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    Putin Voted Russia’s ‘Man of the Year’ Despite Tough End to 2014

Putin Voted Russia’s ‘Man of the Year’ Despite Tough End to 2014

Despite what can fairly be called a tough ending to 2014, Vladimir Putin has been voted Russia’s “Man of the Year” via a Public Opinion Foundation poll. 1,500 people voted in the Russian foundation’s poll and the only person they could come up with was the Russian president himself. Apparently the voters were short on imagination as they could not think of anyone in either the sport or culture categories.

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    The Politics of AIDS

The Politics of AIDS

World AIDS Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the continued fight against HIV. While it should be primarily a matter of health, HIV has more often been a political cause, at times supported and ignored by activists and politicians. While the disease can be treated more easily today, there are still reasons why progress cannot be slowed or even stopped. There are still people who do not

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    Environment vs Republicans: the Truth

Environment vs Republicans: the Truth

The first sentence of the Republican Platform on the environment indicates that they are concerned. When the rest of the statement is dissected, they truthfully don’t care; they care about money. Here is the truth about the battle which exists between the environment and Republicans. Within the GOP there is nearly unanimous denial that science is valid and necessary. When a society worships a single God, in this case money,

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    Republicans Act Like Spoiled Children

Republicans Act Like Spoiled Children

When Republicans don’t get their way they act just like spoiled children. If the game doesn’t result in a victory for them, they take their ball and go home. Immigration is unquestionably the most important issue in our nation; reform must be accomplished; but Republicans don’t want to play nice. The first promise by Republicans after the midterm election was ‘no more government shutdowns.’ It comes as no surprise that

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    Sunday Morning Talk Show Roundup

Sunday Morning Talk Show Roundup

President Obama was on ‘Face the Nation’ with Bob Schieffer. Here is a synopsis of that conversation and a sampling of other discussions on the Sunday morning talk show roundup. The first thing they discussed was that negotiations with Iran regarding their nuclear program have been rumored to be connected with the fight against ISIS. He said that although ISIS was a common enemy, they were not associated. Schieffer asked

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    “I Stand Sunday” Not A Cause for Truth

“I Stand Sunday” Not A Cause for Truth

The case in Houston, Texas of pastors’ sermons being subpoenaed for a court case has spurred a religious movement called “I Stand Sunday” meant to galvanize and fundraise for the cause of religious liberty. Most of the November 2 event hosted by the Family Research Council is a recounting of the violations of religious liberty in the United States, but there is just one problem: religious liberty is not being

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    Women Voters may Sway Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race

Women Voters may Sway Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race

Democrat Mary Burke and Republican Scott Walker are locked in an extremely close battle for Governor; Walker presently holds the position. Women voters may sway Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race. Walker took office in 2010. He immediately began tackling an agenda based on ideas from the radical right wing of the Republican Party. The majority of his aspirations were aimed at women. His agenda included repealing a law which gave women equal

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    UK May Seek to Leave European Union

UK May Seek to Leave European Union

The rise of the tea party-like party United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) in the United Kingdom may be leading the island nation towards a split with the European Union. The third-party objects to the migration policies due to membership in the EU and may cause a split among conservatives ahead of the next election, thereby giving power to the Labour party. With the election in mind, Prime Minister David Cameron

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    Republican Party Sucking Up to Latinos, Says Ann Coulter

Republican Party Sucking Up to Latinos, Says Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter made an appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s show on Friday to talk about a FOX News poll that showed how unpopular conservatives are right now. She and the Factor host discussed some of the reasons why the polls showed them with such a low approval rating and she had a very simple explanation: immigration. The conservative commentator expressed her disgust with Republicans who take a soft stance on the

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    Pentagon Talks Threat of Climate Change

Pentagon Talks Threat of Climate Change

United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke in Peru on Monday about how the Pentagon views the threat of climate change and what it is doing to combat it. The Pentagon also released a report about measures and future plans, which has brought backlash from conservative climate change deniers currently in office. While the report acknowledges the threat of climate change, it does not suggest a simple military solution.

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