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Spying on Occupy Activists
Over the last few years, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement officers have engaged in widespread domestic spying on Occupy Wall Street activists, among others, on the shaky premise that these activists pose a terrorist threat.
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The Science of Climate Change Denialism
Denialism as a science? It could be a social science, the science of manipulating public consciousness to produce a predictable effect, the divergence of public opinion from fact. What is denialism but a carefully researched, very refined and focused form of propaganda?
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: A User’s Guide
By now many of you have probably heard of the rather incredible story of Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, having a relaxed and rather intimate conversation — and even allegedly appearing to be smoking crack cocaine – with a couple of drug dealers.
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State Roadblocks Could Complicate Equal Marriage Momentum
If the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t end bans on same-sex couples’ marriages in all 50 states this June, then the constitutional bans in most of the states across the country could prove to be a stumbling block for equal marriage in the years to come.
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