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Credit Where None Is Due: Epic Fails Become Wins For GOP

Publié le 24 janvier, 2010 | 1 commentaire
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Credit Where None Is Due:  Epic Fails Become Wins For GOP

Banks create biggest financial crash since Depression, receive $700+ billion in taxpayer-funded bailout, subsequently cease all lending while raising credit card interest rates/fees to record levels! President Obama extends war in Afghanistan to include relentless drone-bomber strikes on Pakistan, receives Nobel Peace Prize! Supreme Court credits Corporations with ‘personhood’, human beings credited with colluding in […]

The Popular Resurgence of Jazz?

Publié le 1 mars, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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The Popular Resurgence of Jazz?

A new incarnation of popular music singers can be heard playing their craft on popular airwaves. The recent parade of jazz-oriented artists such as Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Michael Bublé, Jamie Cullum, and others have many adult contemporary listeners thinking “maybe I actually do like jazz,” and tempts many jazz practitioners into whispers of a […]

The Implications of Freedom Suits to America

Publié le 1 décembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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The Implications of Freedom Suits to America

The United States detains thousands of people as suspected terrorists. It claims that the open-ended detention of terror suspects is a national security necessity. The contemporary legal issues of these terror suspects have correlations to America’s past. The treatment of slaves and their attempts to gain freedom through the courts in the antebellum period (1800-1860) […]

History and the Virtual: a Review of Christine Rosen’s “Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism”

Publié le 1 décembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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History and the Virtual: a Review of Christine Rosen’s “Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism”

Social networking websites like Facebook and Myspace have achieved widespread popularity in only a short time. On any given day swarms of people update and build their contacts on these sites, posing an interesting challenge to traditional notions of human relationships, says author Christine Rosen. Even more interesting though is the possibility that Facebook and […]