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Entries by Howard Steven Friedman from 04/2012

World's Deadliest Wealthy Countries

| Posted 04.04.2012 | World

America's homicide rates, incarceration rates and gun ownership rates are all much higher than other wealthy countries. While the data associated with crime is imperfect, these facts all point to the idea that America is more violent than many other wealthy countries.

Selecting Facts Regarding the Supreme Court

| Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

The Constitution does not explicitly state that the Supreme Court has the right to review laws and declare them constitutional or not. In fact, the Supreme Court gave themselves this power in Marbury v. Madison.

Independent Voter or Independent Poser? Take the Test

| Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

As with many things in life, when it comes to being an independent voter, actions speak much louder than words. If your actions show that you are a party loyalist, then embrace it. If your actions show that you are an independent voter, then embrace it.

NASA Simply Stopped Being a Priority

| Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Will we look back and ask ourselves whether the decision to abandon space was a wise decision? Or will historians look back and identify this decision as a textbook example of when America sacrificed long-term strategic goals for short-term interests.