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VIDEO - Obama Marks 'Independence Day'

It’s been almost 20 years since Independence Day hit theatres everywhere. A winning combination of War of the Worlds, 70s disaster flicks and state-of-the-art effects, it was a smash hit when it came out in 1996, and has remained a fixture on TV ever since (including an all-day marathon yesterday on AMC). 147 more words

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Ron Kovic - An American Prayer

Il 4 di luglio è la festa dell’indipendenza americana. Pensando a una figura che possa rappresentare questa data mi viene in mente non Washington o Ben Franklin, ma… 123 more words


Obama Commutes Non-Violent Drug Sentences To Reduce Mass Incarceration


Whether you love him or hate him, you’ve got to give credit where credit is due. In a recent effort to cut back the number of people incarcerated on non-violent drug charges, President Barack Obama said he will free dozens more federal prisoners in the next weeks, according to… 531 more words

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Do unemployment benefits discourage people from working?

I noticed that the latest jobs report showed that the percentage of work-eligible Americans working was at a 38-year-low.

CNS News reports:

A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Thoughts on marriage and gay marriage

Hat tip to Tiffany’s Non-Blog.

There are lessons in this chart for people who advocate social change, and that is to never think that electing a particular politician is enough, and especially to never settle for the lesser of two evils. 795 more words