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In the last few years, gay rights have been a very popular topic politically and in society. Professional athletes like New York giants player Davis Tyree, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo and New York Rangers forward Sean Avery have made advocacy videos challenging homophobia and publically supporting marriage equality. Charles Barkley, who has become one […]
Recently many states have been putting into law required drug tests to receive certain financial aids. In this past year alone, at least 30 state legislators have considered bills that would require people to pass a drug test to become eligible to receive welfare benefits. Some states have even discussed going further and extending this […]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation employs over 15,000 undercover agents with many of them earning as much as $100,000 per assignment. Well paid and many in number, these undercover agents have been responsible for stopping a large amount of terrorist stings that have could have resulted in catastrophic events comparable to the 9/11 attacks. These […]