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6 Worst Lies In Paul Ryan’s Speech 6 Worst Lies In Paul Ryan’s Speech
Vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) keynote address at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night was riddled with false claims, so much so that even Fox News wrote, “To anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.”
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Author: Aviva Shen
9729 Hits, 36 Comments, Added On 9/4/2012 1:23:31 AM

Genetic link to mesothelioma discovered Genetic link to mesothelioma discovered
ScienceDaily (Aug. 28, 2011) — Scientists have found that individuals who carry a mutation in a gene called BAP1 are susceptible to developing two forms of cancer -- mesothelioma, and melanoma of the eye. Additionally, when these individuals are exposed to asbestos or similar mineral fibers, their risk of developing mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lining of the chest and abdomen, may be markedly increased. See Also: Mesothelioma Diseases and Conditions Breast Cancer Skin...
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7450 Hits, 515 Comments, Added On 8/28/2011 11:09:09 AM

Stopping SOPA’s Anti-Circumvention Stopping SOPA’s Anti-Circumvention
The House’s Stop Online Piracy Act is in Judiciary Committee Markup today. As numerous protests, open letters, and advocacy campaigns across the Web, this is a seriously flawed bill. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa’s proposed OPEN Act points out, by contrast, some of the procedural problems. Here, I analyze just one of the problematic provisions of SOPA: a new”anticircumvention” provision (different from the still-problematic anti-circumvention of section1201). SOPA’s anticircumvention authorizes...
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Look forward to the death of organized religion: Richard Dawkins - Vineet Gill - The Times of India Look forward to the death of organized religion: Richard Dawkins - Vineet Gill - The Times of India
By VINEET GILL - THE TIMES OF INDIAAdded: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:32:09 UTC JAIPUR: Richard Dawkins - scientist, bestselling author and the world's foremost atheist- comes across as mild-mannered and genial but doesn't believe in pulling his punches. He certainly didn't on Monday at the Jaipur Lit Fest as he blasted the "lamentable disgrace" of Salman Rushdie's enforced absence. He also launched a broadside against the "virus of faith", and said he looked forward to the "complete death of organized...
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5011 Hits, 592 Comments, Added On 1/23/2012 8:32:09 PM

Declare Defeat and Go Home Declare Defeat and Go Home
"The war on drugs has failed," declared the editors of National Review in 1996, back when the nation’s foremost conservative periodical promoted ideas more intellectually rigorous than cheerleading for the Republican Party. "It is diverting intelligent energy away from how to deal with the problem of addiction. . . .It is wasting our resources, and . . . it is encouraging civil, judicial, and penal procedures associated with police states. We [here at NR] all agree on movement toward legalization,...
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Author: info@reason.org (A. Barton Hinkle )
2029 Hits, 18 Comments, Added On 6/7/2011 7:30:00 AM

Supreme Court Rules Police Need a Warrant to Track Your Car Supreme Court Rules Police Need a Warrant to Track Your Car
10-1259 United States v. Jones (01/23/2012) In a major step toward defending constitutional rights and due process in an age of high-tech surveillance, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously found that police require a search warrant to place a tracking device on a suspect's vehicle. In doing so, the high court overturned the conviction of Washington, D.C nightclub owner Antoine Jones on charges of conspiracy to sell drugs. To convict Jones, prosecutors used as evidence information from a GPS tracker...
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Author: steven.titch@reason.org (Steven Titch)
2397 Hits, 16 Comments, Added On 1/23/2012 1:07:00 PM

Biden Makes Obama Campaign Appeal to Working-Class Voters Biden Makes Obama Campaign Appeal to Working-Class Voters
WHITE HOUSE — As the U.S. presidential campaign moves into its final months, Vice President Joe Biden is assuming a prominent role in working for President Barack Obama’s reelection. The president is relying on his vice president to deepen their appeal to a very important group of voters.Many political analysts agree that persistent high unemployment and a stagnant economic recovery will make it more difficult for President Obama to win reelection in November.To counter the economic challenges, the...
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Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies
Enlarge Mark Lennihan/AP Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 2000. Mark Lennihan/AP Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 2000. Author Ray Bradbury has died, his daughter tells The Associated Press. The wire service says Bradbury passed away Tuesday night. NPR Books: Ray Bradbury July 15, 2011 The website io9.com, which appears to have broken the news, says the 91-year-old author of "The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked this Way Comes, and many more literary classics"...
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How Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Guarantees Work In Brief How Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Guarantees Work In Brief
Sometimes you don't want all the details on how government funded guarantee programs work. Sometimes you do. For those interested (welcome Reason.com readers), here is a very brief summary of the way that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are continuing to bail out mortgage investors through their guarantee programs: When you get a mortgage, the rights to your loan payments are typically sold to a secondary source. There is a lot of debate over whether the originator of the loan should keep some of the risk,...
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Author: anthony.randazzo@reason.org (Anthony Randazzo)
3588 Hits, 394 Comments, Added On 10/19/2011 12:05:00 PM

Thoughts on Unemployment to Ponder Thoughts on Unemployment to Ponder
Fed Governor Tarullo spoke at the World Leaders Forum last week about unemployment. It was a great "summarization" of the debate over the cause of troubles in our labor market. (I only put summarization in quotes because it is a long-speech that is more of a summary from a nerd perspective.) While his take away was promoting further monetary easing, he did bring up some important points for understanding what is going on with unemployment and income inequality. To start with, labor market dynamics over...
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Author: anthony.randazzo@reason.org (Anthony Randazzo)
4303 Hits, 521 Comments, Added On 10/23/2011 7:36:00 PM

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