estimated that sales surrounding the birth of the future monarch will generate as much as $400 million for the British economy.
July 22, 2013

Should Tay Allyn's "Mass Text" Video Have Gone Viral?

Tay Allyn is a rising pop star who represents all the shameful stereotypes of American culture. Why are music producers promoting such ridiculous lyrics and illiterate celebrity icons?
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July 22, 2013

Is Elizabeth Warren Helping Or Hurting the Democratic Party?

Warren is a hero of the left. But she also risks dividing Democrats. Here's why.
July 22, 2013

The To Do List: Aubrey Plaza Breaks New Comedy Ground in Her First Leading Role

Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza's new film, The To Do List, showcases her signature wry, deadpan style.
July 22, 2013

9 Movies That Confirm a Rebirth For Black Cinema

Here are nine movies to prove that the renaissance in black cinema is alive and well.
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July 22, 2013

The Political Dichotomy of the Bible

A brief look at the Old and New Testaments, how they differ, and what type of political philosophy one can embrace from the spirit of the text.
July 22, 2013

Alan Turing Pardoned By the UK For Being Gay, 50 Years Too Late

After being brutally castrated and criminalized, England's brilliant war hero is finally getting the formal apology he's deserved.
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July 22, 2013

Kate Middleton's Baby is More Important Than Syria, Apparently

You can tell a lot about the media's priorities by what they cover. It's clear that they're a lot more interested in the royal baby than over 90,000 killed in Syria.
July 22, 2013

3 Arab Artists Beautifully Portraying Life in the Middle East

To celebrate the start of Ramadan, here are some Muslim artists who are giving us a glimpse into the Muslim world.
July 22, 2013

Will Apple's Upcoming iWatch Be the Next Big Thing?

Several smartwatches are already available, but the technological market is waiting to see what Apple has in store.
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July 22, 2013

Royal Baby Birth: CNN Goes Too Far Describing Labor Pains

CNN evidently ran out of things to talk about. So, of course, they did a piece on the various ways the Duchess of Cambridge could have her royal baby.
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July 22, 2013

This Week At PolicyMic: Millennials Take On Climate Change

This week, millennials tackle one of the hottest issues facing our generation: climate change.
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July 22, 2013

Tampa Has An Outrageous New Solution to Its Homeless Problem

Tampa City Council has come up with a new solution to their homelessness problem: incarceration with no affordable housing alternatives. Is solving homelessness about getting rid of the homeless?
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July 22, 2013

5 Mean Girls GIFs That Explain New Gonorrhea Treatments

What’s a word you don’t like hearing at the doctor’s office? Gonorrhea.
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July 22, 2013

Israel to ‘Transfer’ 30,000 Palestinian Bedouin From the Negev

It is expected that 30,000 Palestinian Bedouin, could face removal from their villages to make way for the construction of new towns for Israel's Jewish citizens.
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July 22, 2013

Keystone XL: Obama's Personal Lawyer is Lobbying For TransCanada

The more we learn about the people lobbying for the Keystone XL pipeline, the more we realize just how deeply embedded they are at all levels of government, and in both parties.
July 22, 2013

What Anyone Who Writes About Climate Change Needs to Know

Over the last decade, the media has plumbed the depths of a vast ocean of information on climate change. So why are so many people skeptical or uninformed?
July 22, 2013

South Carolina Just Ended Its "HIV Ghetto" Policy

The state becomes the last to abolish its segregation policy, but the HIV/AIDS justice movement is far from over.
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July 22, 2013

Why is Peter King Suddenly Pretending to Run For President?

Could Rep. King's decision to focus the media on himself be an effort to divert the media from a state investigation into corruption in his local party?
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July 22, 2013

What Makes Cities Across the U.S. So Ridiculously Hot?

At this point, it's so hot in Baltimore that the crabs arrive pre-steamed. But what's the science behind the infernal city heat?
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July 22, 2013

If Millennials Don't Act Now, Our Children Will Have Even Fewer Opportunities Than We Do

Should the rights of future generations be considered when it comes to the actions we take today?
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July 22, 2013

This is What Congress is Doing About the Controversial Voting Rights Act

Last week, the Senate and House Judiciary Committees held hearings regarding what needs to be done in the aftermath of the Shelby County v. Holder decision.
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July 22, 2013

4 Interviews That Show Brazil Really Knows How to Protest

On July 11, Brazilians protested media monopolies in the country by taking to the streets. These four protesters really know how it's done.
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July 22, 2013

This is What An Israeli Soldier Thinks About...

Perspectives on the IDF, Israeli culture, divisions in Israeli society, and the two-state solution.
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July 22, 2013

Broke North Korea Caught Importing Old Soviet MiGs

Panama discovered two Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jets on a North Korea-bound ship from Cuba. The ship was seized, and now the world at large is wondering: has North Korea really gone this far?
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July 22, 2013

Myanmar Has Huge Problems, and Private Corporations Can Help Fix Them

Myanmar's problems are not going away soon, but that's not a good reason for Western companies to avoid investing in the country.
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July 22, 2013

Al-Qaeda Launches Stunning Assault On Abu Ghraib, Freeing Hundreds

In an audacious raid last night, Al-Qaeda forces freed between 500-1,000 of their kin from jail. Iraq is collapsing, and in a shocking fashion.
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July 22, 2013

Is Ahmad al-Jarba, Syria's New Rebel Leader, Up to the Challenge?

Ahmad Asi al-Jarba takes control of the Syrian rebel coalition at a dangerous time. He must balance between pleasing the members of his coalition, and keeping up a respectable front for the West.
July 22, 2013

The "Southern Avenger" is Rand Paul's Social Media Adviser No Longer

Once named the Southern Avenger in South Carolina, senatorial aide Jack Hunter will be leaving DC to return to political punditry. What does this mean for Paul?
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July 22, 2013

An Absurd Rumor is Spreading: That the U.S. Bankrolled Anti-Morsi Figures in Egypt

Al Jazeera's claim that the United States bankrolled anti-Morsi figures is intentionally misleading, but raises legitimate questions about some of the activists receiving U.S. funding.
July 22, 2013

3 Scientific Studies That Completely Duped the Public

The worst forms of scientific flim-flam. Unfortunately, we're still feeling the effects today.
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July 22, 2013

Abu Ghraib Escape: Attack On Jail Frees Al-Qaeda By the Hundreds

Hundreds of inmates were freed overnight in a daring raid on the infamous Abu Ghraib prison.
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July 22, 2013

Al-Qaeda Militants Flee in Massive Abu Ghraib Prison Break

Over 500 senior Al Qaeda leaders have escaped Abu Ghraib prison, undoubtedly heading for Syria.
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July 22, 2013

Mic Check: What Do Japan's Elections Mean For the World?

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring my take on five top news stories and some of the best links from around the web.
July 22, 2013

Will the Royal Baby Rule?

The child of Will and Kate will someday take the throne, regardless of sex.
July 22, 2013

Will the Royal Baby Be a Boy Or Girl?

Kate and Wills have kept almost everything entirely hush, including the baby's gender.
July 22, 2013

Royal Baby Update, Is a Tale Of Two Zodaic Signs

Depending upon whether Kate Middleton gives birth before or after midnight will determine whether the Royal baby is a Cancer or a Leo.
July 22, 2013

Royal Baby LIVE Stream: Watch Middleton at St. Mary's

Check out a live cam of the London hospital.
July 22, 2013

Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Baby Boy

The Royal Baby is here, and the Royal Baby is a boy!