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Monsanto and Big Food Pull Out the Big Guns

Winning our Hearts and Minds? Monsanto and Big Food Pull out the Big Guns Monsanto and Big Food are taking the battle for consumers’ hearts and minds to the next level. And it’s no coincidence that they’re pulling out the big guns just as the Washington State I-522 campaign to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) […]

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Entrepreneurship: Indiana To Help Small Businesses

Governor Mike Pence, joined by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, announced the realignment of state efforts to serve entrepreneurs and small business owners with the establishment of the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE). The office will house the Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) and specialty programs, providing integrated […]

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War Against Terrorism: Who Are Our Enemies?

by Cora Currier, ProPublica In a major national security speech this spring regarding terrorism, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.” So who exactly are those associated forces? It’s a secret. At a hearing in May, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., asked […]

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American Leadership is Dragging Us Backward

The more you read about culture changes in Europe, South America and even Asia, its striking how much further developed they are than us. They refuse to allow Monsanto control the entire food chain by turning over their seeds; Britain Business Minister tells corporations that they should invest in hiring and training more UK employees […]

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National Security Agency: “Can’t Search Its Own Emails”

by Justin Elliott, ProPublica The National Security Agency is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture. But ask the NSA, as […]

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National Security Agency & High Tech Spying

Does the National Security Agency Tap That? by Justin Elliott, ProPublica Among the snooping revelations of recent weeks, there have been tantalizing bits of evidence that the NSA is tapping fiber-optic cables that carry nearly all international phone and Internet data. The idea that the NSA is sweeping up vast data streams via cables and […]

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Indiana’s Ag-Gag Bills Support Agribusiness Lobby

This is an update of the article written in March to include a video produced by Schuman Media Center which further explains Ag-Gag Bills hosted by our friend, Bill Moyers. It should be noted the republican super majority removed the bill shortly after this article, but it’s still floating around the legislature and will most […]

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Tea Party Patriots: The American Taliban

(photo courtesy of Accuracy in Media) Senator Richard Lugar was defeated by Richard Mourdock last year because the Tea Party determined that he was weak for compromising with policy decisions made by President Barack Obama. They don’t want anybody who will compromise, or govern, they only want people who will uphold their brand of radical […]

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Do We Really Have a Representative Democracy?

If you look at the most recent findings of the July 10th Gallup Poll it provides some insight to why our country is struggling. Nearly 40 years ago, Dr. Gallup asked Americans if they favored a national referenda on key issues, shortened presidential elections, and term limits. Guess what? They did, and they still do. […]

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Random Drug Testing for Hoosier Lawmakers

It’s very difficult to reach out for help. Most people continue on their downward spiral due to the fear associated with this humiliating process. Some consider more drastic options before they can humble themselves to walk into the welfare office for assistance. Unfortunately, in our community it’s all to common. Long lines in the unemployment […]