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Sarena Dharshi

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A Look Back at My Favourite Calgary 2012 Event - Nuit Blanche

Sarena Dharshi | March 8, 2013 | Canada Alberta
I have had the pleasure of seeing Calgary 2012 grow from even before its official inception.. As the project comes to a close in March of 2013, I took a moment to consider what my favourite event was. From the Sweet City Lip Dub to the Artist in Residence program, the projects implemented this year have all been unique. However, my absolute favourite event was Nuit Blanche.
Richard (RJ) Eskow

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A Deficit Hawk Earns His Seat in Heaven

Richard (RJ) Eskow | March 8, 2013 | Politics
Three public figures associated with the movement to cut government spending appeared in the news this week. All three characters -- the Senator, the Lobbyist, and the Economist -- have encouraged steep cuts in government spending. But only one of them is going to heaven. Which one?
Chris Harnick

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'The Good Wife' Returns: Recap Of 'Boom De Yah Da,' Which Introduces A New Creditor

Chris Harnick | March 8, 2013 | TV
While it was enjoyable to see Michael J. Fox and Julianna Margulies have an acting showcase in that conference room, it felt like an arduous process to get through "The Good Wife's" "Boom De Yah Da."
Joe Peyronnin

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Debt Ceiling Standoff

Joe Peyronnin | March 8, 2013 | Politics
No wonder Congress is so unpopular. Last year's House and Senate teamed up to be the most ineffective Congress in decades. Sadly, the new Congress looks like it is going to underperform its predecessor.
Mark Boslough

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Global Warming: Scholarship vs. Pseudoscholarship

Mark Boslough | March 8, 2013 | Science
There have been many climate-change debates among scientists as well as non-scientists. We need to recognize the difference between a scientific debate and other forms of disagreement. Science has ground rules. Those who don't follow the rules cannot legitimately claim to be participating in a scientific debate.
Robert Kuttner

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The Jobs Numbers and the Deficit

Robert Kuttner | March 8, 2013 | Politics
During the months when the Congress and the press kept everyone on the edge of their seats wondering about the dreaded fiscal cliff, business behavior went on as normal -- and a mediocre normal at that. The lousy rate of job creation hardly changed. Detroit enjoyed a good fourth quarter as very low-interest rates stimulated auto sales. Christmas sales were about what was predicted, as consumers turned to their credit cards. To the extent that the economy has remained stuck in first gear, it has everything to do with high unemployment and lagging wages, and just about nothing to do with the fiscal cliff or worries about the debt ratio 20 years down the road.
HuffPost Radio

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BOTH SIDES NOW: Q: Why Can't the U.S. Reduce Deficits and Gun Violence? A: Voters

HuffPost Radio | January 6, 2013 | Politics
Eliot Spitzer & Torie Clarke debate the Cliff deal and guns after Newtown. Should blame fall on Washington or on voters who want to spend 24 percent of GDP while only paying 16 percent in taxes and since many also "cling" to a two century near-religious belief in their muskets?
Steve Clemons

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Officials: Chuck Hagel Was a 'Gift From God' for the Israeli USO

Steve Clemons | March 8, 2013 | Politics
The bottom line: Chuck Hagel kept the facility open and expanded it when he was restructuring and shifting priorities inside the USO to keep it alive. If Hagel had had a deep anti-Israel bias, others would have seen it and reported it.
Holly Cara Price

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The Legend of Touchdown Jesus

Holly Cara Price | March 8, 2013 | Sports
Monday night, another chapter in the age old rivalry between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide takes place.
Terry Lyons

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Best of 2012: The Athletes, Olympians, Paralympians, Volunteers of London 2012

Terry Lyons | March 8, 2013 | Sports
The most skeptic critic of the Olympic movement or the most analytical curmudgeon of a journalist could not find a single thing wrong with the Games of the XXXth Olympiad.
Peter A. Georgescu

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Heroes Aren't Just Idols

Peter A. Georgescu | March 8, 2013 | Impact
An idol can inspire you to do something exceptional or creative, yet a hero can teach what it means to choose the good through self-sacrifice.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

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The Wrong Way to Start the New Year - Why Congress Needs to Pass Sandy Aid

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | January 7, 2013 | Politics
The failure of the GOP-controlled House of Representatives to pass the full $60 billion Sandy Disaster Aid bill this past week was a miserable way to start the New Year. The House had an opportunity to help families throughout the Northeast region by bringing a comprehensive emergency aid bill to...
Marcia Dawkins

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Eminem's Three Commandments

Marcia Dawkins | March 8, 2013 | Media
Paying attention to the guilt-redemption, love-hate and God-Devil themes found in Mathers's music is an important part of understanding how the perception of spirituality is active in today's popular culture.
Adam Kingsmith

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Why I No Longer Give a Puck About NHL Hockey

Adam Kingsmith | March 8, 2013 | Canada
As I'm sure you all know by now, a tentative deal has been reached between the players and the owners of the NHL. For most of the world, this means absolutely nothing. I find the NHL more and more irrelevant every time it returns from another one of these temper-tantrums. As a recovered NHL addict, I can't help but wonder why we want to put so much energy and passion, offer so much devotion and piety, to a league that has done this to its fans four times in the past 20 years. Why do both the league brass and the players' union continue to overestimate Canada's passion for the NHL?
Marquavius Burnett

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Alabama Will Knock Off Notre Dame to Become a Dynasty

Marquavius Burnett | March 8, 2013 | Sports
This should be one for the ages -- two classic programs with great talent and great coaching staffs. It will come down to which quarterback can make more plays and smart money says to go with AJ McCarron over Notre Dame's Everett Golson.
Joshua Vowles

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The Improbable Dream of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Joshua Vowles | March 8, 2013 | Sports
So here we are. Notre Dame vs. Alabama for the whole damn thing. Once again, the Irish are an underdog according to both public opinion and Vegas oddsmakers -- and that's exactly how this particular team likes it.
Roger Hickey

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GOP Threat: Cut Social Security and Medicare or We'll Kill the Economy -- Americans Say No to Both

Roger Hickey | March 8, 2013 | Politics
Republicans can get their way only if Democrats fail to realize they have the American people on their side. And once Republicans are clear about their proposals, Americans turn against them.
Soul Dancer

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Expectations and Resolutions: A Mash-Off Between Faith, Facts and Fictions

Soul Dancer | March 8, 2013 | Healthy Living
With 2013's arrival, much like a gardener using a shovel to prepare for planting (then one day, harvesting), I invite you to explore your faith, facts and fictions with the following questions (shovels) over the weeks and months ahead.
Musa Okwonga

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The Feel-Good Hip Hop Mixtape

Musa Okwonga | March 8, 2013 | UK Entertainment
he theme of this mixtape is "feel-good", and we've selected five tracks each: I have taken the liberty of dividing it into two parts, the North Side (Carrie) and the South Side (me), since Carrie hails from Newcastle and I'm from just outside London. So here you go: we hope you like it.
Robert Reich

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The Hoax of Entitlement Reform

Robert Reich | March 8, 2013 | Politics
Taming future deficits requires three steps having nothing to do with entitlements: Limiting the growth of overall healthcare costs, cutting our bloated military, and ending corporate welfare.