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Kamala Harris Gets Awkward Compliment From Obama, Proving Politicians Should Know When to Stay Quiet

President Obama's remarks on California Attorney General Kamala Harris show that the best of intentions are no substitute for tact.

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Social Conservatism Could Be Dead in the GOP

Despite a backlash from social conservatives, the Republican Party would not be wise to highlight "values" issues in order to remain viable.
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Christ-Yves Dabel: TSA Pepper Spray "Accident" Highlights Serious Safety Concers

The recent accidental release of pepper spray at JFK Airport, while non-threatening, constitutes a serious security lapse.
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David Cameron Deflects Blame For Economy By Scapegoating Immigrants

UK Prime Minister David Cameron's recent anti-immigration message runs counter to the proposed relaxation of U.S. restrictions.
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Pakistan Election 2013: Imran Khan Can Pull Off a Shock Victory With the Youth Vote

Imran Khan's PTI have the potential to cause an election upset in Pakistan. Whether they can do so depends on their ability to attract young voters to the polls.
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Washington Post Editorial Slant Reflects Growing Desire For Deficit Cuts

A Washington Post editorial slant toward Social Security spending cuts is beginning to reflect a broader Beltway trend.

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Atheists Are Still Small in Number, But Organized Religion is On the Decline

Survey data showing decreased religious affiliation is evidence of institutional and generational issues, rather than a move away from religion altogether.
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Cyprus Bank Levy: The Next Big Crisis in the Euro Zone?

Cyprus will seize citizens' savings to bail out its banking industry. The bank levy on savers could set a bad precedent for future interventions in the euro zone.
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"Protection" is Now Main Reason For Gun Ownership, Despite Dramatic Drop in Crime Rates

The desire to own guns for protection rather than hunting has been brought on by an increased fear of crime, despite the fact that crime has been declining for years.
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TSA 'Knives On a Plane' Policy is Nonsensical and Unsafe

The new TSA policy on the possession of small knives on board will cause more problems than it will solve.
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Nigeria Hostage Situation Ends With Seven Killed By Boko Haram Splinter Group

Ansaru, a splinter group of the Nigerian extremist organization Boko Haram, are attempting to embroil foreign governments in the Nigerian crisis by attacking their citizens.

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Sequestration Spending Cuts Are Nothing Like European-Style Austerity

Sequestration cuts represent an ill-advised attempt at breaking gridlock. They are not carefully calculated austerity measures, as are seen in Europe.
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Hillary Clinton 2016: Polls Show She Leads Paul Ryan, Scott Walker in Their Own State

The election is nearly four years away, and already Hillary Clinton has proven that she would be a formidable challenger for well-known Republicans, including Paul Ryan and Scott Walker.
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Ted Cruz is Becoming a Big Problem For the Republican Party

Cruz started off as a positive figure for the right and ended up with a controversial image. He must moderate his voice if he wants a greater national role than doing Glenn Beck sound bites.
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White House Phone Unlocking Petition: Obama Needs to Consider It

The ever-expanding scope of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is an issue that merits wider consideration by Obama. The phone unlocking ruling is not in the spirit of the original law.
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Chuck Hagel Filibuster Possible As McCain, Graham, Ramp Up Pressure

Some Senate Republicans are floating the possibility of filibustering the nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary. A cloture vote could come as early as Friday.