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U.S. Energy Independence

Tom Keegan

January 5, 2014

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In 1970, the United States reached its peak oil production and began to drastically increase its oil imports to keep up with its still-rising demand.  This led to the 1973 Oil Crisis, which began a drastic thirteen-year incr...

Shutdown XVIII: A Look Back

Tom Keegan

October 22, 2013

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The government is finally back in full operation after a sixteen-day shutdown. No more disheartening signs at national parks or the Statue of Liberty. Just regular, everyday operation. It is now time to look back on the cause...

Government Shutdown 101

Tom Keegan

October 18, 2013

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At press time, the U.S. government is in a shutdown state.  No, this does not mean the government is collapsing and the country has begun its descent into bedlam.  It simply means that government employees deemed non-essent...

Facebook In Decline?

Anna Schierl

September 16, 2013

Filed under Beyond the Moat

There is no denying that when Facebook made its debut it was an instant success, but has it since lost some of its momentum? The Facebook craze began in 2004 when college student Mark Zuckerburg founded the site for Harvard students...

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