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It’s been a fairly cool summer this year, hasn’t it? Well, not really

Some of the people who think the weather where they live is the most reliable measure of global warming (or the lack of it) have been pretty happy of late. In some locales, temperatures have seemed unseasonably low. So, take that, Al Gore. What? What’s that you’re  saying? It hasn’t really been all that cool in much of the world this summer? Says who? Oh, it’s THESE GUYS again: Last month was the warmest August globally since records began being kept in 1880, NASA reported Monday. The globe just keeps warming. While it...

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Fox News is hypocritical on how Obama and British PM Cameron deal with ISIS

The main to thing to remember here is that Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel is rabidly dedicated to the demonization of Barack Obama but not of David Cameron —  even when he says the same stuff Obama says. You see, Cameron is a friend of Murdoch. Steve M. at NoMoreMisterNiceBlog makes the comparisons HERE and HERE....

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It’s hypocritical to oppose Obama on virtually everything and then call him divisive

On the night that Barack Obama was first inaugurated in 2009, more than a dozen Republican leaders met privately in Washington and agreed among one another to fight the new president on anything and everything he might do or say. Since then, GOP politicians generally have shown a distinct inclination to disagree with Obama on almost his every utterance. Then, too, many of them have joined with the right-wing noise machine in questioning Obama’s birthright, his patriotism, his religion and anything else that might come to mind. The...

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Let’s not ignore this other connection between football and domestic violence

The one good thing about the current scandal concerning domestic violence among professional football players is that public opinion seems to be running strongly against tolerance of such behavior. But there’s another angle to this matter that also deserves our attention — domestic violence among football fans. Consider THIS: [T]he latest research suggests that negative emotions triggered by events such as a football loss can lead to more serious crimes and behaviors like domestic violence. In a comprehensive survey of domestic...

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You might want to consider this before encouraging your son to play football

Recent polls indicate that worries about head injuries have resulted in parents becoming increasingly reluctant to have their sons play football. That would seem to be a prudent attitude, as THIS indicates: The National Football League, which for years disputed evidence that its players had a high rate of severe brain damage, has stated in federal court documents that it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop long-term cognitive problems and that the conditions are likely to emerge at “notably younger ages” than in the general...

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When was the last time Congress declared war under terms of the Constitution?

Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the exclusive right to declare war against a foreign country, but that hasn’t happened in nearly 73 years. Since then, however, tens of thousands of Americans have died in various wars waged without any formal declaration as prescribed by the Constitution. And perhaps millions of people in foreign countries, many of them civilians, have been killed by American firepower in these undeclared wars. I used to complain about this situation back in the days of the Vietnam War...

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