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IPCC: Greenhouse Gases Continue To Warm The Globe

Photo by Tom Collins (Flickr)

In case you forgot, greenhouse gases continue to warm the globe. For those of us who value the scientific method over opinion, we are all too aware that this planet we call Earth is heating up, and we are the reason it is happening. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says, “Warming of the…
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Libertarianism: The Not Ready For Prime Time Political Ideological

I’m sorry if this pisses people off, but the ideology of libertarianism, one that emphasizes the singular over the whole, to the detriment of the whole, is the political ideology of those who are not ready for political prime time. And I say this as someone who once had greater libertarian tendencies, so I feel I’m…
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Police Ferocity In Ferguson, And Why Gun Rights Absolutists Are Complicit

It would seem a contradiction for the gun rights absolutists to side with the police in situations like the one in Ferguson, Missouri. But time after time, this is what we see. There is a theory that could explain why police shoot and kill so many Americans compared to other first-world democracies. Ladd Everitt from the…
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Big Government, Ferguson, Health Care, And Unbridled Power Of The State

Okay, I’ll admit that title is a mashup that I never saw coming until I typed it. But stay with me for a moment… Conservatives are suspect of what they call “big government,” and they display grave concern for the unbridled power of the state. They fear that if government becomes too large, it will crush…
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Ferguson: Iconic Photo Of Defiance Against Police Brutality

Photo by Robert Cohen

This is the iconic photo by Robert Cohen, of a man throwing a tear gas canister back at police, representing in one image the justified defiance of demonstrators who faced an over-the-top militarized police force losing control in Ferguson, Missouri. The man in the photo has now come forward, to tell his side of the…
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