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Attack Ads Run Wild in 2014

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  As I hope many of you are aware, the midterm elections are fast approaching. And as we slog through the final month of the campaign, Americans across the country are being treated to countless political ads attempting to swing Independent voters and rally party bases against opponents. As we mentioned earlier this month, candidates,…
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The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is….Everything!

I recently watched the latest Ken Burns’ PBS epic “The Roosevelts,” and it was totally great and I heartily recommend it, but the whole 14 hours were worth it just to learn that President Teddy Roosevelt, undoubtedly our most machismo president, once was on the stump giving a campaign speech outdoors when somebody in the…
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Beheading Someone Isn’t Just “Workplace Violence”

On September 25th, Alton Nolan, a man who was just fired from his job at an Oklahoma food processing plant, drove to his former workplace and attacked two of his female coworkers, beheading one of them with a knife. He was finally stopped after an off-duty police officer shot him. But what makes this atrocity…
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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? To Elect Joni Ernst!

Apparently the issue that may decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate after next month’s midterm elections isn’t ISIL, immigration, global warming or the economy, but hens. Specifically, four hens that wandered into the yard of Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. Braley threatened litigation if the four “therapeutic hens” (that’s how the owner…
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It’s Time to Pay Attention to Brazil’s Presidential Election

Picture Via Agence France-Presse There is something important happening in Brazil and it has nothing to do with obsolete World Cup stadiums or the upcoming Olympic Games. Brazil is set to hold the first round of elections for their president and thousands of legislative seats on Sunday. 142.8 million voters will head to the polls…
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