Maggie O'Neill
Maggie O'Neill

I'm a senior in high school, where I am chair of the Republican Club, am an editor of the newspaper and serve in student government.

Aug. 17, 2013

Sorry, Conspiracy Theorists: Area 51 is Real, But The Aliens Aren't

In an anticlimactic turn of events, the government has admitted Area 51 exists, but there are neither aliens nor spaceships.

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Aug. 17, 2013

NJ Senate Race 2013: The Republicans Blow It Again

In a state that's not exactly welcoming toward conservative politics, the Republicans have nominated too conservative of a candidate, a fact that polling already reflects.
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Aug. 17, 2013

Obamacare Strikes, and Forever 21 Cuts Employees' Hours

Responding to regulations imposed by the Affordable Care Act, Forever 21 has demoted all of its non-management employees to part-time work.
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Aug. 17, 2013

Elizabeth Warren Champions Small Business, But Not Small Government

Senator Warren has made clear her skepticism of large banks, but has a great trust in large government. This is an ironic double standard, and one that undermines her philosophy.
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Aug. 12, 2013

August Meteor Shower 2013: Where to Watch Perseids Light Up the Sky in Rare Cosmic Event

The annual meteor spectacle known as Perseids is scheduled to appear in Chicago Monday morning. Here's how to maximize the viewing experience.
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Aug. 11, 2013

Only in Florida: Birthers Greet Obama With "Kenyan Go Home" Signs

When the president travelled to Orlando, Florida on Friday, the birthers came out in full force.

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Aug. 11, 2013

Rafael Caro Quintero Released By Mexico, Lethal Drug Lord Returns to Streets

A Mexican court commuted the sentence of one of the nation's most prominent drug barons and a man who ordered the murder of a DEA agent.
Aug. 11, 2013

This Amazing Boy Will Give Hope to Anyone Who Thinks Islamophobia is Wrong

When Dominic Giamo came to the aid of a Muslim man, he shattered stereotypes and will restore your faith.
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Aug. 11, 2013

Anchor of Putin-Controlled Russian News Show Says Gay People's Hearts "Should Be Buried or Burned"

"They should be banned from donating blood, sperm. And their hearts, in case of the automobile accident, should be buried in the ground or burned as unsuitable for the continuation of life.”
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Aug. 11, 2013

Think America's Debt is Bad? Japan's is 1,000,000,000,000,000

Americans may think we have a debt crisis, but Japan's federal debt is 247% of their GDP and one quadrillion yen.
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Aug. 10, 2013

Ireland Protests 2013: 10 Photos of Violent Violent Clashes Between Catholics and Protestants

At least 56 police officers and two civilians have been injured during protests staged by the Catholic nationalists in Northern Ireland.

Aug. 10, 2013

Israel Hernández-Llach: Famous Miami Artist Killed By Police For Graffiti Art

In a tragedy that highlights the excessiveness of police hostility, Israel was tasered and killed by cops, simply for tagging a local McDonald's with graffiti art.
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Aug. 10, 2013

NSA Surveillance: Obama is Using Loophole to Conduct Domestic Spying

President Obama told Americans that the NSA is not conducting domestic spying, but using a loophole in the 2011 Fisa Amendment, he's doing just that.
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Aug. 4, 2013

5 People Definitely Not Invited to Obama's 52nd Birthday Party

It's an exclusive celebration. Doubtless, the president's list was very short — and some people were definitely blacklisted.
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Aug. 4, 2013

Hassan Rouhani Continues Israel-Bashing Tradition

Iran's new President, Hassan Rouhani, has made his first overtly anti-Israel comments, joining his predecessor and confirming his fears of Israel and its allies.
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Aug. 4, 2013

Man Saves $65,000 On Hip Replacement — By Getting It Done in Belgium

The difference between health care costs and the U.S., disregarding all government and insurance subsidies, are staggering and reveal why our system is failing.

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Aug. 3, 2013

BART Strike Will Be About — What Else? — Health Care Costs

Increasing health care costs continue to cause disturbances, the latest of which is another potential transit strike for commuters to deal with — the San Francisco Bay Area's second this summer.
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Aug. 3, 2013

U.S. Embassies Close, Proving the Government Has Learned From Benghazi

Provoked by a recent uptick in terrorist threats, the State Department has shut down U.S. embassies and stationed Marines in the Red Sea, precautions that were all too absent in Benghazi.
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Aug. 3, 2013

Time Warner Drops CBS: Another Bad Move For NYC's Most Hated Company

Facing differences at the negotiating table, Time Warner Cable has officially dropped CBS. It's an inconvenience to CBS and its viewers, but this decision will pose a greater harm to TWC overall.
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July 28, 2013

9 Horrific Photos Show Just How Bad the Protests In Egypt Have Become

New protests in Egypt tragically culminating in 72 deaths over the weekend, as Egyptian military cracked down on mostly pro-Morsi protesters. These are the images.