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As goes Greece, so goes America: Democracy hangs’em high

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Many people, especially those living in the profoundly secularized democracies of the West, believe acts of evil can be rendered good by a political majority.

Jed Clampett shoots him a gusher. If Jed were living today, he probably wouldn't get enough for his find to skee-daddle off to Beverly Hills, given today's market action. (Screen grabs from YouTube video of TV show opening)

Greek contagion gives way to crude oil collapse

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West Texas Intermediate down over 7 percent today as fears of an Iranian return to major production trump Grexit fears in volatile Monday trading action.

Joaquin Rodriguez of Katusha manages to hold off Chris Froome of Team Sky to win Stage 3, but Froome becomes the overall leader of the Tour de France. Photo: LeTour.com

Stage 3 results: A rough ride into Belgium for the Tour de France

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Tour de France roads were rough and the ride was rougher, with several crashes taking key competitors out of the race on day three.

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Jim Webb: A substantive candidate for president

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Webb’s service to America as a member of the Navy, Secretary of Navy under Reagan, in the DOD and Congress make him ready for the White House

The world is tilting to the left.

Greece: Tragic proof the world leans to the economic left

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Income inequality has increase; Wages are stagnant, the top 10% of income earners continues to grow. Is this a result of the free market or is it a result of too much government?

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Altruism necessary for democracy, freedom and successful countries

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The American People need to remember that democracy is a way of life built and sustained by a country full of people willing to sweat and sacrifice so everyone can enjoy freedom.

Wile E. Coyote parody.

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis out, stock futures down

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WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 – Late Sunday morning, news hit the wires that controversial Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis had resigned from

The European Union is a faulty economic and political system destined for collapse.

Greece votes no: Europe should have listened to Nigel Farage

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One currency, one union? More like one big mess. The European Union is destined to fail.

Edvard Munch, "The Scream."

Triggers: How they impact your life and how to deal with them

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WASHINGTON, July 3, 2015 – For better or ill, “triggers” have been very much in the news lately. But what, exactly, is

Edith Cavell Quote

Fourth of July: What is there to celebrate?

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America is suffering this July 4th, but we will join together to end the hate, anger and divisions thrust upon us.

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Obamanomics’ amazing shrinking socialist cake

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Jerome believed in what modern economists call the “fixed cake fallacy.” The silly theory (believed by Karl Marx) states that all wealth is fixed, and, like physical matter, cannot be made or destroyed, only rearranged.

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Exercising our ‘inalienable right’ to better health

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‘God has built a higher platform of human rights, and He has built it on diviner claims.’

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President Obama’s Independence Day opportunity against ISIS

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This is not the time to shrink back or the time to turn around in defeat from ISIS. Now is the time for Obama to take the offensive with full afterburners blazing.

Nature is putting on a show in Alaska's Katmai National Park and the Bearcam is letting us see it live. Photo: National Park Service, M. Fitz

Brooks Falls Bearcam, Nature’s best reality show (LIVE VIDEO)

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SAN DIEGO, July 3, 2015 – Americans love our reality TV. Admit it. You might be a fan of the talent shows,

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Why did Martin O’Malley tank so bad?

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Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are all the talk on the media. O’Malley is nowhere to be seen.