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Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

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Warning! “Liking” Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
There’s an old truism that if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, they’d eventually produce Hamlet. No such luck. Instead, they’re producing ever-more insane “terms of agreement.” Oh. I’m sorry. My mistake. It’s not an infinite number of monkeys. It’s obscenely paid corporate lawyers. Monkeying around with accepted notions…
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Military Rape: Cover-Ups And Conflicts Of Interest

Military Rape: Cover-Ups And Conflicts Of Interest

Senior Army Officer, Brigadier General Jeremy A. Sinclair, was essentially slapped on the wrist after pleading guilty to massively reduced charges in what was perhaps the military’s most closely watched sexual assault case. The general’s sentence was announced on March 20th. In exchange for pleading guilty to the abridged charges, which included disobeying a commander’s…
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Let’s Care About Syrian Refugees

Let’s Care About Syrian Refugees

“There’s no hope left,” says a woman living in a Syrian refugee camp called Atmeh that hugs the Turkish border. The civil war in Syria has displaced six million people inside the country, and at least two million more have fled into neighboring states. This makes it the worst evacuation since the Rwandan genocide 20…
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Will The Contraception Mandate Be Sacrificed In The Name Of Corporate Religion?

Will The Contraception Mandate Be Sacrificed In The Name Of Corporate Religion?

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc., and the stakes are high — whether or not you use contraceptives. At issue will be whether the ACA violates the First Amendment right to freedom of religion, by requiring corporations to comply with provisions that run counter to…
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In Florida, Justice – And Drunk Gun Owners – Are Blind

In Florida, Justice – And Drunk Gun Owners – Are Blind

Boy, you might think that if there was ever an open-and-shut case in the American judicial system, it would be regarding whether a twice-convicted violent offender with a history of alcohol abuse who already has shot and killed someone – and oh by the way is blind – can force the courts to give him…
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