Monthly Archives: October 2012

Everything You Need to Know About Last Week’s News #16

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Pundit Guide to the 2012 Election

I see the pundits are already beginning to trot out their incredible insight about who is definitely going to win the election in a week and a half, and exactly why this is going to happen and exactly what it … Continue reading

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Reasons For Optimism 46-49

46. Poop Transplants Are Saving Lives. Um… self-explanatory. 47. A new report says the Marcellus Shale natural gas reserves are larger than expected. We’re still not running out of energy. 48. Volvo says that by 2014 they will have cars … Continue reading

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Running Out of Money to Help the Poor

Illinois Public Radio reports: More than 150,000 college students were left without financial help this spring when Illinois ran out of money for MAP Grants… …Illinois’ Monetary Assistance Program, or MAP, which provides financial aid grants to low-income students. The program … Continue reading

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Everything You Need To Know About Last Week’s News #15

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The Best Evidence That Obama Is Not Secretly A Muslim

One of the things that most frustrates me about the conservative world is the persistence in many circles that President Obama is secretly a Muslim. There are many levels of belief, from the mundane suspicion that he likes Islamic folks … Continue reading

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The Gender Gap Myth and Obama’s War on Women

There were several poor questions in Tuesday night’s second presidential debate, but this might have been the worst: In what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of … Continue reading

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Reasons For Optimism 42-45

42. 3D Printers Are Reshaping Modern Medicine. Dude, we can print human tissue! We’re still “at least 10 years away” from literally printing new organs, but I’m amazed that it’s even on the horizon. Meanwhile, they’re figuring out how to … Continue reading

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