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Can Herman Cain Deliver?

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain, while controversial, has a possible chance of winning the Republican nomination. “Many of the Muslims, they are not totally dedicated to this country,” GOP campaigner Herman Cain said in March. “They are not dedicated to our Constitution. Many of them are trying to force Sharia law on the people of this […]

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Rick Perry: Too Big to Fail?

As the race for the US presidency begins, another Texas governor has emerged as a leading contender. The dilemma facing American voters as the 2012 presidential election season begins might be summed up in one colourful question: “Is America ready for another set of cowboy boots in the White House?” The man posing the question […]

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Arizona’s War on Immigrants

“Most immigrants are economic refugees,” Bob Kee explained as we drove across the rolling arid hills of south-central Arizona towards the border of Mexico. “US policy in the post-9/11 world states that the government knew there would be ‘collateral damage,’ meaning more dead migrants because of the increasing militarization of the borders. But when people […]

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Insider: Palin Failed to Lead on Oil and Gas Safety in Alaska

There have been several recent oil spills and other environmental problems linked to the oil/gas production industry in Alaska. On December 23, a tugboat hit the Bligh Reef, the same reef struck by the Exxon Valdez 20 years ago. The recent grounding may have caused as much as 33,500 gallons of diesel fuel to spill […]

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