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Should Russell Brand Be Taken Seriously?

From actor and musician to the face of revolution, Russell Brand isn’t the first celebrity to jump into politics, but he may be the most extreme. His rants about utopian revolution seem to be getting a lot of attention these … Continue reading

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Where the Immigration Reform Debate Stands

The national immigration reform debate seems to have phased out for the time being, with the government shutdown and near default on the nation’s debt in October dominating headlines and Congress members’ agendas. Comprehensive immigration reform, however, remains a top … Continue reading

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Exploring Russia’s Anti-Gay Propaganda Law

In recent years, the LGBT community and their straight allies have begun to make significant progress in expanding gay rights worldwide. Same-sex marriage is now legal in over a dozen states in the U.S., including the newly added state of … Continue reading

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Rand Paul: Plagiarizer?

Last week, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow publicly accused Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) of plagiarizing parts of his October 28 speech at Liberty University from the reference site Wikipedia. Just days later, BuzzFeed also reported that Paul copied an entire section … Continue reading

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Senate May Soon Pass Employment Nondiscrimination Act

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced Monday that the U.S. Senate will soon vote on legislation that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) … Continue reading

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White House Issues First Formal Apology for HealthCare.gov Website

The White House has issued its first formal apology for the failed HealthCare.gov rollout in a congressional hearing on the topic this Tuesday. Marilyn Tavenner, who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was the first official to testify … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise?: Obama and the Liberal Media

Recently, the traditionally left-leaning publication Newsweek hosted a cover story entitled “Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President.” Liberal readers of the magazine were noticeably shocked and disappointed at this outward criticism, and prominent figures have taken it … Continue reading

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Mauritania Arrests the ICC’s Most Wanted Libyan

This Saturday, the African country of Mauritania announced that it had arrested former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi, brother-in-law of Muammar Qadhafi and one of the most prominent figures of the country’s regime that was ousted this past October. Al-Senoussi … Continue reading

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Local Belleville Nonprofit Seeks to Help Children With Autism

For many of us not directly connected to someone with autism, the disorder remains as illusive and misunderstood a topic as, say, college-level calculus or physics. We know it exists, we know it is important; however, if we are not … Continue reading

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California’s Ruling on Prop 8: The Day in Quotes

Yesterday, February 7, 2012, marked a huge victory for both human rights activists and non-heterosexual couples in California and the U.S. at large. (If you are curious as to why I chose the term “non-heterosexual” rather than “gay” or “homosexual,” … Continue reading

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