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Title Your Short Story Right | Short Story Competitions No matter how fantastic the short story you have written may be, without a catchy title the chances are good that an editor will not read it. The title is the most important part of the story as this is what first captures the reader’s attention. A good title should grab the reader and make them wonder what the story is about. A bad title will probably cause the reader to skip the story altogether. This holds true when submitting your stories for publication. Title Your Short Story Right | Short Story Competitions
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Political education and involvement are critical to the health of our democracy and the future of our nation. The tendency of Americans to detach themselves from the political process cripples our system and must be reversed. Through active involvement and education, American citizens can utilize law and government as constructive tools for progress and free themselves from oppression and exploitation. If we make an honest assessment of the intentions of our founders, we can admit the nation was not originally conceived as a body to be run by the totality of the common people. The existence of representative structures like the bicameral Congress and the antiquated Electoral College are both indicators of the lack of faith the founders had in the general population, and States in early America limited the rights of individuals to vote or hold office through a variety of qualifications including race, religion, gender, and wealth. Political Education and Involvement | Red Brown and Blue Political Education and Involvement | Red Brown and Blue
When Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouted “You lie!” during one of President Obama's early addresses to Congress, the outburst was unprecedented. The CQ Researcher Online The CQ Researcher Online
Historic health-care legislation was enacted this spring, but the slow crawl of the law through the Senate suggests to many observers that Washington is in a state of gridlock — nearly unable to make new policy. Some political scientists blame the increasingly fierce competition for power between the ideologically rigid Democratic and Republican parties, which has risen to levels not seen since the Civil War. Other analysts blame the Senate's cloture rule, which requires a 60-vote supermajority to end a filibuster and proceed to voting. The rule gives undue, perhaps even unconstitutional, power to the minority, its critics argue. But other scholars maintain that the eventual passage of the health-care law is proof that Washington is not paralyzed. The CQ Researcher Online The CQ Researcher Online
The CQ Researcher Online The CQ Researcher Online Television cameras have been allowed in state courts for more than 30 years, but the Supreme Court and federal judiciary have been staunchly opposed to video coverage of trials or appeals. Media groups and others say that video coverage of courts helps educate the public about the legal process while strengthening public accountability over the judicial system. Some, but not all, criminal defense lawyers worry that televised trials can jeopardize defendants' rights. The most significant resistance to cameras in the courtroom comes from judges and some private lawyers who discount the claimed benefits and warn that cameras could invite grandstanding by lawyers or risk intimidating jurors and witnesses. The Supreme Court recently made audio tapes of arguments more readily available, but the justices show no sign of welcoming cameras into their hallowed courtroom in the foreseeable future.
Chapter 25: America Moves to the City | APNotes.net Chapter 25 America Moves to the City The Urban Frontier By 1890, New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia all had a population greater than 1 million. Louis Sullivan contributed to the development of the skyscraper. City limits were extended outward by electric trolleys. Chapter 25: America Moves to the City | APNotes.net
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Here his wife is injured and the condition is fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road. Here he brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion. He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead.
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TotallyCoolPix is all about the images and this is a retrospect all about the years 2000-2010 aka The Noughties. We could write about September 11th 2001 or the tsunami or countless earthquakes or the Middle East conflict or Barack Obama or Michael Schumacher or Saddam Hussein or Facebook or the human race. But we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Note: The images are in no particular order, some contain graphic scenes and they are the personal choice of the editors. If you miss something, we’re sorry. Best Pictures Of The Decade: The Noughties TotallyCoolPix - StumbleUpon

Best Pictures Of The Decade: The Noughties TotallyCoolPix - StumbleUpon

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50 Images from National Geographic`s 2010 Photo Contest | Top Design Magazine - Web Design and Digital Content - StumbleUpon This is one of the most anticipated annual photo contests. The deadline for the submissions is on November 30th so if you have an interesting photo, submit it. Below you can see 50 images collected from different categories. An Indian wrestler smears mud on his head before starting wrestling in Kolkata, India, March 30, 2010.

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We’re in the business of making icons. From immortal covers to probing profiles to our annual Person of the Year, TIME has always shaped the first draft of history with the personalities and moments that mattered most. We get iconic. But 2011 has been a year of iconoclasm: powerful orthodoxies were challenged, notorious villains slain and dictators came crashing down. Along the way, people took photographs. Our top 10 photos of 2011 capture a year as tumultuous and transformative as any in recent memory. Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011 Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011
Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011 We’re in the business of making icons. From immortal covers to probing profiles to our annual Person of the Year, TIME has always shaped the first draft of history with the personalities and moments that mattered most. We get iconic. But 2011 has been a year of iconoclasm: powerful orthodoxies were challenged, notorious villains slain and dictators came crashing down.
Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011 We’re in the business of making icons. From immortal covers to probing profiles to our annual Person of the Year, TIME has always shaped the first draft of history with the personalities and moments that mattered most. We get iconic. But 2011 has been a year of iconoclasm: powerful orthodoxies were challenged, notorious villains slain and dictators came crashing down. Along the way, people took photographs. Our top 10 photos of 2011 capture a year as tumultuous and transformative as any in recent memory.
Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011 We’re in the business of making icons. From immortal covers to probing profiles to our annual Person of the Year, TIME has always shaped the first draft of history with the personalities and moments that mattered most. We get iconic.
We’re in the business of making icons. From immortal covers to probing profiles to our annual Person of the Year, TIME has always shaped the first draft of history with the personalities and moments that mattered most. We get iconic. But 2011 has been a year of iconoclasm: powerful orthodoxies were challenged, notorious villains slain and dictators came crashing down. Along the way, people took photographs. Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011
Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011
Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011
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