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Edward Snowden: A Man of Peace

Edward Snowden has just been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize – an award that has certainly lost credibility because of some of...

America’s Most Outrageous Legal Decision of 2013

There have been many profoundly unjust decisions in the United States this year. One of the worst would have to be the setting...

The Whole Story on Japan’s 99% Conviction Rate, and the Corruption that Follows

The conviction rate in Japan is unbelievable. Some reports say 99.8%, others say 99.97%; but it’s clear that it’s above 99%. Why is...

Don’t Blame the NSA, They’re Only Human (so they spy on their love interests too)

Imagine a hacker who breaks into some girl’s computer. Maybe he doesn’t even know her – he just wants to get to know her....

The Secret to Happiness Revealed (No, seriously)

Being happy makes you not only live longer, but it makes you more successful in life. Philosophers have been writing about happiness for ages, and...

Why Are Hateful Americans Always So Clueless?

I suppose it’s not a big surprise that people who feel the most hatred or are the most violent are not the brightest...

Everything You Need to Know About Prism, Internet Freedom, and Edward Snowden (Updated)

The case of Edward Snowden has not only polarized the United States, but it has raised concerns from people all over the world....

Debating whether or not America is a Force for Good

Now that recent stories have come out about America’s widespread NSA tentacles, along with more news about how drones have been killing far...

The Church’s Underground Baby Trade

If you thought religious figures were all moral and decent… we have to talk. What people in Spain have known for just a...

Rotten America – Big Prison, Arrest Quotas, and What Education Really Pays For

Sure, learning the times table isn’t going to make you any less likely to stab someone at age 25, but one thing...

Is Japan About to Become an Offensive Military Power?

“Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the...

Are Patents Protecting Ideas or Stifling Innovation?

A patent is a form of intellectual property that can be granted with the presupposition that an invention for public consumption will come...

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 The 23rd (2017) edition of the Index of Economic Freedom was released, and the results are surprising. According to the website, “In economically free...

The Scourge of Internet Memes, and Believing Everything You See

Have we become a society of gullibility? Anyone who has a large enough network on social media has been able to see an...

6 Ridiculous Fake News Stories of the Past Year

Donald Trump sends his own plan to transport stranded marines, ISIS endorses Hillary Clinton and she sold them weapons, and Rage Against the...

2016 Absolutely Sucked

Pretty much once a year, I take a break from my usual articles of epic quality and write something personal, reflective, or otherwise far less-than-eloquent. So I...