Chelsea Manning an Example of Bravery

by Jessica B. August 27th, 2015
Whether or not you agree with what Chelsea Manning did, exposing US government secrets about the war in Iraq, you cannot call him a wimp. And the latest announcement from Manning, his decision to transition to Chelsea, before beginning a 35 year jail sentence, is yet another example of
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State vs. Federal Government on Pot Laws

by T Akery August 20th, 2015
This is boiling down to an interesting example of the Tenth Amendment. In a very rare move, states are trying to reverse federal policy by actually legalizing pot. Washington and a few other states have already taken such steps to legalize it. It is interesting not because it is about pot itself but about the power struggle between the federal and the state governments.

In the normal course of events, the states make the laws based on the laws of
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Will Hollywood Ever Learn?

by Eric M. Blake August 13th, 2015
This summer’s been a most … off-beat season for wannabe-blockbusters — for Tinseltown in general, actually.  The important question for movie lovers should be: why?

Recently, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg went on record, foreseeing an industry “implosion”, heralded by “blockbuster-material” movies increasingly bombing at the box-office.  The Indiana Jones duo pointed to their own recent struggles, movie-wise.  These two giants of the industry apparently see themselves as shrinking.

Let’s put aside that Lucas, to be blunt, already lost his “edge”
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  • Obamacare and the Part Time Worker

    by T Akery August 6th, 2015
    One of the fundamental flaws of Obamacare is the requirements in the law itself regarding full-time employees. I don't know when the requirement for a full time worker decreased from 40 hours a week to 30 hours a week. But clearly, many Congressional members and President Obama himself are showing exactly how out of touch they are with what it is to even be an employee of anything.

    Obamacare puts
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  • Tips for Politicians Using Social Media

    by Jessica B. July 30th, 2015
    Anthony Weiner is back in politics, which means social media and all of its political implications are back in the hot seat. Many politicians shoot themselves in the foot by trying to woo a younger audience with the likes of Twitter, Facebook and a web page. But they could avoid any embarrassing incidents by just following a few of the tips below.

    Obviously, Anthony Weiner is in a different ship
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  • Winners, Losers, and the Nameless

    by Ronald A. Rowe July 23rd, 2015
    Royal Baby NoName - Winner - Welcome to a lifetime of wealth, fame, and privilege, little unnamed son of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Now if they could just give the little guy a name, he’ll be all set.

    Detroit - Loser - This past week Detroit, once the crown jewel of innovation and a thriving economy, became the largest American city to ever file for bankruptcy.
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