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How a Few Prisons are Turning Their Inmates into Human Guinea Pigs

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Recently the State of Arizona held what may arguably be considered the most botched execution to ever take place in the United States. On July 23, the execution of convicted murderer Joseph Wood lasted nearly two hours after Arizona’s Department of Corrections administered an experimental cocktail of lethal drugs that the state had never before…
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Impeachable Sources

Ever since renowned constitutional scholar Sarah Palin issue a clarion call a couple weeks back declaring that the time has come to impeach President Obama, Republicans have been giddily bandying the idea about, with one poll finding that 2/3 of registered Republicans favor the motion. When pressed on what grounds Obama should be impeached, supporters…
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Rules, Comments and Dingos? Net-Neutrality Debate Draws 1 Million Comments

The last few months have been a wild ride in the ongoing debate over how quickly season 3 of House of Cards will stream into our homes when it is released next year. Will the incredibly dark work of Frank Underwood get to take the “fast lane” into American living rooms or will it get…
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Are For-Profit Colleges Conning You?

The fall of Corinthian Colleges was overdue, but whether it will lead to a serious crackdown on questionable colleges, diploma mills and fake degrees, remains to be seen. Corinthian was in the first group, a profit making operation that didn’t teach much beyond the fact that there are a lot of people looking to make…
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High Stakes in the US Casino Industry

Considering the number of politicians and businessmen who claim fealty to the principles of market economics, it’s almost surprising how few of them seem to be able to understand the laws of supply and demand. Adam Smith got it right back in 1776: when supply exceeds demand, prices go down, and so do profits. This…
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