Saad Asad
Saad Asad

Saad Asad is a researcher at a strategic consulting firm in San Diego. He also has previous experience working with city governments and non-profit organizations. Saad holds dual bachelor degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

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Oct. 3, 2013

Look How Nature Transformed Birds Into Statues

The extreme climate of Lake Natron in Tanzania has caused birds to calcify into statues.

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Oct. 1, 2013

The Feds Categorize Hemp With Heroin, But California Says You Can Grow It

Hemp, the controversial crop best known for its use in textiles and paper, can now be legally grown in California.
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Sept. 17, 2013

Conservatives Claim Schools Are Trying to Defeat the Second Amendment With Liberal Textbooks

A supplemental high school textbook's summary of the Second Amendment has raised the ire of gun rights advocates.
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Sept. 12, 2013

These Kids Are Seriously Pissed That David Petraeus is Teaching at CUNY

While walking to lecture on Monday, students harassed former CIA Director David Petraeus and hurled accusations that he was a war criminal at him.
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Sept. 10, 2013

9/11 2013: WTC Responders Deserve Free Cancer Treatment

Until research definitely concludes there is no link between the WTC debris and cancer, the safest option is for the government to continue covering the health costs for those exposed.
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Aug. 29, 2013

Syria Crisis: Why Obama's Cruise Missiles Won't Change Anything

The best option for the U.S. is to take no military action in Syria. Instead, it should make efforts to alleviate the suffering of people in the refugee camps.

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Aug. 27, 2013

Armed Guards is the Worst Possible Solution to Ending School Shootings

The principal of a threatened school is considering placing armed officers at his school, but this is a poor use of police resources and may actually frighten students.
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Aug. 20, 2013

Fracking is Not to Blame For Texas Water Shortages

Yes, fracking uses large amounts of water, but far more water is wasted through poor agricultural practices and low-density urban development.
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Aug. 16, 2013

Barack Obama's Biggest Lie of All

The political system is thriving off dirty money. Bribery and corporate money are fueling corruption as the regulations on campaign finance are dwindling.
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Aug. 13, 2013

Why Some Prison Guards Let Inmates Get High

Guards in Switzerland and Denmark have been letting inmates smoke marijuana to calm them. To truly integrate prisoners back in to society, prisons must support rehabilitation programs.
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Aug. 9, 2013

Prescott, Arizona, is Lowballing the Families Of 19 Dead Firefighters

Despite fighting one of Arizona's deadliest fires, Andrew Ashcraft's spouse and children will not receive the same benefits that firefighters designated as "full-time" will recieve.

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Aug. 6, 2013

Troy University Plans On Violating Its Students' First Amendment Rights This Fall

Troy University in Alabama will be opening faith-based housing this fall in which "spiritual" students are privileged over non-religious ones.
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July 30, 2013

Israeli-Palestinian Talks May Be Different This Time — But Probably Not

Israeli and Palestinian officials resumed face-to-face talks on Monday for the first time in five years. It remains unlikely this peace process will yield results.
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July 25, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: This Marijuana Comment Is Why Latinos Think the GOP Is Racist

In the same way that Todd Akin’s statement on abortion cemented Republicans as anti-women, these outbursts on immigration only further paint the GOP as close-minded and racist.
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July 16, 2013

John Kerry Middle East Trip Won't Achieve Anything — Again

John Kerry's sixth trip to the Middle East will prove just as fruitless as the previous five, as neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians are willing to compromise.
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June 1, 2013

David Barton: Anti-Gay Minister Rails Against Starbucks For Being Pro-Gay

David Barton, anti-gay minister and Tea Party favorite, decried Starbucks for supporting same-sex marriage.

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May 29, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Republicans Want to Force Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Health Insurance

House Republicans are considering a health insurance mandate for noncitizens in their immigration reform bill ... one that sounds suspiciously like Obamacare's.
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May 24, 2013

Ted Cruz: "I Don't Trust the Republicans"

Sen. Ted Cruz's no-compromise ideology has earned him favoritism from the Tea Party, but come 2016, there is no chance firebrand Cruz could take the White House.
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May 22, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Sen. Patrick Leahy Withdraws Amendments For Gay Couples in Bill

Amendments meant to confer the same privileges to same-sex couples that heterosexual couples receive are being left out of the immigration reform bill.
May 20, 2013

7 Huge Computer Hacks Which Are Getting the Members Of LulzSec Serious Jail Time

Most of the members of the hacker collective known as LulzSec have been sentenced to serve time in prison. From the CIA to PBS to Rupert Murdoch, these hackers spare no one.