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An evolution on same-sex marriage
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The nation’s growing acceptance of same-sex marriage has happened in slow and painstaking moves, eventually building into a momentum that is sweeping even the most unlikely of converts.

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Cuts to hit military
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CNN’s Chris Lawrence looks at how the military will implement the forced spending cuts President Obama signs on Friday.

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Serbian political parties "hornet's nest of corruption"
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"In Europe, political parties are regarded as unpopular institutions, but people realize they are necessary. Each party's leadership faces the question of how it could gain credibility, and the question that determines the fate of elections they are …

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Self-interest powers political corruption
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Politicians involved in corruption is no new thing. One of the central themes of Animal Farm is that power corrupts. So it is not surprising to see the recent reports of serving parliamentarians being arrested for fraud and the sensational evidence …

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Trail Dust: Albert B. Fall's name forever linked with political corruption
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Controversy surrounded the life of New Mexico's Albert B. Fall. In spite of the prominent part he played in local politics, his name will forever remain under a cloud because of his role in the infamous Teapot Dome oil scandal of the 1920s. Forced to …

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High Debt Is a Real Drag
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Three teams of economists have separately shown that high government debt has a negative effect on long-term economic growth. When government debt grows, private investment shrinks, lowering future growth and future wages. Estimates across …

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Is there a tipping point for government debt? And is the United States about …
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That is, that 80 percent public debt to GDP ratio is the point at which a nation becomes vulnerable to tipping points on debt. The idea is that once a nation has debt above that level, it becomes vulnerable to the kind of self-reinforcing vicious …

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