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Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

As a member of Generation X, I was raised almost entirely without any sophisticated technology in the home. With the exception of a video game here or there, the only entertainment we had was the TV or radio. Our generation

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How Scotland Won Independence By Losing The Independence Vote

So, on 18th September 2014, 718 years after its first battle against English rule, Scotland eventually voted ‘No’ to independence. A full month on, as the dust settles on the outcome and all commentators, observationists and pub-philosophers air their final

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The Scandalous Art of Car Buying

In a future socialist utopia, a car buyer will be able to confidently walk into a dealership and pay the same price as everyone else buying the same type of vehicle. But, alas, in today’s free economy and capitalistic regime,

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Will Scotland Take The High Road To Independence?

Thursday 18th September is the date that Scotland will eventually vote on its independence from the UK – a strikingly more peaceful attempt at exiting relations with England than earlier attempts at liberation, as Mel Gibson would no doubt testify.

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Kardashian WHO? Video: How Europeans See America

With all of the current conflicts going on in the world, I decided that my recent trip to Europe was the perfect opportunity to meet people with perspectives other than my own–to discuss issues, understand their viewpoints, and also find

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The Road To Reims: 2. Laon, France

b. On Laon A few hours south of Arras, we find Laon by accident, perched dramatically on a hill ahead of us. It’s a vaguely pretty little medieval muddle set on a small elevation approx 100 metres above the otherwise

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Road Trip: 1. The Road To Reims

a. On Arras Totally forgetting that this summer is the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, we arrive in Arras with the wide-eyed excitement of explorers enthusiastic to cast their first footprints onto foreign soil. And anyway, we need a

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Making Plans With Nigel

Tuesday 15th July 2014. The time is 16.37pm. I’ve been on hold for approximately 23 minutes. I’ve been counting. Well, not 23 minutes altogether. There were two short occasions when someone did pick up the phone. But only to tell

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In Defense Of ASU Officer Ferrin-No Racial Motivation

On May 20th, 2014 an Arizona State University Police Officer asked a woman to use the sidewalk rather than walk down the middle of a road near campus. She would not comply. He then asked for ID. She would not comply. He

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4 Reasons Why Feminists Should Applaud the Recent Supreme Court Ruling

Not long after finishing college, I started an entry-level customer service position in a small company with about 15 employees. Within less than a year, I was promoted to supervisor. Within three years I was Operations Manager and the company

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