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Voting Before the Presidential Race is Over

If you were on trial, would you want the jury verdict before your defense was heard? If you are making a very important personal decision, would you want to decide before considering all the ..
(October 06, 2008)
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Mexico's Military Invasion of the United States Border

We usually get to the airport for our flight a couple of hours early. Long lines indicate that we have found the right boarding gate. We walk through a metal detector. Travel bags are scanned and ..
(September 08, 2008)
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Rhetoric Meets Reality For No Child Left Behind

The No Child Left Behind Act certainly had an ambitious goal. It mandated that all students tested in reading and math would reach grade level by the year 2014. Six years ago, when the law was ..
(September 01, 2008)
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Internet Inventor Tries to Discover the Perfect Soldier

The Russian satellite Sputnik was launched into space at the height of the Cold War in the 1950s. In America, the Sputnik satellite was met with complete national security fear. In response to the ..
(August 25, 2008)
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An American Holiday on the Fourth of July

John Adams thought that America's birthday would be celebrated every year on the 2nd of July. Adams thought that the vote by the Continental Congress on July 2, 1776 to secede from British rule would .
(June 15, 2008)
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 | Home-and-Family/Holidays | Visitors: 246

The Twelve States That Will Decide Election 2008

Between now and Election Day, you will see both Barack Obama and John McCain campaigning almost exclusively in these twelve states. If you happen to live in any of these states, you should be ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Hubble and James Webb Search For the Edge

Its price tag was 500 million dollars in 1990. It certainly was a lot of money to pay for a telescope that circled the Earth and could not focus. A faulty mirror on the Hubble was the reason the ..
(June 29, 2008)
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Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Honey Bee

Research continues on the agricultural and environmental mystery known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). However, finding a cause and a subsequent cure for the problem is fast becoming a race ..
(July 06, 2008)
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The Bear Rules the Stock Market in 2008

Most major international stock indices are dropping fast. In fact, stock markets in Asia, the United Kingdom, and Europe have all now seen the fury of the bear. A bear market is generally defined as ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Future Cities Will Move and Change Shape

Every day millions of people all over the world go to the office to work at the same location. It is another work day at the same address in the same office building. The structure may be old or it ..
(July 19, 2008)
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A Republican Vice President For the Next Generation

The Republicans are in trouble in the 2008 Presidential election. John McCain is the nominee for a political party that has lost its brand identity. In fact, public opinion polls show that McCain is ..
(June 01, 2008)
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The Ron Paul Revolution And Republican Renewal

There may be a disaster coming in the 2008 election in November for the Republican Party. The recent defeat in the special election for Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District where Republican Woody .
(May 18, 2008)
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Fighting The Next War With Insects And Sharks

There is a long history of the use of the honey bee in war. Roman catapults, with bee hives as projectiles, unleashed the fury of angry bees on an advancing enemy. Bee hives booby trapped to topple ..
(May 11, 2008)
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Another Year Of Disappearing Honey Bees

The 2008 calendar indicates that another spring has arrived in North America and the signs of the new season are everywhere. Buds have appeared on trees, heralding the arrival of new leaves. The ..
(April 27, 2008)
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A Congestion Tax Will Not Save The Planet

It's an election year in the United States. The politicians of both major political parties continue to outline their initiatives for their first Presidential term in office. Democratic candidate ..
(April 12, 2008)
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A New Era Of Space Travel Is On The Horizon

Data from public opinion polls indicate that nearly fifty million people would like to visit space. In fact as many as two million people each year would take the journey beyond the outer limits of ..
(April 06, 2008)
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Beijing 2008 Was A Bad Bet By The IOC

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games and events in Beijing are still several months away. However, sad and disturbing world headlines concerning China and these Olympic Games are everywhere. Last week the ..
(March 24, 2008)
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Planning For The Worst In A Nuclear World

Weapons of mass destruction have been with us since the bombing events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War Two. The fear of the “wrong weapons" falling into the “wrong ..
(March 11, 2008)
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Kepler's Hunt For Another Planet Earth In Space

The United Nations has named 2009 the International Year of Astronomy. The year was chosen by the United Nations because it marks the four hundred year anniversary of Italian astronomer Galileo ..
(February 27, 2008)
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Presidents' Day - America's Top Presidents

Presidents’ Day is a national holiday in America. It is a day of honor for all the men who have served in the office of President of the United States. As I researched how people rank the men ..
(February 14, 2008)
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Obama Appears Inevitable While Clinton Only Has Hope

Political pundits are beginning to sense an end to the Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Last week Peggy Noonan wrote a column questioning how gracious Hillary Clinton would be in defeat. ..
(February 13, 2008)
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Worry About Disappearing Honey Bees Not Polar Bears

Many people are worried that the cute furry polar bear will lose its ice habitat due to global warming later in this century. The polar bear does not have a real problem today, but many people worry ..
(February 09, 2008)
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Navigating The Economic Recession Of 2008

Panic and fear are everywhere in early 2008. An economic recession in the United States is now the topic on everyone's mind. Most of the world's stock markets have already lost more than twenty ..
(January 27, 2008)
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Man-Made Global Warming Is Tulip Bulb Mania

Global warming research has become a very big business throughout the world. Each year billions of dollars are spent studying climate change. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), now has an .
(January 26, 2008)
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Ron Paul May Have Ignited A Political Movement

Six months ago I glanced at the political campaign sign of this little known candidate on the corner of my street and thought he was running for the local school committee. A few weeks later I ..
(January 05, 2008)
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