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Report Confirms Climate Change is Happening, And We Are To Blame

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Report Confirms Climate Change is Happening, And We Are To Blame
Imagine hundreds of tons of melting ice the size of apartment complexes falling into the sea. Now imagine 80 of the world’s largest cities underwater because of that melted ice (think of the movie Waterworld without terrible acting by Kevin Costner). Oh, and imagine this catastrophe being entirely our fault. Devastating weather patterns have received…
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Cuomo And de Blasio: Friendly Fire

Cuomo And de Blasio: Friendly Fire

New York is a blue state, although like all blue states, the shade varies with the population density. Last November, three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg left office and was replaced by Bill de Blasio. Mayor Bloomberg has an estimated net worth of $33 billion and is the 11th richest person in the United States. (Forbes lists…
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Perception Problems in the Venezuela Protests

Perception Problems in the Venezuela Protests

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro argues “the claims that Venezuela has a deficient democracy and that current protests represent mainstream sentiment are belied by the facts” and “the antigovernment protests are being carried out by people in the wealthier segments of society who seek to reverse the gains of…
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Florida’s Charlie Crist: Poser Or Game-Changer?

Florida’s Charlie Crist: Poser Or Game-Changer?

If you’re into perennially tanned, complex political figures not named John Boehner, meet Florida’s Charlie Crist. If the name sounds familiar, maybe it’s because Crist has an uncanny aptitude for remaining relevant no matter the times. Over the course of the last seven years, he’s been elected governor, switched parties (Republican to independent to Democrat),…
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Why It’s Time to Retire the Penny and Nickel

Why It’s Time to Retire the Penny and Nickel

It is time to retire the penny and nickel from circulation — to pinch the penny, nick the nickel, and change our change. Since 2006, the penny costs more to produce than each individual coin is actually worth (at 2.4 cent cost for every penny). For every nickel minted, a production cost of 11 cents…
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