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2016: Chris Christie vs. Hillary Clinton?

Even though the election isn't for another three years, speculation and rampant polling regarding 2016 have already been afoot for months. And while many hopefuls have emerged from the cesspool…

Black Friday boycott: Macy’s urged Rick Perry to oppose equal pay For Texas women

Are you out taking advantage of Black Friday deals today? Perhaps you should avoid Macy's. Earlier this fall, Gov. Rick Perry (Texas) vetoed legislation that would have allowed women in…

Gay Marriage and free exercise of religion: Amendments in conflict

"Religious liberty" has become one of the most important shibboleths in discourse on controversial political topics. In June, for example, a federal court ruled that Hobby Lobby could not be…

Walker: Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban part of ‘healthy balance’ of LGBT rights

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently said he believed his state had a "healthy balance" of LGBT rights even though they have a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Why? Because Wisconsin…

Iran nuclear deal strengthens speculations that Rouhani wants peace

When politically-centrist Hassan Rouhani was elected president of Iran in June, spectators around the world questioned whether the country, which had long been a thorn in the United States’ side,…

Unpaid intern lawsuits may reach Supreme Court

This year, a string of lawsuits challenging unpaid internships as violating fair labor practices have swept the nation. Although unpaid internships have been around for many years, since the 2008…

‘Nuclear option’ shows shameless hypocrisy on both sides

Harry Reid finally went nuclear. The filibuster may no longer be used for presidential appointments to the executive branch or courts other than the Supreme Court. This has been decried…

Lack of mental health services to blame for Gus Deeds’ death

The recent stabbing of Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds by his son, Gus Deeds, could have been prevented. According to the New York Daily News, “just a day earlier,…

Meet the new Rick Perry, just in time for 2016

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has hit the ground running ahead of the 2016 presidential race. He's already visited a couple of early primary states, and his agenda is loaded down…

What Rob Ford can learn from Miley Cyrus

In the past two weeks I have been wondering who Rob Ford sees when he looks in the mirror — a pixie 20-year-old pop star or the mayor of Toronto.…

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