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D.C. partisanship could hinder change

Less than a week after Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Barack Obama will take an oath for the highest office in the land. He will do so surrounded by family and friends, members of our government and anywhere from 3 million to 5 million onlookers - all bystanders to one of history's momentous junctures.


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Take time to remember King’s legacy

I assume everyone realizes why Martin Luther King Jr. had a day dedicated to his memory, but I know for certain this weekend will spark more shouts of, "Sunday fun day!" than of the more appropriate, "Where the hell would we be without that guy?"


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No place for puppies in mainstream media

There has been a disturbing trend toward fluffy, feel-good stories in the mainstream media for some time now. In the wake of President-elect Barack Obama's thrilling victory in the general election, this trend became even more pronounced than usual.


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Is there life for detainees after Gitmo?

As the dawn of the Age of Obama approaches, the president-elect is moving to distance himself from the former president as quickly and easily as possible. What better way to spend his first day in office than by closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, which for so long has been a symbol of the ongoing war on terror?


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Jack Sparrow missing in Somali seas

While Somali gunboats and high-seas kidnappings have once again moved the most visible pirates back out into the open ocean, the piracy of copyrighted information remains one of the main grassroots responses to the flows of data products deemed legitimate by the controlling global corporate structure.


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Economic woes shouldn’t dictate faith

The culmination of a brutal year for every aspect of the Western economic paradigm birthed a dismal Christmas retail season. The blind faith in overheated consumerism that fuels the economic engine of the world exploded over the last year - and even 8-pound, 6-ounce baby Jesus could not steer us clear of fiscal ruin.



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