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Thursday, Feb. 22
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Why George McGovern mattered then and why he matters now

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Few can recall much about McGovern, but the respected statesman, liberal standard bearer and candidate of “amnesty, abortion and acid” — as conservative muckrakers unkindly painted him — is just as relevant now as he was during the protests of the late 1960s.


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TMI, TMZ

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It’s gotten to the point in which a personal life no longer exists if your name is even slightly recognizable.


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Vice Presidential Matchup

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Thursday provides both a difficult challenge and a great opportunity for both campaigns. Ryan will have to overcome his lack of debate experience to build on the momentum Romney’s performance began last week, while Biden will have to fight to pin down specifics on several discrepancies in Romney’s plans without making any embarrassing gaffes.


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A is for Adderall

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A new trend is popping up in Georgia. Low-income children struggling in elementary school? Give them drugs.



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Gays vs. Quacks

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Brown himself said conversion therapy belongs “to the dustbin of quackery,” and I hope any decent mind can agree with this.


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Getting the Latino vote

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If Romney is able to lay out a more specific message on immigration, he might be able to attract more Latino voters tired of and disappointed by Obama’s inaction on issues of immigration.


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Humanism and "Bachelorette"

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 I call myself a humanist. This philosophy occurred to me the other week wile I was watching a new film called “Bachelorette,” written and directed by Leslye Headland.


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Victim blaming and the American dream

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Instead of chastising the victim, we need to focus on who committed the real wrong.  Rewriting part of the American identity and ripping off this psychological blanket may be hard, but it is necessary to affect the right kind of change.


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Mitt's Medicare misfortunes

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Rather than focusing on criticizing Obama’s plan, the GOP campaign needs to elaborate on the positives of its approach. They need to find a way to bring older voters back into the Republican fold if they want a chance of winning. And the GOP knows this is a bigger issue than Romney’s win in November.


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Leslie Knope faces reality

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The government can be good in small doses (and is, at times, essential). But serving the people giant portions of it denies them the option of using their God-given talent and drive to achieve something.


It's science!

Just say yes to research

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Shady reputations, socially-cultivated stigmas and disputable scheduling regulations should not hinder scientists from researching any substance that could save, extend and improve human life.


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Filth for tv

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These aren’t characters on a screen. They’re real people who suffer real consequences.


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Myopic Mitt

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The answer isn’t just to cut these people off.  The answer is to change their minds about the right path to prosperity.



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Hollywood's racist hall pass

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It seems like we give our white, male, upper-class celebrities a pass when it comes to problems with mental illness, aggression, violence, addiction and abuse.


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Zeppelin politics

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I simply don’t see the point of sitting through all these speeches when we all know politicians are telling us only what they’ve been told is okay to tell.



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The RNC Infomercial

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The Grand Old Party must deal not only with the usual myriad of expenses, protesters and security details, but, like the planners of the Democratic convention, must grapple with a declining audience.