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Archive for October 29, 2012

For the last week all of the east coast has been bracing themselves for Hurricane Sandy, which has adopted the nickname ‘Frankenstorm’. The category one storm is expected to cause severe damage and possible evacuations. Schools, jobs and many businesses have been shut down Monday and Tuesday, unsure if they will reopen Wednesday. As the […]

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Donald Trump recently released a public address in which he asked for Obama’s education records in exchange for a $5 million dollar charitable donation. Can we really say we’re surprised? Donald Trump has yet again slithered himself into our countries’ political discourse. At one point last year he even flirted with the idea of running […]

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During the Dark Ages, when only the wealthy could afford to send their children to school and illiteracy was rampant, the only source of information for most people was the Church. It would seem today, in a developed nation where the literacy rate is 99% and information is available at the tip of our fingers, […]

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Ted Turner & CNN

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Launched on June 1, 1980 Ted Turner’s Cable News Network (CNN) continued people’s innate desire for news. CNN was the first 24-hour cable news program. CNN gave us “the sights as well as the sounds of the news became available 24 hours a day,” as Mitchell Stephens notes in his book “A History of the News.” Before […]

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