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    The Newsroom in its Final Season

The Newsroom in its Final Season

There are some television viewers who prefer intelligent presentations instead of the idiocy of ‘reality shows.’ Aaron Sorkin is the creator and writer of the ‘Newsroom,’ a thought provoking and fact based-series. This is its third and final season. Its short duration reflects the fact that it’s not about vampires or degenerates; it is about actual events which occurred in our nation and around the world; and includes the surrounding

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    Government Spending Should be for People not Wars

Government Spending Should be for People not Wars

While our government fights among themselves, real people continue to suffer. Who is representing America’s working class and poor? A new report reveals that nearly 2.5 million children were homeless in 2013. In a country which has a huge number of billionaires and multi-millionaires, there should never be a single homeless person. 2.5 million homeless children is a number which is unforgiveable. It is more proof that the United States

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    Florida State and the Tallahassee Police Department in Collusion

Florida State and the Tallahassee Police Department in Collusion

Did Florida State postpone the sexual assault hearing of Jameis Winston for the single purpose of winning a National Championship? There’s no doubt about it. Did the Tallahassee Police Depart in collusion with the District Attorney’s Office drop the original charges against Winston, making him eligible to play for the Seminoles? The evidence would say yes. The hearing will not occur until after the National Championship game has been played.

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    Domestic Violence Issue Disappearing from Media Focus

Domestic Violence Issue Disappearing from Media Focus

On the 6th of this month Ray Rice had his hearing about the incident of domestic violence which left his then fiancé Janay unconscious in a New Jersey casino’s elevator. Present, and forced to testify, was NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell. The hearing was closed and we do not know what was said. Rice was petitioning reinstatement as a professional football player. The NFL appears to be attempting to make it

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    Government and Voters Disagree on Priorities

Government and Voters Disagree on Priorities

Politicians frequently begin speeches with ‘the American people want.’ How do they know what we want? They don’t ask us, they tell us; worse yet, they don’t want us to have what they have. Our government and those who vote for them disagree on priorities. Our present Congress is more intent on tearing down policies and programs which positively affect the American people. They should be interjecting new ideas to

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    Environmentalists See Midterm Elections as a Death Sentence

Environmentalists See Midterm Elections as a Death Sentence

Contrary to hyperbole by the mainstream media, the Democrats and President Obama were not the biggest losers Tuesday. Our planet will suffer the consequences of electing a ‘for profit’ party which has little concern for anything else. Environmentalists view these midterm elections as a death sentence for Mother Earth. Just days ago a report was issued by the United Nations declaring climate change entering an ‘irreversible stage.’ The report stated

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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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    Daylight Savings Time is Obsolete

Daylight Savings Time is Obsolete

This Sunday morning at 2 a.m. clocks will be turned back one-hour. Daylight savings time ends. Has this become an obsolete change every spring? Most individuals and scientists believe that it is no longer necessary. When and why did DST begin? The most common misconception is that the idea was to help farmers, giving them more daylight in the harvesting season. Farmers are actually opposed to the idea. It began

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    Keystone Pipeline Goes West; Maybe East

Keystone Pipeline Goes West; Maybe East

Controversy has surrounded the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline since its conception over six years ago. It involves a 2,000 mile pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast refineries. Politicians claim that it will bring jobs to our nation, and will help reduce our nation’s need for foreign oil. Now there is a possibility that it won’t happen; the Keystone Pipeline could be going west

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    Voter Suppression: a new Right Wing Tactic

Voter Suppression: a new Right Wing Tactic

In direct opposition to the Fifteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude,” several ‘red’ states have begun a process of voter suppression. This is no more than a new right wing tactic to deny an individual’s right to vote who is more likely to

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