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Steve Garcia

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The World We Never Knew

(14) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 1:11 PM

Humans tend to quickly ascribe effect to cause on the basis of mere observation. Such tendency can have as consequence upheaval and even war. According to Burleigh (2005), the proximity of the Enlightenment to the French Revolution made conservatives of the time "ascribe paternity" of the former over the latter...

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The Undead: Sarah Palin Reaches the No-Pulse State of Being

(31) Comments | Posted July 20, 2011 | 1:06 PM

It is not like me to write negative rants about individuals, so I will stop at the title and do what the whole world should do: "Move along, people, there's nothing to see here." Wait, wait, I actually have to say something about this phenomenon called Sarah Palin.

Governor Palin...

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The Debt Ceiling Debate Provides an Opportunity for Change

(5) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 6:26 PM

Americans, like citizens of any other nation past and present, have much to say about government spending. As taxpayers, of course, it is a right they own. The government runs because they add to its coffers, and the government must answer to the demands of the People. Of the two...

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Calling All Obamaniacs

(11) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 9:03 PM

The Presidential elections of 2008 may very well go into history as the greatest event in American elections. Even if candidate Obama wasn't your first option, even if you were a Republican, you have to admit it was an awesome feeling to see an African American become the most powerful...

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Puerto Rico -- the Next Red State?

(11) Comments | Posted July 27, 2009 | 8:31 PM

Last Wednesday, July 22, HR 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009 introduced by Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (the Island's representative in the Congress) was voted on by the House Natural Resources Committee with a 30-8 win for Mr. Pierluisi (8 Republicans voted yea and 7 voted nay). It...

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Puerto Rico's Path To Statehood

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2009 | 2:32 PM

In a letter to former Governor Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, President Obama (then a presidential candidate) expressed:

I will actively engage Congress and the Puerto Rican people in promoting this deliberative, open and unbiased process, that may include a constitutional convention or a plebiscite, and my Administration will adhere to a...
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