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Bert McCracken
Bert McCracken is the singer of The Used, from Orem, Utah. The band's latest release, Imaginary Enemy, is out now. The Used have had four Billboard Top 10 albums, including their latest LP release in 2012, Vulnerable, which debuted at #8 and sold 32,000 copies within its first week alone. In addition, The Used (2002), In Love And Death (2005), and Lies for the Liars (2007) were all certified gold albums. Maybe Memories (2003) CD/DVD was certified platinum. The Used DVD “Berth” has been certified Gold. Bert currently lives in Sydney, Australia where he enjoys reading, writing and spending time with his family.

Entries by Bert McCracken

The War on Poverty

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 6:57 PM

Over 50 years ago, on Jan. 8, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an all-out war on poverty. His idea consisted of a simple plan that was laid out in the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964: to provide tax dollars to better the sociological needs of the poor. The money...

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The War on Drugs

(8) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 9:24 PM

Although Richard Nixon declared war on drugs in 1971, we must look to an economic and historic analysis of anti-drug laws in the U.S. to put the "war" into context. In the late 18th and well into the 19th century, before the drug-conviction craze, the issue of addiction was dealt...

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War on Terror

(8) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 8:00 AM

noun \ˈter-ər, ˈte-rər\
: a very strong feeling of fear
: something that causes very strong feelings of fear
: something that is terrifying
: violence that is committed by a person, group, or government in order to frighten...

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