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Comedians Doomed by Obama Election

Dozens of comedians from Berkeley Breathed to Chris Rock have taken a devastating blow from the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. In anticipation of the outcome, Breathed gave up his popular Opus Sunday comic strip, running the last edition on November 2, two days before the election. In his concluding remarks on the...

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An Antidote to Political Lies

Political campaigns are all about lies, and in order to bring you the truth, we?ve posted an ad for Fact Check, which tells you what the candidates REALLY said and did, not what some radio host or the other candidate claims they said or did. Click on the red, white and blue button daily to learn the truth!

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Brickbats are Flying...

Those awful negative campaign ads: do they work? - Scientific evidence shows that negative campaign ads, costing MILLIONS of dollars, actually physically repulse potential voters. Are we going to get the leaders we so desperately need? Other research shows that when a group is without a leader, you can count on a narcissist to...

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How to Spot a Liberal

...or a Conservative - Are you a liberal who works in a conservative office--or vice-versa? You're not going to put up any posters of your candidate, but there are OTHER ways that office spies can find out how you plan to vote!

It turns out that how you decorate your cubicle tells all: political conservatives have...
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Dirty Politics

Most of us are getting a bit tired of the Presidential primaries leading up to the November election, but one thing we can't figure out is: Who are these "superdelegates" that everyone keeps talking about? Another thing voters want to know: in the wake of the latest political sexual scandal, why do power and sexual shenanigans always seem to go...

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Politics Good for the Brain

The presidential primaries and the upcoming November election are more than good entertainment or heated politics?they're also good for our brains.

Psychiatrist John D. Roache says, "As we listen to the candidates and think about what is being said, the brain processes the information, which grows neural connections and increases the...

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The New Superpowers--UPDATE

The US and Russia used to be considered the two superpowers. Then Europe formed a union and Russia broke apart, and now India and China are poised to be the superpowers of the future. The Worldwatch Institute says that the rise of these two countries represents one of the gravest threats?and greatest opportunities?facing the world today.

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Today's Conservatives are Not Conservatives At All

In his new journal, The Smashed Pillars of Conservatism, Whitley Strieber reminds us that American conservatism began as a movement dedicated to the preservation of individual freedom. The current conservative movement has so perverted these goals that it cannot really be called conservative at all.

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Could our Politics All be Genetic?

In the June 21st New York Times, Nicholas Bakalar reportsthat our politics--whether far right, far left ormoderate--are NOT the result of our upbringing or even of acareful scrutiny of the issues: they are genetic. Whether weare Republicans or Democrats, are for or against abortion,higher taxes, gun control or school prayer, can be found inour...
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Behind the Swiftboat Controversy

Whitley Strieber had a youthful friendship with one of theauthors of the controversial Swiftboat ad campaign. Hewrites: "The mastermind behind the Swiftboat commercialspresently causing such controversy is Houston lawyer JohnEllis O'Neill. John and I were close friends at CentralCatholic High School in San Antonio, between 1960 and 1963.We were...

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What are the Politics of Unknowncountry?

In our latest Insight, Whitley writes: "This is not a political website, but this is a political year and, inevitably, you will see some stories here that relate to political issues?Conservatives want to control our moral life. Liberals want to control our economic life. I don't want to be controlled at all?The Master of the Key taught a very,...

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