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Limbaugh’s views on contraception are ridiculous

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While controversy over one aspect of the Obama administration’s contraception rule – whether and when religiously affiliated employers must comply – has dominated recent headlines, that debate has also recently turned an interesting and somewhat humorous corner. The most recent discussion has also suggested a tenuous grasp of the basics of contraception on the part…

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To raise money for Special Olympics, a dip in the icy Atlantic

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Nearly 6,000 beach-goers gathered on the coast of the Jersey shore on February 25, 2012 to participate in the “Polar Bear Plunge.” By jumping through treacherous winter waves and bearing the freezing, bone-chilling winds in Seaside Heights, avid supporters of the Special Olympics of New Jersey raised well over 1.4 million dollars for the non-profit…

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Ellen DeGeneres supported by unusual allies

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I must extend a personal –and completely serious– thanks to the conservative anti-gay organization “One Million Moms”. Ellen DeGeneres, in addition to being a highly successful day time talk show host, was recently announced as an official spokesperson for JC Penney. However, “One Million Moms” has demanded that JC Penney drop Ellen as a sponsor,…

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Vend print machine moved, still not near printers

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The printers are in the library, but the machine that sells the print cards is a building away, in the Student Center. After running out of money on her print card and having to forgo her place in line so she could make the trek to the Student Center to refill her card, Barbara Schaeffer,…

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal just the beginning

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The military policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed on Sept 20, 2011. I believe the history and repeal of DADT cuts to the core of what America is and has become; it shows how when one group’s rights are trampled upon, the entire culture is diminished. DADT was made an official policy in 1993…

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