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See the Promise in Our Future

It is difficult to open a magazine or newspaper without seeing an article, if not several articles, on the subject of Barack Obama. His emergence as a Presidential candidate and on November 4, 2008 ..
(January 15, 2009)
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Kabul - The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner is a complex story written by Khaled Hosseini where simple yet heinous events occur in a backdrop of social and economic upheaval in Kabul, Afghanistan. It is a story of guilt and ..
(December 17, 2008)
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The Tankless Water Heater

There are many ways to save energy and money in your home nowadays and bad economic times usually make people try to think of ways to save money. Cutting down energy costs is a good way to save money .
(December 15, 2008)
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Hollywood After the Winter Hiatus

This has certainly been an extensive fall season. Usually most of the prime time shows enter their winter hiatuses the week after Thanksgiving. This year, however, many shows are finishing out a ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Holiday Movies That Are Fun All Year Round!

Who says that it actually has to be a holiday for you to enjoy watching a holiday movie? Some people get quite a lot of enjoyment out of watching Valentine's Day movies in September and Christmas ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Milk and San Francisco

There is a new movie coming out that will call attention to gay rights, San Francisco and Harvey Milk. Who is Harvey Milk and why does he deserve a movie? Harvey Milk, born Harvey Bernard Milk, was ..
(December 14, 2008)
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The Easel

Almost every painter will tell you that the easel is the foundation of artistic creation. Choosing a good easel is just as important as brushes, pastels and paints. The easel is a solid platform for ..
(December 15, 2008)
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Here Comes a Sea of Red

Perhaps no battle produced more bloodshed and violence than the Siege of Budapest. Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the largest Hungarian city. The battle that began towards the latter part of ..
(December 15, 2008)
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The Prince of Bahrain Vs Michael Jackson

In a bizarre story of international friendships gone awry, Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, second son to the King of Bahrain, is suing Michael Jackson in a British court for the sum of $7 ..
(December 10, 2008)
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What Do Democrats Believe in Anyway?

According to dictionary.com, the technical definition of Democrat is “a member of the Democratic party. " This is not exactly helpful, especially if you are new to politics and trying to figure .
(December 10, 2008)
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Will No Child Left Behind Still Rule the Education System?

One thing is for sure: educators are very much hoping that President-Elect Obama's administration will overhaul the No Child Left Behind act. This is largely because the legislation that was so ..
(December 10, 2008)
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The CSI Effect

How many forensic CSI type shows are on television now? Fifty? Sixty? It's great that so many people are fascinated with the mysteries on this show and are interested in the various types of forensic .
(December 10, 2008)
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What is Freedom, Really?

What is freedom? What does it mean to truly be free? Is it possible to be truly free and still live by the mores of society? I argue that it is. There are those who will disagree with me. These ..
(December 10, 2008)
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Why Are Liberals Bad?

Do you remember when being a Liberal was a good thing? It's getting harder and harder to remember a time when a person could stand up and take pride at being labeled a liberal. Today, if you pay ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Is the Media Biased?

Whether or not reporters want to admit it, everyone has an opinion. It is true that, for a long time, reporters were required to cover both sides of a story equally. Unfortunately, at least in the ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Politics - The Ugliest Fascination on Earth

No matter where you live, politics probably plays a part in your day to day life. You might not immediately deal with political issues, but you can be sure that politics plays a part in what you do! ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Should Religion Stay in the Pledge?

Can you still remember all of the words to the Pledge of Allegiance? Most of us recited the pledge every single school day from Kindergarten all the way through the sixth grade. Some junior high and ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Dubai and Kuwait Artificially Created Wealth - Doomed to Go ..

The United Arab Emirates has seen a significant increase in tourist activities in the past decade, thanks to savvy marketing campaigns and dispelling myths that people mistaken take for truth. Made ..
(December 15, 2008)
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How to Control Your Class

Even the most skilled teachers will have days when they lose control of their classroom. All it takes is a single rowdy kid and before you know it, you're sitting at your desk unsure of how to regain .
(December 10, 2008)
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Looking Back Through History

As 2008 draws to a close, it is certain that this has been a history making year. Obviously the United States Presidential Election will go down in history. With Hilary Clinton almost becoming the ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Down and Dirty Homework Hints For the Attention Span Impaired

The fact of the matter is that nobody likes to do homework. Even if you love the subject that you have homework in, the fact that you have to do the work automatically makes the project less ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Salem Everywhere

As an Oregonian, the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word “Salem" is my state capitol. The next thought I have is of the witch trials that took place in the 1600s in ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Quick and Easy One Pan Food

I don't know about you, but I am a huge fan of the meals that can be cooked all at the same time. With my busy schedule I do not always have time to spend an hour or more standing in my kitchen ..
(December 10, 2008)
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Scale Engines

Puzzle and construction toys are the best kind of toys that you can get for your toddler. By using a few guidelines in purchasing them, you can open your child's mind and creativity as well as giving .
(December 15, 2008)
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Famous Feminists

Most people think that feminism started sometime around the nineteen sixties when women started burning their bras and stopped shaving their legs for a while. In fact, feminism has been around for ..
(December 10, 2008)
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