Mike Cooper
Mike Cooper

If Religion is the Opiate of the Masses, I Just Got High

We live in an increasingly secular world, but God and prayer remain important in the lives of everyday people.

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New York Gun Ban: Gunmakers Refuse to Sell to State Employees

In response to a New York firearms ban, some gun manufacturers are refusing to sell to any employees of the state. But will it do anything?
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Nobody Really Knows What an "Assault Rifle" is, So How Are We Supposed to Ban Them?

"Assault rifle" is a made-up term designed to scare you and it means nothing. Banning "Assault Rifles" Impossible. They Do Not Exist.
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Paternity Leave Pros and Cons: It Could Cost You Your Job

Parenting is a two-person job. So, why don't more men have — and take — paternity leave?
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Military Pay: Payroll Is Bloating the Defense Budget, It's Time to Consider Pay Cuts

When a corporal makes more than $50k per year, it's time to seriously consider pay cuts and reductions in benefits.
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Hostess Bankruptcy Trial: Judge Robert Drain Ruling May Ensure Twinkies Survival

It's not over yet. Twinkies and Ding Dongs may be back on the shelves sooner than we thought, thanks to the efforts of Judge Robert Drain.

Rocksmith: This Ultimate Music Game is Better Than Rock Band, Better Than Guitar Hero

Rhythm music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero are all but dead, but Rocksmith revitalized the genre using real guitars. A year later, Rocksmith is improved and it's available for PC users.
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The Electoral College is Unfairly Preferential to People Who Live in Cities

All or nothing allocation of electoral votes ignores the votes of Americans who live outside the urban population centers in their home states.
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Stocks Drop After Obama Wins: Investors Worry Economy Will Not Change

Virtually every single market indicator plunged when markets opened following Obama's re-election and it wasn't just a knee-jerk reaction by miffed Republicans.
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Nicholas Kristof A Possibly Fatal Mistake Article: Why the Article is Wrong in Stopping Us From Being Health Insurance Slaves

The cost of health insurance can make us slaves to our current jobs, but forcing us to buy health insurance won't get us into the doctor's office or lower the cost.
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Free Birth Control Lowers Abortion Rates, and Conservatives Against Abortion Should Take Note

Opponents of abortion should leap to support free birth control in spite of any moral reservations.