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August 8, 2017
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Why ‘Aliens’ in most Si-Fi films are portrayed as ‘aggressive invaders’?

It’s the same old reason as how the history is made and written. The Greeks, the Romans, the Pharaohs, the Mongols, and now the West – mighty and the poweful ones always made the history often with aggression.

January 11, 2015
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Überzeugt vom Krieg

Zum Irak-Krieg gibt es zwei große Verschwörungstheorien: Rohstoffe waren ausschlaggebend für die Entscheidung, der Krieg von langer Hand geplant. Beides entspricht nachweislich nicht den Fakten, wie der Politikwissenschaftler Franz Eder in seiner Habilitationsschrift nun zeigt: Die Bush-Regierung war überzeugt, dass … Continue reading

February 26, 2014
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Yale prepares for atom smasher’s farewell, sets stage for new physics era

Yale University has begun a multi-phase renovation of the former Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory that will reinvent the landmark nuclear physics lab for a new era in physics research. Expected to take at least three years, the project will transform … Continue reading

November 1, 2012
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The Fed and Interest Rates: Biased Toward the GOP?

ANN ARBOR — With the elections less than a week away, it’s worth considering that the party of the president influences the policy behavior of the Federal Reserve Bank, according to a new University of Michigan study. The Federal Reserve … Continue reading

October 25, 2012
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For Presidential Candidates, Image May Trump Debate Issues

The wide swings in debate performances by this year’s presidential candidates reflect the fact that in modern campaigns, a candidate’s image is the message, according to linguistic anthropologists who have studied presidential campaigns. Candidates send important messages to voters through … Continue reading

October 15, 2012
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Despite First Debate Drubbing, Obama Can Rebound Against Romney

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A strong showing in the final two presidential debates could help Barack Obama regain some of the ground lost to Mitt Romney after the first verbal showdown in Denver, argues Michigan State University’s head debate coach. … Continue reading

October 8, 2012
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Questions for Geoff Pullum: The ‘Grammar Gotcha’ and Political Speech

A long campaign season with genuine gaffes and alleged misstatements began its culmination with the first presidential debate. Like many citizens, linguist Geoff Pullum, a visiting professor at Brown, was watching. Grammarian Geoff Pullum is the Gerard Visiting Professor of … Continue reading

September 9, 2012
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National Deficit Outlook Unchanged Under Obama: UMD Policy Analysis

Public Policy’s Philip Joyce Offers Election Policy Fact Check COLLEGE PARK, Md. – From a public policy point of view, the national debt accumulation since President Obama took office is largely a result of policies put in place prior to … Continue reading