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The Most Powerful Man in the World Grew Up on Food Stamps

by Joanne Goldblum, Founder and Executive Director of the National Diaper Bank Network, originally for the Huffington Post

I had a chance to meet the president recently, so of course I talked with him about poverty. 611 more words

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The Fight Against Blood Diamond Trade

The terrifying amount of abuse and torture happening in areas of Africa due to conflict diamond trade angers me. Amnesty International stated that, “A total of 3 million people have died over the many years of blood diamond conflicts within Africa.” A majority of you reading this are shocked by this devastating amount of deaths, and I strongly agree with you. 621 more words

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Rough Draft of Essay (Impacts of Social Media)

In past generations, most confrontation had to do solely with the idea of face to face communication, however, in society today that is almost unheard of as we rely heavily on the use of social media and technology. 1,147 more words

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Crime is down in Denver after legalizing pot, but the media pushes fear

After three months of legal pot, Denver has not turned into an urban wasteland. In fact, as Vox reports, crime in the first quarter of 2014 is down across the board from the first two months of 2013. 69 more words

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Op-Ed: Diversification without Disintegration - by Ameya Naik

His Highness The Aga Khan reflects on the challenges of developing a cosmopolitan and pluralistic society in the information age.

“…to remain empathetically open to the Other in a diversifying world is a continuing struggle of central importance for all of us.”

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My take on Nick v Nigel Round 2

Stephen Tall has given his view on last night’s Debate over at Liberal Democrat Voice

I broadly agree with Stephen.

Let me get two things that annoy the hell out of me off my chest first, though. 678 more words

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