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The Obama administration has quietly put into practice an ‘incomplete idea’ left over from the Bush II presidency: creating a de facto ‘presidential international assassination program.’ Court documents, evidence offered by Human Rights Watch and a special United Nations report allege that U.S citizens suspected of encouraging “terror” had been put on “death lists.” Reports […]
The pollution problem of the Chesapeake Bay threatening fish and shellfish populations is no secret to environmentalists and politicians alike. However the new spin conservatives have linked to the crisis is nothing short of surprising. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is targeting environmentalist support, noting that overpopulation is a major concern and source […]
As the end of the year is looming near, same-sex couples are finding it difficult to complete state and federal tax returns. While the couples have benefited from taxes in a state level, their unions are not recognized on the federal level. Couples must pay federal taxes on “employer-sponsored benefits provided to a partner.” Nine […]
The Senate has designated April as National Child Abuse Prevention month due to a growing concern for the well-being of American children. The 2008 Child Maltreatment Study compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated 772,000 children were victims of abuse or neglect; in 2008, an estimated 1,740 children died as a […]