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Richard (RJ) Eskow

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The Latest SEC/Goldman Sachs Sweetheart Deal Is the Worst One Yet

Richard (RJ) Eskow | June 12, 2012 | Business
The $22 million agreement with Goldman Sachs which the SEC announced yesterday -- another one in which the guilty party "neither confirms nor denies wrongdoing" -- looks like the worst deal yet.
Dee Evans

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Hilary Rosen Was Right in One Sense -- Not All Moms Have a 'Choice' to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

Dee Evans | June 12, 2012 | Politics
Most women simply don't have a choice of being a "working mom" or a "stay-at-home mom" -- they're just busy trying to be a mom.
Melinda Morris

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A Wedding In Seven Words

Melinda Morris | June 12, 2012 | Weddings
When I went to my vendors and friends I would present my "brief." I would say "think vintage, 1950's, 4th of July, fancy, family picnic; parasols, grassy, happy, warm, swingy. The colors are watermelon, kiwi and sunflower yellow."
Kevin O'Brien

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From Deployed to Employed: The Battle to Find a Job in the Civilian World After Serving the Nation

Kevin O'Brien | June 12, 2012 | Impact
There is no shortage of programs to tackle this problem, but it is up to all of us in the private and public sector to reach out to the military community and let them know that we are grateful for their service.
Laura Prudom

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'American Idol' Elimination Recap: A 'Shocking' Result For The Top 7

Laura Prudom | June 12, 2012
Is an "Idol" shocker still a shocker if the show's host tweets about it to his 6.4 million-plus Twitter followers?
John Zogby

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A Slight Advantage for Obama

John Zogby | June 12, 2012 | Politics
There are 12 states that Obama won in 2008, which leaned heavily Republican in 2010. As I write this today, Obama is either tied or holds a slight lead in all 12. So today, slight advantage Obama.
David Isenberg

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Soldier or Contractor? It Doesn't Matter; in the End Both Still Get Screwed

David Isenberg | June 12, 2012 | Business
Despite all the attention paid to the use of private military and security contractors on battlefields it is true, as many in that industry say, that it is not that new; at least not as an organizational phenomenon.
Michael Bourret

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Why The DoJ Lawsuit Is Bad For The eBook Marketplace

Michael Bourret | June 12, 2012 | Books
The DOJ says that their lawsuit and settlement terms are intended to return competitiveness to the market. But just one retailer, Amazon, stands to gain.
Will Entrekin

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Why The DoJ Lawsuit Is Good For EBooks

Will Entrekin | June 12, 2012 | Books
The DoJ lawsuit might make things more difficult for those who have based their business models on paper books, but it could well be a boon to smaller publishers, authors, and--most importantly of all--readers.
Jason Reed

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Open Letter to Winston Matthews - Prisoner Number A8167CK

Jason Reed | June 12, 2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dear Winston Matthews, Words simply cannot express how I felt when I learned of your incarceration.
Andrew Z. Cohen

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Are You Thinking Your Own Thoughts?

Andrew Z. Cohen | June 12, 2012 | Religion
Are you thinking your own thoughts? Are you living your own lives?
Olivia Ware

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SF's Finest Bring Deviled Eggs, Crudo & Volcanic Punch to Taste of the Nation

Olivia Ware | June 12, 2012 | Food
Bay Area food culture sometimes consists of two teams butting heads: the innovators of nouveau flavors and techniques, and the ingredient purists.
Jack E. Kosakowski

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Helping Our Young People Secure a Financially Stable Future

Jack E. Kosakowski | June 12, 2012 | Education
What happened to the dream of a better tomorrow? How do we help our teens -- our future -- get it back?
Dr Keith M. Johnston

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The Great Ealing Film Challenge 59: For Those in Peril (1944)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | June 12, 2012 | UK Entertainment
For Those in Peril is a perfect example of the story-documentary approach begun in the British documentary groups, and developed through Ealing projects such as San Demetrio, London (1943) or Convoy (1940).
Val Watham

The Science of Stripes

Val Watham | June 12, 2012 | UK Tech
I want to find out whether it's true that vertical stripes are more flattering than horizontal or whether Steve Jobs and Coco Chanel had it right and black is best. Material World agreed that this is a question people would be interested in and I'm now planning the experiment.
Neil Simpson

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New Contemporaries 2012 Review

Neil Simpson | June 12, 2012 | UK Culture
The New Contemporaries exhibition is in its fourth year and gives a platform to the best and brightest new talent from Scotland's leading art institutions.
Oliver Warren

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Once More With Feeling: Re-Imagining Battleship (2012)

Oliver Warren | June 12, 2012 | UK Entertainment
Who could resist a movie based on that popular childhood game of... E11? Miss, T26? Miss. Zz? I mean the dialogue just writes itself. Well, obviously, any right minded film executive would jettison the core of the license and replace it with aliens. Hollywood? Direct hit.
Sarah Bridge

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At Which Point Does All This Titanic Stuff Get, Well, Icky?

Sarah Bridge | June 12, 2012 | UK Lifestyle
I can't be the only one who thinks that there are ways to mark such as tragedy as the Titanic and a menu consisting of the dishes eaten by people who were about to die, or lose loved ones, is not the way to do it.
Dr Sneh Khemka

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Why Breakfast Really Is the Most Important Meal of the Day

Dr Sneh Khemka | June 12, 2012 | UK Lifestyle
Over the long Easter weekend, the daily papers were more than likely read by many over a leisurely breakfast. And for a lot of men, this came as quite good news, as the weekend headlines delivered the latest diabetes risk factor - men who skip breakfast are more at risk of developing diabetes compared to those who routinely eat when they get up.
Tehmina Kazi

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Forced Marriages Undermine the Values of Islam

Tehmina Kazi | June 12, 2012 | UK Politics
Last week, the Home Office closed their three-month consultation on the criminalisation of forced marriage. When I initially posted the consultation document in the Facebook group for my organisation, British Muslims for Secular Democracy, there were cries of shock that forced marriage was not already a criminal offence. The right to choose who you will live with, sleep with, eat with and possibly raise children with, for the rest of your life, is as basic a right as they come. Violations of this right are not only disastrous for the individuals involved, but they undermine values that are fundamental to British society and Islam itself.