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Ron Paul dominates CPAC with largest, loudest audience

Did Ron Paul just launch his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012? To anyone who watched any of the other Republican stars give their speeches at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the difference between Paul and the rest was clearly one of enthusiasm and volume. Indeed, it…

Video game commemorates Austin suicide pilot

The smoke over Austin is hardly two days settled and already, many have risen to defend the actions of Joe Stack. And now, there’s this: an 8-bit style video game called “Tax Time,” published on Newgrounds.com, commemorating his deadly attack on a Texas IRS office. In the game users must…

Probe clears Yoo for torture advice, despite deleted emails

John Yoo, a former Justice Department lawyer who issued legal opinions essentially giving President George W. Bush unlimited authority to torture prisoners of war, exercised “poor judgment” but should not be disbarred, an internal review has concluded. This, in spite of a dearth of missing e-mails from the time the…

Medical studies show cannabis effective for treating pain, spasms

With the results of a medical study summarized by a new report delivered to the California state legislature, the California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) claims it has established scientific proof that inhaled cannabis holds medical value at or above the level of conventional prescription medicines used for a…

Austin suicide bomber featured in music videos

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Joe Stack, the 53-year-old software engineer who allegedly flew a single engine aircraft into an Austin-based IRS office on Thursday morning, was more than just a criminal or possible domestic terrorist. He was also a musician who played the bass and accordion in a band that once…

Former Mexican foreign minister calls for ‘North American union’, unified currency

Prolific Mexican politician and intellectual Jorge Castañeda believes that a greater North American community — a “North American Union” — with economies tied together under a European Union-style system, complete with open borders and a unified currency, is the wave of the future. In a new interview with Web site…

Limbaugh suggests World War II not as harmful to America as Obama

Right-wing host claims ‘there is no war on right now,’ even as Marines dodge snipers in Afghan city of Marjah According to the U.S. government, 405,399 Americans were casualties during the second world war, a conflict that claimed over 50 million lives all around the globe. But that’s nothing, apparently.…

Vancouver Olympics protest takes violent twist

For all the power and spectacle of the Olympic Games, the down-sides may seem to some a necessary evil. But not to all. “The Olympics have a history of leaving host cities in debt, and relocating the poor and homeless away from the sanitized corridors of host cities,” The Christian…

Joe the ‘Plumber’: ‘I don’t owe John McCain shit, he really screwed up my life’

For one-time political icon Joe Wurzelbacher, reminders of his old campaign buddy Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) aren’t exactly pleasant. Some grapes turn more sour than others, it seems. More commonly known as “Joe the Plumber” — even though he held no such certification when McCain endowed him with the title…

Mexicans take to Juarez streets for ‘March of Anger’ against drug war

Over a thousand people took to the streets of Ciudad Juarez on Sunday to protest the city’s record-setting crime wave, which civil rights groups say is made worse by the presence of some 6,000 Mexican soldiers. “The army’s presence is anti-constitutional and violates citizens’ rights. That’s why we’re asking them…

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