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Why does a person need an AR15 Anyway?

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The need to own a gun, versus the desire to own a gun are two very different things. …

Fiscal Cliff or Fiscal Stoop?

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A big fear factor for investors is the threat that the market will suffer a knock-out if we hurtle off the Fiscal Cliff.…

Common Good and the Crisis of Globalization

Common Good and the Crisis of Globalization

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Universal aspirations for freedom and dignity are having a new moment right now. From the Arab Spring to the Occupy movements around the world, there is a global sense that accountability matters, and social justice remains a potent political force.…

The Search for Thoth

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The power of the scribe class in ancient Egypt is only now beginning to be rivaled. It was through this cartel on language that power and control were asserted. Now, the ‘scribes’ are those that understand and use the power of the Internet. They are called programmers and…

Four Years Too Late

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Why aren’t the protesters of the Occupy Wall Street movement asking about the role that cybercrime played in the financial crisis? …

Gettysburg Address On Jobs

Gettysburg Address On Jobs

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In a recent interview, the President made the astounding claim he could solve the no-growth in jobs problem during this very prolonged recession by listing what was needed to be done to reverse this economic conundrum on the back of an envelope. …

An American “Chinese” Ambassador

An American “Chinese” Ambassador

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Guest Post: "In a few short weeks, my opinion of China became drastically different than that of the general American population; my apprehension was replaced by admiration and my fears of China dissolved."…

Forces of Good Arising

Forces of Good Arising

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The forces of good are arising. With the sustained effort of the U.S. military and NATO and the combined efforts of several Western powers and our allies we have begun to chip away at the source of manifestation of evil in the world.…

The Junk Science Test

The Junk Science Test

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Susan Jacoby argues that there is a plethora of "junk thought" in our Age of American Unreason. I take that a step further and describe how this is leading to junk science. …

Transparency International Petitions G20 on Financial Reform

Transparency International Petitions G20 on Financial Reform

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On January 3rd, Transparency International issued a letter to the G-20 commending them on the continuing work they have been doing on a comprehensive Anti-Corruption Action Plan. Further, they made specific recommendations regarding the ongoing design and implementation of United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). …

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