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  The Argo Argument

Background Oscar winning movie, Argo, has angered Iranians. Some plan to sue Hollywood, claiming that the film portrays an “anti-Iranian” sentiment and a distorted version of the actual events (Karimi 2013). Argo declared it is “based on true story.” The …

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  Gangnam Style Takes the World by Storm

The song “Gangnam style” by Korean pop (K-Pop) star Psy has surpassed all previous Internet milestones and is now the most-watched video ever on YouTube. As of December 25th, the video was watched more than one billion times. From politicians …

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  Value of a College Education

In the past year, U.S. newspapers and magazines are highlighting success stories of students who choose not to attend or complete college, as well as articles critical of the value of higher education.  Furthermore, the growth of free online sites …

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  Four More Years: Globalization and Obama’s Second Term

After a resounding win in the 2012 presidential elections, President Obama faces many hard choices in his second term.  In the short term, finding a solution to prevent the fiscal cliff will be the first priority of the administration. If …

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  Anti-Muslim Film: Behind the Violent Response

The murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three aides on September 11th and the attempted take-over of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was blamed on a trailer for an anti-Muslim film, Innocence of Muslims, which was released on …

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  Feminist Challenges around the World

From the Catholic Church deeming a confederation of American nuns “radical feminists” because they were focusing on helping the poor, rather than furthering the Church’s social agenda, to the struggling  feminist weekly, a first in Afghanistan, feminism is featured prominently …

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  What France Thinks about Globalization

With a new socialist president, France is under the spotlight as the world eagerly anticipates its leadership in addressing the European debt crisis. Hollande has vowed to pursue economic policies tied to growth, not just austerity. He also plans to …

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  Globalization and the Student Loan Crisis

Across the U.S. a debate is simmering over student loans. A quick Internet search produces headlines such as “Debunking the student loan crisis,” “Is the so-called student loan crisis one big exaggeration,” and “The student loan crisis is crippling American …

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  Will the Kony2012 Campaign Help Central Africa?

A 2012 media blitz highlighting Joseph Kony has taken the United States by storm. Invisible Children, an American NGO, are carrying out a social media campaign, Kony 2012, to raise awareness of the existence of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) …

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