Politics

Independence Fever

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In a much less violent and more democratic way than history is accustomed to, Scotland was afforded the opportunity to vote their way to independence. Ultimately Scotland decided to stay with the United Kingdom. Although it may seem to some that an opportunity was wasted, the Scots’ decision to stay united is not a total…
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Tibetan Freedom Torch Relay Arrives In Munich

Tibet: The Normalized Conflict Of Our Generation

In the minds of most westerners, Tibetans bring about images of saffron and maroon-colored robes worn by Buddhist monks busy shuffling their feet within the confines of their ancient and holy monastery. A humble yet rewarding life, we presume. The nation of Tibet — or rather the political boundaries deemed by the People’s Republic of…
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Eric Holder Comes Out Supporting The Legalization of Marijuana

Soon after Attorney General Eric Holder tendered his resignation, he appears to be cozying up to the idea of making an argument for the legalization of marijuana. This is a drastic shift in ideology, as Holder has resisted the shift from his past non-support for legalization over his tenure as Attorney General. In an interview…
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Next Up on America’s Hit List: The Khorasan Group

Early this week, the US lead military coalition expanded the scope of its counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East by carrying out a series of airstrikes into Syria. But instead of solely targeting ISIL, the extremist Islamist group that has ravaged most of Iraq and now Syria within the past few months, the US also…
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Should The Cuban Trade Embargo Be Scrapped?

It seems like ages ago that Americans spent 13 days wondering if we were on the brink of nuclear war as the Soviet Union and Cuban government engaged the Kennedy Administration in the tumultuous Cuban Missile Crisis. Or even longer ago when American CIA agents stormed the shores of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs…
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