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Soccer Politics: Is The Conflict Over Crimea Becoming Absurd?

A new and rather nonsensical development in the crisis in Crimea has occurred between the West and Russia. You might have heard of it, or not. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Mark Coats (R-IN) wrote a letter to FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, urging it to consider banning Russia from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and stripping its right to host the 2018 World Cup, accusing the country…

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Wind Turbines DO NOT make you sick Study finds

One of the more popular sources of renewable energy happens to be wind turbines. Operating on large wind farms, the spinning blades twirl a shaft connected to a generator that produces electricity, though the amount of energy obtained depends on a variety of factors, including: bodies of water, vegetation, and differences in terrain.

In past years, however, critics have pointed out that the noise…

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OP-ED: You Should Know About Turkmenistan

Chances are we’ve all read George Orwell’s 1984, and many of us were shocked by the horrific authoritarian governments that Orwell thought could dominate the world. It’s now been 30 years since Orwell was thankfully wrong, and despite Reagan’s re-election, it wasn’t too bad of a year.

It would probably come as a shock for us to learn that there are places out there that aren’t too far from the…

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First Global Index of LGBT members in the military ranks US Low

In September 2011, President Obama made national headlines when he, along with SecDef Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen, repealed the longstanding ban on openly gay citizens serving in the military; called “Don’t ask, don’t tell”. With DADT gone, you would think that the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), an independent think tank, would rank the country higher in its fir…

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Why Global Warming is Slowing Down this Year

Many of us on the East Coast are experiencing some rapid bursts of snow ranging from the storm last week to an icy precipitation this week. Perhaps we should have expected this given that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog’s Day, but the colder weather has only served to supplement argumentscritics of global warming have been making since Al Gore started raising awareness; why isn’t…

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Uncle Sam, Democracy, and Foreign Policy

The United States government has a common theme threading through all of its foreign policy decisions. Do you know what it is? Is it the propagation of freedom and democracy worldwide? Or, how about the importance of preserving the rule of law? How about none of the above? The single thread that connects all our foreign policies is, interestingly enough, inconsistency with the values held by the…

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Young Democrat To Run For County Council In A Strong Republican District

In a strongly Republican district, John Ward, 21, is running for Horry County Council in the 11th district of South Carolina. Most likely, Ward will be the only Democrat for the primary election June 10 and will then face incumbent councilman Al Allen this November. Allen will be running for his third consecutive term.

Ward says he does not have much experience but that he is looking forward to…

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Human Dignity is all we need to fight discrimination

If Tea Party governor Jan Brewer had signed it into law, Arizona’s SB1062 would have legally allowed business owners to deny service to anyone that offended their religious sensibilities. Furthermore, the wording of the bill denied government the right to enforce equal treatment laws and statutes, except insofar as they minimally ‘burdened’ the religious person’s ‘freedom of practice.’ The…

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Obama Distancing Himself From The ACA

We have only nine more months until the 2014 midterm elections, and President Obama’s hope in the Affordable Care Act seems to have eroded. At the Democratic House retreat in early February, the president could not say much to reassure a room full of Congressmen seeking re-election, the botched roll-out of the plan, and high disapproval ratings would suggest that openly showing too much for the…

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Georgia’s New Confederate License Plate Draws Controversy (IMAGE)

Georgians welcomed in February a new license plate that managed to cause continuous controversy throughout the month. As of February first,a new Confederate flag license plate, sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, has Georgians questioning whether this part of their history deserves to be flaunted so openly. The license plate contains a confederate flag in the background adorned with…

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