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February 16, 2013

Breaking News:

Oregon and Colorado House Reps to Introduce Marijuana Decriminalization Bill in Congress -

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Since Sandy Hook -

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dear Harry: Thanks For The Knife In The Back -

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Poisoned US Soldiers, Secretary of the Army and KBR -

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Why is France in Mali? -

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ukrainian Ex-PM Tymoshenko Facing Murder Charges -

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Increased U.S Military Presence in Africa: Why Now? -

Monday, January 14, 2013

Did Armstrong Use Taxpayer Funds For Doping? -

Sunday, January 13, 2013

UAE paying men to marry women over 30 -

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence -

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Brooklyn College Hosts BDS Panel

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On February 7th, Brooklyn College hosted a panel of two speakers in favor of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the largest non-violent movement against the Israeli occupation. The two speakers, Jewish-American philosopher Judith Butler and leading Palestinian BDS activist Omar Barghouti, were invited to share why they support the movement. The event spurred a week-long storm of controversy and outrage on campus and nationwide. Brooklyn College, located in a former Jewish community in the Midwood neighborhood, is known for its strong Jewish presence, with a fifth of its students identifying themselves as Jewish. Barghouti compared the hostility against…

Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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Perfectly Imperfect Many readers consider Stephen Chbosky’s coming of age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower  a modern classic. It’s easy to see why the focus on identity has helped it become required reading for numerous high school classrooms, in spite of a provocative nature which frequently places it on challenged book lists. The recent film adaptation also continues to spread the story’s appeal. Yet, for all its charm, the story contains noticeable flaws. The affecting nature of the novel is achieved via therapeutic letters that Charlie writes to an unnamed friend. He is afraid of starting high school. Plus, he…

The Race For Tom Harkin’s Senate Seat Begins

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My senator, Tom Harkin, has announced that he is retiring from Congress and won’t run for reelection in 2014. As a five term senator, Harkin has been one of the more progressive members of the Senate in recent years. According to some polls, the top choice for Iowa Republicans to run for Harkin’s Senate seat is Congressman Steve King from western Iowa. Yes, the same man who told an Iowa reporter, he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest, in August 2012. Same man who claimed insurance coverage of contraceptives will make us ‘a dying…