Archive | January, 2014

Costa Rica’s Youth Is Fighting Mainstream Politics With Social Media

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Ah, Costa Rica. Beautiful, tranquil, utopic Costa Rica. The Switzerland of Central America, with their international neutrality and abolished military. In fact, Ticos are even more Swiss than the Swiss in that regard. Switzerland still maintains a military. Now what if I told you Costa Rica is not nearly as tranquil as it is imagined…
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Super Bowl XLVIII Kicks Off in New Jersey, So Why does New York Get all the Credit?

Stand-up comic Rodney Dangerfield used to jab at his necktie and complain that he got no respect. “I asked the cab driver ‘where can I get some action’ and he took me to my house.” And with all the hoopla surrounding Super Bowl XLVIII that’s exactly what we New Jerseyians are getting, no respect. Why?…
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Glenn Beck-ons Us To Feel His Pain

You may have heard that the other day, Glenn Beck apologized for, well, being Glenn Beck. The ex-Fox News host lamented to Megyn Kelly on his former network that he wishes he “could go back and be more uniting in [his] language” because he thinks he “played a role, unfortunately, in helping tear the country…
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India’s Lost Girls

A baby is admitted to a hospital in Bangalore, India. Bite marks and cigarette burns scar her body. Upon further examination, doctors find that she has a broken neck. The baby girl dies soon after admission. She’s three months old. The father, who was arrested for beating the baby girl to death, wanted a boy,…
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The Peculiar Institution That Never Was

Just in time for Black History Month, a New York Times story suggests that a good chunk of the nation has yet to connect the dots between its most costly war and the slave trade. This recurring reality is being played out once again, this time in Baker County, Florida, where tensions over a Civil…
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