Political Committee formed to examine Obama Birther Conspiracies
Political Committee formed to examine Obama Birther Conspiracies

The Conservative Majority Fund has been formed to recycle conspiracy theories about Obama’s social security number and birth certificate.

Do you think Obama was born in Kenya?

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Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal
Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal

Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this unprecedented experiment, drug abuse is down by half.

What are the odds of the U.S. following Portugal’s example?

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A Weapon We Can’t Control: Stuxnet Will Come Back to Haunt Us?
A Weapon We Can’t Control: Stuxnet Will Come Back to Haunt Us?

Do you think our initiative in working with Israel, Google, & Microsoft to create the Stuxnet worm created the cyber-war equivalent of Pandora’s box that we have the most to lose in?

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Monsanto: Food Safety and the Battle for GMO Labeling
Monsanto: Food Safety and the Battle for GMO Labeling

Is it weird that under Codex Alimentarius, which is reviled by conspiracy and naturalist types, the convention is to label GM foodstuffs, while in america we are up in arms about Codex and the lack of GMO labeling?

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Religious Belief Declining Very Slowly Around the World
Religious Belief Declining Very Slowly Around the World

'For a century or two now, people have been predicting the eventual disappearance of religion. As education spreads and scientific knowledge increases, people were supposed to cast off their old superstitions and come into the light of reason. '

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5 Ways US National Security Policies Will Erode Civil Liberties in 2012
5 Ways US National Security Policies Will Erode Civil Liberties in 2012

'By now, you'd think we'd be entering the end of the 9/11 era. One war over in the Greater Middle East, another hurtling disastrously to its end, and the threat of al-Qaeda so diminished that it should hardly move the needle on the national worry meter. You might think, in fact, that the moment had arrived to turn the American gaze back to first principles: the Constitution and its protections of rights and liberties.'

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Military Intelligence Complex: Throwing Money at the Pentagon
Military Intelligence Complex: Throwing Money at the Pentagon

'If you've been fretting about faltering math education and falling test scores here in the United States, you should be worried based on this campaign season of Republican math. When it comes to the American military, the leading Republican presidential candidates evidently only learned to add and multiply, never subtract or divide.'

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From Gaza to Guantanamo… America’s Obsession With Israel and Iran
From Gaza to Guantanamo... America’s Obsession With Israel and Iran

'Washington’s obsession with Israel is understandable because Israel can do no wrong in the eyes of America, and US politicians are puppets in its hands. There isn’t a national politician in the United States who would dare criticize Israel, because if they did their political careers would end very quickly. Now that’s power; real power.'

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75 Years of a Pointless, Disastrous War Against Marijuana

'This year marks the 75th anniversary of federal marijuana prohibition in the United States. It only took 13 years for Americans to realize the futility of alcohol prohibition. Can you believe we’ve let 75 years of marijuana prohibition go by?'

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Church vs State: Mixing Religion and Politics

'It seems a bit odd that a Mormon and two Catholics are the leading presidential candidates in a Republican party dominated by Protestant evangelicals. Unfortunately, this is not a sign of the religious diversity espoused by presidential candidate John F. Kennedy in 1960, when he assured Protestant ministers in Houston that he believed in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute.'

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