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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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    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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    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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    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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    Tony Abbott on Vladimir Putin Is a Leader America Can Believe In

Tony Abbott on Vladimir Putin Is a Leader America Can Believe In

Vladimir Putin has been a thorn in America’s side, but he has also won a few admirers in the land of the free. Comparisons between President Obama and the Russian leader have left many pundits and commentators wanting more of the macho head of state. Well-known former New York mayor and conservative candidate for president Rudy Giuliani said the Russian leader was decisive, a quality that made him more of

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    Televised Scenes of ISIS Beheadings Gave aid to the Terrorists

Televised Scenes of ISIS Beheadings Gave aid to the Terrorists

The media just can’t resist sensationalism. I believe that in specific situations they must show restraint. I’m not suggesting any form of censorship; I’m proposing they use common sense. The most recent and best examples are the beheadings by ISIS. They got exactly what they wanted. These televised scenes of ISIS beheadings gave aid to the terrorist group. Terrorist groups want as much attention by the media as possible. By

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    Is Democracy Right for Everyone?

Is Democracy Right for Everyone?

Our founding fathers did not believe in a government which was a complete Democracy. They believed that electing officials who would vote according to the wishes of their constituents would be more efficient. A form of democracy was established; a ‘Democratic Republic.’ So, my question is; is democracy right for everyone? The United States adopted a policy of colonialism early in its history. Our leaders believed so deeply in the

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    Climate Change Can no Longer be Denied

Climate Change Can no Longer be Denied

  Corporations can hire all the actors and scientists they want, but climate change can no longer be denied. The first nine months of 2014 are proof, producing severe heat, cold, and drought conditions throughout the country. On Sunday morning the largest crowd in history will be protesting climate change in New York City. The organizers, ‘350.org,’ say they are expecting ‘hundreds of thousands of participants.’ “Not only will it

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    Gaza Ceasefire Delays Inevitable Diplomatic Clash

Gaza Ceasefire Delays Inevitable Diplomatic Clash

Almost two months after the beginning of escalated attacks in Gaza, a new truce has been effected, bringing a much-needed end to a tragic loss of life in the region. A deal brokered by Egypt was accepted by both Hamas and Israel, prompting declarations of victory from both sides, though it does not really qualify as such. In fact, the nw Gaza ceasefire, while hopefully more enduring than previous attempts

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