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Be warned, George Osborne, austerity will be bad for your ratings
The GuardianJanuary 1, 2012

Instead of indulging in some form of "verbal protectionism" via your ill-judged remarks on France's credit rating – which, predictably, provoked a Gallic counterattack – you should have the courage to admit that you were wrong. ...more »

How your accountant can provide benefits to your business beyond tax season
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

Most business owners know to call their accountant when they're filing their taxes or doing succession planning, but there are other times a CPA can benefit your business. Whether it's making a large purchase or crafting a benefits plan, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Appeals court to rehear South Dakota law promoting abortion-suicide link
American Medical NewsJanuary 2, 2012

9 whether a 2005 South Dakota law mandating what doctors say to women seeking abortions is constitutional. The court will address again a specific provision in the law requiring physicians to inform patients of possible suicide risks in relation to the ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Pushed out of Harvard, professor returns fire
Boston.comJanuary 2, 2012

But the furor died down, or appeared to, after Harvard's president, Drew Faust, defended Swamy's right to free speech as “central to the mission of a university.'' The economics department invited him back for another summer. Swamy heard nothing else ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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COLUMN: Frankly my deer, don't eat my plants
SCNowJanuary 8, 2012

The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political belief, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal ...more »

Native Americans
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Texas Redistricting Supreme Court Showdown Set to Begin
Fox NewsJanuary 8, 2012

... but also against American Indians, Asian-Americans, Alaskan Natives and Hispanics. In the 2009 case, also from Texas, the court avoided deciding whether the advance approval requirement is constitutional in an era marked by dramatic civil rights...more »

Religious Discrimination
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If Voters Wanted Liberty, Ron Paul Would Lead
The AtlanticJanuary 5, 2012

With some exceptions, liberals tend to focus on Paul's alleged bigotry, his newsletters, and his opposition to anti-discrimination laws, while ignoring his lonely support for fundamental liberties. You don't have to overlook or make excuses for Paul's ...more »

Eminent Domain
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NH Senate to take up eminent domain bill
Boston.comJanuary 14, 2012

The House-passed bill stems from opponents' fear eminent domain would be used to take their land for the contentious Northern Pass project. The project proposes to build 180 miles of power lines through the center of New Hampshire. ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Enough of the talk, it's time for action!
Barbados AdvocateJanuary 4, 2012

I hope that CTUSAB's President Cedric Murrell and its General Secretary Dennis Depeiza succeed in their quest for certain pieces of “outstanding legislation to be drafted into law”. The Employment Rights Bill, Sexual Harassment Act, and the Safety and ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Officials: Error spurred false alarm at Tucson base
Tucson CitizenJanuary 16, 2012

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Air Force provided partial records to The Arizona Republic that shed some light on the incident. Those documents do not explain who first reported the threat or how the error occurred. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Drug Task Force reports seizure of $20000 of pot
WatertownDailyTimes.comJanuary 2, 2012

WINTHROP — The St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force seized $20000 worth of marijuana Thursday after executing a search warrant at a residence in the town of Stockholm. Bryan H. Jenack, 48, of 2899 County Route 48, was charged with first-degree criminal ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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UST denies favoring Corona in doctoral program
GMA NewsJanuary 2, 2012

“Needless to say, since the university is an autonomous HEI [higher educational institution], the other issues raised (his residency, the academic honor he received) are moot because these come under the institutional academic freedom of the University ...more »

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