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The Erosion of Our Civil Liberties

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By Amy Alkon Our Founding Fathers were a bunch of obnoxious jerks — and I mean that in the most reverent way. They were fiercely opposed to blind obedience to authority and risked their lives to flip it the bird. Oh, how disappointingly — and dangerously — far we’ve fallen. Our constitutional rights are increasingly…

Hello, 2012!

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By Blair Jackson This is the year that could potentially bring the end of civilization as we know it. Even though the hype surrounding 2012 is engrossed in half-baked mythology, there is something undeniably mystical about this year. The end of the Mayan calendar has forced our culture to look into history, at the Mayans,…

Advice Goddess

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  On Crowd Nine The man I’ve been in a long-term on-and-off relationship with has started seeing someone else. He’s cagey about the details, but what’s really bothering me is she has no clue I exist. I’m tempted to write her an anonymous note, telling her that I was here first, have been here a…

Weekly Horoscopes

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CAPRICORN: You curb yourself when self-righteousness floods your lower mind. You never want to disregard others’ opinions. However, you know there is great truth beyond opinions and you seek that truth everywhere – in everything and everyone. It’s quite hidden, yes? You have trained yourself to be honest, smoothing blunt edges of communication. You’re direct…

The Priorities of Outrage: Guns Before Butter

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By Jonathan Meador Since your social media feeds have likely been hijacked by gun-related missives from good-intentioned friends, family and other assorted nice (but unhinged) Facebook acquaintances in the wake of Friday’s horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., it’s likely that you may have missed one of the biggest news stories in this waning year of…