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Government

America Needs To Look Within

This election is another sign of a struggling country. I’ve spent the past several years researching and writing about our country on a blog hosted by Professor Sheila Kennedy, who teaches civics at Indianapolis University. There are some profound thinkers on this blog. Like half of America, they really got walloped with the symbolism of […]

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Film

Hypocrisy Abounds Over Harvey Weinstein Case

BLOG – I’ll make this short and sweet, Harvey Weinstein has been a sexual predator for decades and all of Hollywood knew about it and did nothing. What about the heroic and brave New York Times who published the story? They had the goods on Weinstein since 2004 but the story was killed after Harvey […]

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Government

Barack Obama’s Legacy by Younge, Farrakhan and West

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog – He hasn’t left office, but President Barack Obama’s legacy is already being debated by pundits and experts from all backgrounds. If you look back to 2007-08, when America learned about Barack Obama, a young senator from Chicago, we didn’t give him a chance. We had an economy on […]

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Government Spiritual

America’s Transformation is Painstaking

America’s Transformation Begins In Chaos Muncie, Indiana NEWS – With each new discovery and article written over the past several years, I’ve declared, “America is at a turning point.” However, it’s really just me uncovering a new truth needing absorbed, and then shared – critical thinking skills in practice. Are we ready for solutions? I […]

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Community Culture Government

Are We Transitioning To a New Economy?

MUNCIE, Indiana – The healthcare industry is undergoing major changes going far beyond the nonsense we’re told about on nightly news or by conservative radio hosts. The food industry is also seeing profound changes from how it’s grown to what we consume. Consumers and citizens are tired of waiting on politicians to make the right […]

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Government

Obamacare: How Will We Judge Its Success/Failure?

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica One day very soon, the focus on Obamacare will turn from signing up new enrollees to quantifying the law’s success — or failure. The six-month open enrollment period, during which consumers sign up for health plans under the Affordable Care Act, is supposed to end today. But the U.S. Department of […]

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Culture

Income Inequality: How Important is It?

MUNCIE, Indiana – One of the most taboo phrases, income inequality, has come back into our discourse thanks to Pope Francis. President Barack Obama immediately jumped to the forefront with his own speech. PAUL KRUGMAN: Here’s Why Everyone And The Pope Is Talking About Inequality http://t.co/5CFTlEzoK4 — Business Insider (@businessinsider) December 11, 2013 The private […]

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Government

Fracking: EPA Abandons Another Study

EPA’s Abandoned Wyoming Fracking Study One Retreat of Many by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field last month, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike. In 2011, the agency had issued a blockbuster draft report saying […]

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Culture

Voting Rights Act Receives Dagger by SCOTUS

US high court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act (via AFP) In what President Barack Obama branded a civil rights setback, the US Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key part of a federal law that safeguards the voting rights of blacks and other minorities. By a 5-4 decision, the court upheld the […]

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Government

Voting Lines Need A Remedy

Can Vote-By-Mail Fix Those Long Lines At The Polls? In his State of the Union address, President Obama returned to a point he’d made on election night: The need to do something about long voting lines. Obama announced his plan for a commission to “improve the voting experience in America.” But often missing from discussions […]