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Brad Mielke

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Bain Capital and Off-Shoring

Thursday, August 16, 2012

As Mitt Romney continues to hammer President Obama over the stagnant economy, the former Massachusetts governor's own time in the public sector, as the CEO of Bain Capital, continues to come under scrutiny. When a Bain-invested company began shutting down American plants and sending those jobs overseas, employees who had spent their entire lives at one company suddenly found themselves out of work — and wondering what would happen if Romney were elected "America's CEO."

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Yes, Your Date Can Smell Your Fear

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

If you've ever worried that an animal could smell your fear, you could be right. You might still be right if that animal was a fellow human, like your boss or your date.

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Immigration Policy in the Romney White House

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

President Obama’s landmark immigration initiative which would defer deportation of some young immigrants who were brought to the United States before they were sixteen goes into effect today. Would it survive in the Romney White House?

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How to Sell Austerity in a Presidential Election

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

When Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan as his running mate, he inevitably brought along Ryan's budget plan, too. It's a plan that restructures Medicare and Social Security, while at the same time lowering taxes across the board. In short, it dramatically downsizes the role of government in America. But does austerity ever work as a campaign slogan?

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Ryan's Medicare Rhetoric Could Hurt in Florida

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Experts are saying Paul Ryan is a perfect fit for Iowa. He's Catholic, conservative, and Midwestern. Florida, though, could be another matter. In a state where Medicare cuts are a "third rail issue," Mitt Romney set out on several campaign stops yesterday, conspicuously, by himself.

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'Hi. I'm a Cyborg.'

Friday, August 10, 2012

A while back, Brooklyn native Ben Popper stepped into a piercing parlor near Pittsburgh for an appointment. He wasn't getting an earring, though. He was getting a small magnet implanted in his finger.

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Facebook and Free Speech: How Much is Protected by Our First Amendment Rights

Friday, August 10, 2012

Recently, Daniel Ray Carter, who works for the Sheriff of Hampton, Virgina, got fired after he 'liked' the Facebook page of his boss' political opponent. Now legal scholars are wondering how this relates to his first amendment rights. Is 'liking' a page an expression of free speech?

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Sinai: What It Meant Then, What It Means Now

Thursday, August 09, 2012

There's more trouble unfolding this week in Egypt, as its newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, confronts violence in the Sinai Peninsula. Sixteen Egyptian soldiers were killed Sunday by shooters, and on Tuesday night, gunmen fired on up to seven government checkpoints in what appears to be a carefully planned attack.

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How to Leave Your Whole Life Behind

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Prime Minister Riad Hijab joined the list of defectors from Syria on Monday. It's the highest level defection from Syria yet, but what does it take to pack up and leave your life behind?

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Former Marine, Now Covering Syrian Uprising

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Syria’s government is being pushed to the edge by the rebel militia. One reporter has a unique perspective on the fighting. He’s a former U.S. Marine.

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Exploring the Psychology of Droughts

Friday, August 03, 2012

For the past several weeks The Takeaway has been talking to farmers about the worsening drought conditions in the Midwest. The USDA has designated over 1,500 counties in 32 states as disaster areas. If a flood hit 32 states, we'd be in a panic.

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No Child Left Behind Conflicts with Desegregation Policy in Louisiana

Friday, August 03, 2012

Like many schools since No Child Left Behind was enacted, Rayville Elementary School is required to allow its students to transfer to a better school in the district because it has received a failing grade, but not if those students are white.

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A Look Back at This Week in Politics

Friday, August 03, 2012

Congress wraps up its session today before its members go home for a summer recess. Lawmakers have been furiously scrambling through legislation, trying to push through bills before the break, and trying to push themselves into better political standing heading into elections.

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Why 'Having It All' Is Impossible

Thursday, August 02, 2012

'Having it all' is the phrase of a generation who fought for equal rights in the workplace. Earning an income, raising a family, and maintaining a social life became the ultimate standard of balanced success in the modern era. But who's to say when you have it all? And what standard are we measuring against?

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A Look at the Impending Post Office Default

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The United States Postal Service is approaching a $5 billion default. Suddenly, officials are saying we might have to drastically restructure our mail program, but the post office says it could all be avoided with a vote by the House of Representatives. Is there a solution in sight?

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Massachusetts Caps Healthcare Costs

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Massachusetts has been at the forefront of the healthcare debate since it introduced a universal coverage system. But earlier this week, the state legislature may have done something even more unheard of in modern America — it enacted a law that caps the price of health costs.

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Is the Post Office Default Manufactured?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

With the United States Post Office about to default on its $5 billion debt, they haven't yet received any help from Congress. Representative Dennis Kucinich, a democrat from Ohio, explains why he believes the default is manufactured.

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Why Can So Few American Minorities Swim?

Monday, July 30, 2012

According to the Red Cross, 37 percent of Americans say they’re not good swimmers, and 13 percent say they can’t swim at all. While those numbers are bad, they're even worse in minority communities.

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Why I Changed My Opinion About Guns

Friday, July 27, 2012

In the aftermath of the Colorado massacre, the debate about gun control is once again taking the forefront in national politics. How are our perceptions about guns actually shaped by our individual experiences?

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Swing State Road Trip: Ohio

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Anna Sale, politics reporter for It's A Free Country, continues her swing state road trip with a stop in Ohio. It's the state you have to win if you want to become President. 

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