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Fact check: What you need to know about the ad claiming Neil Anderson would cut Medicaid

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of political ad fact checks we are publishing heading into the November 4, 2014 general election.

“Reflect” is a 30-second ad that claims Illinois State Senate candidate Neil Anderson would target Medicaid for any budget cuts that might be necessary if he serves on the Illinois State Senate. 553 more words

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If you don't vote, don't complain

I have mixed emotions when it comes to voting. For years in the ’90s I avoided the lines at the polling place, justifying it with the excuse that I was too busy.   486 more words


#GPSBoard Pres in absentia Staci Burk tries to snope Snopes in an apparent defense of Ron Bellus’ sex toy gaffe

It appears the Ron Bellus’ great sex toy show has yet to reach its climax.

Yesterday, Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board President in absentia Staci Burk seem to have decided to put in her two cents on the issue with a post in Daryl Colvin’s like-minded Facebook group.  441 more words

Gilbert Public Schools

Problems in the Media

One of the biggest problems in the media today is the easy transfer of misinformation. Stories go viral constantly without their authenticity being verified. This week saw two false stories blow up on the Internet, only to be discredited days later after minimal investigation. 304 more words

Missive: The Fear... What is Khorasan?

Thanks to The New York Times, Americans have another shadowy force to fear: Khorasan.

There is almost no public information about the Khorasan group, which was described by several intelligence, law enforcement and military officials as being made up of Qaeda operatives from across the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.

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The Information Age: Use Your Google

If we are living in the information age, how are we still so ill informed about


And if we fancy ourselves progressive and open-minded, why do we refuse open dialogue with people of opposing viewpoints? 453 more words

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